Australian oilskin coat fabric made of a tightly woven cloth that is impregnated with a hot solution of specialixed oils and waxes to ensure maximum snow, wind, and rain protection. Unlike many synthetics, it has a very natural feel and excellent breathability. Oilskin is your ideal choice when looking for a riding coat, work coat or just lookin good. Rest assured...oilskin will keep you warm and dry! A small amount of oil will remain on the surface because of the process used when waterproofed. This is natural and will evaporate after the garment has been worn a few times. You may wish to hose it down and allow it to dry naturally in a warm airy place.