The Best Lightweight Gear for Spring Summer


on Jan 31, 2018

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By Fiona Donnellan

We're often asked about the gear we wear whilst training. And who are we to keep this info to ourselves...Here we share our thoughts on the best lightweight gear for spring summer. The best options for layering on your next adventure be it a hike, trail run or surf trip.

We love the Helly Hansen Verglas Light Insulator a it's hybrid down technology and softshell panel jacket designed to bridge the gap between high intensity high output activities and changing weather fronts, providing both protection and versatility. This we like, something to keep us warm and dry no matter the weather. It's €200 and available on Helly Hansen's website in 5 colours. There's also an option for one with a hood, check it out here

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Helly Hansen

With a straightforward and classic design, the Helly Hansen Elements Summer Coat has a feminine fit, nicely draping fabric and minimalistic detailing. Available in a variety of bright and muted colourways, this is summer’s statement coat. We got to have, we love the length of this, perfect for us particularly whilst biking! 

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Helly Hansen

We love this slim fit Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck that offers Polartec® Power Grid™ fabric with Polygiene® permanent odor control and Fair Trade Certified™ for sewing. There are 3 colours available so you pick your favourite.

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Patagonia

We love this layer for spring summer, the Craghoppers Ingrid Hooded Jacket for €100 from 53 Degrees North. Here's the jacket details - a softshell with a longer length that gives you better coverage in cold, rainy conditions. The agile, waterproof outer conceals a high-loft fleece inner plus grown-on hood for extra protection in inclement weather. It's a winner in our eyes, a perfect extra layer on a chilly morning walk. 

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Craghoppers at 53 Degrees North

Next light layer is this great baselayer from Helly Hansen, the Merino Light Long Sleeve. The lightweight merino wool product offers great comfort, odour resistance and breathability. Lifa technology fibre construction next to the skin and a wicking polyester exterior moves moisture away from the body ensuring that the skin remains dry on that next hike.

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Helly Hansen

So there you have it, our picks of the best lightweight gear for spring summer. If you have any items that you love and feel we're missing just drop us a line at girloutdoormag@gmail.com. Happy adventures.

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