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29Nov 09 Little Winter Adventurers
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Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean the kids are going to want to spend any more time in doors, especially with the promise of a white Christmas just around the corner! So all you can do is make sure they’re properly protected for whatever weather their outdoor adventures bring.
The design team here at Sprayway have this firmly in mind, and so take a peak at our fantastic new kids winter hats, guaranteed to keep their noggins’ toasty in the very best of our British winters. Layer them up in one of our 3-in-1 winter jackets and they’ll be ready for all kinds of festive mischief!
4Nov 09 Parka Up
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Like the Design team at Sprayway, no doubt you'll have noticed the arrival of winter-like temperatures to our shores. This means having to wrap up extra warm before venturing outside, even if it is just to nip to the shops or if you're taking the kids to the park.
Fortunately, our range of Parka's provide the perfect waterproof protection and body insulation. Whatever the winter can throw at us this year, these Urban Classics are ideal for any weekday errand or weekend excursion.
29Oct 09 Best In Test!
Sprayway's Kinetic Jacket takes top honours in Country Walking's Waterproof Jacket Test (November Issue) scoring 18/20.
Surprisingly light for a jacket cut from a two-layer fabric, but it sacrifices nothing in toughness or comfort. The rollaway hood works a treat, with three-way adjustment and a wired peak; and the pockets are excellent. The large chest pocket easily takes a map and the handwarmers are well-positioned for access with a pack on. The cuffs adjust with Velcro and the hem tensions with drawcords. It breathes well and felt comfortable throughout the test; and more importantly, it also kept some nasty weather out. If it has to be faulted, it would be the flimsy plastic poppers on the main opening, but this is a pretty minor thing. Overall, good looking and seriously good value at £160.
Comfort & Fit: 9/10
"A wired peak hood makes it easy to find a good balance between visibility and protection from bad weather"
"Incredibly light for a two layer fabric with a mesh lining"
Women’s version: Dynamic
Perfect Partner: Kids Cougar I.A.
20Oct 09 Winter Softshell Collection
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Whatever the Weather this Winter....
Sprayway’s Mens and Womens Winter Softshell collections combine the very latest in wind and water-proof technology with comfort and style. Available in Powershield, GORE Windstopper and Hollowpoint, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Collection covers all of your softshell needs.
Whether you're walking the dog, trailing the Lakes or just getting to work everyday we have a softshell to keep you comfortable and keep the elements at bay.
18Oct 09 GORE-TEX Experiential Rig
The GORE-TEX® Products Experiential Rig is touring the country for the next four weeks - and Sprayway is on board!
The 'rig' is interactive so visitors can not only see but also get hands-on with the lastest GORE-TEX technology. The Tri-Tester, lets you experience a variety of weather conditions and feel the waterproof, windproof and breathable qualities of fabrics that are used in Sprayway’s GORE-TEX ® Jackets, as you remain dry and comfortable, protected by the fabric.
To see the Sprayway Jackets on the GORE-TEX® Products Experiential Rig check us out at the following locations:
14/10 – 19/10 Brent Cross, London
27/10 – 01/11 The Trafford Centre, Manchester
05/11 – 08/11 Silverburn, Scotland
10/11 – 15/11 Meadow Hall, Sheffield
See you there!
17Oct 09 Half Term
Get the kids wrapped up in our fantastic new collection of winter jackets and fleeces this Half Term and get outside to see what’s on offer. Ideal for any Autumn Day out is our unisex GORE-TEX Performance Shell Cougar Jacket, with interactive zips allowing you to zip in the Alaska Fleece for an extra layer of warmth for those particularly fresh Autumn walks.
11Oct 09 Ullswater
Sprayway have just returned from sponsoring the Free Ullswater Outdoor Festival in Glenridding, Cumbria. The festival was a resounding success for the area, providing over 50 walks of varying degrees of difficulty led by the Lake District National Park Volunteer Rangers, as well as other free activities such as Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing and Gorge Scrambling throughout the 9 days.
With people from across the globe getting to Ullswater for the week and being given the chance to trial Sprayway Gear for free, the atmosphere was fantastic and many thanks have to go to the Ullswater Committee our partners in organising the event.
10Oct 09 Sprayway Apollo - Great Trekking jacket
A pared down simple design, focusing on providing just the essentials for the mountain activist, the Apollo is quite low in weight, using Gore Performance Shell fabric, yet robust enough to handle some rough treatment when scrambling or the like. The traditional styling and longer cut will appeal to the more conservative, or those who prefer the enhanced coverage and therefore protection. Features include two generous zipped side pockets, sturdy front zip with storm flap, map pocket, pit zips, good adjustable wired peak stowable hood, soft chin protector and velcro adjustable cuffs.
In a line: Confidence inspiring traditional trekking jacket.
10Oct 09 Trail - All Day Rainpant
When it's raining you need waterproof overtrousers as well, right? Wrong! Why not just wear normal trousers that are waterproof instead? It saves you the cash, discomfort and weight of buying, wearing and carrying both trousers and overtrousers.
Sprayway All Day Rainpant (6 month test)
Only 430g (mens size L) and you don't need additional legwear. The breathable stretch Hydrodry fabric with a hydrostatic head of 5000mm has taped seams. There is a zip fly and elasticated waist, plus two pockets. I've been wearing them most days on my valley trips.
Clammier than non-waterproof trousers, but not as clammy as expected. I have often left them on all day and remained reasonably comfortable, even indoors. I don't expect them to remain waterproof as long as dedicated overtrousers with higher levels of hydrostatic head or durability, but so far they are still waterproof.
For valley and shorter day walks, these waterproof trousers are all I wear now. They are ideal for working and standing around indoors too. However they do rustle more than a regular pair, and for longer walks and more comfort in the mixed, unpredictable weather of the mountains, there is still a place for a good walking trouser plus a dedicated overtrouser
7Oct 09 Alf Alderson's Best Buy
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Sprayway Ridge 40+5
The Ridge is a great value pack that's stacked with features and seems way bigger than the 40+5 litres it claims to be - you'd have no problem using this for most backpacking trips, let alone winter days in the hills. It's ideal for the driving rain that plagues British hills with its removeable waterproof liner and rain cover, and there are so many features that there's only room to list the best, which includes a semi-adjustable harness system, ice axe loops, huge external storage panel, hip belt pockets, rop strap, hydratin system compatibility and bottle pockets. All this kit means the ridge is relatively heavy at 2300g - but you get a lot of pack for your money.