Hiking, climbing and exploring in Haglof’s superb all-rounder, the L.I.M waterproof jacket for guys and girls, £220.
Haglofs L.I.M jacket overview
Solution description: “Minimalistic and supremely packable, the L.I.M Jacket presents necessary characteristics with out the weight. Wind- and waterproof, it is hooded and totally articulated. Care for the atmosphere is a essential portion of the design and style and manufacture of this garment.”
Come rain or shine: L.I.M stands for ‘less is more’, and this jacket couldn’t definitely be greater named. In spite of becoming developed with minimalism in thoughts, it nonetheless packs in all the technologies I appear for in a excellent waterproof jacket – it is lightweight at 205g, it is totally waterproofed with Gore-Tex, standing up to rain and snow with no troubles, and it is breathable adequate that you will not overheat when you are hiking up a sweat. Zips are water resistant, and the hood is fantastic, with a reinforced peak that stays place, and space to put on a helmet beneath it. I’ve only been testing out the Haglofs L.I.M for a couple of months, but so far it is kept me dry in several a downpour, been breathable adequate to tackle ice climbing and comfy adequate to put on all day on glacier hikes.
This is a shell jacket, and is not insulated or developed to maintain you warm, but I identified that when paired with a down jacket underneath I had a good mixture of warmth and waterproofing in cold circumstances. Just after some thing warm for winter? Attempt the Grym Evo jacket. The streamlined design and style and light weight in play in the L.I.M implies the jacket scrunches up modest and is incredibly simple to pack in a corner of your rucksack.
Hey, excellent seeking: Appears are not the most crucial aspect when you are purchasing a functional waterproof, but the L.I.M delivers right here also. Lines are clean and characteristics are pared back – there’s just 1 chest pocket, and though I ordinarily like a couple of the hip pockets, leaving them out tends to make it simpler to put on the L.I.M with a harness or backpack. My dark red waterproof is in fact the men’s version of the L.I.M jacket (why do the guys often get the greatest colours?) and has a bit of a looser, boxier match than the female L.I.M, but each versions appear and match brilliantly, with lots of space for layering a fleece or down underneath in cold climate.
Verdict: This is my new go-to waterproof. The Haglofs L.I.M is packable but difficult, light but waterproof, and seriously comfy and flattering. It is worth splashing the money on this beauty if you are soon after 1 go-anyplace shell waterproof jacket for hiking or mountaineering.