Few automotive models are remotely worthy of their own co-branded line of clothing, and fewer still arrive with the historic pedigree of the “go anywhere” capabilities of the Land Rover Defender, making it rather appropriate for the adventurous expression of British engineering to arrive with its very own matching collection of performance clothing and technical equipment.
Layering for changing conditions is a necessity when temperatures dip into teeth-chattering territory, and the Above and Beyond collection from British technical sportswear brand Musto for Land Rover is insulated for enduring harsh climates, yet always stylishly so.
Contemporary technical aesthetics aside, Musto’s collection sports a slew of features suitable to complement the Land Rover Defender’s design and capabilities. Form follows function, enhanced by state-of-the-art material technology: the Welded Thermo Jacket features a RECCO integrated reflective antenna, intended to aid in instances where rescue teams might be searching in difficult terrain. Aerogel-lined pockets are made to protect digital devices from extreme cold, while COHÆSIVE cord locks permit quick, one-handed adjustments for times when you’d rather keep hands cozily in pockets, while black reflectors add yet another enhancement in low-light visibility situations.
Other pieces in the performance collection include the Rodinia Hybrid Jacket, Base Layer, Mid Layer Hoodie, and Tephra Gore-Tex Shell Parka, each optimized to provide warmth, yet also retain a greater degree of freedom of movement.
Our ambition was to launch a specialist range of clothing and equipment that united the world-class capabilities of the Defender with our customers’ thirst for adventure.
-Joe Sinclair, Director of Branded Goods and Licensing at Jaguar Land Rover
More about the Above and Beyond collection over at Land Rover.