Spring 2023 must-have: Sasta gilet comes out on top in Shooting Times review

Giving it a five star write-up in their February issue, Shooting Times loves Sasta as much as we do. In their ultimate test of the best fleece gilets out there, the Laavu passes with flying colours.

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The fleece gilet is the staple garment of the British countryside. Yet when it comes to picking one out, there is such a seemingly endless array of options that it can be hard to know where to start. Which is most fashion-forward? Which is the best value for money? Can it can stand up to all the great outdoors can throw at you?

This week’s edition of Shooting Times answers all these questions and more. Putting the country’s most popular fleece gilets to the test, it proudly crowns Sasta’s Laavu men’s fleece gilet as the best of the best. Coming out on top ahead of much-loved brands, Sasta is gaining a fast reputation for quality, practicality and value.

So what’s so special about the Laavu? The Sasta Laavu fleece gilet is a top quality, high-tech thermal gilet for men. Featuring Polartec® Thermal Pro technology, this fleece gilet is beautifully warm and provides exceptional insulation. Nevertheless, it is still highly breathable and lightweight, providing warmth without the bulkiness. Praised by the Shooting Times for its moisture wicking abilities, its unique properties mean that it dries extraordinarily quickly.

Better yet, the Laavu is wonderfully versatile and transitions seamlessly between seasons. It makes both a brilliant top layer in the springtime, or an ideal mid-layer under a winter jacket in the colder months. Hailed as being both stylish and supremely practical, this bodywarmer features a smart zip-up design that is equally at home in both the country and the city.

But why Sasta? Hailing from Finland and with more than 45 years of experience, this company embodies outdoor expertise. To this day, Sasta remains a family business that prides itself on producing fit-for-purpose products that stand up to the demands of the great outdoors. Sasta’s Vilja Fleece Gilet for women is also made with the same high standards and quality materials. A full-length armed version is also available for both men and women with the popular Sasta Laavu Fleece Jacket and Vilja Fleece Jacket.

Best of all, the jacket comprises 77% recycled plastic. Guided by the old Finnish wisdom of respect for nature, Sasta is proudly focused on sustainable design and production.

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Both the Gilet and Jackets have two smart colours to choose from; Patriot Blue and Military Olive. With Sasta set to increase their prices for the Autumn/Winter 2023 season, we recommend that you get yours now for the ultimate value for money.

Check out the Laavu and the rest of Sasta’s brilliant clothes for men and women here.