A fabric that dreams are made of
Yet another thing from the likeable company from the beautiful city of Magdeburg. With the outdoor jacket Deubelskerl (North German dialect, means one hell of a guy) the innovative company from the East of Germany sets new standards in terms of functionality. This is not least due to a fabric that has long been forgotten, which currently celebrates a revival especially during the cold season: loden. Many people, including myself, associate the milled virgin sheep‘s wool at best with traditional costumes or the outfit of a forester, but it doesn’t do the material justice. On the contrary: there is a reason why, for example, the Sami tribe in extremely cold Lapland or people who work in colder regions still use loden. People have trusted the resistant wool since the 10th century. If you want to be sufficiently protected against adverse weather conditions you should give the Deubelskerl a try. Petromax has also thought of female outdoor enthusiasts and offers a suitable waisted version in the form of the Bergmaid model.
The proven natural fabric of the jacket is made of 100% milled sheep‘s wool – which is considered to be particularly sustainable and is completely free of synthetics. The fabric for the Petromax collection is produced in Germany according to a traditional process in several complex work steps. Non-flammable, cold, wind and water repellent, easy to care for, odourless and at the same time pleasantly light – at the moment I cannot think of any comparable material for the outdoor sector and during the first few days below minus this jacket has already proven itself. However, the Deubelskerl is not only functional but also looks extremely stylish. Nevertheless, I wear it under my waders jacket when fishing, for example, and put it in my pants and am glad that I don‘t get cold anymore even in icy water. The hard facts: hood adjustable in three positions, high collar, two chest and two large side pockets (one handed use, with mesh lining), velcro sleeve cuffs, adjustable jacket waistband with elastic band, two-way zip, embroidered dragon logo on chest and shoulder. The entire Petromax loden range can now be found in many specialist shops. However, if you want to be on the safe side, it is best to look directly at the Petromax Webshop, because there you can find, for example, the Deubelskerl in an incredible 9 sizes. Whether fishing, walking along the river Elbe or gardening in winter – the Petromax Deubelskerl is currently my first choice. (Stefan Alt)