The Haukland Explorer outdoor jacket for photographers was developed by adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj and a team of specialists from the fashion industry. Designed in Germany.
A functional outdoor rain jacket with the parka look
The functional outer jacket looks like a stylish parka, that can easily be worn in everyday life. It's a lightweight rain jacket that is water and wind resistant thanks to its special impregnated outdoor fabric (tear-resistant 228T nylon, 6000 mm water column). The inner mesh makes it comfortable to wear, breathable and provides good air circulation. Under physical stress the zips under the arms can be used for additional ventilation. A welded 2-way zipper also provides water protection and freedom of movement when you want to squat down.
German engineered details
Windstopper on the wrists prevent unnecessary heat loss and keep you warm. The sleeves can be adjusted with the faux leather lock.
The hood of the Haukland Explorer Jacket is relatively snug when closed to protect you against rain and wind. The front of the hood is cut longer to "shield" the camera and your viewfinder. You can close the hood even more using the rubber bands.
Welded 2-way zipper
The jacket is cut relatively long and covers, when chosen in the correct size, the trouser pockets and butt. That way you don't get wet so quickly and can lean or sit against damp rocks or other surfaces. So that you are not restricted in your movement, the welded zipper can be opened in both directions and therefore allows you the knee down even with the jacket closed.
The seams of the outer jacket are not welded. This gives us a very good air circulation and also a lower price in the production, which we pass on to you. We believe that 90% of outdoor photographers do not need welded seams. We were in the rain with the jacket for several hours and had no problems. If the demand persists, we will think about an "extreme version". Please write us an email to email@example.com or use the contact form if you are interested in that.
11 pockets for your photo equipment
The Haukland Explorer is equipped with 11 pockets in total:
- The 2 chest pockets are designed for lens caps,
- the two large pockets at the bottom are designed for filters (such as graduated filters + square ND filters) and provide enough space to stow away even your 150x100mm filter or gloves. The bags are also equipped with a Velcro, so you don't lose anything.
- Inside the jacket there is a pocket on the top left for a slim wallet or mobile phone.
- Moreover, there is a complete "mini photo backpack" with space for memory cards, batteries, power banks and Co. In the outer jacket, this area is reinforced on the outside with a waterproof foil to additionally protect the electronic equipment. On the body side, the pockets are made of mesh, so you always see exactly what's inside which pocket.
- Inside the left sleeve is an integrated microfiber cloth pocket with an elastic cord and metal clip.
Amazing features for photographers
In addition to the sophisticated design, the timeless cut and the numerous storage options, each part of the jacket (outer jacket, quilted jacket and fleece) has two very special features that every outdoor photographer will love.
No more dirty lenses and no cloth - cleverly integrated microfibre cloth
In the left sleeve, at the level of the forearm, there is a special pocket with a flexible cord and metal clamp. There you can attach your microfiber cloth, always ready at your fingertips to clean your lens or camera. By clamping it, you can use the cloth even in strong winds and don’t have to worry about losing it or where you last put it. The answer is always: Left sleeve.
Never forget your camera battery and memory card again - small photo backpack on board
Also inside of each jacket a "small photo backpack" was recreated. Here you have small storage compartments for e.g. memory cards, small batteries and USB sticks. In the additional two large pockets you can store even more batteries, a cell phone, power bank, wallet and everything you can fit in.
Especially in winter, it is beneficial if you carry your batteries and your smartphone in inside pockets close to the body to protect them from discharging. In heavy rain the double layer of outer jacket and Fleece gives you extra protection for your batteries and your smartphone.
Are 11 pockets enough for you?
The Haukland Explorer jacket (outer jacket) has 11 pockets in total. The lower outer pockets are big enough to fit your gradient or ND filters. The upper pockets can store smaller items like your lens cap. By storing it there you will never lose or forget where you put it again.
Some people even leave their backpacks at home, because they can fit that much in their jacket.