The Falkland Ventile Country jacket strikes the balance between classic country styling and modern day design.
Using Ventile fabric, the same as that which conquered Everest and has been used by pilots flying Hurricanes over the Atlantic, is a part of the Falkland's durability.
Combined with our ADS laminate, the Falkland Country Jacket is tough, durable and almost completely silent. Ideal for country pursuits, shooting, fishing and used extensively by survival experts, who literally live in theirs.
• Highly breathable/fast wicking
• Condensation control
• Detachable hood with wired peak and volume adjuster
• Chin guard
• Two vertical chest pockets
• Two front hip bellows pockets with stormflaps
• Two side pockets
• OS concealed map pocket
• Articulated sleeve
• Adjustable cuff with studs
• Leather bound cuff trim
• Double stormflaps with snap closure
• Shockcord with cordlocks at hood, waist and hem
• Popper strip to hold bottom pocket storm flap open when needed
Lining: ADS Micro Laminate
Made from 100% Long Staple Cotton
When Tenzing and Hillary first conquered Everest, they were wearing a version of Ventile. Ventile is a unique fabric, which is windproof, breathable and weatherproof. When exposed to wet conditions, the fabric swells to stop the passage of water. As it is a natural fabric, Ventile is relatively rustle free and useful for many sporting needs. Ventile offers the obvious benefits of cotton and is environmentally friendly. Ventile fabric is extremely durable and will go on performing for years. It was the first really effective breathing all-weather fabric and no amount of technology has ever surpassed it. It's not coated, nor laminated, yet it's warm, wind and weatherproof to a remarkable degree. It is spectacularly hard wearing, far beyond the range of modern synthetics, with the look and level of comfort found only in natural fabrics.
Ventile was designed for pilots flying Hurricane escorts on the Atlantic and Russian convoys. The Ventile suits proved to be cool and comfortable in the cockpit and in water, proved warm and impermeable. It kept out the Arctic winds and icy ocean, extending survival tenfold. One way or another Ventile has saved lives by keeping the wearer warm, dry and safe.
Over the years, Ventile has been used on a number of successful polar and climbing expeditions. Expedition leaders have specifically requested the fabric due to its superior weatherproof and comfort features, which are essential when travelling for hundreds of miles through extreme weather conditions. Following its recognition as an eminently suitable Arctic fabric, the British Antarctic Survey Team have made sure that all their outer garments are constructed from Ventile.