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Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 jackets

April 20, 2012

Here’s a cracking pair of lightweight jackets for Spring/Summer 2012, courtesy of American outdoor brand Penfield. If the recent weather in the capital is anything to go by then a decent waterproof is worth its weight in gold and always makes for a solid investment.

First up is the Beechdale Jacket. Constructed from Penfield’s 190gsm Hudson wax and with a lightweight cotton liner it’s a great jacket for Spring and Summer – heavy enough to keep you warm during showers but still light enough to wear when the sun makes a brief appearance.

Features include three-button working cuffs (nice to see at this price point) with cord linings on the edges. The jacket has a six-button front placket, meaning it can be worn open at the top like a blazer, or by utilising the storm flap, fully closed when the weather starts getting hostile.

Next up is the Vassan, their latest take on the mountain parka, which once again features their 190gsm Hudson Wax but unlike the Beechdale is fully unlined. It’s a particularly good looking piece and the light blue version here will probably appeal to more people than the bright yellow version I saw (and loved) at Jacket Required last year.

Features include a three button/three clip front placket and as you’d expect from this kind of jacket there’s four main front pockets on the front. In addition are an adjustable hood (with cork toggles on the draw string) and waist tapes, all of which make the Vassan worth a look for those in need of a lightweight parka.

Both of these are available at The Mandon Store now, so if you fancy one, go to the website here: Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 jackets.

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