Friday, October 14, 2011

Classics for this Autumn/Winter

Seeing as the Autumn chill is now very much upon us, I thought we'd look at two absolute classics this morning. They've been keeping us warm for many a year, the Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket and the Mountain Equipment Classic Lightline Jacket. Their both really the standout pieces for their respective brands and are sure to keep you warm and toasty whatever the UK weather has to throw at you, as well as nippier conditions abroad.

Let's kick off with the Rab Neutrino. With 220g of White Goose Down with a 750 fill power theres every chance you won't be able to tell it's winter outside at all. The outer of the garment uses Pertex Endurance, an incredibly lightweight fabric that keeps the wind, wet and snow out. It's been given a 1000mm hydrostatic head, so it is technically a waterproof fabric, so light showers and obviously snow-drift won't be a problem. The inner fabric uses a Pertex Quantum inner, which again is super lightweight and has an excellent weight to strength ratio.

The Neutrino Endurance has been made with a stitch through baffle construction. Spec wise, the jacket comes with a fixed down filled hood with a wired peak plus adjustable velcro cuffs and a hem drawcord. You've also got a few pockets to play around with too, with 2 handwarmer pockets and 1 internal security pocket. A 2 way water resistant YKK front zip with internal down filled zip baffle ensures the chill and snow won't make it's way in.

The jackets lightweight construction means the Neutrino only weighs in at 625g. We've got an array of colours in stock; Electric Blue, Black, Zest, Twilight, Cayenne and Mango.

The Mountain Equipment Classic Lightline Jacket is another stellar piece. This iconic jacket is ideal for British Winter's and Alpine use. It's got a 90/10 365g pure down fill, with a fill power of 675. The stitch through baffle construction ensures that weight is kept down and a Drilite Outer provides totally windproof and water resistant protection. Theres also an adjustable, stud-off hood, so if you don't fancy wearing it you can always pop it to one side while you venture on out.

2 zipped handwarmer pockets provide an ideal place to keep smaller essentials, and obviously somewhere to stick your hands if you don't happen to be wearing any gloves. For keeping more valuable items safe you always have an internal security pocket and to provide the best fit possible the Lightline has adjustable cuffs and a dual tether hem drawcord.

Like the Neutrino, the Classic Lightline still weighs in fairly light at 770g. We've currently got four colours in stock; True Red, Cobalt/Midnight, Light Ocean/Ocean and Black.

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