Haglofs Winter 2013 Part 1

Christmas has come early!

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We always get excited around this time of year when the new winter clothing ranges start to arrive at Rough Gear Towers.

Haglofs autumn and winter offerings are always eagerly anticipated and they haven’t let us down with this season’s great looking range of Pro Shell, Soft Shell or insulation layers … here’s a peek at a few favourites:

Roc Hard Jacket: the Bruce Willis of Haglofs shell jackets. The Roc Hard has been developed using the very latest 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell technology for the ultimate in waterproof protection and breathability. Slightly longer in the cut, Haglofs have developed the Roc Hard Jacket without shoulder, side or inner sleeve seams to avoid chaffing and to enhance durability…

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… and with more pockets to pick from than Fagin’s gang of street urchins, the Roc Hard Jacket has a sizable load carrying capability that’s all backed up with water resistant zips throughout.

Bungy II Hood: If the Roc Hard Jacket is Bruce Willis then the Bungy II Hood is definitely the Bruce Lee of the range: super-stretchy, clean lines and slim fitting, the Bungy II Hood is lithe in its cut and is super-smooth to look at and wear.

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Polartec PowerStretch Pro fleece fabric provides extremely high weight to warmth ratio and the Bungy II Hood has a next to the skin comfort level that’ll have your running your hands all over yourself in no time.

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Flatlock seams feature throughout the Bungy II Hood to minimise bulk and enhance durability, plus there are no seams whatsoever in the shoulders again to reduce chaffing but promote comfort and durability.

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Just slip the hood on for the complete Ninja effect!

Women’s Gecko Q Hood: with a 4-way stretchy construction and a flatteringly feminine cut the Gecko Q Hood is an extremely versatile Softshell jacket that’s lined with a cosy fleece on the inside and a smooth weather resistant, durable fabric on the outside for long lasting protection and comfort.

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The Women’s Gecko Q Hood also works well as a mid-layer for when the weather really clams up, but thanks’ to its four way stretch woven fabric you won’t encounter any restriction to your freedom of movement.

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A couple of hand warmer pockets adorn the outside of the Gecko Q Hood while on the inside there sits a zippered chest pocket for small valuables and the like. We really like the soft and smooth thumb loops and cuffs; snug and luxurious without feeling restrictive at all – a lovely bit of kit all round.

Women’s Ulta Q Jacket: form and function in perfect harmony; and we reckon Soft Shell jackets don’t come much more feminine in design or high in specification than the women’s Ulta Q Jacket from Haglofs.

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Fully featured with too many neat design elements to mention here the women’s Ulta Q Jacket is as technical as it is stylish. This combination makes the Ulta Q suitable as a durable mountain mid-layer or outer, or something to quickly slip into after your spinning class at the gym.

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The Ulta Q is highly wind and water resistant thanks to the inclusion of a Windstopper membrane and is further supplemented by its unique thermal qualities and high levels of breathability; add all these attributes together and it’s easy to see why the women’s Ulta Q Jacket is a desirable addition to any discerning winter wardrobe.