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Inuit parka.
Inuit parka.
This article is about the article of clothing. For alternate meanings see Anorak (slang) and Anorak (newspaper).
Parka, US-Style

An anorak or parka is a type of heavy jacket with a hood, often lined with fur or fake fur, so as to protect the face from a combination of freezing temperatures and wind. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 588 KB) Summary Parka (Kamleika) Inuit. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 588 KB) Summary Parka (Kamleika) Inuit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Look up jacket in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A hood is a kind of headgear. ... A dogs fur usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat. ... Fake fur or fun fur is any material designed to resemble fur, normally as part of a piece of clothing. ... In physics and chemistry, freezing is the process whereby a liquid turns to a solid. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


This kind of garment, made from caribou or seal was invented by the Inuit (Eskimo) of the Arctic region, who needed clothing that would protect them from wind chill and wet while hunting and kayaking. The word anorak comes from the Kalaallisut word anoraq, while the word parka is of Aleut origin. Underneath the anorak the Inuit wear warm clothes. Certain types of Inuit anoraks have to be regularly coated with fish oil to keep their water resistance. Anoraks are cool. Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) Reindeer map The reindeer, known as caribou when wild in North America, is an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ... Families Odobenidae Otariidae Phocidae Pinnipeds (fin-feet, lit. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... Eskimos or Esquimaux are aboriginal people who inhabit the circumpolar region, excluding Scandinavia and most of Russia, but including the easternmost portions of Siberia. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... Wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human (or animal) body due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed. ... “Hunter” redirects here. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... The Kalaallisut language (also called Western Greenlandic, Greenlandic Eskimo, or Greenlandic Inuktitut) is an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in Greenland. ... The Aleuts (self-denomination: Unangax, Unangan or Unanga) are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, U.S.A. and Chukotka, Russia. ... Fish Oil is oil derived from fishes. ...


The words "anorak" and "parka" are now often used interchangeably, but when first introduced they described somewhat different garments, and the distinction is still maintained by some. Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof jacket with a hood and drawstrings at the waist and cuffs; while a parka is a knee-length cold-weather jacket or coat, typically stuffed with down or very warm synthetic fiber, and having a fur-lined hood. The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. ... Synthetic fibers are the result of extensive research by scientists to increase and improve upon the supply of naturally occurring animal and plant fibers that have been used in making cloth and rope. ...


Originally an anorak specifically implied a pull-over jacket without a zipper, button or frogged opening, but this distinction is now largely lost, and many garments with a full-length front opening are now described as anoraks. Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ... For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... A Frog is an ornamental braiding for fastening the front of a garment that consists of a button and a loop through which it passes. ...


In the 1960s the parka became a symbol of the popular Mod culture. Due to their practicality, cheapness and availability from army surplus, the parka was seen as the ideal garment for fending off the elements when on the mod's vehicle of choice, the scooter. Its place in popular culture was assured by the newspaper pictures of 'parka clad' mods during the Bank Holiday riots of the 60s. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A modern scooter A scooter is a two-wheeled motor vehicle with a step-through frame. ... The Mods and Rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures of the early-mid 1960s. ...

Traditional Caribou parka
Traditional Caribou parka

In Britain, anorak is also a somewhat pejorative term for people whose interests are perceived to be nerdy, or who have more expertise in some arcane topic than seems altogether rational; the usage comes from the popularity of anoraks and parkas among train spotters. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (2407 × 1506 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (2407 × 1506 pixel, file size: 1. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) Reindeer map The reindeer, known as caribou when wild in North America, is an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up nerd in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Railfans practicing their hobby at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. ...


See also

Two young Inuit mothers wearing amautit The amauti (also amaut or amautik, plural amautiit) is the tradtional Inuit parka designed to carry a child in the same garment as the parent so that the child is warm and safe from frostbite, wind and cold. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Man wearing a hoodie A hoodie (also hoody, bunnyhug), at one time hooded sweatshirt, is a heavy upper-body garment with a hood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the animated television series. ... The orange, a fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ...

External links

  • A traditional Inuit parka at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, in Alaska

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