Still, a few makers still manufacture anoraks. Marmot makes an anorak version of its Precip jacket called, not surprisingly, the Precip Anorak. It's $89. And Kokatak makes an anorak designed for kayakers, but it would work great for backpacking. It's the Gore-Tex PacLite Anorak, a bargain at $289.
Best of all may be the MEC Karona Anorak, offered by Mountain Equipment Co-op in Canada. It uses Gore-Tex XCR fabric in a classic anorak design that is perfectly suited for your activities. Best of all, it's currently on sale for $199 Canadianabout $130 U.S. A steal.
Click here for MEC's Karona Anorak.
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