An anorak or
parka is a type of heavy
with a hood, generally lined with fur or fun fur, so as to protect the
face from a combination of sub-zero temperatures and wind. Although of
Inuit origin, the word "anorak" is mainly used in Britain, while "parka"
is the almost universal name in the United States and Canada. "Parka" is
used interchangeably with anorak in Britain. Originally an anorak or
parka specifically implied a pull-over jacket without a zipper, button
or frogged opening, but this distinction is now largely lost.Originally
invented by the Inuit, who needed clothing which protected them from
windchill and wet, while hunting and kayaking in the arctic region.
Underneath the anorak the Inuit wear warm clothes. Inuit anoraks have to
be regularly soaked with train oil (fish oil) to keep their water
resistance. Today, the jacket is named after it because it attempts to
be just as
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