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Woolpower: Mid-Layer Full Zip Jacket 400

Woolpower: Mid-Layer Full Zip Jacket 400

Woolpower (formerly known as Ullfrote) make their woollen thermal clothing in Northern Sweden where they know about cold and as well as base-layers in 200gm2 (I can recommend the Crewneck 200) they also make a mid-layer range in 400g-600gm2.

I have been trying the Full Zip Jacket 400, which is made from a 400gm2 mix of 69% Merino Wool, 29% Polyamide, 2% Elastane knitted in a quite open knit, with terry loops on the inside surface. This allows the fabric to trap warm air for superior insulation while wool naturally wicks moisture away from your body.

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The fabric is also hard wearing, easy to wash (even at 60 degree C), odour resistant (I wore my top next to the skin for a week with no noticeable pong), is flame-resistant and very importantly, I found it did not irritate my skin at all, not like old style woolly underwear!

The Full Zip Jacket 400 is meant to be worn over a base layer and has a full front zip, scooped back hem, a high double-thickness collar and double thick cuffs with thumb holes, so you can wear them as finger-less mitts.

Comfortable, very warm (the full zip allows good venting – you may well need it!) and practical, the Woolpower Full Zip Jacket 400 comes in sizes XS-XXXL in Black, Grey, Blue or Green andcosts approx £68.

Woolpower clothing is used and greatly admired by both Scandinavian and French Military units For more information and stockists visit koolbox.co.uk
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