Monday, October 10, 2011

Newbies in the House

I'm not rejoicing in the sudden change of weather, far from it, I love it when the sun decides to grace the sky, but now the weather is actually acting like it should it doesn't make me feel like such a twonk talking about lusciously warm down jackets when its a sweltering 25°C outside!

So with normality resumed, let's have a look at some new Winter pieces we've received over the last week or so.

First on our list are the Hunter Original Tall Snow Boots. Their essentially the Winter model of the Tall Classics. The main differences are that the Snow Boots have a 4mm neoprene lining for extra warmth when you fancy venturing out into cold or snowy conditions. You also get more underfoot protection with a Vibram snowshoe outer sole which features IceTrek technology, giving you a lot more traction on slippery surfaces.

Like all our Hunter Boots the upper has a vulcanised rubber construction which has been built on an Orthopaedic last for that legendary Hunter fit.

Also new into us this week was the Mountain Equipment Men's Gasherbrum Jacket. It might sound like a rather random name, but 'Gasherbrum' is actually the name given to a group of peaks located in the Karakorum range of the Himalayan's. I remember thinking when I first started this job what a silly name 'Nuptse' was and then you come to realise literally every name means something. You could have hours of fun typing random product names into Google and finding out where they originate from. That would be an excellent specialist subject on Mastermind.

Anyway, I digress, on to the jacket itself! It's been designed with alpine climbs in mind, but putting it simply, it'll keep you toasty if you trek out to anywhere cold. It's got a box wall construction, so your guaranteed maximum warmth throughout. The Gasherbrum also features an insulated super alpine helmet compatible hood and 2-way YKK moulded zipper behind a insulated storm flap. To keep your paws warm theres two handwarmer pockets and to keep your liquids neatly tucked away theres also an internal water bottle holder.

Insulated wise you get a 750 fill of quality goose down and to help keep the overall weight of the jacket down, ME use outer and inner lining fab rics.

Don't forget to stay tuned for the 'Something For The Weekend' blog later on in the week too!

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