The Haglöfs ROC GTX bluesign-approved 3-layer Gore-Tex jacket is simple but well-made with quality components, says David Lintern.
The Haglöfs ROC GTX waterproof jacket considers eco-impact, and this bluesign-approved 3-layer Gore-Tex jacket is simple but well-made with quality components. It uses a low-impact dying process, 100% 75-denier recycled polyester and a PFC-free DWR on the face fabric.
The hydrostatic head is an impressive 28,000 (no figure for MVTR). The material is quite thick, and seems tough so far, but is perhaps less breathable than some others. It lacks pit zips.
There are two decent-sized handwarmer pockets (no stormguards), nicely positioned.
I’d like a third pocket in the Haglöfs ROC GTX. The hood is stiffened and has a single rear adjuster. It’s designed for hillwalking, but it will take a helmet and moves nicely with the head The main zip is tough, one-way and has a large stormguard and a press stud.
The sleeves are loose-cut and Velcro-adjusted, and hem adjustment is by the standard two toggles and elastic
The Haglöfs ROC GTX is well-made with good eco credentials. For me, pit zips and an extra pocket would hugely improve usability.
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