The Haukland 7in1 photo jacket consists of a colored outer jacket, insulation jacket and fleece jacket and can be worn together or separately. The entire garment is covered with a design touch that supports photographers in the field.
According to Haukland, there is no shortage of outdoor jackets on the market, but none can offer many of the benefits specifically made for the photographer found in those jackets.
The left sleeve has a flexible strap and a pocket with a metal clip. Haukland says it’s a great place to attach a microfiber cloth so that photographers have easy access to how to wipe lenses and cameras clean. The cloth has a string so you don’t have to worry about dropping or losing it in strong winds.
The interior of the jacket also feels like it has a built-in camera bag. Some of them are what Howkland calls “mini photo bags.” It contains two small labeled compartments made for memory cards and another compartment designed for batteries. Below that are two large pockets for large batteries, smartphones, power banks, wallets and other accessories and support equipment that photographers need easy access to.
Overall, the jacket has 27 pockets, and the bottom pocket of the outer jacket is large enough to hold a 140mm gradual filter or a 100mm neutral density filter.
The “7in1” name for the jacket is based on the three jacket layers mentioned above that can be combined in a total of seven different ways.
The first layer is an outer jacket in a color designed to look like a fashionable hoodie, which itself acts as a windbreaker or light rain jacket. According to Haukland, the tear-resistant nylon outer material provides adequate rain protection and is highly breathable.
Layer 2 is a heat-insulated padded jacket made for cold days that can be zipped to a colored outer jacket or worn separately.
The third layer is a fleece jacket designed to keep the wearer warm, but Haukland says it’s still breathable. It can be zippered to the outer jacket or worn separately.
The Haukland 7in1 jacket has been available in Europe for some time, but the company is finally available in the United States. The jacket is currently available in red, yellow, olive, or black-blue colors, with a $ 299 discount (at the time of issue), and the company plans to ship it in late August.