CGR highlight the new range for climbers from Swedish company Haglöfs
This Spring we visited the UK HQ at Haglöfs. They have been working hard to produce some fantastic new pieces for the climbing world. Combining great functionality with brilliant colour, you are sure to make your mark on the rock face. Designed with the help of professional climbers to ensure that the usability is the base of every item. Here we hilight the pick of the crop for climbers this Spring:
Roc Speed – 25L Climbing Pack
A minimalistic lightweight climbing pack that has all the features you need for a day climbing in the Lake District, or the Alps, and won’t obstruct any movement. Made from super tough durable fabric, and in a great bright colour so you can be spotted on the mountainside.
Looking for a superlight minimalist waterproof for those off days, then the Gram Jacket is the perfect option. Made with Gore-Tex Active for fantastic breathability on those faster ascents, or approaches into the crag.
Weighing only 320g (Size L) its perfect to stow in your Roc Speed for emergencies. And with the bright colours available, it doubles up as a safety piece if needed.
The Vibe Tee is lightweight cotton feel tee in a fast drying recycled fabric. The looser fit makes it perfect for climbing. It combines flat lock seams, Polygiene technology and UPF 30+, and with the offset seams won’t rub if you have a pack on. It also looks great when you are down the pub post climb.
Essens Down Jacket
In the cold early mornings, or in the shade belaying, you always need that little extra to keep you warm, the Essens Down Jacket is the ideal top for this. Made from recycled polyester and 100% traceable, Bluesign 750Cuin fill, and with great features for ease of movement, including a stretch panel around the shoulder, so you can be active in this garment too. It stows into its own pocket, which has a hanging loop for quickly putting the jacket on and off.
This is what International Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad has to say about Haglöfs climbing pants, when using them in the Alps.
The changing environment needs clothing and equipment that are up for the challenge; my clothing needs to be light and breathable but hard enough wearing to protect me from the elements. The cut needs to allow complete freedom of movement but not get in the way. Haglöfs soft shell is perfect for these conditions.
The Lizard Pant is a durable lightweight 4 way stretch pant. The membrane allows for wind and water resistance, and also breathability. The fit ensures reduced chances of chaffing, and with an integrated belt, zipped pockets and thigh pocket, these are perfect for climbing on those cooler days.
Bold, bright colours are definitely the continuing theme into 2013 so expect to see plenty of it in the shops, so be brave and get seen!
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