4 Factors That Affect the Price of Sheepskin Coats

Factors That Affect the Price of Sheepskin Coats

Sheepskin coats (also known as shearling coats) can range in price from $500 – $3,500, depending on the properties of the coat. Why the large price range, and how to choose which coat is best for you?

4 Factors That Affect the Price of Sheepskin Coats

WARMTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

Generally speaking, more expensive coats will have thinner leather and denser wool, providing the same amount of warmth with less weight. This has to do with where the sheep were raised: sheep raised in colder mountain climates (like Merino sheep) by necessity possess thicker, finer wool for warmth, whereas sheep raised in the plains need less wool and typically have heavier hides.

In the case of the B-3 Bomber, it’s modeled after the coat used by the airmen of WWII, who flew at high, cold altitudes in unpressurized cabins. The bomber jackets they wore to protect them from the elements came from the plains, so these are rugged, heavy sheepskin coats (not only are these coats tough, they feel tough!) On the flip side, the Highlands coat provides the same warmth as a heavier B-3 jacket but is a much lighter, thinner coat.

FLEXIBILITY OF STYLE

A sheepskin coat is made of a number of different unblemished sheepskins that are stitched together. Great care needs to be made to match them properly for equal weight, coloring and wool density. Thus, matching longer pieces together is more difficult and time consuming than finding equivalent shorter pieces.

Rugged Design vs Highlands Coat

Many of the higher-priced coats have fashion-oriented styling and design that requires longer or more uniquely shaped sheepskin pieces. In our example above, the B-3 has a more rugged design for which smaller, squarish panels work perfectly, whereas the Highlands coat uses a more fashion-oriented design that is more difficult and expensive to properly match.

As a general rule, the less expensive coats will have more rugged styling, whereas the pricier coats will tend towards more fashionable or fitted designs.

SOFTNESS OF THE WOOL

Sheepskin is soft no matter which coat you buy, but the more expensive the coat, the denser and finer the wool. The wool in the Sheepskin B-3 Bomber is of course soft and comfortable, but the incredibly dense and fine Merino wool in the Highlands coat feels more like a plush, exotic fur.

Just like there is a difference in feel between a thick wool sweater and a fine Merino wool sweater, there is the same difference in wools on a sheepskin coat.

MADE IN THE USA

Overland only works with the top tanneries and sheepskin coat manufacturers in the world. After 37 years in the business, we pride ourselves on delivering only the very best. Our top-grade sheepskin coats, however, are almost always made in the USA.

  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Here's a handsome sheepskin coat that takes you to work or play or out to dinner, and keeps you cozy warm. Crafted from fine Spanish Merino shearling, the Eddy gives you a soft sueded exterior and thick shearling inside, all in a fashioned and comfy fit. Two slash pockets and one inside zip pocket hold your essentials, while a classic notch collar completes the style. 35.75 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,295.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Step gracefully into the season with the warm and fashioned Tirsa. Our hooded shearling sheepskin coat surrounds you in luxurious Spanish sheepskin, naturally lined in shearling wool that puts plenty of insulation between you and winter. And when breezes blow, you're crowned in a cozy shearling hood embellished in whipstitch mink fur. Hand pockets and rolled cuffs trimmed with mink fur add the final touch to an elegant leather coat. 34 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,995.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Our full-length Dakota offers a dramatic silhouette that shelters you in warmth and elegance. Crafted from premium sheepskin with full Toscana insulation and trim, this hooded coat dresses you for days or evenings with lovely head-to-toe protection. Shiny buttons fasten in front for rich contrast, while slip pockets warm your hands or store your keys. The long coverage adds elegance while defending you from wind and cold, for an everyday coat that goes everywhere. 49 long. Made in Turkey.
    $2,495.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    The ultimate insulation in a feminine design, the Diana Button Front Shearling Sheepskin Coat puts a whole new spin on winter. Surround yourself in the softness and luxury of lambskin leather with its own natural wool lining that fends of wind and cold with fashioned beauty. Contrast pickstitch accents the button front and the welt hand pockets, while a paneled design in front and back gives this coat such a flattering fit. 32 long. Made in Uruguay.
    $695.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    The Executive Shearling Sheepskin Coat thought of everything so you can stay warm and dashing this season. Supreme Spanish sheepskin leather delivers a rich finish that's soft and lightweight yet rugged, resilient, and always up to the task. Plush shearling wool is sheepskin's soft, natural lining that feels great and insulates from the elements, while adding a rich contrast to the collar and placket. Our button front jacket features a hidden zip wind-flap for insulation, slash pockets to warm your hands, and an inside zip pocket for secure storage, all in a timeless style that wears beautifully with your business suit as well as your casuals. 35 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,749.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Let the temperatures fall when you can reach for this lovely Toscana sheepskin coat. The soft, warm, and stylish Katia insulates you with a plush shearling interior, and adorns you with a two-way shearling collar that can be worn large and open or closed like a scarf. The Katia features vertical zip pockets and shearling-trimmed cuffs with a lovely stitch detail that's echoed in the rear center seam. 27 long. Made in Turkey. XS (4) , S (6) , M (8) , L (10)
    $1,495.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Navigate winter on trend with the styled look of the Sue Shearling Sheepskin Hooded Coat. Premium Spanish Merino lambskin leather makes this full fitting coat plush and soft to the touch, while the shearling lining offers superb insulation along with the cozy shearling-lined hood. Toscana lamb fur makes a lovely border along the hood, the wing collar, and tuxedo, offset by the rollable cuffs trimmed in shearling. Welt pockets warm your hands and covered buttons with loops fasten the front of this swingy design. A matching sash belt offers an alternate style for a lovely winter presentation. Raw edge hem. 36 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,295.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Take on winter's worst in the plush warm Piper Coat, crafted from rich Italian shearling sheepskin. Lending rustic beauty to your everyday look, this full-zip coat features toggle closures at the front placket and cuffs and a cozy drawstring hood that can be zipped off in warmer weather. Two side pockets keep hands toasty warm. 28 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,495.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Luxurious smooth-suede softness makes the rugged Overland Highlands II Tuscan Merino Shearling coat supreme. Crafted of Tuscan Merino shearling sheepskin with calfskin leather trim, our tailored leather coat surrounds you in warmth, comfort, and the plush insulation of shearling wool. And the protection continues, with a buttoned stand collar and storm placket that buttons over a zip front, while two welt pockets are poised to warm your hands. When the weather turns cloudy and cold, the Overland Highlands II Leather Coat shelters you from the elements in style. 33 long. Made in the USA.
    $2,995.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    The key to warmth is layering, and the rugged Daniel coat builds in layers of natural insulation, thanks to its textured Spanish Merino shearling sheepskin. In addition, there's a removable half-vest shearling collar and bib. And to warm your hands, this button-front coat features leather-lined slashed pockets. Button up, and you're ready to face off with winter. 36 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,895.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Our Maggie Distressed Sheepskin Shearling Jacket elevates casual fashion to a higher level. This beautifully detailed jacket dresses you up with sophistication and extraordinary warmth. Crafted of premium Spanish sheepskin with a distressed finish and punto stitch detail, this everyday jacket offers a double fur standup collar with a hidden magnet closure that lets you wear it easily either standup or down. And the button front edge and roll back cuffs expose the plush sheepskin shearling wool that lines the interior for the ultimate winter protection. 29.5 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,259.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Weather the seasons in our blazer style Cleveland shearling sheepskin coat. Spanish Merino Shearling Sheepskin makes this the coat of choice for everyday and evening wear. On cool or windy days you'll savor the protection of the zip and button storm placket, the cozy funnel collar, and the supreme insulation of plush shearling wool lining. Hand warmer pockets with interior zip pockets, handmade buttonholes, and genuine horn buttons add the final touch to this rugged coat with its comfortable vintage look. 31 long. Spanish merino shearling sheepskin. Calfskin leather trim. Made in the USA.
    $3,149.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Step gracefully into the season with the warm and fashioned Tirsa. Our hooded shearling sheepskin coat surrounds you in luxurious Spanish sheepskin, naturally lined in shearling wool that puts plenty of insulation between you and winter. And when breezes blow, you're crowned in a cozy shearling hood embellished in whipstitch mink fur. Hand pockets and rolled cuffs trimmed with mink fur add the final touch to an elegant leather coat. 34 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,995.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Premium Spanish sheepskin makes a great showing in the Bryce Shearling Sheepskin Coat. American made in an elegant contrast design that frames the notch collar, our versatile jacket boasts a plush, suede exterior with the superb insulation of soft sheepskin. Warm yet lightweight, this every day, button front coat includes hand pockets and an inside pocket, and dresses you for all occasions. 34.5 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,495.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Two commanding winter coats in one, the Edson Toscana Coat reverses so you can wear the lavish fur side out. This utterly warm, Spanish shearling sheepskin coat showcases sheepskin leather with a sand washed finish for a coat teeming with character. The Edson is abundantly trimmed in longhair Toscana fur, including the collar with leather strap closure, the placket, the cuffs, the raw edge hem, and the entire reversible interior for the ultimate insulation. Hand pockets on both sides. 35 long. Made in Poland.
    $2,695.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Let our luxurious El Dorado shearling shelter you from the elements this winter. Made of rich Spanish Merino shearling, this superb coat surrounds you with a rich sueded finish and a plush, lamb wool interior that naturally insulates, while adding detail to the collar, pockets, cuffs, and seams. Button up in the El Dorado shearling, slide your hands in the warm front pockets, store your valuables in the hidden inside zip pocket, and welcome the cold weather. 35.5 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,595.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Head for the stadium or the office in the Lucille, a shearling coat that delivers plenty of warmth and beauty. Crafted from premium Merino sheepskin, our shearling jacket showcases a plush shearling sheepskin face in a flattering cut, that's fastened in contrast buttons and accented with Toscana at the notch collar and rollable cuffs. Toscana wool trims the hem and placket while hand pockets shelter your hands from wind and cold, in a lovely everyday jacket. 30 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,295.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    The rugged Telluride coat insulates you with warmth, style, and the superb quality you expect from Overland. Made from French Merino sheepskin, this coat has a rugged texture on the outside and soft, warm sheepskin on the inside. This everyday winter jacket features contrast stitching, Italian lambskin trim on the pockets and placket facing, slashed pockets lined in sheepskin and leather, and an interior zip pocket. When you snap and zip the front placket, you put winter on the outside. 30 long. Made in the USA.
    $1,675.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    Our hard working coat takes winter seriously. The Lucas is crafted of supreme Spanish Merino Shearling Sheepskin with a vintage finish for a zip-front coat that goes everywhere. The double storm placket offers a zip closure under a leather-lined snap front that gives you a warm double standup collar that fends off wind and chill. Leather piping finishes the cuffs, welt pockets warm your hands, and plush shearling insulation ensures a cozy season. 33 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,695.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    A popular Overland classic, our Krista Shearling Coat seamlessly blends comfort and style with timeless fashion. Made from the finest Spanish Merino shearling available, this premium coat is soft, supple, lightweight, and exceptionally warm. Ideal for layering, the Krista boasts a roomy fit with relaxed armholes, extra hip room, and turn-back cuffs. The ample hood and four-button front help keep winter's bite at bay. 36 long. Made in the USA.
    $2,495.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company
  • Overland Sheepskin Co.
    This season, the Delia Shearling Sheepskin Coat has got you covered. Premium Irish sheepskin is naturally lined in plush shearling, while a large cozy hood is poised for wind and cold. Handsome saddle stitch adds a fine finish to the hem, hand pockets, turn back cuffs, placket, hood, and optional sash belt, and small topstitching finishes the all-over seams. Our button front coat is your everyday companion this winter. 36 long. Made in Turkey.
    $1,395.00  from Overland Sheepskin Company

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