/ Haglofs Barrier 2 Hood, Rab Photon or Montane Flux
Priority is warmth, then compatibility with a lid, then does it look crappy.
I'm stuck :(
I'll sell you my Haglofs barrier hood if you want? warm enough to me sweat on cold days walking the dog, showerproof- but only shower proof, and a hood that takes a helmet with a nice range of adjustment. Good condition with no damage and yours for £50 including postage?
cheers for the offer, but its a Christmas pressie off my parents. You selling it isn't the best advert for me buying one :P
no worries dude! I've been offered an alternative, so i thought i'd offer. I would definitely recommend the Barrier though- versatile and very warm.
I loved the fit of the Haglofs and bought it as a winter belay jacket. It did 1 season and then became a cragging jacket as the insulation lost its loft and i've had to stitch the seams across the chest and the pockets a couple of times. Still got the best hood i've come across for me though.
It also lost its water repellency quickly.
Before anyone says i'm not superhard on my kit and i know how to wash/store jackets like this.
I don't think mine was a barrier 2 though maybe a barrier 1.
This is mine i think so it is a different model. More expensive though so should be better you would think.
So not a fan then?
I liked it.
It was warm.
It fitted really well.
It packed down small and was light.
It just didn't last long.
I have the barrier hood, its amazing. over 2 years old, i wear it about 200 days a year as i work outside and its still going strong. Its warmer than other jackets i have tried and the fit is good. Massive hood has a drawstrong so when your not wearing a helmet it doesnt blow around in the wind.
I have washed mine about 20 times and other than 1 non working zip its a great jacket.
My partner has the photon, its also warm but a much bigger fit, he has a small and its still pretty big, the hood is big but it just flaps in the wind when not wearing a helmet. Sleeves are dead long so good for apes :)
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