Ufpro hunter sweater and delta ace plus jacket
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- Last updated: 25/01/2017
Over the last couple of years I’ve worked closely with the great team at UFPRO in Slovenia. I’ve met with them the last two years at IWA and consistently they have had something new and exciting to show me.
UFPRO work with all the very best manufacturers of technical performance fabrics and components, and their quality of construction is quite literally second to none. They also work closely with their retail partners ensuring that any information about their products is accurate, and that the technologies utilised are fully understood.
Thus far I’ve been lucky enough to test out their ‘basic’ P40 trousers, the excellent DELTA ACE Sweater and their top of the line STRIKER XT combat shirt and trouser. All have been superb, but this year in Germany I saw that these have already been upgraded to give even greater performance and functionality.
The first of the garments I’ll look at this time is the Hunter Sweater; at this time UFPRO are only offering this model in CRYE Multicam and PenCott GreenZone.
The UFPRO Hunter Sweater is the perfect piece of equipment for cold, windy or wet days. It provides superb comfort during outdoor activities in uncertain weather conditions. As it is light and nicely packable, it perfectly qualifies for longer outdoor activities and can be worn under tactical equipment or simply as standalone whenever it’s getting cooler; if, like me you want it to sling on over your gear, then I’d advise going one size up, as the fit is athletic. The majority of the Hunter is water-resistant, whilst the side stretch panels offer great movement and breathability. The whole thing is very snug though as it’s lined with 37.5™ COCONA microfleece. Overall this is a cracking bit of kit, to the point that I’ve actually bought one for myself after send back the test sample!
If you want something a little more substantial then I’d advise you to take a look at the DELTA ACE PLUS Jacket. Available in Brown Grey, Black and Multicam, this jacket provides excellent comfort properties, maximum wind protection and permanently water-repellent thermal insulation. In order to reliably protect the temperature sensitive upper and lower arms against cold temperature, the sleeves are lined with G-Loft thermo insulation lining. Additional weather protection is provided by a permanently water-resistant and windproof outer material of the sleeves.
For efficient moisture management, the sides, the contours of the back and the armpit areas are made out of 37.5™ microfleece from COCONA, and protection against wind chill is provided with a two layer nylon ripstop- PU membrane laminate lined with the 37.5™ micro fleece. Comfort is significantly increased as the jacket benefits from air/pac® inserts in the shoulder and upper back areas. They offer enhanced air circulation and additional thermal insulation without increasing weight or reducing breathability. Once again, this is a very fitted garment; this helps to increase performance but you may want to go up a size from your usual!
For further information on all the UFPRO range, please do visit www.ufpro.si. My thanks also go to www.hueys. co.uk for providing the test sample of the Hunter Sweater.