Not heard of Baleno?
Baleno is part of Sioen Apparel – specialists in high quality clothing, professional protective clothing and private label recreational clothing – with a presence in more than 80 countries.
Baleno has been protecting countryside enthusiasts in the most demanding environments for over half a century. The brand is renowned for its ability to deliver technically advanced, stylish clothing specifically designed to tackle all weather conditions.
Baleno is able to draw upon its extensive heritage and expertise in developing innovative, state of the art fabrics and designs stringently tried and tested to guarantee superior performance. The company’s unrivalled in-house quality control procedures guarantee that all products bearing the Baleno brand represent the ultimate best in class. Effortlessly sophisticated and smart, warm and made to last, Baleno successfully fuses proven waterproof, breathable and windproof technologies with classic country fashion.
The Country Lifestyle range has been developed to meet the discerning needs of a variety of country pursuits, offering designs that demonstrate an empathy for timeless British Heritage, combined with practical elegance and comfort. The 2016 Winter collection provides an expansive choice of garments for men and women, all boasting the same superior standard of technical performance and durability, matched with the ultimate in comfort and design.
From warm coats and jackets, to practical gilets and fleeces along with high quality accessories, Baleno offers an extensive collection of country apparel to suit every outdoor occasion. New for this season are the cosy Paris quilted ladies coat; the chic Beverly ladies gilet, the ultra-stylish waxed Croft and Drifter biker styled contemporary jackets and the sophisticated Longfield ladies coat.
TINT BOX – What is the difference between showerproof and waterproof?
It is easy to get confused between the claims ‘showerproof’ and ‘waterproof’ but the two terms represent very different capabilities. A jacket that is declared to be showerproof is in reality only going to keep you dry on a very temporary basis, and in heavy rain conditions, probably only for sufficient time to open up an umbrella! Showerproof means that the fabric has been treated with a repellent spray that encourages water and dirt to trickle off the material – just like the spray that the shop assistant always tries to sell you when you buy a new pair of shoes. After about three washes, a ‘showerproof’ jacket will lose its capacity to repel water and you will be left with a regular jacket, with zero ability to protect you from the elements.
A waterproof jacket on the other hand will keep you completely dry. Even though the outer layer of the jacket may only be showerproof, beyond this the garment will feature a separate technically advanced fabric capable of delivering a 100% waterproof and breathable performance. Some jackets may not feature the extra layer of technical fabric. Instead the inside of the outer material is laminated with a tiny perforated coating enabling it to breathe, whilst ensuring the holes are too small to allow the penetration of any water molecules.
View the full Baleno range and find your nearest stockist at Baleno.be