Here at Woodlore HQ, we’ve asked the members of our full-time team to pick their favourite courses and kit from our range, to find out just what it is that makes them so good. Team member Keith Whitehead picked his Swazi Nahanni Shirt:
I’m going to admit that I was a bit sceptical about the Nahanni Shirt when I first saw it. For a long time, I have been a huge fan of wool, especially for working in the conditions that we do for a large part of the year. My concern was that fleece would not be able to match my traditional choice in terms of hard wear or general practicality. I’m glad to say that I was wrong.
The thick fleece of the Nahanni is wonderfully warm and comforting, holding you in a cocoon from the moment it is donned. The windproof core is very effective and really gives the shirt a bombproof feel. I have worn the Nahanni for the second half of the outdoor season in some pretty difficult conditions and it has put up with everything. It’s a fantastic layer to get into first thing on a cold morning, it’s great for relaxing by the fire in the evening and it even makes a pretty outstanding pillow during the night.
Beneath the Tahr Jacket it forms part of a weatherproof system that is incredibly warm and perfect for times when you have to spend long periods sitting still. Wildlife watching during the autumn and winter months are when this system will come into its own.
The Nahanni is already a firm favourite of mine and will remain so for a long time. I would recommend it for anyone spending time outside during the colder times of the year.
– Keith Whitehead