This Esja padded jacket for women is lightweight and very comfortable. Named after the mountain near Reykjavik, this padded jacket can be used as an outer layer on a windy day and is also perfect as an insulation under a water repellent shell.
Stay warm with Icewear Icelandic outdoor clothing brands
Icewear has a long tradition of producing wool clothing, starting out as a little wool knitting factory in the early 1970´s. The traditional way of working with yarn gave them great knowledge of Norwegian-style, Scandinavian and in general, Nordic compositions. Nordic designed pullovers and blankets with authentic patterns have a big place in Icelandic culture. Everybody owns a hand knitted "lopapeysa" or at least warm woolen socks, gloves, hats or other winter accessories. Icelandic sheep provide this beautiful wool which has natural color variations and originally two types of fur; "tog" and "þel" which makes the wool fiber naturally water resistant and warm. These dual layers, when combined in knitted clothing and with great Icelandic heritage, provide the same kind of protection for the human body, even in rain or snow. Free roaming sheep came with the first settlers of Iceland, the vikings, and the wool has not changed a bit.
Icewear continues to use these classical Scandinavian patterns to create traditional Icelandic clothing, and has established itself as a true Icelandic outdoor clothing brand. The clothing is sown, knitted or crocheted with spun or unspun yarn for extra thickness. After all these years, Icewear now owns more than 15 stores. Icewear taps into the harsh Icelandic climate which calls for wind and water resistant outerwear. Hanging onto the arctic circle, the weather conditions on the island can be rough. Icelandic men, women and children choose authentic wool clothing with traditional designs to keep themselves warm. Combining a winter jumper with outdoor apparel such as a wind jacket or even a parka, and you´ll be warm in Reykjavik. When going to the countryside of Iceland, you might want to buy online wool outdoor clothes from Icewear.