I’ve got a wee exclusive shot of a new bit of Loki wackiness that’s not in the shops until 2011.
It’s basically an update of their Levity Alpinist Shell, their top-end mountain jacket in eVent fabric. It has the usual built-in fleece face guard and fold-away mitts in the cuffs, but it also has a pocket in the back that the whole jacket folds into. Not unusual to have a fold-away pocket on a jacket, but this has wee shoulder straps (even with a chest strap) and a mesh pocket to make a rucksack of sorts.
I’ve seen similar left fieldism before, on Karrimor jackets designed for the Japanese market, where the big pocket in the back had inserts designed for it to curry luggage and spare clothes…
The jacket itself is more snow-sports than pure mountain use with the softer hood peak and low pocket placements. But the eVent fabric is the best out there, the cut is good and it’s very wearable too.
It’s great to see a brand that just don’t give a shit what everybody else are doing and just get on with their own jazz street dancing.