New Haglöfs Soft Shell For Spring 2009
Lighter and more breathable fabrics claimed to give great seasonal useability. Look nice too ;-)
Posted: 27 January 2009
Haglöfs is extending the useability of its soft shell range of
garments for spring 2009, by introducing several new garments made in
thinner, more flexible materials.
What's more the company has combined different materials to optimise
performance and, in particular, introduced a thinner version of their
own-brand soft shell fabric FlexAble for spring and summer use.
All three of the new jackets below are available as men's and in a
women's 'Q' version.
The Cobra's made from a mix of fabrics with a combination
of FlexAble and Polartec Power Shield fabrics giving what's claimed to
be a good combination of protection and breathability. The side panels
and underarms use FlexAble for greater stretch and to reduce bulk,
which the rest of the jacket is Power Stretch, which is one of our
favourite fabrics thanks to its combination of excellent weather
protection and improved breathabiity over most membrane-based soft
The Weasel Hood combines FlexAble again with Gore-Tex
Windstopper Soft Shell fabric for a combination of wind protection and
breathability. And yes, it has a hood.
The front, sleeves and hood use Windstopper for weather protection, but
the back and sides are made with Flexable to increase overall
breathability and stretch. There are also underam pit-zips for venting
in warmer conditions.
The Turbine Hood is made from a thin version of Gore Windstopper Soft
Shell for reduced insulation and again, features an adjustable hood for
extended versatility and while there are no pit-zips, the two large
torso pockets double as vents.
More Haglöfs details at www.haglofs.se
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which the rest of the jacket is Power Stretch
perhaps that should be more like "while the rest of the jacket is Power Shield"?
Posted: 28/01/2009 at 14:36