Out soon a 360-gramme Gore-Tex Pro Shell jacket and matching lightweight packs, nice...
We've already brought you a preview of the new
stuff from Haglofs for spring 2008, but we
thought you might appreciate a closer look at a couple of items from
their LIM - Less Is More - range which are due in the shops
LIM is the Swedish brand's minimalist, lightweight range of kit
and has always been worth a look for anyone wanted to cut their pack
weight to a minimum wthout compromising performance.
LIM Ozone Jacket
Last year's Oz Pullover was an astonishing lightweight bit of kit,
but used Gore-Tex Paclite. For those looking for something a bit more
robust, Haglofs has pulled out the stops to produce a 360-gramme
jacket made from three-ply Gore-Tex Pro Shell. That weight's for
a large, so you can expect smaller sizes to be even lighter and so
far it's the lightest Pro Shell jacket we've seen.
The LIM Ozone jacket, says Hafglofs is 'lightweight yet
reinforced' and 'a perfect garment for fell running, biking, hiking,
Features include a three-way adjustable hood that stows away in
the collar when not in use and a neat wrap-around cut which reduces
the number of seams and associated tape to reduce weight and bulk.
Shoulder, sleeve end and jacket bottom seams have been offset to
avoid chafing and unnecessary wear.
The jacket's torso pockets use die-cut liners to provide
ventilation and reduce weight, zips are all watertight ones and Gore
microtape is used on seams. Finally the shoulders, sleeve ends,
jacket bottom, peak and so on use lamination to improve
Price tag once it's in the shops will be around £270
and the jacket's available in both men's and women's versions.
LIM Backpacks Overhauled
Haglofs has also overhauled its range of LIM packs for the spring
with the aim of making them 'better and lighter'. There are now three
packs in the range with capacities of 35, 45 -pictured - and 55
litres and they're all lighter than previous models as well as being
The LIM35, for example, weighs in at 1000 grammes and features an
expandable front pocket, hip-belt pockets for rapid access and a
roll-up opening for rapid access. Contoured shoulder straps use
perforated foam to reduce weight and up breathability.
Finally they share the jacket's colour scheme of grey with yellow
highlights, so you streak across the hills in a fully colour
co-ordinated sort of way.
Prices will be £90, £95 and £100 for the 35, 45 and
55-litre versions respectively.
More Haglofs info at www.haglofs.se