I think because it becomes impractical. Thick stiff leather in combination with thick fur is unhandy. At least that's how it was with my jacket. Moving around in it was possible, but exhausting. I think it would have been significantly better with thinner shearling.There's no reason they couldn't use the same length in this style, and I'm wondering why they didn't
My classic shearling jackets also have thick fur, but the leather on the outside is buttery soft and I can move around in it just fine.
A windflap made of shearling will definitely help. As with the normal shearling jackets too. Since it overlaps and is wonderfully warm.Do you think a fur lined or quilt lined wind flap would solve this the front cold zone.
That's a very cool Sheene. What type of lining did you used for the sleeves?
What surprises me is that Marc does not notice a cold bridge on his Grizzly. Because I notice the difference even on my PHWM. Where the moleskin is, it is much warmer than at the zipper, where just leather is. Of course, it must be cold enough for me to notice.
If I remember correctly, the sleeves were also lined with shearling. The jacket looked cool, but was not fine to wear.
I wouldn't order one of these again either. I just thought it was a good idea at the time ;-)