Haglöfs VOJD – when you are seeking the extreme

Just because there is no ski lift does not mean that you cannot go in search of the perfect run. With crampons and an ice axe you can reach boot-deep powder on your own with your skis on your back. This is freeskiing in its most extreme form, which takes the skier to the borderland between skiing and mountain climbing.

Some of the world’s best freeskiers can be counted among Haglöfs Friends. In the past two years, they have collaborated with Haglöfs’ designers and product development team to design a jacket and pant worthy of sharing the name of Haglöfs’ most equipped and extreme backpack, VOJD ABS. The result is a ski outfit that was exposed to – and withstood – long, hard tests by the most advanced and most demanding skiers.

An extremely robust ski outfit
For Fall/Winter 2014, Haglöfs is introducing a freeski collection with new, updated products for all types of skiers – from the powder skier who stays close to the lifts to the most advanced extreme skiers. The collection has also been given a completely new range of colors. New for the season is Haglöfs’ VOJD JACKET and VOJD PANT – which together creates a ski outfit that has proven itself to meet all of the challenges it has faced.

VOJD JACKET is a 70-denier durable alpine jacket in 3-layer Gore-Tex® Pro where no detail has been left to chance. The pockets have been positioned so that they are easily accessible when wearing a backpack and the zippers have been upgraded to a very durable construction. The inner pocket has a cable port for communication equipment. The jacket offers excellent breathability, including zippers in the armpits and an inner slit in the collar with laser-cut ventilation holes so ski goggles do not fog over.

VOJD JACKET has a bit less fabric than many other freeski jackets, but is still roomy enough that you will easily have space for a back protector. The jacket also has a 3-way adjustable, helmet-compatible hood with a laminated and wire-reinforced peak. A detachable snow skirt can be attached in VOJD PANT and it can also be worn with all of the pants in the Haglöfs Ski collection. The adjustment at the hem of the jacket can be fastened so that it does not catch on things when climbing.

VOJD PANT is a 150-denier, extremely durable alpine pant in 3-layer Gore-Tex® Pro. It has two hand pockets and two front pockets that are easily accessible even when wearing a climbing harness. The right front pocket has a stretch pocket, for example for a cell phone or a transceiver.

VOJD PANT has a zippered, 2-way ventilation slit along the legs. The leg endings are reinforced at the instep with Schoeller® Keprotec® and have an inner snowlock with elastic silicone grips as well as the possibility for extra tightening – an important function when climbing in snow.

VOJD ABS – for people who live for skiing
Haglöfs’ avalanche safety backpack, VOJD ABS, combines the best of two worlds – Haglöfs’ many years of experience in backpack manufacturing and design and ABS’s leading airbag technology for avalanche safety.

VOJD ABS is made from two durable polyamide fabrics and developed for people who live for skiing – and want to continue to do so. VOJD ABS has the same characteristic features that a Haglöfs backpack is expected to have with excellent carrying comfort, functional design and a long life. Skis and an ice axe can easily be attached to the backpack without obstructing the ABS function.

VOJD ABS comes in two sizes: VOJD ABS 18 for freeskiing close to the lifts, with room for safety equipment and the most important necessities, and VOJD ABS 30 for skiers who explore a bit further away from the lift systems and need room for extra equipment. A volume/weight ratio of 0.088 kg per liter (VOJD ABS 30) also makes it one of the market’s lightest avalanche safety backpacks with a built-in ABS system.

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For more information please contact:

Sara Skogsberg Cuadras
PR & Media Manager
+ 46 8 584 400 14
sara.skogsberg-cuadras@haglofs.se

 

 

Haglöfs develops clothing, footwear and hardware for people who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. From small-scale backpack manufacturing in 1914, Haglöfs has developed into one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical and sustainable outdoor products by means of modern product development and strategic distribution. The Haglöfs brand is primarily marketed to 25 European and Asian markets and the company employs some 200 people. Sales for 2013 amounted to SEK 724.5 million. Haglöfs is owned by ASICS Corporation since 2010. www.haglofs.com

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PR & Media Manager: Sara Skogsberg Cuadras, sara.skogsberg-cuadras@haglofs.se

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Haglöfs develops clothing, footwear and hardware for people who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. From small-scale backpack manufacturing in 1914, Haglöfs has developed into one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical and sustainable outdoor products by means of modern product development and strategic distribution. The Haglöfs brand is primarily marketed to 25 European and Asian markets and the company employs some 200 people. Sales for 2015 amounted to SEK 776 million. Haglöfs is owned by ASICS Corporation since 2010. www.haglofs.com