Craghoppers Review – My Family Ties


Kiwi Long Sleeved Checked Shirt

It’s that time of the year again when I am starting to look for Winter warmer’s for the family, and as the cold and rainy weather has started already I found some solutions on the Craghoppers website.

My OH loves the outdoors, and the style and quality of the Craghoppers men’s range looked just right for him, so the Kiwi long sleeved shirt looked ideal (especially as he is from NZ!) and given he opts for the checked shirt every time I knew he would approve.  The brushed fabric and bold checked design make this shirt snug and eye catching.  What my OH noticed about this shirt is that it wears really well and as it is soft brushed fabric (polyester and cotton mix) the shirt is comfortable and easy to wear.  

The Kiwi shirt has two buttoned down pockets and also a concealed security pocket for any spare change or car keys to fit nicely into.  Easy to wash and dry and comes with useful drying loops and roll up sleeves with button tabs.  

My OH is very outdoorsy and is always looking for outdoor clothes and shoes that are practical, warm and good quality, I think he has found a great addition to his outdoor kit with this Kiwi Craghoppers shirt with the added bonus that it looks great too.
A lot of thought has gone into the design as well as the quality of this shirt and I like the little details on the pockets and on the upper arm to identify that it is a Craghoppers shirt. 

I have to say my OH is very picky about his clothing and is not driven to purchase by market or high street trends. He tends to go for function and quality, and I think he has found it in this shirt, while it is both of these things it is also very stylish and wears really well,  and he has found while wearing this out it is perfect layered under a jacket for warmth. 

If you have a look on the Craghoppers website they have a great offer at the moment on the Kiwi long sleeved shirt  instead of £35 each they are £17.50, I know I will be buying a few more for my OH to put under the Christmas tree at such a good price. 

Compresslite Pink Girls Jacket

Finding a warm yet portable jacket for my youngest daughter Lara was a priority as she has grown so much since I stocked up last year on Autumn/Winter warm clothing.  We walk to school so keeping out the cold and rain and having a decent hood to protect her face was really important to me, she wears glasses so in the rain it’s a nuisance it the hood doesn’t cover her glasses properly. 

The Craghoppers Compresslite girls jacket ticked all the boxes with the added bonus it was in pink and bright blue which she loved. This lightweight jacket keeps out the cold with it’s insulation comparable to natural down and comes with it’s own sack to pack it all away in which is handy when you are out walking to stash away.  The jacket has two zipped pockets at the front and elasticated cuffs and hems to keep the cold out, it also benefits from an elasticated hood to protect the head from the elements. You can zip up the jacket fully for warmth and has an inner zip guard as well.

This jacket is incredibly light, it is hard to believe that a jacket weighing only 295 g can keep you snug and warm in the cold weather!  Lara liked the fact it wasn’t bulky or tricky to do up and take off, and also liked the little touches such as the elasticated cuffs and hood. She wore it on a long walk we had outdoors and found it really warm and windproof. When we arrived at the end of the walk and she wanted to take it off, it was great to be able to pack it away in it’s own stow sack and put it into her bag without being really bulky and cumbersome. 

Of course she liked the colour of the jacket it’s pink with a bright blue inside, and the quality and function of this jacket is very superior to others that we have tried for Lara.  The fact that it is so portable and light is such a bonus and makes it great for travel and days outdoor’s, we are definitely going to get one for our oldest daughter too as it has been such a success for Lara. 

At £40 it’s a good investment to keep the kids nice and warm in the elements, but if you visit the Craghoopers website now they have a great offer on the Compresslite girls jacket and they are down to £25 each. 

For more information on these Craghoppers products and others in the range visit the Craghoppers website for all the information you need. 

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  1. November 14, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Loving the turquoise zip detail with the Compresslite Jacket, the shirt looks mighty comfy too!

  2. November 14, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    My hubby is a HUGE craghoppers fan. He wears their clothes nearly al the time. The boys also have their coats and use their trousers for cubs as they are ace.

  3. November 14, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    We've been really impressed with our Craghoppers purchases.

  4. November 14, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    I love Craghoppers clothes. My walking trousers are Craghoppers and they are such good quality.

  5. November 14, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    I really like practical functional clothing too. Glad your family were happy with them.

  6. November 14, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I have never heard of this brand before. I love the bright pink jacket. The shirt looks very nice quality but I have banned all shirts with a blue check in them from our house, I have an irrational dislike of them and any that my husband had have been 'lost'

  7. November 14, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    I've always seen Craghoppers but never owned anything myself, it looks like great quality x

  8. November 15, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Craghoppers is meant to be a really good brand for outdoorsy stuff, we've never tried them though! Love the pink jacket, it's gorgeous

  9. November 15, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    I'm not sure I'd really heard of Craghoppers before. I'm currently on the hunt for a waterproof coat, so will go and take a look!

  10. November 17, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Love the colour of Lara's coat – something Eliza would,adore

  11. November 17, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    never heard of this brand, but they look great

  12. November 18, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Loving the pink coat and blue detailing. Great contrast. We have never used this brand, but would love to try them out.

  13. November 21, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    We are big fans of Craghoppers, love their clothes!