8 reasons why Craghoppers is the best [outdoor] clothing brand!

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Craghoppers is a good brand

If you didn’t know already, I am an ardent fan of Craghoppers clothing, and my family and I will wear it daily in one form or another. 

My journey to alighting upon Craghoppers as my preferred clothing brand is littered with the frustrating failures of clothing that were too smart, too casual, inflexible, and flimsy, leading to a wardrobe that burgeoning with duds. 

Add to that the misadventures with outdoor clothing brands and you will see why finding a turnkey solution for clothing for my family in Devon has been a life-changer. 

I think Craghoppers is worth it

Choosing Craghoppers clothing as my Devon uniform is the fruit of months of research and online (and offline) comparison. l am as stingy as they come so for me to part cash for these clothes they have to be a sound investment.

I hope to save you the time and hassle of trawling the web by sharing some great benefits of buying Craghoppers clothing and pointing out the best Craghoppers items. 

To get the ball rolling and continue my gush-fest I thought I would share 7 reasons why, for me, Craghoppers clothing is the best outdoor clothing brand out there.

My 7 reasons why Craghoppers is the best [outdoor] clothing brand around.

1: Buying Craghoppers provides an easy way of putting together a no-brainer wardrobe.

I really appreciate looking tidy and one of the real headaches of maintaining a wardrobe that can keep up with the rigors of family life is all the research and selection of clothing that can be put together. It can take hours and even days to settle on basics like trousers shirts and tops all from different companies with multiple delivery fees.

Summer dressing will be very easy with a cute little shift like this from Craghoppers – just needs Sandals and a sunhat!

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

With Craghoppers, I now have a one-stop shop for my clothes. The entire Craghoppers range, including accessories, is actually a modular clothing system with pieces all coordinating with each other in colour, cut, or style which makes topping up or altering my wardrobe easy peasy!

2: By wearing Craghoppers, I now have a smartish presentation all the time!

Whether I run around after kids, a bus, or the alpacas on the estate, I want to know that I look well put together. I wear a collar daily and thankfully it’s a comfortable Craghoppers shirt. 

I’m updating my capsule wardrobe for spring with this light and breezy Pink Clay Stripe Nosibotanical Bralio Shirt

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

I’ve found that Craghoppers is the only mainstream outdoor clothing brand that works just as well in town as in the country. In the West Country, this matters as you are continually transitioning between the two on walks, errands, or a fun day out. 

These well-coordinated clothes mean I am just as comfortable amongst the Lords and Ladies as I am chilling with the youth and I like that these clothes do have just that little bit of street cred.

3: The iron has been retired.

I used to be the quintessential city girl, with crisp T.M. Lewin or Hawes and Curtis pricey shirts that took hours to press. But life out here in Devon has so far been relaxed enough to throw on a shapely ladies’ Craghopper shirt and pull on the Kiwi Pro trousers that stretch in all the right places. They are the epitome of wash and wear. With Craghoppers clothing, no one in the house is ironing, but we still look well turned out. 

DH hasn’t ironed for years – he just picks decent shirts like this Men’s Kiwi Short Sleeved Shirt in Rubber straight off the airer

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

4: Kiwi Pro trousers can be dressed up or down.

I love that I can enjoy a well-fitting lady’s trouser with stretch that does not look like it is outdoor gear at all. They are remarkably well cut and can be transitioned to fashion looks by the addition of on-trend tops, blouses, and belts whenever I want.

These Women’s Kiwi Pro II Winter Lined Trousers in Black are so cute with a Breton top or broderie anglaise blouse. It’s available in lots of other colours.

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

The black trouser is especially versatile. The ladies’ Kiwi Pro II Craghoppers trouser is also very flexible and comfortable enough to be a flattering alternative to jodphurs for an evening hack.

5: Craghoppers clothing is incredibly hard-wearing.

I have worn other outdoor brands that were never the same again after a scramble up a sandy bank or hauling a toddler across the craggier parts of a Tor.

Craghoppers does quality children’s clothing that keeps them warm and dry. And no, they won’t shrink in the wash!

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

However, I am finding that one set of Craghoppers is up to the rigors of repeated wear, abrasion, and washing. Especially the kid’s clothes. The fancy coatings or fabric technology does not seem to be affected by my chuck-anything-in 40°C wash.

6: Craghoppers clothes travel well.

If you are planning an overnight stay of any kind Craghoppers clothing has the flexibility to be comfortable and well turned out on your travels. They pack really well, with any creases falling out once they are hung up or aired. If you are camping or in a chalet, they can be hand washed in the bath or sink and air dry quickly.

The menswear from Craghoppers is great for casual weekends, city breaks, BBQs, and, of course, exploring!

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

7: Craghoppers is a cost-effective clothing option.

If you are a penny-pincher like me you will want the clothing purchases for your family to last and last and last some more. I will pay a premium for clothing that does what it says on the tin.

You can save £££ on quality Craghoppers clothing by buying from the Craghoppers Outlet online!

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

Craghoppers clothes have enabled me to assemble highly practical capsule wardrobes for each member of my family and so far the clothes have lasted despite the rough use at times. 

8. Craghoppers is a sustainable clothing brand

I was recently writing an article for a client on sustainable clothing and was scrambling for examples of a mainstream eco-friendly clothing brand. Then I remembered that Craghoppers clothing is made from old plastic bottles!

Thirty-five plastic bottles went into making this stylish performance half-zip fleece!

>>Take a look on the Craghoppers site<<

Yes, Craghoppers is, in fact, one of the UK’s most sustainable brands, and routinely uses recycled materials in the manufacturing of its clothing. They achieve this by taking waste plastic bottles and recycling them into the technical polyester fabrics used in their hard-wearing clothing. This makes the clothing lightweight and also lightens the landfill burden!

So there you have it! Craghoppers – an ingenious clothing solution for the working family.

I am very pleased with my purchases so far with this company and have found the quality and fit consistent. Their selection of clothes is expansive so I am looking forward to trying out more of their garments in the coming months and years. If it ain’t broke, I won’t need to be fixing it!

While you’re here why not check out my review of the Craghoppers Kiwi Pro II trouser including real pics of how they look after 3 years of battering about Devon:

Craghoppers Kiwi Pro II Trousers: 2023 Real-Life Complete Review


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