Category Archives: General Travel Clothing

Helly Hansen OXFORD LS SHIRT, FRASER SHIRT & CHINOS

OXFORD LS SHIRT They Say - The HH® classic oxford shirt with just the right amount of detailing and quality that makes this a wardrobe staple. Features Cotton oxford Button down collar Chest pocket Pleat and loop at back Helly Hansen embroidery at bottom sleeve We Say – Like the Fraser shirt and Chinos that I’ll talk about next, I took this Oxford shirt on my late spring tours around England and Greece, and have now been wearing it a lot in the brilliantly sunny summer we’ve been having in Toronto…

Icebreaker Merino Wool clothing – Spring/Summer 2016

An increasing number of runners, hikers and active travellers are using merino wool while exercising and when you first use this clothing it’s easy to see why. Devotees appreciate its warmth-to-weight ratio, soft feel and environmental sustainability, however it’s worth noting that not all merino is sourced ethically, with some still utilising the barbaric practice of ‘Mulesing’ - “where farmers painfully carve or clip chunks of flesh from lambs’ backsides.” Seriously, don’t Google the term to find out more as some of the photos I came across while researching ‘merino wool’ left me feeling physically and emotionally sick, and it’s inconceivable that companies still…

Helly Hansen KOS POLO

They Say - Our best-selling summer polo shirt for men. The quick-dry Tactel® fabric is appreciated by active users. A traditional polo cut for a classic good look, which comes in a wide range of colors. A side split and back drop add to the comfort. Features Quick-dry fabric Waffle pique Tactel® 180g Buttoned front placket Rib collar with contrast stripe Rib sleeve cuffs with contrast stripe Side split Back drop Embroidered HH® logo on chest We Say – I’ve got this Helly Hansen Kos Polo in 2 colours; Navy Blue…

Snugpack ML3 Softie Smock

They Say – The Snugpak® ML Softie® Smock is ideal for both mountain and lowland ventures, all year round, from hill-walking in Dartmoor and the Peak District, to summer Alpine in Snowdonia and Scottish Winter on Ben Nevis, where the main environmental considerations are wind and cold weather: • Hill Walking • Scrambling • Rock Climbing • Summer Alpine Mountain Walking • Winter Mountaineering The Snugpak® ML Softie® Smock is a tri-layer garment and uses both Paratex Micro as a face fabric, and an internal Softie® Premier fill, encapsulated with…

Helly Hansen Travel Chinos and Match Polo

We at Trek and Run use Helly Hansen gear often, partly because it very high quality kit, and partly because the company has an excellent ethical policy. We especially like their wording here; “We explicitly ban the use of real fur, mulesing of sheep and the practice of picking down from living birds.” We’d like to see them go further and ban the use of down from dead birds, such as those used and abused by the Foie Gras industry (which is where many outdoors companies buy their down from)…

Craghoppers Kimba Lite Jacket

They Say – An invaluable lightweight and packable shell jacket designed to offer reliable waterproof protection exactly when it’s needed. We think you’ll love the sleek styling with neat reflective trim – and the fact that it packs neatly into its own pocket ready to spring into action at the first sign of rain. 3 zipped pockets Hood Waterproof CF zip with inner stormflap Inner drawcord hem adjusters Self-fabric cuff adjusters Reflective detail Outer pocket doubles as stow pocket Elbow darts 100% Polyester We Say - This rain jacket is a…

Helly Hansen Jeans, Oxford Shirt and Sweater

THE JEANS HH JEANS They Say –  Stylish trousers for men from Helly Hansen with a jeans cut! Garment washed for to make them soft and comfortable, these trousers are a must-have! Features Jeans pockets Back pockets Belt loops Garment dyed Hand pockets Discover more at http://shop.hellyhansen.com/gb/item/hh-jeans-51540/ We Say –  I needed a pair of decent trousers to travel to Canada in, ones that looked good for general tourism but were also hard wearing as when I travel I try to go as light as possible, so whatever trousers I take…

Helly Hansen WARM FREEZE 1/2 ZIP

They Say – The best wool baselayer on the market. Combining the unique Lifa® fiber technology next to skin to keep you dry, with a premium merino wool exterior with superior insulating and wicking properties. Features HH®Warm 215g/m² 1/2 zip opening Flatlock stitching Alergy neutral Non itch Pure merino wool Lifa® Stay Dry technology To discover more, please visit http://shop.hellyhansen.com/gb/item/hhwarm-freeze-1-2-zip-48852/?t_type=src&COLOR=990%20BLACK&t_type=cat We Say – Helly Hansen always make brilliant gear and that’s one of the reasons we at Trek and Run review them such a lot (I’m personally outdoors running or hiking…

Helly Hansen Warm FZ Hoodie & Beanie

They Say - FUSE LIFA STAY DRY TECHNOLOGY WITH MERINO WOOL IN A HOODY STYLE & YOU HAVE THE ONLY LAYER YOU WILL NEED THIS SEASON. HH®Warm is a 2-layer construction combining Lifa® Stay Dry Technology and 100% pure merino wool, making it the ideal baselayer for all activities in cold weather. Staying dry is important to stay warm and comfortable. In addition, this baselayer is constructed with the unique Lifa®Flow technology. Lifa®Flow delivers superquick drying next to skin. It moves moisture away from your skin faster than other baselayer technologies…

Jack Wolfskin WHITE ROCK PARKA for WOMEN

They Say - This 3-in-1 short coat provides knee-length weather protection and insulation. It consists of a cotton-like, waterproof outer coat and a warm, insulated inner coat. The former features a hood with faux fur trim, which keeps wind and rain off your face and is fully detachable. The latter provides adequate heat retention for dry days and between seasons when worn alone. 3-in-1 coat for outdoor and urban wear Waterproof, windproof Breathable Robust, cotton-like Warm quilted inner coat Short coat Number of pockets: 6 Weight: 1360 g (size M) PFC-FREE…