Anyone who has stepped outside in the last few days has surely been unable to escape just how BITTERLY COLD it is. In fact I am sure my hands actually turned to ❄ ice when I was lunging the other day. It really made me start to think about this fab new range of outdoor clothing called UHIP that seems to have taken off in the UK recently, and most specifically the long winter coats that have really caught my eye...
I mean, they do LOOK amazing, don't they?
BUT it wasn't just how pretty 💕they are that made me look twice, it's the feedback on social media by customers themselves, that has really made me sit up and take note. You only need to do a quick search on FB to see just how many riders are RAVING about these riding coats.
Briefly, a bit about UHIP....They are a Scandinavian brand which is immediately reassuring, not only because the Scandies are renowned for their quality and practical approach to design, as well as their eye for detail, but also because its bloody cold over there - I mean, they get it A LOT worse than us Brits for sure.
For the cold weather we particularly like their long jackets and the short jackets which boast the ability to attach a matching skirt to keep your legs toasty warm. The skirt has a zip so it fits around a saddle and also attachments to keep it secure on your legs. IMPORTANTLY, THEIR COATS ARE NOT ONLY SUPER WARM BUT SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT.
The Ice jacket is a certain favourite, particularly in an ever-popular Royal Blue colour. Not only is it only super warm but it has an impermeable layer which stops water getting in but cleverly allows the coat to breathe. This is a really GREAT design feature as we all know what it's like once you start schooling or mucking out in a thick winter coat - it doesn't take long before you're sweating like mad under there, which is not very pleasant! Here's a quick pic - we think it's gorgeous!
And finally, some more great news is that we are so impressed with UHIP, that we are in talks with them to add it to our range! We will keep you posted!
Update 💥 UHIP now online here !!
📸 courtesy of uhipwear.com