After two years in the making, New Zealand based cult clothing brand Swazi has released their new masterpiece, the Tahr Ultralite, the ultimate lightweight shell jacket which weighs in at a mere 484 grams or 17 ounces designed to repel the harshest rain and wind.
Before being released, the garment underwent rigorous field tests in some of the harshest of environments worldwide, from New Zealand’s Southern Alps, to Alaska’s Kodiak Island and the Himalayas.
Made from Swazi’s proprietary AEGIS® strata fabric which incorporates a mechanical stretch, if this jacket gets snagged on a branch it has more give, making it more tear resistant. Plus the added benefit of being able to be rolled up tightly into its own hood, makes it compact and lightweight for travelling or to fit discretely into your day sack.
Its hood is based on the Swazi’s award-winning Tahr XP, which provides amazing peripheral vision and with the inclusion of all new cord stoppers, to keep them out of the way so no risk of them getting caught. With two hand warmer chest pockets and elasticated cuffs, this jacket is set up to keep you as protected from the elements as possible, with the ability to fit many base and mid-layers underneath.
Thanks to the jacket’s longer and heavy weight tail, which features an elasticated shock cord, there is no chance of getting a soggy bum and in extreme conditions you can pull in the bottom of the jacket for added protection.
Swazi founder and creative director, Davey Hughes, said: “I trialled this jacket myself on Kodiak Island where it was extreme weather, raining everyday of the 10 days we were hunting. This jacket has really been put through its paces and we are delighted with its performance. Designed as an outer protective layer, we believe it is something you will want to bring on every hunting adventure, so you’re prepared for no matter what Mother Nature sends your way.”
Colours: Sage green and Alpine stone
For more information, visit www.swazi.co.nz.