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Blue Max Banner (BMB)’s lightweight Mistral Jacket offers great weather protection, and is fully reversible with a warm polar fleece on one side and weatherproof, rip-stop nylon on the other. Other features include a zipaway hood, phone pocket and elasticated cuffs, as well as a concealed zip for easy embroidery access.
“Fleece continues to be the nation’s lightweight outerwear of choice,” says BMB, adding that its unisex Quarter Zip Microfleece is great for layering. Made from a 260 gsm lightweight, anti-pill polyester microfleece, it features two side zipped pockets, self-coloured toggle and puller tab, and offers a relaxed fit. The women’s style offers fitted seam details for a flattering fit and in-seam zipped pockets. Both come in black and navy, with the unisex style also available in red.
New windbreakers, softshells and fleeces
BTC activewear has new outerwear offerings from Result, B&C and Active by Stedman, as well as exclusive brand Tee Jays.
The company has expanded its range with the inclusion of the B&C Men’s Lightweight Windbreaker (JUI60, women’s style JW161), which can be folded away when needed. It has a hood concealed inside the collar and comes in a choice of colours.
Active by Stedman has added the Men’s Melange Fleece Jacket (ST5060, women’s style ST5140), perfect for the spring months with its warm fleece fabric, while Tee Jays offers the Men’s Zepelin Vest (TJ9632, women’s style TJ9633), which BTC says is a perfect staple piece in black.
Result Core offers the Men’s Printable Softshell Jacket (R231M, women’s style R231F), a lightweight garment that is water-repellent, windproof, breathable and available in eight great colours.
Reflective shell style
New for 2016 from Stormtech is the Reflex Shell (RFX-1). This lightweight, athletic-inspired shell features Stormtech H2X fabric with a 3,000 waterproof/3,000 breathability rating. The jacket, which comes in men’s and women’s styles, also features a reflective print that adds unique style while providing safety in low-light conditions. Additional design features include a Lycra internal cuff with thumb holes, contrast body side panels, and articulated action shoulders.
From bombers to windbreakers
The B&C Trooper/duo is a lightweight bomber-style that’s right on-trend thanks to its contrast colour lining. With its weatherproof outer shell, ergonomic concealed hood and fashionable styling, it makes a great choice for uniforms and promotional uses.
“The B&C Sirocco essential windbreaker is the market reference for men, women and kids,” says the brand. “With 15 colours to choose from, this practical foldaway jacket is the ideal promotional and merchandising choice, whatever the event.”
Also new is the two-layer softshell duo, B&C ID.701, which has a contrast microfleece inner for warmth and an ergonomic fit.
Just Hoods has expanded its jacket range with the introduction of the Undergrad Jacket (JH048). It has contrast full zip fastening front and side panels for a stylish fit, and features side pockets with a small opening for an earphone cord.
Look effortlessly cool in the Varsity Jacket (JH043), a classic design with a modern fit. The JH043 features contrast sleeves, knitted collar, cuffs and waistband with stripe details, and is available in 16 fun colourways.
Make a statement with an eye-catching style such as the Electric Varsity Jacket (JH044), featuring contrast sleeves in four electric colours, and knitted collar, cuffs and waistband with stripe detail. Other features include contrast studs, hidden earphone loops and a tear-out label, ideal for rebranding.
For a classic look, there’s the College Jacket (JH041) with knitted collar, cuffs and waistband with stripe details and white coloured studs.