Monday, November 19, 2012

MILLET/LAFUMA Mountain/Outdoor Gear Spring 2013

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Co-brands Lafuma and Millet----showed a variety of goods available now and for Spring 2013 deliveries.

We don't review sleeping bags ---but admired Lafuma offerings of sarcophagus and blanket style trekking and hiking specific ones---including gender specific selections, shoulder collars-to tighten around the shoulders to keep the heat in, draft time that prevents cold air from sneaking in via the zipper, left or right zipper versions, an interior pocket, Zipper Guards® for no snagging, double cursor-pulls that are phosphorescent, and anatomic volume for the feet...warmth where needed.
different fills of down, several different types of synthetic fiber, and duck down options 

Futura lipper-w/ removable padded headrest, suspended by exclusive clip system, ergonomic dal textured grained armrests or composite armrests available, adjustable positions, high stability footrest
Lafuma"s camping furniture is lightweight, functional and nice---French made at a non-polluting site using solar production, recyclable materials and components.

easy trasnport-strap secures folded position

Micro Pop-Up 2lbs 14 oz

for climbers-Cliff Org. ergonomic carry w/ Millet Expert Back™ system comfy back w/ foam pads covered w/ breathable 3D mesh, ergo shoulder straps, load transfer and sternum strap, carry handle, side compression straps

ample zipped main compartment, shoe compartment and water-pouch pocket, interior equipment holders rope holder, daisy chain
MILLET is a soup to nuts brand with alpine, fast hiking, trekking and climbing gear and apparel.

New are the mountaineering backpacks have higher pivot points...the Load Directed Construction™ that ensures stability by shifting more of the weight to the hips-up to 70% (!).

The packs are more streamlined for hikers/climbers---with more of the weight on the shoulders.

AXPEL 42-Millet MBS™ back system ergonomic hip belt swivels on a raised pin---mobility btwn shoulders and hip increased....FPP™ ice axe holder, reinforced ski holder, stretch pockets, pack bottom access. 3lbs 7oztough 420D Velocity Nylon/210 Honeycom-dense thick weave abrasion resistant w/lighter more flexible ripstop fabric

MBS™ Back/hip vertical pads -respects the natural movement of the back

Apparel is actively oriented---made of moisture wicking, sun blocking materials like performance knits, Drynamic® airy-moisture wicking textile that dries fast, and sturdy cottons- - -PLUS technical outer wear made of Cocona® XCELERATOR 2l laminate waterproof/breathable, DRYEDGE™ all weather stretchy/hyper-soft 2L laminate waterproof/breathable,  and Gore-Tex® Active 3l water/wind proof and breathable...all jackets designed for unrestrained movements-characteristically needed by climbers and hikers going fast.

Lucky Wool Print Tee-men's-of Carline® Merino Wool-naturally light wicking/cooling and easy care

men's Climber Inside Sweat hoody, heavy cotton, ribbed cuff/hems,  full zipper, integral hood with drawcord, 2 handwarmer pockets over checked Mojay SS Shirt Drynamic™ airy-moisture wicking fabric that dries quickly, with Globe Trotter Zip Off pant-Drynamic™ Bi Face double sided fabric, moisture wicking and durable, articulated knees

Sunny Line Tank (left) light heather polycotton , edge stitched hem, flatlock seams-over Hemp 3/4 pants relaxed fit for climber/lifestyle, side hem tightening drawcord, two hand warmer pockets, flat waistband adjusts w/ external cord, Right-Sunny Climbing Swera hhody of comfy heavy rib cotton, full zip, integral hood, cuff rims and hems color contrast ribbing edges, 2 hand warming pockets- over  Evolution Tight-climbing pants of heavy stretch knit, ergonomic wide flat waistband,  invisible zip inner pocket PLUS -harness compatible.