Haglöfs Spring/Summer Range 2014 – Climbing Gear News

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CGR recently visited Haglöfs Head Office to take a sneaky peek at what they had in store for climbers and mountaineers for the coming Spring/Summer season…

Haglöfs have a great range of products out there for climbers and mountaineers and CGR were lucky enough to be given a thorough tour through some of the hottest picks for this Spring and Summer. From lightweight hardshells, down and synthetic insulation, softshells and base layers, there is definitely something to suit everyone. Here is a run down of our favorites.

 

ROC LITE PULL

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The lightest shell jacket in our Mountain concept, the Roc Lite Pull strikes the perfect balance between weight, durability, and protection. It uses breathable 3L GORE-TEX® Pro, and we’ve included thoughtful technical details.

  • Made with the new generation Gore-Tex® Pro technology with enhanced breathability and durability
  • Durable three-layer 40D Gore-Tex® Pro, hardwearing yet lightweight.
  • Three-way adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood with foam and wire reinforced peak
  • No shoulder, side and inner sleeve seams for enhanced durability and to avoid chafing
  • Water resistant zippers throughout
  • Half-length front zip
  • Spacious horizontal slanted chest pocket with built-in bellow function for extra space
  • Extra sleek inner placket with integrated rain channel
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Velcro adjustable cuff with pre-folded gusset
  • Integrated single hand hem drawcord
  • Dropped rear hem
  • Rear hanging loop

RRP: £330

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: Lightweight smock style, 3 layer hardshell. Tough, breathable and simple with a half zip, large front pocket, great hood and hemline that won’t interfere with a harness. Great for light and fast missions in foul weather.

 

SKARN HOOD

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A versatile and durable, full stretch soft shell jacket with excellent comfort.

  • Non membrane FlexAble™ fabric provides the optimum balance of wind resistance together with excellent breathability
  • Stretch throughout for maximum freedom of movement
  • Reinforced shoulders and sleeves
  • PFOS/PFOA free DWR treated surfaces
  • Three-way adjustable, climbing helmet compatible hood with reinforced peak
  • Hidden front zip for a hardwearing clean look
  • Two mid mounted pockets with extra durable laminated zippers and a built in ventilation system
  • One laminated slanted chest pocket
  • No shoulder, side or inner sleeve seam to avoid chafing and enhance durability
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Stretch cuffs with thumb grip
  • Integrated single hand hem draw cord
  • Dropped rear hem
  • Rear hanging loop

RRP: £150

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: A great softshell which is really tough, stretchy and versatile. Just as happy scraping up granite chimneys as it is navigating on the Cairngorm plateau. Perfect for a wide variety of mountain activities. We particularly like the thumb loops 🙂

 

MYLONITE PANT

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A versatile three-season pant, the Mylonite Pant embraces nature with a bluesign® designation. Designed with articulated knees and a gusseted crotch, it offers superior freedom of movement, as well as thoughtful tech detailing.

  • Non-membrane FlexAble™ fabric provides the optimum balance of wind and water resistance together with excellent breathability
  • PFOS/PFOA and fluorocarbon free DWR treated surfaces
  • Made of a midweight warp and weft stretch double weave quality with a smooth inside for next to skin comfort
  • Innovative patterning with reduced seams to avoid chafing and enhanced durability
  • An elasticated adjustable low profile waist
  • Two upper pockets with zippered thigh and back pocket
  • Zipped fly
  • Articulated knees
  • Gusseted crotch for extra freedom of movement
  • Reinforced instep made in Schoeller® Keprotec®
  • Single hand adjustable gaiter that can be folded away when not needed
  • Rear hanging loop

RRP: £170

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: An awesome technical softshell trouser, perfect for all your Spring/Summer Alpine endeavors. The knee patches feel indestructible and the cut and stretchy fabric make them awesome for technical climbing.

 

L.I.M ESSENS JACKET

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The L.I.M Essens Jacket is our premier down jacket when each gram counts. Every detail is attended to: the shell is extremely lightweight and tough, with articulated sleeves for movement. 800-fill goose down offers a warm embrace.

  • Extreme lightweight face fabric and lining in a 7 Denier construction with PFOA-free DWR treated surface
  • Mini box quilted construction stabilizes premium 800 fill power goose down
  • Full-length main zipper, with wind baffle behind and integrated chin guard
  • Two handwarmer pockets
  • Elasticated sleeve and bottom hems to give comfortable closure without adding weight
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Rear hanging loop

RRP: £200

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: Simply put, this is luxury! It weighs next to nothing (180g) but is incredibly warm too! Perfect as an extra layer on those cold Alpine mornings, or throwing on at night around the campsite. Beautiful!

L.I.M BARRIER PRO HOOD

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The L.I.M Barrier Pro Jacket is our most lightweight, minimalist, and packable hooded jacket. Featuring our superior QuadFusion+ insulation, it offers an extraordinarily warmth-to-weight ratio for those cold excursions.

  • Extremely lightweight face fabric and lining in a 7 Denier construction with PFOA-free DWR treated surface
  • Long lasting, fast drying lightweight insulation with outstanding warmth to weight ratio
  • Snug fit elasticated hood
  • Full-length main zipper, with wind baffle behind and integrated chin guard
  • Two handwarmer pockets
  • Elasticated sleeve and bottom hems to give comfortable closure without adding weight
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Rear hanging loop

RRP: £200

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: An incredibly versatile layering piece, that can be worn as a mid or outer layer. It is way warmer than it looks and at 200g, very light as well. The close fitting hood fits well under a climbing helmet.

L.I.M POWER DRY HOOD

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This L.I.M Jacket features Polartec® PowerDry® fabric, keeping you warm and dry through every adventure. Simply put, it is our most lightweight and forgiving hooded mid-layer, and it promises many seasons and stories to tell!

  • Polartec® PowerDry® High efficiency provides excellent warmth to weight ratio with enhanced wicking capabilities
  • Next to skin comfort in a soft hand fabric with smooth outer face for layering
  • Stretch fabric throughout to allow maximum freedom of movement
  • Snug fitted hood
  • Laminated inner placket
  • Full-length front zip
  • No shoulder seams for enhanced durability and to avoid chafing
  • Flatlock seams throughout to optimize low bulk and durability
  • One laminated chest pocket for small items
  • Thumb holes at cuffs to enhance fit and maximize heat retention
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Dropped rear hem

RRP: £120

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: My personal favourite piece! This is awesome as a light midlayer or a heavier baselayer. The fabric feels amazing next to your skin, wicks well and dries quickly. The balaclava style hood is super comfy as are the awesome thumb loops.

 

RUGGED II MOUNTAIN PANT

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Extremely durable, fully featured stretchy hybrid trekking pant

  • Triple stitching main seams, double stitching on others.
  • Hardwearing nylon/polymide with stretch
  • Reinforcement in rear back and over knees with fabric in four-way stretch with waterproof membrane
  • PFOA-free DWR treated surfaces.
  • Internal elastic webbing at waist with Velcro adjustable straps
  • Zippered fly with button closure with six belt loops of which two in front has a hook loop
  • Two hand pockets, two thigh pockets with stretch bellows, one zippered back pocket
  • Phone pocket in right thigh pocket and one hidden security pocket in the waistband
  • Zippered ventilation at thigh
  • Reinforced lower leg insteps made of durable 500D Polyamide and one layer PU coating.
  • Gaiter hook and buckle adjustable leg hems

RRP: £150

Find out more at the Haglöfs website.

CGR says: A rework of an old favourite. These are a brilliant workhorse mountain pant that feels indestructible. Really comfy and well featured. Classic!

 

 

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