The Great Outdoors (UK)
THE CLOTHING WE USED
MEN’S DYNAMIC 12000 JACKET – £120
An award-winning technical jacket, the Dynamic Winter Jacket proved to be a comfortable choice on a damp day in the Cairngorms. It has a hydrostatic head rating of 10,000mm and a breathability grade of 10,000g/m2/24hrs. Its green credentials are impressive – approximately 70 bottles are recycled to make each jacket, and it features Craghopper’s own Ecoshield plant-based water-resistant finish. The Dynamic 12000 mesh lining is intended to “reflect the body’s infrared rays, resulting in improved stamina and enhanced recovery levels.” This jacket won Craghoppers an ISPO award in 2021.
MEN’S TURO HALF ZIP FLEECE – £50
A lightweight but wonderfully cosy fleece, this proved to be great for when the temperature dropped as we were setting up camp. Approximately 10 plastic bottles are recycled to make each fleece.
MEN’S KIWI SLIM TROUSERS – £55
These trousers were a joy to wear for two days on the trail. I particularly liked the nine different pockets and the partelasticated waist. When the midgies appeared, I appreciated the NosiDefence insect bite-proof fabric. The trousers also feature UPF 40+ sun protection. Approximately 25 plastic bottles are recycled to make each pair.
WOMEN’S ATLAS JACKET – £85
A lightweight waterproof shell, this jacket was perfect for the early autumn conditions in the Cairngorms.
The impressive windproofing was appreciated whilst stopping for a bite to eat with nowhere to shelter from the breeze. Two of the three pockets could comfortably fit an OS map for easy access.
WOMEN’S DYNAMIC SHORT SLEEVED T SHIRT – £30 This stretch t shirt features Dynamic 12000 technology that aims to “reflect the body’s infrared rays, resulting in improved stamina and enhanced recovery levels.” Whilst this couldn’t be put to the test over two days, Nicole certainly found it a comfortable T shirt. Approximately three plastic bottles are recycled to make each top.
WOMEN’S KIWI PRO II TROUSERS – £50
These popular trousers are suitable for a wide range of conditions, and Nicole found them exceptionally comfortable for a long day over two Munros. She was delighted to find a sunglasses wipe/lens cloth incorporated into a pocket. The PFC-free water-repellent treatment was great for allowing water to run off the clothing as she brushed past wet vegetation. 250g of recycled materials go into each 285g pair of trousers.