Maunder XV was founded as a new breed of technical clothing using the latest waterproof, durable, breathable and lightweight fabrics. We looked at nearly every jacket available today, at our own needs and those of our closest. We wanted performance without the heavy mountaineering or sports branding. We wanted classic styling but not at the cost of protection or comfort. Most importantly, we wanted to offer the market a great value jacket designed with passion and manufactured with the finest materials.
We loathed seeing a waterproof hood on a sharp jacket or zips and poppers of a removable hood ruining the lines. So we created a unique hood design that attaches with almost invisible magnets. Printed logos seemed cheap and embroidery ruins protection so we created a beautiful metal logo element. We chose our colours to give a great contrast for the outdoors and for an evening out. We have poured our desires and fixated on the details to design the best all round jacket available.
The more we researched the more our dreams seemed a need. Countless people heading to work on a rainy day wearing over-the-top mountain gear, or fast fashion disposable jackets that seemed to melt in the slightest hint of adverse weather. We witnessed all kinds of ponchos and madness at festivals, and in the mountains we saw people dressed in a rainbow, then heading to the pub in the same headache inducing shades. We found high fashion products lacking in features and quality or beautifully styled jackets with insane price tickets.
Maunder XV was founded across London and Amsterdam. Spending time in these cities we noticed the huge increase in cycling, walking and running. At night the need to be seen is huge and the stakes could not be higher, but we saw dark jackets, people hiding in the shadows. So we designed the Maunder XV Deepcover with a unique D-Ring utility hook feature for field necessities. Attaching lights for safety opened up a world of possibilities, action cameras, ID cards, travel cards, ski passes, gloves, keys, always keeping your essential items close to hand.
Outlining everything we wanted from a jacket was easy, finding it was impossible. So over two years we met with designers, factories and production houses and through an arduous sampling process created our ultimate jacket. These leading designers loved our ideas, desired the details and confirmed that in a world full of jackets very few actually met each of our criteria.
Maunder XV was founded in 2014.
Maunder XV Deepcover is ready. We now need the support of the crowdfunding community to bring this project to life.