The Story

Parents of 14 children in outback Australia, Richard Whillas and his wife, Catherine, constructed their own oilskin cloth using a wringer mangler and a combination of waxes and oils found on the local land. Known for its functionality and durability, oilskin cloth would be ideal for everyday use for their family against the harsh Australian bush. Eventually, they and five of their sons would begin manufacturing outerwear garments, first for Australians and then worldwide. These products would fall under the brand name "Kakadu Traders Australia." Nearly 40 years on and in its third generation of Whillas family, Kakadu supplies tough, reliable outerwear products to over 50 countries around the world.

Based on the same foundations and standards of the established outerwear brand, "Kakadu," Whillas & Gunn combines timeless rugged Australian outerwear with contemporary styling and a polished fit. With an unsurpassed attention to detail and quality, Whillas & Gunn garments are ready for both country and urban living and will no doubt stand the test of time in both durability and style. Whillas & Gunn is part of a proud Australian family company that has been producing lifetime products since 1972.

Whillas & Gunn - Kingsford
in black oilskin
DETAILS: This oilskin* cotton mid-weight diamond quilted hunting coat is lined in super soft plaid flannel and features a polymide knit collar that can be flipped up or down for more or less protection, brass zip front closure with snapping storm flap and two rounded hand warmer pockets over two large gusseted shot shell pockets below. The two-piece sleeves have polymide knit ribbing cuffs and the back hosts two waist adjustment bands with aged brass "D" ring hardware.
sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl and xxl


*Kakadu Oilskin Canvas
The traditions of Kakadu's Oilskin canvas are traced back three generations where ancestors manned a lighthouse serving the remote Southern Ocean of Australia's South. Here Oilskin canvas was constructed using a wringler mangler and was used to protect wharf equipment and themselves from the unrelenting harsh elements. 'Microwax' was developed and is used exclusively by Kakadu for our Oilskin and Scrubbed product range.

Made using strong cotton canvas and impregnated with Kakadu's legendary Microwax, our oilskin not only sheds water from the heaviest downpurs, but will block out a gale force wind in the worst of storms. Vapour caused through sweating can permeate through the fabric keeping you dry on the inside.