Mountain Equipment Impellor Jacket
Mountain Equipment's lightest waterproof shell, the Impellor is well suited to any weight conscious activity from hill running and ultralight walking to minimalist mountaineering, says Dave Saunders
So what makes the Oz so special? The answer lies in its simplicity! The Oz is a minimalist, ultra-light smock made from Gore-Tex® Paclite®, designed for the adrenalin junkie who demands exceptional breathability combined with minimal bulk. It weighs a mere 175gms (size L) and uses only two pieces of fabric in the body, which reduces seams and taping, thus reducing bulk. It is probably the world's lightest Gore-Tex® top and is perfect for any high adrenalin activities,
To keep the weight as low as possible, the Oz has only necessary features. There's a laminated front pocket for storage of essentials like a compass or route card with reflective gorilla grip for high visibility, a watertight zip, single-handed adjustable bottom hem, 3 way adjustable hood, articulated sleeves, and elasticated adjustable cuffs with thumb loops. All are functional and necessary features. There's nothing frivolous to get in the way. The price ticket of £165 may seem rather high for something that weighs so little, but one of Haglöfs strap lines is: “Save money. Buy more expensive stuff.” How true can that be!
If you want to find out more about the Oz and the other products in the Haglöfs range, go to www.haglofs.se
Available now from selected Haglöfs stockists. For stockist information please call 01934 877998 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org