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Tri-Protection Spring-Summer 2017: Lafuma Puts the Focus on Protection

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Bad weather conditions, sun and mosquitos are not a problem with the right equipment. Lafuma proposes in its SS17 collection specific gears designed to protect you against those elements, while hiking or travelling.

A complete offer of protective shells that are breathable, waterproof, windproof and packable, to be easily stowed in your backpack. Like the Tracklight Jacket, in Climactive, feather-weight (just 360 gr), featuring an integrated hood and large pockets, or the Shift GTX Jacket in GORE-TEX.

Especially in Tropical climate or for long-hour sun exposure, protecting your skin against the UV is extremely important. For this reason, most of the apparel from Lafuma hiking range feature a UV UPF 30 filter in their fabrics. Like the Compass Shirt, in a polyamide quick-drying fabric improved with a nice cotton feel, or the LD Access Zipoff pant, convertible into short, in Ripstop fabric. Both products earned the EcoLife label.

To avoid mosquitos bites, Lafuma has created an essential-oils finishing free form chemicals, applied directly on the yarn- a lab-tested barrier that stays active even after 30 washes. The Explorer Shirt offers this protection, along with functional multi-pocket and an urban look perfect for trekking or travelling.

The EcoLife label devised by Lafuma is a set of product-development constraints that reduce environmental impact without getting in the way of performance. At least 40% of product weight must be a low-impact material. In the SS17 collection, 68% of clothing products carry the EcoLife label, a rise of 126% compared to last season, while 40% of packs earned this label, thanks to two new recycled materials. Moreover, 67% of Lafuma clothing products with a water-repellent finish are PFC free.

INFO: Lafuma