Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Getting Outdoors Whatever the Weather

We were very happy to be sent Helly Hansen raincoats for all the family to review.  Let’s be honest the weather is a bit hit and miss at the moment so a light weight coat that can cope with all the showers (and torrential downpours!) we are having has sadly become a must have summer essential!!!

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We are not ones to let a bit of rain confine us indoors, the boys have energy to burn, places to explore and adventures to embark on!  Otherwise they get cabin fever and start driving each other (and me!) completely crackers.  Even if the weather was particularly bad we still have a dog to walk, our duty to her gets us outside in all conditions.

Helly Hansen is all about making coats that work alongside your body, being breathable garments you still get the protection from the elements without overheating especially if you are doing something very active. 

We put these coats to the test on long dog walks, llama trekking and tree climbing and in each situation the coat coped admirably.  Llamas like confident walkers and eldest felt very dapper in his new JR Frogner Jacket (£45), perfectly capable to handle this cute and cheeky character.

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I can see why they are such a popular brand with adventurers, not only are they very practical to your needs they also look stylish like this JR Jotun Jacket (£43).

We have found the coats very easy to transport, they fold up well in a rucksack, all four fitting easily into one.  Then if the heaven’s open we are always prepared and do not have to get soaked anymore thankfully.  With bigger coats that are heavy you often make the judgement call not to bother bringing them but that always tends to go against you and it’s bound to rain so investing in raincoats is a wise decision.

I picked out the Long Belfast Jacket (currently £66 in the sale) as I really liked the extra length it offers.  It’s handy to continue to have a dry bottom even if you decided to sit down on the soggy grass!  It is a very comfortable coat.

The question is where shall we wear them next?

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1 comment:

  1. They look great. I'm terrible for looking after Monkey when it comes to wet weather gear, but not always myself! Good prices too.