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News | Haglöfs Release New ZT Layering System For L.I.M. Series

Inspired by the harsh landscapes of Greenland, the ZT collection is built with extreme environments and ultra-high-performance in mind

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs. In fact, some of the Outdoors Magic team have only just returned from visiting Dalarna where founder Wiktor Haglöf first created a Haglöfs product.

Continuing this legacy of product innovation, Haglöfs have now released the all-new ZT collection, an expansion of their L.I.M (less is more) series. Inspired by the harsh landscapes of Greenland, as well as their iconic Swedish homelands, the ZT collection has been designed and tested with the ultimate outdoor challenges in mind. Think: hiking and mountaineering in regions of the Arctic where conditions can get pretty brutal.

More specifically, the ZT system is a synchronised layering system built to deliver 30% less humidity compared to conventional modern layering systems, including reducing the feelings of being either too hot or too cold. Ensuring comfort for a wide range of temperatures and activities is the aim of the game here.  

 “When we launched the L.I.M Series over 20 years ago, we challenged traditional ideas about what is needed on an expedition and set new standards in terms of materials and features,” says Annsofie Jakobsson, Head of Design at Haglöfs. “The L.I.M Series ZT collection builds upon that experience. But it’s also the result of going back to the drawing board. We asked ourselves how we could elevate adaptability and performance to better meet the demands of adventurers and ended up thinking beyond the three-layer layering theory altogether.”  

Vetted using Haglöfs’ rigorous NEO-V testing program, they have gathered the intel from scientists, designers and professional mountaineers to produce a highly technical collection that doesn’t compromise on the L.I.M lightweight philosophy or performance.

The Layering System

All pieces can be worn on their own or adapted to each person’s preferences, however, Haglöfs say that ‘true ingenuity comes into play when they are combined’.

L.I.M ZT Base

One of the ZT base layers.

The ZT base layers quickly move humidity away from the skin, keep you dry fast, and deliver a high warmth-to-weight ratio. They’re made from a technical Polartec material, with a minimalist construction and heat mapped panels.

L.I.M ZT Mid Sync 1 Jacket and Mid Sync 2 Jacket

The double mid layers can be worn alone or attached together for a combination that ensures rapid breathability and humidity transfer while delivering a high warmth-to-weight ratio.

Both layers are made out of technical Polartec fabrics, including some of Nikwax’s proprietary hydrophobic down technologies. The outer mid layer, the Mid Sync 1, features a hard face for durability and weather resistance, combined with an open structure for airflow. The inner mid layer, the Mid Sync 2, features heat mapped panels, an open structure, and a longer fit that allows it to be tucked into gloves and pants.

External Jackets

Both jackets are made from GORE-TEX Pro Shell with Stretch. Storm locks on the jackets’ lower hems make them attachable to the L.I.M Series ZT Shell Pant and/or L.I.M Series ZT Pant.

L.I.M ZT Trek GTX Pro.

Featured in the Scandinavian Outdoor Awards, The L.I.M ZT Mtn GTX Pro Jacket provides a protective layer to optimise performance and weather protection. The jacket is specifically designed for mountaineering with a hood that accommodates a helmet and panels adjusted for a climbing harness. Extra-large easy grab pulls, a storm lock lower hem, and one pull cord adjustment makes it easy to adjust.

The L.I.M ZT Trek GTX Pro Jacket is made for long days on rough trails, with extra length configured for a trekking pack, and panels that adjust to accommodate a backpack. It’s easy to adjust the airflow with big mesh pockets on the front that double as ventilation, centre back airflow, and a fully adjustable hood.

External Pants

ZT Shell GTX Pro Pant.

The L.I.M ZT Shell GTX Pro Pant is designed for intense Nordic mountain pursuits in harsh conditions. Made from GORE-TEX PRO Shell with Stretch, the pants are extremely durable and resilient against wear and tear, while at the same time remaining flexible, breathable, and comfortable. They synchronise with both top layer jackets, with a storm lock that connects to the back hems.

The L.I.M ZT Pant is super lightweight and adjustable. Built to perform in a variety of Nordic mountain conditions, the pants feature strategic reinforcements and extra-large, lightweight pulls. A storm lock connects them to the back hem of the ZT Trek Jacket.

In true Haglöfs fashion, the ZT collection is built to last and features a large amount of recycled materials, including trims and details that are easily repairable.

The new L.I.M Series ZT collection is available from August 2022 in Haglöfs Brand Stores and selected retailers worldwide, as well as online at


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