2018 – A Dutch Micro Adventure with Jeffry Oonk – Friend of Haglöfs
Even in one of the most urbanized crowded countries in the world (the Netherlands) there is silence, fresh air and natural beauty to be found. With Jeffry Oonk, friend of Haglöfs, we went to the Dutch island of Terschelling. What followed was a fascinating re-introduction to my own country and experiencing the power of just 24 hours outdoor. And the joy of a Husky on the beach! Adventure is just around the corner. Just go out and find it.
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// Micro-Adventure gear: the EcoProof Jacket
There are two very interesting things about Haglöfs new Eco-Proof Jacket, on the one hand it is an expression of Haglöfs commitment towards developing more Eco friendly Jackets, and on the other hand it takes a more fashion oriented design direction while looking to keep to the functional quality we have come to expect from Haglöfs. It does this by using its PROOF ™ ECO 3-layer made for 52% from recycled polyester and 48% regular polyester and by a constrcution following the “re-use is better than replace ethos”. This means for example that zippers and buttons are easy to replace.
// Walking the Dogs Gear – Haglöfs Spitz Jacket
The Spitz is a strong jacket. With Haglöfs’ promise of outdoor gear that beats the elements, the Spitz takes on the wind. But not just any wind, the Northern wind.
The durable Gore-Tex jacket Spitz, Haglöfs not only tamed the strongest element there is – but made it work for them. Using wind power from the world’s northernmost wind farm, the Northern Wind was incorporated into every stitch of a unique Spitz jacket. The jacket, made by the wind, is now being used by adventurer Erwan Le Lann on his four-year sailing journey around the world.
More about the Haglöfs Spitz jacket can be found here
// Haglöfs Rugged II Mountain Pant
The Haglöfs Men’s Rugged II Mountain Pant lives up to its rugged name, and it’s versatile for any adventure in the mountains whether you’re hiking down low or climbing in the alpine. Its Climatic softshell fabric balances between mountain-worthy durability, four-way stretch performance, and protective water-resistance.
Haglöfs reinforced the knees, cuffs, rear, and gusset with stretchy panels, and a highly waterproof membrane provides extra wet weather protection. Triple-stitched main seams keep the Rugged II Mountain pant strong for seasons. This pant also features zippers at each thigh for ventilation, adjustable tabs at the waist, and adjustable buckles at each cuff. There’s a phone pocket inside one of the zippered thigh pockets as well.
More about the Rugged II Mountain Pant can be found here
Beat The Elements & Sustainability Philosophy
Haglöfs was founded by a man with both visions and dreams. Wiktor Haglöf, son of a forester, was a good old-fashioned carpenter, fully convinced that in order for something to be really good, you had to make it yourself. The outdoor lifestyle a century ago was far from the self-chosen pleasurable pastime it is made up to be today. At least in Wiktor’s world. It was rather a struggle, working in the woods, or long journeys through rough landscapes in harsh weather just to get to school.
So Wiktor Haglöf would base his company on the vision of easing the struggle, to improve life for those who had to endure the outdoors, not by choice, but to get by, what means that everything Haglofs does has a purpose, every detail is made to make the outdoor lifestyle a little more enjoyable. When gear and clothing are designed to be a reliable partner, helping you to get the work done – a shiny surface isn’t worth a thing. Only high-quality crafted goods make the cut.
The company is built on a strong value-driven foundation; reliable, curious and proud. Reliability means that you can rely on Haglöfs gear to be durable, functional and sustainable. Curiosity comes from constantly evaluating to become even more innovative and relevant. And pride is about our true passion for everything they do – ensuring you look better, feel better and perform better with Haglöfs gear.