Updated: May 5, 2021
You don't have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors and reap the health benefits/wellbeing. A walk around the block, stroll through the local park or perhaps meditating in the back garden. All you need is something comfortable to wear. Have you heard of Maier Outdoor Clothing?
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Maier Outdoor Clothing - Review
I'm at my happiest capturing nature and the seasonal changes. When out and about you want to be comfortable and protected from the changeable weather. Especially here in Scotland.
About Maier Sports
Maier Sports has an extensive collection of men’s and women’s ski, outdoor and lifestyle clothing that brings together high-quality functionality with mid-range pricing – but one of its key point of differences is the range of sizes that are available in both the trousers and jacket collection. Discover your perfect fit.
Ski pants are available in 61 different sizes alone, with a combination of waist width and leg lengths ensuring a perfect, almost bespoke fit, for all.
The company was founded in 1938 close to the Swabian Alp area of Germany, but it wasn’t until 1970 until what was a fabric making business, started to manufacture clothing for skiing and tennis. Today, Maier Sports is one of the most established brands in the outdoor industry and continues to innovate through design and quality.
Maier Sports has a strong sustainability story and was the very first outdoor company to start producing PFC-free fabrics and has more recently become 100% PFC-free in its outdoor stretch pant collection. The company is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
This past week I have been testing out Maier Sports Metor W Jacket and Ophit trousers.
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The Metor W Jacket
The Metor W Jacket comes in six colours Persian red, hibiscus, green ash, deep green, Hawaiian ocean and night sky. I opted for the fresh Hawaiian ocean (blue) colour from the spring and summer collection. I normally have issues with the sleeve length and across the bust. It is a little bit on the neat side but I can live with it, as it's still comfortable and the sleeves are perfect. You might like to go one size up. As well as all the key features, the jacket has four pockets. Two on the outside (either side), one with an inside clip hook to secure a small purse or keys. A larger mesh pocket secured with velcro on one side (inside) and on the other side (inside) is a small zipped pocket.
It was very windy on one of the days and it proved to be comfortable and warm enough while only wearing a t-shirt. As well as being windproof the jacket is breathable and waterproof. I have yet to experience what it is like in the rain or wash it. * Update: As a fairweather outdoor explorer it has taken me some time to test it (get caught in the rain haha). Just last week I was out in a really heavy downpour, happy to say that, I was bone dry after a few hours. The cleaning instructions suggest a delicate 30-degree wash and line dry. I will keep you posted.
Versatile packaway jacket perfect for hiking and leisure
Light, waterproof and breathable mTEX 10.000 membrane
Packs into itself, detachable hood
Mesh lining with AGION ACTIVE® keeps you feeling fresh
Functional material with ripstop provides tear strength
Product Code: 220030
The Ophit Trousers (leggings)
The Ophit Leggings are really comfortable. As well as wearing them out walking, I have also been wearing them around the house. Thicker than normal leggings and warmer. Ideal for treks and on a flight once travelling again. Available in two colours, black and graphite (grey). I went with the graphite (grey) which has a black waistband in a softer smoother material. There is one very small concealed pocket accessed by a zip. I'm a bit disappointed by the size, as it's not suitable to store your phone or keys. Only available in regular length but I decided to give them a go. I normally have issues with length and go for petite, these are really easy to turn up (don't need to worry, the turn up stays up) or keep down for wearing inside hiking boots.
Washed them at 30 degrees and line dried overnight, they were dry the next morning.
Comfortable outdoor tights made from robust stretch fabric
Water-repellent PFC-free finish
Quick-drying thanks to dryprotec
Soft and smooth comfortable waist
Product Code: 232304
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I love both the products for their versatility but especially the leggings, as they are so comfortable. Looking forward to getting them in black. There is a wide range available for women, men and children. The products also come with a five-year warranty against any defects in materials and workmanship.
Hope you enjoyed reading and found it useful. As always, love to hear from you with any comments/questions you may have. You can reach me via email: enquiries@MDHardingTravelPhotography.com
Until next time, stay safe and well x