2nd May 2020
Review: Maier Sports – Summer Outdoor Clothing
I am in love – with the Maier Sports Tind functional jacket. I got caught in a hailstorm and walked for twenty minutes, against the wind, being peppered by particles of ice mixed with large raindrops. I then had to cycle for ten minutes before getting inside. When I took the jacket off I was amazed to find that all my clothes under the jacket were bone dry. Not only had it kept me dry it has also proved to be windproof. I was so impressed. Every keen walker like myself needs a lightweight, waterproof jacket to carry in their day pack. This jacket definitely fits the bill in every sense.
I did not go out to test the jacket in extreme conditions. The sun was shining when I set off on my bike. But that is English weather for you. At the time I was also wearing a pair of Maeir Sports Lulaka walking trousers. As they come in three lengths and I have short legs the short version proved to be a perfect fit. Lightweight and snug they have much to recommend them. As I like a combination of cycling and walking the drawstring around the ankles is very useful when on the bike. Then, when walking on the beach should I want to paddle there are buttons and tabs on each side of the trouser leg so I can roll them up and secure them. The also proved to be waterproof as I struggled through a driving wind. So waterproof the rain ran down into my lightweight trainers – but you can’t have everything!
Under the jacket I was wearing the Maeir Sports long-sleeved stretch shirt. Another perfect fit and very comfortable. The fabric is light and with a zipped pocket and air ventilation system combined with the jacket which also has air vents these three items are the perfect combination for walking and cycling – whatever the weather.
Valery Collins is the Experienced Traveller
An excellent raconteur, Valery has been writing about her experiences on the road since she started travelling 25 years ago. After publishing 4 books she turned to online travel writing and photography. Today she is editor, features’ writer and reviewer for ExperiencedTraveller.com and regularly contributes guided city walks to GPSmyCity.com