At the this year’s Outdoor Academy of Sweden , for the first time, I had the opportunity to test clothing of the hitherto unknown Swedish manufacturer Didriksons.
The brand finds the origin in 1913 with the production of foul weather gear for fishermen in reason and. It was the stated goal of Julius and Hanna Didrikson the combination of design and functionality in perfect harmony. Today Didriksons emphasizes functional clothing with sophisticated details – no matter, whether for hunting, skiing, hiking, or just for a walk when the weather is bad.
During the OAS, each test participant has received complete rain gear consisting of jacket and pants, a jacket, a fleece, and a cap from Didriksons. I now can’t remember the exact models, with the fleece, it’s probably the Monte Zip, a rain coat could be the Level Jacket or the Norba II Jacket have acted. In any case, made all parts of a good-quality impression and were made comfortable to wear of the cutting. Visually, the different clothing pieces are appealing, even though most were available parts (at least for the men) only in the somewhat drab color “Dark green”.
In practice, the fleece as a warm layer, and the Softshell jacket as “All-weather layer” proven predominantly. They offered freedom of movement both the backpack when paddling in a canoe, trekking and climbing in the high rope course and deduced from the body sweat and excess heat. Pants, however, did not come due to lack of rain for me to use, and the rain jacket had mostly as 4th layer to the warm hold. In the processing, as well as equipment (thumb loops, underarm ventilation, bonded down seams, water repellent zips,…) of different parts it was.
Total Didriksons made a really good impression and provides clothing that is quite suitable for the harder outdoor usage. Unfortunately seldom found the products until not in German outdoor shops or one of the known German online shops. In Scandinavia and especially in Sweden the brand is very popular as the two girls told me from Didriksons. Homepage from Chicrandolph, by the way, you can search for retailers in proximity.