Drizabone is a 100% Australian owned and operated oilskin manufacturer. The original Drizabone concept generated from Scottish sailor Edward Le Roy, who discovered, by painting the torn canvas from sails with linseed oil, paraffin and beeswax, he could create an effective waterproof and windproof coat, making the sails excellent wet weather attire. On land, word of the procedure spread and Le Roys coats grew in popularity. They were soon adapted to life on the land. A fantail was added protecting the seat of the riders saddle, leg straps to secure the coat in strong winds and extra long sleeves to protect the arms. The effectiveness of its waterproof qualities prompted a name change to Drizabone and the addition of a bone shaped logo in 1933, likening the coat to the scorched dried bones of animals in the Australian outback, hence the name; dry-as-a-bone!.
The highly guarded secret mix of oils, perfected over the last century to prevent cracking and maximise waterproofing qualities, combined with style and durability, have made Drizabone one of Australia’s most internationally recognised and respected brands.The Drizabone factory, now located in SE Queensland, manufacture a range of coats, vests and jackets as well as a modified Drizabone for dogs.