I overuse this cloak. Really. It’s my go-to when a character needs to have a certain presence, or when I don’t want to use shoulders, but still need a bit of balance up top. The Cloak of the Silver Birch has a cool heft to it. It’s a cloak that means business. It also comes in a hooded version, and you find both in the LOTRO Store.
Dyes and the Silver Birch are an interesting thing: the hood and center of the cloak are dyeable, but the patterned edges – or lining, as I tend to think of it – are not. The lining remains a greyish green no matter what. This gives you some really nifty options. Lotro-wiki shows it in white, while this great outfit by Cosmetic Lotro features a striking burgundy-and-sage combination.
I decided to go green, and to use the Cloak of the Silver Birch with the Golden Wood set from Lothlorien.