Ariat was founded in 1993 by Beth Cross and Pam Parker, beginning with designing riding boots using the latest technology for riders. From there, they have become the USA’s English and Western performance footwear brand, as well as creating a whole host of technical clothing lines. The Ariat Momento H20 Jacket has been created to keep you warm and dry whilst doing what you love best and keeping you looking stylish at the same time.
Don’t let bad weather stop you again!!! With the Kaldbakur jacket from 66 Degrees North, it was love at first sight, a rare experience for me that usually only happens around cake. The majority of my wardrobe is black, it’s a great colour, it goes with everything and matches my soul so it was great to see a coat available in Black, it is also available in Storm Blue for better visibility, not a hint of pink or purple in sight, yes!
My mum always said, “never judge a book by its cover”. Well she didn’t really, she is in fact very judgmental, but I heard it on TV somewhere. The Celilo from Dakine might at first look like a rather simple jacket with not a lot going on, but hidden beneath its humble lines and solid black colour (it is also available in Lil Buck - a beigey colour) is a host of features to keep you dry and warm on the slopes.
The striking Volt jacket from Ariat comes in two colours: classy Coastal Grey and a bold Rush Blue. Both are packed with a whole host of Ariat technology. The Volt is wind and water resistant, it also features ‘Primaloft’ insulation, meaning the jacket is machine washable (in cold water). It will dry quickly and prevent the insulation from clumping or displacing. The outer shell has a feather light quilted design and uses Ariat’s ‘V3 Stretch’ technology, which provides a close fit without restricting movement.
The Neutrino Endurance Jacket is a technical down jacket for modern mountaineering and light-weight ascents, designed for UK and alpine winter conditions which has been recently revised for autumn/winter 2015. RAB use high quality 800FP European Goose Down combined with Hydrophobic Down technology that greatly reduces water absorption and maintains loft so the Down doesn’t clump into horrible lumps like normal goose down when it gets wet, it also dries out really quickly.
Keith Musto, Olympic medal winner in sailing, founded his clothing company in 1964 and since then it has become the world’s leading offshore sailing brand - so when it comes to sailing apparel Musto know what they are doing and this jacket is a prime example. The MPX Offshore Jacket is designed to spend a considerable amount of time on the water and Musto are the only sailing apparel manufacturer with the license to use GORE-TEX - a brilliantly clever material that allows perspiration to escape whilst keeping water spray, rain or snow out.
The Rab Batura Jacket isn’t your average, walking the dog on rainy evening, type of jacket, this is specialist jacket, designed for expedition use in high altitude and polar environment. The narrow box-walled baffle is chock full of that special 800FH hydrophobic down that is more water resistant than normal down, and also retains loft better and dries faster than traditional loft.
When talking about Löffler it’s important to mention that they are sports brand with a difference. Unlike many of the big sports brands, Löffler do not outsource their production to low-wage countries for bigger profit margins but keep all their production in local Austria- where they also make 70% of all fabrics used in their products at their in-house knitting factory.