Lundhag’s Clothing and Footwear
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
From a countryman’s view Lundhag’s clothing is hardwearing and functional yet different from the norm. The garments tested were assembled to represent an all-round outfit that is adaptable as the seasons change.
Starting at the top, the new full zip Trotter Wind Shirt can be worn alone or as an ultra – lightweight jacket. An airy garment with a vertical external pocket, full zip fastener and elasticated cuffs, the stretchable material moves with you, whilst the weather resilience and wicking abilities ensure any dampness evaporates within seconds.
The Bamboo Tee, (£30) is made from versatile and natural materials, with one of the main benefits being its antibacterial properties. I wore it more or less constantly for two months without washing it. Not only did the material shed every stain, at no time did it smell, look dirty or soiled in any way. Likewise, when worn as a vest underneath the Trotter shirt, the pair worked together either as one thicker garment or as two variable layers, all the while able to repel the coldest breezes.
For general shooting applications the Traverse Pro pants (£150), Professional High boots (£350), Liner (£10), and Forest Long Socks (£17) are of great interest. A simple concept, the trousers incorporates a selection of features that eliminate the need for extraneous items. Manufactured from 65/35% polyester/cotton mix, the upper section is reinforced with what Lundhags call Dermizax stretch membrane that allows the fabric full movement along with waterproofing properties, with further strengthening to the backside and knee area.
From the lower calf, the material changes to a fabric called Keprotech Schoeller, this thicker, heavier woven area, when combined with Lundhag’s ‘Boot-Loc’ system allows the wearer to attach the trousers to their boot laces and pull them tight around the ankle. In other words, when worn with the Professional High boots, the Traverse Pro pants come complete with their own integral gaiters. Lightweight and easy to wear, an assortment of useful pockets are complimented by weatherproofed zippered vents that run from waist to knee, whilst their ability to shrug off abrasions and dirt maintain Lundhag’s long term wearing philosophies.
As the name suggests, the Professional High boots are a combination of hard working footwear for those who demand top performance. Constructed from full grain leather with a stiff neoprene shaft and the latest Vibram traction sole. The outer is reinforced with cellular rubber at the toe and heel, the inners are lined with a soft microfibre that works at its best when combined with a pair of Lundhags Liner and Forrester wool socks. Emphasis has also been placed around the hinge points, which is normally a hi-stress area.
I’ve been wearing these Lundhags garments for over five months. At no time have I had the slightest reason to complain about the outfits performance or appearance whilst the water resistance is fully maintained by adding Nikwax Softshell Proof to the washing process. Similarly, the Pro High boots have shrugged off untold maltreatment to a degree they still look like new and were comfortable, warm and noticeably supportive from day one.
If you’re looking for some good, all-round functional clothing or boots from designers who’ve taken a completely different approach, look at Lundhags.