Design: Head of design at Haglöfs, Annsofie Jakobsson
L.I.M Z|T Base: Polartec® Power Grid™ 91% Polyester, 9% Elastane, lightweight knit with a grid backer to enhance moisture management, 125g/m2, bluesign® approved.
L.I.M Z|T Sync 2 Mid Jacket: Polartec® Alpha®, 54% Recycled Polyester, 46% Polyester low-density knit insulation that provides exceptional breathability, and dries quickly while it retains warmth and circulates the airflow, 60 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Polartec® Power Air™ 100% Recycled Polyester, air jersey knitted hardface, 220 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Polartec® Power Dry® 100% Recycled Polyester open mesh construction knit, 156 g/m2, bluesign® approved.
L.I.M Z|T Sync 1 Mid Hood: Polartec® Power Air™ 100% recycled polyester, air jersey knitted hardface, 220 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Polartec® Power Dry® 100% recycled polyester, open mesh construction knit, 156 g/m2, bluesign® approved.
L.I.M Z|T Mtn GTX Pro Jacket: GORE-TEX Pro® stretch, 3-layer 100% polyamide 40D, the lightest Pro stretch fabric, processed ePTFE membrane enables warp-direction stretch without compromises, 152 g/m2,, bluesign® approved. Hydrostatic head: >28,000 mm, RET: <13
L.I.M Z|T Trek GTX PRO Jacket: GORE-TEX Pro®, the most breathable, 3-layer 100% polyamide, 40D semi dull, double ripstop face laminated to a ePTFE membrane and a solution-dyed grid backer, 113 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Hydrostatic head: >28,000 mm, RET: <6 GORE-TEX Pro® Stretch, 3-layer 100% polyamide 40D, the lightest Pro stretch, processed ePTFE membrane enables warp-direction stretch without compromises, 152 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Hydrostatic head: >28,000 mm, RET: <13
L.I.M Z|T Shell GTX PRO Pant: GORE-TEX Pro® stretch, 3-layer 100% polyamide 40D, the lightest Pro stretch, processed ePTFE membrane enables warp-direction stretch without compromises, 152 g/m2, bluesign® approved. Hydrostatic head: >28,000 mm, RET: <13
The trick to stay comfortable even in rough conditions is to manage heat and humidity simultaneously. In short: you’ll want to trap the heat but vent out the moisture. What makes this a bit tricky is that the body radiates a lot of its heat through convection – a technical term meaning warm humidity, that becomes liquid as it cools down. Using an ingenious double mid-layer system, the L.I.M Z|T manages to take care of the heat, while breathing the moisture out. This enables you to stay in the comfort zone in a much wider range of outdoor temperatures and through different phases of intensity: neither too warm or too cold, and with a much smaller risk of getting damp.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
To improve something that already seems perfect, one must think freely, and leave all preconceived notions behind. L.I.M Z|T is a vanguard collection of ultra-performance garments, based on the vast experience from the L.I.M Series. But it’s also the result of how Haglöfs went back to the drawing board and started over from scratch. They left the predominant three-layer theory behind and created the first truly synchronized layering system. Closest to the body: a highly open structured base layer, that breathes and keeps you dry. Double mid-layers, that let out humidity, while trapping heat. A durable, breathable and comfortable outer layer, made to withstand the roughest conditions.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
Built for extreme environments (the far north, Greenland), ultra-distance and mountaineering.
The GHG emissions for the manufacturing of these products (as well as all other products in the Haglöfs line) have been compensated for through high-quality carbon offsets as part of Haglöfs climate commitment to reduce emissions by 50% while taking responsibility for the rest along the way ("Our Climate Commitment").
A number of the main fabrics are made from recycled content as part of progress towards target of all main fabrics containing recycled or renewable content by 2025. A number of design choices are made in order to help improve repairability and recyclability of the products including:
* Decision made throughout all products to only use static cords to avoid the use of elastane
* All adjustments repairable and removable e.g. hem and hood adjustments
* Specifically in the mid layers used buttons instead of zippers
* Sashiko stitches used in place of additional reinforcement fabrics (shell jacket)
FUN FACTS OR BACKSTORY
The aesthetic inspiration for the entire collection comes from the light. During the time of day when the sun is most strong and powerful, it creates a straight beam of light. To incorporate this feeling of power and strength to the products and the wearer, Haglöfs created the Zenith beam – the red tread through the whole collection. Except from being an aesthetic element they also used the beam to create functions as breathable areas/panels, storage, pockets etc.
Available in stores: April 2022
Recommended retail price: L.I.M Z|T Base: €120; L.I.M Z|T Sync 2 Mid Jacket: €140; L.I.M Z|T Sync 1 Mid Hood: €160; L.I.M Z|T Mtn GTX PRO Jacket: €650; L.I.M Z|T Trek GTX PRO Jacket: €600; L.I.M Z|T Shell GTX PRO Pant: €450