Hunting Set Mufflon
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- Last updated: 25/01/2017
‘The Hunting Set Mufflon’ is one of a range of outdoor suits that the Scandinavian company Pinewood Outdoors manufacture for hunting, hiking or fishing. Kool-Box distribute the brand in the UK and I’d wager they chose this as it’s well suited to our climate and in a style that a sector of the hunting fraternity prefer to wear. For features and protection it offers virtually everything that’s required from such garments.
Materials and Fabrics
Both garments are manufactured from the same materials and fabrics - the outer is manufactured from Pinewood’s own soft and hard wearing TC-Lite fabric. This soft and quiet ‘microfabric’ is also impregnated with Teflon. The coated membrane of AquaDry-Tex is used in the layer build to ensure all is fully ‘waterproof’, windproof and breathable. This hi-tech membrane keeps rain out and allows moisture (sweat) to wick away from the inside, keeping you comfortable and dry. ‘AIR-Mesh’ ventilation gives extra comfort and all seams are sealed using a special tape seaming process.
This features a detachable hood secured to the outer of the stand up collar by five heavy duty press studs fasteners. Sensibly, the outer disc shape stud connectors of the hood are covered in a finger friendly rubber/plastic mix. This design follows through on the rest of the jacket and pants. The hood also has a slight padded peak, drawstring and toggle adjustment plus full wrap around double press stud fastening throat/lower face protector.
The pocket layout for stowage is as numerous as it is practical, having two generous size lined bellows pockets with overflap and stud fastening. Above these are zip fastened hand warmer pockets, a top opening, zip across small pocket on the upper left and right for keys, mobiles and other such items. At the rear is a generously sized poachers pocket with press stud and Velcro closure, there’s also a pocket on the sleeve holding a hi-viz orange safety arm band. The front has a large double zip fastener with press stud down overflap. The cuffs are part elasticated and use a double stud position adjuster strap.
In the inner of the storm flap is a nicely sized vertical zip fasten pocket. Internally upper right is a smaller zip fasten pocket plus there’s a larger zip fasten ‘stash’ style pocket on the lower left of the jacket. Behind the front fastening zip is a secondary zip, this will take fleeces from the range but it’s quite universal, during the test I zipped in a few of my own and they fitted.
At the bottom of the internal back section of this ¾ length jacket are two easy grip toggle adjusters that run on a hemmed internal cord for tailoring the jacket to your requirements.
The trousers have an elasticated waistband with ‘higher back’ (for extra warmth) and fasten by zip fly and double press stud. Not my favoured set up, so it’s good to see generous belt loops and braces buttons. For stowage there’s two open top hand warmer pockets, two rear zip close pockets with protector flaps, two double press stud fastening cargo pockets on the legs with the outer right having a small ‘slash’ zip fasten pocket.
The legs are action cut and strengthened, and can be cinched to footwear by a hemmed webbing style strap with sliding ABS buckle adjuster. Available in Hunter Brown, the Hunting Set Mufflon is one of the few ‘non-camo’ jacket and trouser deals that have instantly grabbed my attention recently.
The Pinewood Hunting Set Mufflon is available in sizes from S through to XXXL. Ladies sizes are also available. Price for the set is £229 plus £6 p+p. For more information or to find a stockist in your area, contact Kool Box on 01509 233 333 or visit their website at www.koolbox.co.uk
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