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Woolpower Base Layers
For a great all round base layer system Woolpower is best suited for all environments. Based on a Terry loop stitch and 70% Merino wool, it performs well and gives great breathability and moisture wicking, away from the skin. It comes in three weights 200g, 400g and 600g per square meter and has separate leggings and tops, with various configuration of zips, gilets, mitts and balaclavas.

Mike says...
" Woolpower has been a part of my kit for around 12 years now, and its an item I donít leave home without. I generally wear a 200g top while moving around, but have a 400g gilet and 200g leggings in my pack. The advantage of using a high percentage of natural fibres within a garment proves well after long periods, as body odour is kept to a minimum, along with operating around fires. All Woolpower garments wash well around 30 degrees in a washing machine or hand wash. I am still wearing the original 200g top from 12 years ago. "


Woolpower Tee LITE

Woolpower's lightest knit wool Tee.

Mike says...
" Well, good to see Woolpower back in stock in the shop. It has been in the doldrums for the past couple of years with a poor supply chain, but is now sorted out. I have been wearing the Woolpower Lite shorts for the past three years (not constantly, you understand) and they have been great. Recently bought a Tee to give it a go in the mountains and it worked really well, drying quickly and not smelling after three days of hard graft. The Lite will fit nicely with the Woolpower 200g tops I have had for many years. "


Swazi Micro Pants
A little bit 'Men in Tights' perhaps?  Nonetheless, if you're after a light pair of thermal pants that are great for tramping or wearing around camp, then our Micro Pants can't be beaten.

Mike says...
" I use these pants in my trekking kit especially in winter, really good warm to weight ratio and ultra comfy. "


Swazi Micro Shirt
A high polo-type collar with a light-weight zip allows you to control upper body temperature when things start to get steamy. Weíve cut the back extra long, so it wonít ride up under your pack. A thumb loop on the sleeve helps keep hands warm on those extra frosty mornings.

Mike says...
" Really comfortable Microfleece shirt for those cooler months. I tend to use this while working in the forest in Autumn and Winter. Good long zip for venting when things get a bit sweaty, wash really well too. "


Swazi Micro Top

It packs down extra small and weighs a mere 160gm. Again, the long cut means it wonít ride up while you travel, plus it delivers amazing comfort and warmth.

Mike says...
" The Microtop sits next to the Micro Pants in my trekking kit, really great warmth to weight ratio. "


Swazi Bushmans Zip Tee

Itís by far the toughest shirt in its class and weíve added a zip pocket to stash all your stashables.

Mike says...
" Great t- shirt for those cooler days out and about, the zip pocket is a real bonus for those essentials. "


Swazi Brocco Shirt

The Swazi Microshirt is one of our biggest sellers - and now thanks to a customers great suggestion it has a new stable mate. The Brocco Micro features a snug fitting hood to cover your ears and keep your noggin from getting a flogging!

Mike says...
" Just a great addition to my Swazi clothing line. Always a big fan of the Micro Shirt which has been made even better with the Brocco. "


Tiley Coolmax Travel Briefs
Tilley Coolmax Travel Briefs wick away moisture from the skin, are cooler to wear, odour resistant and dry fast.

Mike says...
" Our recent trip to Scotland proved these briefs to be a great piece of clothing. Underwear is generally over looked while on extended trips, with a lot of people wearing cotton. A lot of you who read this section know the disadvantages of cotton especially next to skin, add in poorly fitted underwear that could chafe, before you know it your trip becomes miserable. The Tilley briefs were exceptional in all aspects, wicking away moisture, easy to wash and dry. I highly recommend these briefs, but donít get white. "


Norrona Finnskogen Hybrid Pants

Multi-purpose forest technical pants for stalk and chase aerobic hunting. Stretchy hydrophilic membrane on knees and seat provides solid breathable waterproofing. Features multi-pocket solutions, mid-leg double-zip vents and soft microfibre waist lining.

Kev says...
" Bought these for exactly what Norrona pitch them as - a stalking or forest trouser and they are excellent. Really light, durable and silent with plenty of good sized pockets. The waterproof sections are joy, no more wet knees or wet bum when lighting fires, pitching shelters or sitting quiet in the woods. The lace hooks plus Velcro straps keep the trousers clamped to the boot all day, keeping spruce needles and stones out of your socks no matter how much brash you walk through. Colour looks bright in the shop but merges into the woods.. weird!! I'm up to 5 different pairs of Norrona trousers now covering all seasons and uses. "


Snugpak Sleeka Reversible

Fully reversible version of the Sleeka Original, same great Softie insulation, but with the option of two colourways.

Mike says...
" I have had a Sleeka for as long as I can remember which is now more duct tape than material. So it was time to take the plunge and invest in a new version which has been getting a lot of action in the recent poor weather. A no-nonsense piece of kit. "


Swazi Nahanni

With a windproof torso (front and back), hand warmer pockets and detachable hood, the Nahanni is extremely comfortable and warm.

Mike says...
" The Nahanni is the piece of kit to have in cold, windy dry conditions. It is great for observing wildlife being extremely quiet and with the added advantage of a windproof torso and hand warmer pockets. The zip off hood also means you can use it with the Swazi Tahr XP over the top if the weather comes in wet. "


Swazi The Hood

Made from the same quality 280gsm polar fleece that keeps Swazi gear going decade after decade of hardcore use.

Mike says...
" I really like this fleece, comfortable, warm, good generous fit. Just another garment in my Swazi armoury. Got Tussock, need Olive Green. "


Norrona Svalbard Cotton Anorak

Men's fashionably retro and light anorak made of organic cotton. With its timeless design and contemporary details this anorak will not only give you full wind protection but also that old-school look and feel.

Mike says...
" Awesome, buy one. Light, tough, well made and for me everything is fitted in the right place. Love it. "


Nikwax Tech Wash 300ml

Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

Mike says...
" Tech Wash is important to clean all waterproof breathable fabrics when they get dirty. I spend a lot of time outdoors and my outershell gets dirty very quickly. I advise washing garments twice a year ensuring all zips are done up. I place my clothing in a pillow case, tie a knot in it then wash it in the washing machine. "


Nikwax TX Direct Wash In 300ml

Adds Durable Water Repellency and revives breathability - in a washing machine.

Mike says...
" After washing my garments with Tech Wash i reproof with TX Direct. This revives the durable water repellency ( DWR ) and aids in the breathability of the fabric. I use TX Direct at least twice a year. "