Outdoor adventuring with Lighthouse clothing

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review
We're at that point in time, in early March where weather is in flux between the seasons. Spells of warmth and sunny afternoons but then frosty mornings and the odd flurry of sleet. I've no idea what could happen next, best keep checking the forecast to be on the safe side. Last week we had a heck of a lot of rain followed by a couple of balmy days of sunshine. My new jacket from Lighthouse clothing arrived midweek and I was keen to take it out for some exploring; the weekend was a perfect opportunity to go adventuring; to get out and about in the countryside and see what we could see. 
Unfortunately, Saturday dawned a rather dreary grey but my enthusiasm was not to be tarnished. We decided to head down to the river for a stroll to potentially spot the ever-so-elusive kingfisher, believing that today would be the day
adventuring in Norfolk
The grey, misty, dank day was less inspiring than usual, it has to be said. 
adventuring in Norfolk

adventuring in Norfolk

 It was the kind of day where you could hear far more than you could see. There were a pair of swans which swam past us on the river; feeding from the river bed, taking it in turn to stretch their necks and rifle through the sandy bottom to feast on what they sourced. Light, melodic chirping to be heard all around but precious little to be seen; more the case that little tiny winged bodies darted from sprig to twig but remained invisible in the maze of branches.
adventuring in Norfolk
Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review
 I was wrapped up toasty with a good thermal vest and pair of thermal tights along with a warm dress and jumper. My gorgeous jacket from Lighthouse clothing is a shade called 'watermelon' and let me tell you, it was the most colourful thing for miles around! So pretty. It's a delightfully feminine colour without screamingly so. A coral of sorts. I adore it.
Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review
Lighthouse is a shiny new brand of outdoor clothing which has a really inspiring range of jackets for men, women and children (let's say everyone). Based in Belfast overlooking the Irish Sea, they have a visionary perspective which is to encourage the adventurer in us all and to savour the simplest, greatest moments. Now that, I can certainly concur with. Taking time to walk the shoreline, stroll along the riverbank and take in the quietest experiences are the most significant points of our lives.
My jacket is Fayda and also comes in midnight sky and seagrass (a practical dark blue and a sweet bright pea green), it has a lovely striped lining which makes it feel really nice to wear and a practical hood to keep the rain off my head.
Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review
I took a close up to show you the pretty lining, branding and sleeves, rolled up. 
Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review
 My jacket is breathable, waterproof and wind proof with taped seams and drawstrings to the hood and waist for adjusting to the most comfortable and flattering fit. The two way zip is particularly useful as this is a 3/4 length jacket; I love a good length waterproof as you are kept super dry as  it wont drip straight onto your trousers, plus draughts wont sneak up your back.
Lighthouse clothing Fayda watermelon waterproof jacket review

adventuring in Norfolk
 Birds in flight, bunnies racing for cover, dry grasses lining the paths in their hushed, whispering way.... sharing their secrets only between each other.
adventuring in Norfolk

adventuring in Norfolk
The river must have recently swollen beyond usual capacity, reaching the path and beyond, stretching into every available slight trough. The path became impassible after a while, with boggier and wetter terrain and puddles wider than a running leap.
adventuring in Norfolk

adventuring in Norfolk
I'll be looking forward to returning on a drier day, when the water retreats to it's natural course and the land regains it's sturdy feel underfoot. The reeds will grow lush and green in the sunshine.
I'll be ready.
Sophie
Thank you to Lighthouse for sending me this fabulous jacket to feature. All content and opinions my own. 

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3 comments

  1. very nice indeed. Lovely colour! Nice to see something of a sensible length too.

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  2. That's a great length! The length of my Seasalt jacket is the only problem with it. Pretty colour too! Did you see a Kingfisher?x

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