Canvas Climbing Smock
Despairing, awful, and uninhabitable are just a few of the documented descriptives used to describe Rockall, the tiny granite islet about 187 miles west of Scotland.
No one cared about it until people started claiming it (see: 1955 video of the British Navy raising the Union Jack).
Now, the Scottish won’t let the Irish fish there. Adventurers and radio broadcasters can’t get enough of it (yes, a Belgian radio team fought the winds and rough seas to land on the rock and broadcast).
What’s all the fuss about?
It reads like a Bond film—Her Majesty’s missile testing, Russian spies, oil in the seabed, underwater volcanos that may or may not be a secret lair, and lots and lots of cod (okay, that last part isn’t very Bondian).
Want to have a go?
You’ll need something sturdy. Brave. Able to handle itself. Something you can move around in to scale that beast. But something you can dress up a bit after you’ve landed to toast your victory.
As with Rockall, there’s more to this smock than meets the eye.
Canvas Climbing Smock (No. 6085). Pure cotton canvas pullover. Tough and chore-resistant. Falls just below the waist. The remarkable thing is how well it dresses up with the right pants and shoes. It certainly won’t be what people expect (isn’t that the point?). Like the original we discovered, it’s equipped with a front lace-up placket with braided cording and metal eyelets. Angled patch pocket with flap and snap closure at wearer’s right hip. Made in India.