Harkila Lynx Clothing
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- Last updated: 25/04/2019
Harkila are well known for their Pro Hunter suit, which has become a standard for many hunters. Adding to their expansive line-up, is the Lynx range in their new camo pattern; AXIS Multi Season Pattern® (MSP), developed with help from experts, biologists and professional hunters. I got the jacket, trousers, cap and gloves.
MSP is a digital pattern using green, tan and dark and light browns, we are told it works in conjunction with how a deer might see the world. It seems compatible with most terrains, so I guess it works. The material used is 100% Polyester, Brushed Tricot, DWR outer and a fine mesh lining with an HWS 2-Layer build.
The material is a lightweight, robust and silent stretch fabric, but not the warmest, but here just buy bigger and wear a thermal layer. So far no rain or damp has got through, although it was not as wind-proof as I had hoped. Zips and stitching are all strong and reliable; zips also have waterproof seals, which is useful for keeping contents dry. Both garments feature ventilation zips too.
The jacket is ¾-length, sleeves are long with storm cuffs. The stand-up collar offers decent neck protection, plus there’s a detachable hood that is wired at the front. Two internal zipped pockets and a separate phone one as well, plus two more external ones with zips; between them all; there is plenty of room to carry hunting essentials. Trousers are of a good length, but to be right for my legs there is plenty of spare room around the waist. When worn as over-trousers, there is still plenty of freedom of movement whilst not being baggy. Ankles show draw cords to pull them tight around boots (helpful for preventing ticks or snow getting in) and a strap at calf level to draw them in if needed. There are wide belt loops and buttons for braces. Well catered with pockets, two deep ones to the front and two on each thigh both with the storm zip type closure as the jacket.
The baseball cap is a one size fits all, with a strong adjustable strap. The gloves are well-sized and the XLs fitted me well. They have non-slip palms and the trigger finger flaps on both hands have magnets to hold them back, which is better than Velcro! All in, good quality clothing, although not inexpensive and from what I have seen should last well, probably best to be considered as an investment that will give good service. If enough thought is put into size and putting warm layers on underneath when sitting out, I do not see how anyone could be disappointed with the Lynx range!
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