Walkhighlands Gear Review #1 – Haglöfs L.I.M

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of my first review as Walkhighlands new gear editor. It looks at Haglöfs L.I.M concept and it’s right here.

This will mean a change in what gear I put on here but there’ll still be plenty gear, including some extra L.I.M kit that didn’t make the review.
I’ve got next months test well under way and the month after that is looking good too. Organization? Me?

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4 thoughts on “Walkhighlands Gear Review #1 – Haglöfs L.I.M

  1. Now then! The age ol’ question… “Is pac-lite robust enough for multi day use with a heavy pack in heavy rain? Do you reckon the laminate wear off quickly on the contact points…?Been waiting for a longer pacable jacket, as RAB / Montane seem to be still concentrating on the foreign ALPINE / RACE conditions, rather than English / Peak District weather (where they are based, *cough) ;)

  2. It’s a tough one. I think a lot of the time wear rates comes down to things unrelated to the fabric, do you wear your lighweight jacket to work/uni/the pub, does your pack move around or is it stable, does the jacket fit you and is the jacket well designed, that is is the faric getting pulled around by body movement or does it have good articulation. Should have been a bunch of question marks there…

    Paclite is okay, the inner coating can get snagged and peel, but I’ve only seen that happen in little spots wher it got caught on something like a zip or belt buckle, never a big delamination.
    Haglofs do tend to spec the best face fabrics which means it’s tougher and breathes a wee bit better, but it’s all down to you, the jacket and what happens when you get together.

    I like this Parka, I trust it, but is it forever? Hmmm.

  3. I think a lot of delamination/wear issues of mountain waterproofs are from commuters on the tube. Save your hill jacket for the hill and it’ll perform on the hill.
    Mum never let me wear my ski jacket unless I was skiing!

    Recently picked up the Haglofs Gram Comp Pull, it’s been great for long, muddy runs in the rain and seems perfect for “just in case” hiking use.

    Gore-Tex active seems to let a little more heat out than my berhaus extrem series paclite (even with pit zips open [speaking of which, my arms are usually by my side, open pit zips don’t see much fresh air])

  4. All wise words there. Value for money thinking is the enemy of a lot of top end gear, which is a whole debate on its own.

    Active is cooler for sure, I notice it. Doing a mix of winter waterproofs just now so I’ve got some new thoughts on that stuff too.

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