Thank you! There seems to be confusion around a ‘fashion’ item and a top quality, pro standard mountain/ski jacket. Yes it may not be essential for most - me included - but with 50% off it gives a chance to access quality outdoor wear that will last years.
You can't compare the regular HH with their Odin range . The Odin gear is professional quality - the sort of stuff you'd want to wear if your life depended on it working - and has a price tag to match. Not many people would actually need this.
That's a "How long is a piece if string?" question. Both are decent brands so don't spend time discounting either as a brand, but this all depends on what product you are wanting to buy.
Which is superior - Helly Hansen or Berghaus? The two are my yard stick for quality outdoor wear, but just wondering if anyone has a preference.
That's a nice jacket! Sounds like we have the same weakness for coats, for me especially when they're on Sale LOL!
Cheers for the heads up on the precip but I can justify another waterproof as I’ve already got about six or seven. I think I’m going to try the rab microlight and see if the fit is any different but I already have two packable down jackets and was after a synthetic.
I was a bit late to the game and all the Rab Cirrus jackets were sold out in medium and large so I had a look at the other jackets in that price range...not that there were many! I did a quick search on the reviews elsewhere on-line and all seemed to be positive...and that was at full RRP. I know what you mean by the stretch panels under the arms though, however sad as I am and with time on my hands, I watched the guys video review (all 13 minutes of it LOL!) on the jackets Treckit website page and he effectively squashed my doubts...obviously he's a little biased but I'm easily persuaded! Also, being a thrifty Northerner...I signed up to their rewards program and earned myself a handsome 75p...every penny counts! Have just ordered the jacket in a large, (minus my 75p) which will most likely be too big but whichever one I send back that saving will go towards the postage which according to the weight and looking on the Royal Mail Parcels website is only £3! I was wearing a t-shirt and thick fleece when I just tried the medium on which arrived today, so probably wouldn't be wearing a thick fleece when out. Don't know if you're in the market for a decent hardshell but Amazon have some good offers on the Marmot Men's Precip Eco Jacket, just picked one up in medium for £54!! Just in case the weather and rain turns a little too much for the Haglof, this'll slip over it and when not using packs down into one of the pockets. I'll most likely post it on here later when the kids are squared awayand I have a bit of time! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marmot-PreCip-Hardshell-Jacket-Classic/dp/B07V4NFLVZ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Marmot+Men's+Precip+Eco+Hardshell+Rain+Jacket&qid=1613156380&s=clothing&sr=1-2&th=1&psc=1 I would possibly have preferred the Rab, but the Haglof gets good reviews, it seems well made and either are a decent saving when you look around at other retailers and what they're charging (John Lewis are trying to sell the Haglof for £170 LOL). I've even seen people selling them second hand on eBay for not a lot less!
On a separate note I received the wrong item. I got the normal beluga one not the buluga light. The one I got is more expensive on the website. I’m wondering if the one I purchased would have fitted differently.
I did look at the Haglofs jackets but I was put off by the stretch panels on the back of the shoulder. Unfortunately they do not pay for the return, it would need to be yourself. I haven’t actually sorted out the return yet. There is a form to print off on the website to go back with the item.
I’m looking for a tote pack at a good price if anyone can help. Not from little green bag though as reviews on trust pilot were not great.
They were on offer on here weekend before last from Cotswold Outdoors, I bought one and had to buy a shirt to get over £50 for free delivery, I must say when it arrived and I saw it I couldn't believe I had even spent £48 on it, not worth the money at all but kids seem to like them and they do seem to last, I would never pay any more and if I had seen it in real life before I paid the £48 I would never have bought it! £25 is a more realistic price.
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tokyo-laundry-sale-50-off-150-items-extra-10-off-with-code-tees-from-450-hoodies-bags-from-675-199-delivery-free-on-30-3511219 Well, No longer available, but I did get a job lot. Any ideas where I can get the relevant brand labels so that I can make it a 1000% turn round?
Well the Amazon one looks a bit suspicious tbh but the Wardow link is good, unfortunately they don't use the Kanken descriptions, so you need to guess which of the 5 reds is autumn leaf. Might have been useful to have found that one earlier. I do think a sub £50 deal if very optimistic.
Posted 3rd Oct 2020Posted 3rd Oct 2020
Rab Mens Valiance Jacket Oxblood Red £263.50 delivered @ Trekitt£263.50 Free P&P Free
A fully protective and insulated waterproof down jacket for use in demanding winter conditions. Made with the best European Goose Down and reliable Pertex Shield fabrics to create … Read more
Fair point you are right it is on the pricey side but I still like it and it's shape. It's on offer and other people might like it too.
That's the thing, it might still look good but it's not a good back pack to begin with. The seller doesn't have any views of the side that goes against the body or the straps so I had to look at the reviews. This sort of money is a lot for a 28 litre bag and it's missing features like shaped padding to allow for airflow to keep your back cooler and help prevent back sweat. It's also lacking a chest strap. My pet peeve for fashion back packs is the exposed zip. Some people like the aesthetic but that's exactly where it'll leak if you're out in the rain and if you've ever had an ipad ruined by a pool of water in the bottom of your bag (a friend of mine had this happen to him) then you'll know better and buy something with covered zips next time.
Yeah look good but have a gaping hole in the bottom, perfect.
I felt the same way about them until I had a look at a couple of reviews. This one where someone did a review of the bag 3 years later shows that it can take a beating and still look good.
Osprey every time, this *brand* too dear by half
Posted 16th Mar 2020Posted 16th Mar 2020
Rab Mens Kinetic Alpine Jacket Azure £105 @ Trekitt£105
RRP £210.00 The Kinetic Alpine takes the stretchiness, breathability and softness of a softshell, and the waterproof capabilities of a hardshell to create an immensely versatile j… Read more