The Haukland Explorer outdoor jacket for photographers was especially designed for the needs of photographers by adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj and a team of specialists from the textile industry.
A functional outdoor rain jacket in a parka look
The functional outer jacket looks like a stylish parka at first glance, which can easily be worn in everyday life. In fact, it is 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 as additional ventilation. A welded 2-way zipper also provides water protection and freedom of movement when you want to squat down.
Windstopper on the wrists close the jacket tight even in strong winds and prevent unnecessary heat loss. In addition, the sleeves can be made tighter with Velcro closures.
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. Thus you can sit comfortably.
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.
11 pockets for your photo equipment
The Haukland Explorer is equipped with a whopping 11 pockets:
- The 2 chest pockets are designed for lens caps,
- the two large pockets at the bottom are designed for filters (such as graduated filters, ND filters and Co.) and provide enough space to stow away your 150x100mm slot-in filters. You can then stow away your other items such as car keys and gloves in the other pocket. 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 bag with elastic band and metal clip.
Great features especially 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, behind which there is a flexible band with a metal clamp. You can clamp your microfiber cloth here. So you always have a cloth at your fingertips to clean your lens or camera. By clamping it, you can use the cloth even in strong winds without problems and you no longer have to worry about losing it or wondering where you last put it. The answer is always: Left sleeve.
Never forget your battery and memory card again - small photo backpack on board
Also inside of each jacket a kind of "small photo backpack" was recreated. Here you have small compartments for e.g. memory cards, small batteries and USB sticks and two large pockets for additional batteries, cell phone, power bank, wallet and everything else you need space for.
Especially in winter, it is beneficial if you carry your batteries and your smartphone in the pockets on the body to protect them from discharging by your body heat. In heavy rain the double layer of outer jacket and Fleece gives you extra protection for your batteries and your smartphone.
No more "no room" in your pockets - are 11 pockets enough for you?
The outer pockets of the Haukland Explorer jacket (outer jacket) have been designed in a way that your gradient filters can easily fit in the lower pockets and in the upper pockets e.g. the lens cap can be stowed away. You will never lose that or forget where you put it again.
By cleverly using the jacket, you can also save space in your backpack or leave the backpack at home or in the accommodation.