Reindeer  Skin  Parka

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Humans have been using animal skin in arctic regions for hundreds of years. Due to the fact it’s the only thing that withstands the extreme winter temperatures. The Reindeer Skin Parka is a unique item of clothing, very few people worldwide own one. The art of making the Reindeer Skin Parka is fading away, thus making Wild Spirit Bushcraft one of only a handful of company’s worldwide that hand make and sell them to the public.

For this reason, the coat is made from reindeer calf skins only. We buy the skins off the Sami Reindeer herders, here in Jämtland Sweden. Sami Laplanders who have also depended on reindeer herding and fishing for centuries. As a result, it supports them indirectly, which contributors to the sustainability of indigenous peoples.

Furthermore, Northern peoples have depended on Reindeer/caribou for food, clothing, and shelter. Subsequently, hunting wild reindeer and herding of semi-domesticated reindeer is important to arctic peoples. Our village of Ottsjö regularly have herds of reindeer roaming through at certain months of the year. Because they’re laid back nature, the animals graze quietly. Enabling you sometimes to get quite close to them.

In addition, the Parka can withstand temperatures as low as minus -50 degrees Celsius. For this reason, the Parka is perfect for any arctic expeditions. Besides the coat being warm, it is also surprisingly light, around 1.5 -2 kg. In contrast, even the basic Parkas will out surpass any Canada Goose, for less. 

 

 

Reindeer Skin Parkas can be made to order. 

Basic Parka start from 18500 SEK

Detailed Parka up to 40000 SEK

 

Information  

Furthermore, we make basic parka’s as well as detailed more intricate design. Although the price can depend on your size. To clarify, if your XXL extra-large, then more skins are required, affecting the price. If you decide to order, a deposit is required, and detailed measurement information will be required.

  • We need a deposit of 5000 Swedish Kr to make an order.
  • Any Coloured lining can be chosen, for the lining. 
  • Fur Ruff is extra. Can be chosen within reason. Coyote, rabbit, fox, etc.
  • Payment in full when the coat is finished.
  • Regular contact and updates along with Images of the coat on completion sent.
  • Coats are hand made. 
  • Parkas are made to measure.
  • Measurements are required. 
  • All measurements have to be accurate  
  • Parkas usually take a month to make.
  • Does not include P&P

Optional Extras 

  • Pockets
  • Chest Pockets
  • Long Back Inuit style
  • Detailed Inlays
  • Moose or bone arrowhead buttons etc.
  • Wolverine Ruff / or Ruff of your choice within reason
  • leather platted hood ties
  • Trible Inlays 
  • Open Fronted / Buttons / zip

Please contact us directly with your Inquiry

Online Course Coming Soon 

The course is currently being edited Please subscribe to our you Tube Channel, to stay in the loop regarding this. Reindeer Skin kits will also be available to purchase along with the course.

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The Reindeer Skin Parka In person Course 

Places: minimum of 1 to 10
Course includes:

  • Introduction into the skills
  • Traditional methods of making fur clothing.
  • Learning about reindeer skins,
  • Equipment and Materials including reindeer skins
  • Methods and techniques.

Wild Spirit Bushcraft offer applicants a unique course opportunity to hand-make their own parka. Additionally, time will be spent discussing all the techniques involved when making this beautiful garment. For those with no previous sewing knowledge, help will be given, along with all equipment needed to complete one. 

Course times: 10:00 – 5pm daily
Duration: 5-day Full board
Price: 30500 SEK includes the Basic Parka

Price above does not reflect a detailed parka

 

Location

The 5-day course will be held in Jämtland Sweden, at Ottsjö Fjäll Hotell which is situated in the Beautiful wilderness village of Ottsjö. Options include full board or self-catering.

 

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Consequently, due to Covid-19 we should be able to make your parka within a month. Ordinarily, given that we run a sleddog company in the winter, time could exceed this time frame.

 

 

Reindeer Skin Parka

 

 

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Deborah Swartz
Deborah Swartz
1 year ago

What are your prices in US money. Love the looks of your product

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Just me
7 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Swartz

If only you were on the internet and could look up currency exchange rates.

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Just me

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

McElroy
McElroy
7 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Swartz

2 seconds with Google shows 40,000 Swedish Krona equals 4,689.78 United States Dollar

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  McElroy

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Mike
Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Swartz

$2-4 thousand in US Dollar
By the currency conversion online. A bit pricey but beautiful parka and well worth it IMO. I’m definitely going to be getting one of these once this virus is over and I can afford it.

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2642.67 cad

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago

Yes I would love to get one made. And the 5day class y’all do that is awesome.bad timing on that then. What do I need to do to get started on getting one made

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeremy

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Tara Turner
Tara Turner
1 year ago

Beautiful work I love it

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Tara Turner

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Kevin Kaminski
Kevin Kaminski
8 months ago

What would the conversion be from SEK to the US dollar?

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin Kaminski

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Billy Parsons
Billy Parsons
7 months ago

Please msg me price in Canadian dollars williamgparsonsjr6@gmail.com

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Billy Parsons

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 643,42 cad

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Christopher Mahanes
Christopher Mahanes
7 months ago

What are the prices in Dollars? USA

Richard
Admin
3 months ago

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,50 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard

Mark Heyer
Mark Heyer
5 months ago

I’d like to know u.s. prices

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Heyer

Hi Mark

For a basic Parka price starts at 209,86 US

For more information please visit.

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind Regards

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Heyer

Hi William
Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,50 Us
For more information please visit 
https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/
Kind regards
Richard

Richard
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Heyer

Thanks for your email. A basic parka starts at 2 098,73 US

For more information please visit

https://wildspirit.se/dog-sledding-sweden/reindeer-skin-parka/

Kind regards

Richard