Here’s a waterproof jacket we bet you haven’t heard of yet. Dannah is a new brand to the UK Outdoor market, but the man behind it, Richard Dannah brings with him 20 years of experience having worked as a designer for some of the leading names in outdoor apparel, including Rab, Montane, Craghoppers and Mountain Equipment.
His new Waterproof Alpine Jacket (RRP: £320) for both men and women is the flagship garment. It’s designed to be durable, fully waterproof, windproof, breathable and lightweight (480g for a size medium) – something that would be more than suited to mountaineering or alpinism.
Unique features include a helmet compatible hood that has a flexible peak that’s supposedly been tested to flex at temperatures as low as -30°C.
The choice of membranes is also unorthodox. The men’s variant uses a high tenacity, 40-denier ripstop Porelle Dry membrane sourced in the UK, whilst the women’s uses a microporous Soft Touch of the same denier and sourced from Japan.
Both membranes are 3-layer. Dannah has gone for an environmentally-friendly approach to production and design. The durable water resistant finish (DWR) the Waterproof Alpine uses is free from potentially hazardous perfluorocarbons and the Porelle Dry membrane is manufactured in a UK factory that uses only wind and solar energy.
Dannah’s other products so far include mountaineering trousers, plus baselayer tops and bottoms made from merino wool. For more on this new hiking brand visit dannah.uk.com