Are you going hiking or exploring? What environmental conditions will you contend with? Freezing temperatures, hot humid days, or maybe rain. How many jackets will you need to pack to ensure your comfort in harsh conditions? With Mishmi Takin, your comfort is achieved with one jacket. No need to pack a rain poncho on top of your other outerwear.
Mishmi Takin was founded by Kapil Dev Singh. While he was hiking and working in multiple climates he realized his expensive waterproof gear was failing him. In hot humid conditions, it was keeping him soaked. This lead him to create a line of highly breathable and water repellent gear. His gear was made to withstand the tropical rigors as well as outperform in temperate climates. The company is named after a rare goat-antelope that can be found in the remote Eastern Himalayas, and just like this critter, Mishmi Takin is designed to hold up in climatic conditions which other brands overlook.
Mishmi Takin merges the exuberant style of the tropics with high performance technologies to create products that are at home in both the mountains and city. Its products are ideal for adventure travel, hiking, mountaineering and urban exploration and can outperform in both temperate and tropical environments.
I am wearing the Virunga hard shell jacket by Mishmi Takin. This jacket provides maximum breathability which allows for the greatest wearer comfort whether you choose to go skiing in snow, or hiking through Latin America. It is available in Pink for women and Steel Grey for men.
The Features of the Virunga, the top of the line technical hard shell are:
- 100% Waterproof, plus direct venting eVent fabric for quickest sweat transport.
- Pit zips for added ventilation and moisture control
- 3 layer fabric for added durability for hard brush forest hiking
- Adjustable hood that is helmet compatible
- Abrasion resistant panels on hip area
- Laser cut vents for enhanced air exchange
- Easy access pockets even when wearing a backpack
- Hem cinch cord
- Velcro cuff adjustors
- YKK Aquaguard Vislon zipper
- Shell is 100% Nylon ripstop, Tricot is 100% polyester
- Waterproof- 10,000 mm, Breathability- 26,000 gsm, Air permeability- 0.1 cfm
- Made in Vietnam
I do not have a trip to the Congo planned anytime soon, but this jacket has been great even in my own backyard. It is light weight but manages to keep all the wind off me. It is rugged too. I left it in my room on an old steamer trunk. When I grabbed it to wear it got caught on a nail and tugged. I was so sure I would find a hole ripped through my beautiful pink jacket. My stomach dropped, but upon inspection there was no tear anywhere. Not even a pull in the material. I love it because I manage to tear stuff up, and this Virunga can hold up to me.
I have been in wind, cold weather, and even the rain so far with my hard shell Virunga. It has been great. I also have received a ton of compliments on the jacket. The color is bold and pretty. Plus I will not get lost in the woods being this bright. My group will always be able to spot me. The jacket was easy to move in and the cutting edge technology enables it to function well, but be light and airy.
There are several styles to choose from in both hard shell jackets, and soft shell jackets. Lots of their colors are bold and pretty. The hard shell line consists of Virunga, Garamba, Nimba, and Sapo. The soft shell line includes Misti, Chani, Cayambe, and Qaras. All the product lines offer a men’s and women’s jacket. Great options for great explorations.
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