This week I recieved three packages. One was my Haglofs LIM Barrier Pull-on, the second was a pair of Salomon Exit Sport 2 shoes and the third was a pair of Moutain Equipment Combin Pants (trousers in English).
The LIM Pull-on (or smock as I usually call it) is a lovely bit of gear. At 262g, it’s 50g lighter than my Berghaus Infinity smock (which is starting to show its age). It should do the job as a lightweight warm layer. I like Primaloft. Although not quite as warm as down, I feel it’s more flexible as it can be layered over damp clothing. The colour combination of dark grey and eye-popping yellow may not appeal to all, but I quite like it.
The Salomon Exit Sport 2 shoes are a bit heavier and stiffer than I anticipated. They are comfortable but the heel is slightly wider than other Salomons I own. I’m more likely to use these as leisure shoes than walking shoes I think. I would really like a low version of the Fastpackers.
Lastly, the Combin pants were a result of seeing some comments about Schoeller Dry Skin. My Macpac Alpine Pants are very good but a bit on the warm side for most occasions. I have a pair of Mountain Hardwear trousers that use Schoeller Dynamic fabric, but found them a little cold. Dry skin seems to be more pleasant to wear, but not too warm. I like them. The cut is almost perfect for me. This morning, the rain beaded off them nicely.
My only complaints are that they attract white dog hair like a magnet and that they didn’t come with elastic hem drawcords. They have some openings for some so I spent some time last night threading some spare shock cord through the hem. They are quite lightweight at 429g. I think I’ve found my ideal cool weather trousers.