Selecting the right coat depends in large part on its style and function, and these will factor into price.
Sheepskin is soft no matter which coat one chooses, but generally speaking the more expensive the coat, the denser and thus softer the wool. The incredibly compact and fine wool of Merino sheepskins, for instance, is renowned for feeling more like a plush, exotic fur.
As the wool increases in density, the warmth of the wool increases, meaning that the sheep’s hide (the leather side of sheepskin) does not need to be as thick to maintain warmth. Therefore as wool softness increases, leather weight correspondingly decreases, making more expensive sheepskin coats both lighter and easier to tailor into figure-flattering designs.
Some coat styles benefit from thicker, more substantial leather, with a more rugged appearance. This is especially true of sheepskin bomber jackets, originally designed in WWII to keep bomber crews warm in unpressurized cabins at 30,000 feet.
The design of the coat itself plays a role. Many higher-priced coats have fashion-oriented styling that requires longer design time or more uniquely shaped sheepskin pieces, plus the addition of premium accents such as leather or fur trims.
Whether you choose one of Overland’s bomber jackets, full-length coats, or merino shearling jackets, you can be sure you are buying one of the highest-quality and most durable sheepskin coats available.