In 1913, Julius and Hanna Didrikson started up the manufacturing of oil garments in Grundsund, Sweden. It was there on the rim of the western coastline where Sweden meets the ocean, that a constant need from the local fishing industry sparked inspiration for robust weather proof garments. Throughout the years many historical milestones have past such as oil garments being substituted by rubber material in 1930, the greatest breakthrough occurred in 1947 when the welding machine was invented that had the capability of making the garment waterproof. The very first polyurethane materials were engineered in 1981, and this began the wide boom in popularity with volume sales to ordinary consumers. Around the same time, the developments of rain sets made of breathable materials revolutionised the rainwear market.
If you’re looking for high quality, weather-proof layers then look no further than the premium Skutevik jacket from Didriksons. Worn by fisherman and sailors across the globe, the famous jacket has been providing protection from the elements for over half a century.