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Outdoor clothing range for active motorhomers

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When Tashi Sherpa discovered that his uncle was part of Sir Edmund Hilary’s famous 1953 to the summit of Everest he decided to set up Sherpa Adventure Gear to create the best outdoor apparel from Nepal. The company employs hundreds of people in Kathmandu and Nepal and a portion of each sale goes to educating Sherpa children via the Paldorje Education fund. The latest range of Sherpa wear has been announced for those intent on travelling to more challenging locations.

The Nangpala Hooded Down Jacket comprises PrimaLoft Silver insulation which combines water-­‐repellant goose down with superfine, hydrophobic PrimaLoft fibers for enhanced performances over a wide range of conditions, absorbing water 10 time slower than 100% down, drying four times faster than 100% down and retaining 44% of its warmth even when wet. With adjustable hood, the opening can be cinched in when the wearer needs to deflect a harsh wind, and the hand warmer pockets and chest Napoleon pocket with media port zip shut to secure essentials. The Nangpala Hooded Down Jacket is available for both men and women. RRP £250

The Nangpala Down Vest, exclusively for women, also features PrimaLoft Silver and 60% 750 fill-­‐power goose down for premium insulation and enhanced performance. The Napoleon chest pocket makes for less bulky layering as it is now positioned on the right hand side (the mid-­‐layer pieces typically have pockets on the left side) with hand warmer pockets and internal media port that zip securely. The Nangpala Down Vest is available in three colour optons: Bagmati Sand/Gobi, Ningma/Aago and Black/Yuu Blue. RRP £180.

Shunning the elements with PrimaLoft Gold insulation, the Penzum Hooded Jacket for women is soft, breathable and lightweight, staying warm when wet and drying faster than down alone. The cuffs effectively trap warmth thanks to stretchy Lycra fibre bindings and the hem can be cinched in to seal out drafts. The zip hand warmer pockets keep small items secure and handy, alongside a chest pocket with zipper closure. The Penzum is also available as a vest with Lycra tape bound armholes. RRP £150.

The Nilgiri Pant for both men and women is made up of a three-­‐layer soft shell laminate which is a highly breathable, wind and water-­‐repellent smooth exterior and a soft, warm and fuzzy interior thanks to Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Himaltec technology. Three-quarter length side zippers allow for custom ventilation and fit over a range of boot sizes. To keep pants down when hiking in deep snow, the Nilgiri Pant also has loops at the hem which can be laced with cord and a integrated, removable belt system. RRP £120.

New to AW15 for men, the Rongbuk Down Jacket is highly compressible and light in weight whilst offering maximum warmth. The 20 denier x 20 denier, Pertex Quantum nylon shell fabric is featherweight, windproof, water-­‐resistant, downproof and extremely strong for its weight. Two large exterior chest pockets provide instant access to essentials, with an extra-­‐tall collar providing welcome face coverage in heavy weather. The Rongbuk benefits from a helmet-­‐compatible hood with a front adjustment that exits into the pockets – this system stows any excess drawcord away from the face. RRP £240.

The 800 fill-­‐power, 100% traceable European goose down insulation that lines the men’s Cho Oyu Down Jacket provides superior warmth, as well as all the featherweight, windproof, water-­‐resistant, downproof and strength from Pertex Quantum nylon shell fabric. The product is available in three different colour options: Tibetan Coral/Monsoon Grey, Rathee/Korsani and Black/Tibetan Coral. RRP £200.

The fabric that makes up the Tharkey Zip Tee is a two-­‐sided, high performance fleece with a smooth outer surface that slides easily against other layers to allow for better abrasion resistance, and three-­‐dimensional “honeycomb” hi-­‐lo interior that allows more airflow for improved moisture management – and in cold temperatures – trapped body warmth. The seams are placed off the tops of the shoulders for non-­‐chafing comfort under pack straps. The interior fabric of the Tharkey incorporates Polygiene technology which utilizes natural silver salt to inhibit the growth of odour-­‐causing micro-­‐organisms and most importantly lasting the lifespan of the garment and not washing out. The Tharkey Zip Tee is available for both men and women. RRP £70.

Highlighting Sherpa Adventure Gear’s commitment to manufacturing in Nepal and supporting small-­‐scale industries and employment there, the Kirtipur Sweater in both men’s and women’s styles combines the tradition and beauty of a hand-­‐knit wool sweater with the modern insulating power of PrimaLoft Silver. This collector’s piece for 2015 supports women in the small village of Kirtipur, where the sweaters are knitted. It takes one woman four days to knit one Kirtipur sweater. Incredibly warm, the Kirtipur sweater has practical details such as its collared, adjustable hood and internal cuffs to seal in heat. RRP £240.

Comprised of 100% lambswool outer and luxurious 100% Polarfleece polyester lining, the hand knitted Pangdey Hats come in a range of colours, not to mention every purchase supports the livelihood of the remarkable women who knit them in Nepal. The Pangdey hats are unisex. RRP £25.

A hat and hand warmers are small accessories that can play a huge role in your overall comfort. When the clouds move in and the sky begins to darken, get instant relief from the cold in with a unisex hand-­knitted hat or a pair of hand warmers. As always, you’ll be supporting the livelihood of the Sherpa people. RRP £25.

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