Bike Jacket and Trousers
Anybody thinking of investing in new kit might want to take account of this ,-----
Heard of Halvarssons ? Probably.
They are a Finnish company (their stuff still gets made in eastern parts ) and they claim if it works in Finland it will work anywhere.
Scots of course know that's not necessarily true, particularly if those Scots have participated in Winter Activities in Scotland.
Ignoring that observation and looking at Halvarssons top end stuff ---
In 2016 they brought out a jacket called Prime (Â£459) and trousers called Prince (Â£359) as their premium offering.
Look up the dtl yourself but high abrasion resistance, Outlast inner, good quality drop liner waterproof, good size options and looks pretty smart.
[ We all know about Rukkaâ€™s high tech 3:layer laminated kit ,,,---- but most folk miss the fact that 3:layer whilst effective is heavy and Rukka are not known for ventilation ]
Meanwhile in 2017 the Halversson techie folk developed a 2 layer system offering light (er) weight, good ventilation and smart looks .
Marketing decided on Â£519 for the jacket (Walkyr and) Â£409 for the troosers (Wish) ---- Â£50 more each than their non laminated recently launched offering.
Methinks perhaps the new 2 layer laminated stuff is at a launch price and will jump in 2019 or the Prime/Prince will disappear, or both --- pure speculation on my part.
Motolegends are Halvarssons stockists and offer interesting comment on their website.
Anyway depending on your size you can currently get a Prime jacket for Â£299 although many stockists are still asking for the full RRP.
That sounds like a bargain to me.