ILS weather: early spring versus rainy days

The weather in Europe isn’t always very predictable. Look at us today: spring temperatures in February, rainy days in March. Also large areas of Europe are bathing in rays of sunshine in temperatures that are only expected at the end of March or in April.

Adjust your garments

Getting dressed for work isn’t always that easy and straightforward, especially in seasons like this where it’s definitely winter in the morning, with rays of spring in the afternoon. Our smart ILS, short for interchangeable lining system, offers the right solution. The fleeces and softshells can be zipped into jackets and both garments can also be worn separately.

On a day like today, you can leave your house in the morning with your softshell zipped in your jacket, offering you all the functions and comfort of a traditional winter jacket. When it gets warmer you can zip out the softshell and wear only that. If it were to rain this afternoon, while temperatures are still high enough, you can just wear the rain jacket separately. Wear as you please. Always layered, the whole year round.


Our Cardi is a lightweight laminated softshell jacket. This comfortable 3-layer softshell acts as a windbreaker. For your comfort, the zip has an inside flap with chin guard and the sleeve ends are elastic. The chest pocket and two side pockets have zippers with convenient long zipper pullers. This functional softshell jacket can be combined with the Tornhill (608Z) or Cumbria (603Z) jackets thanks to the I.L.S. system.


The Tornhill rain jacket of our Sioen-PPC collection, is a soft, durable and stylish rain parka. It keeps you dry when it rains but also when you’re perspiring. Because of the high-quality fabrics and the underarm ventilation, the parka is perfectly breathable. The standing collar and the elastic wrist bands with touch and close narrowing keep out the wind. When it gets cold, you can choose from different linings and fleeces to zip in. The parka is aimed at your comfort: its detachable hood, which can be stored in a special inner pocket, has chin protection, the sleeves are pre-shaped, waist and hem have a cord and the zippers are fitted with a long loop so that these are easy to open. With one inside pocket, two chest pockets, two pockets on the waist, one sleeve and one Napoleon pocket, this is a very practical rain parka.


The garments Tornhill and Cardi are just 2 examples of the very extensive range of professional protective clothing of Sioen-PPC. The range is divided in 4 distinct categories:

  • All weather: Reliable working gear for outdoor work. Our extensive weatherproof range covers every season and every kind of weather.
  • High visibility: Strikingly good protection. Our garments improve visibility which reduces accident rates considerably. Our hi-vis products will make you stand out in any environment, day and night.
  • Multinorm: In environments that are subject to multiple risks, you need high-specification garments that protect against hazards such as flames, heat, metal splashes, chemicals and risks of arc-flash.
  • Cold storage and food: Reliable insulation and impeccable hygiene for the demanding food industry.

All these sub-ranges feature bodywear (waistcoats, T-shirts, polo shirts, underwear), thermal wear(sweaters, body warmers, softshells, fleeces), workwear (jackets, trousers, coveralls) and rainwair (jackets, capes, aprons, trousers, coveralls, bib & braces, leggings, waders).