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09 Oct Cold Calm & Collected: Winter Hike Equipment
The winter season is slowly approaching, bringing with it the harshest conditions for camping. When it’s time to brave the brutal, piercing cold of the outdoors – having the right equipment is more important than ever. In this post, we’ll show you our top recommendations to keep your nerves as cool as ice on your winter hike.
When winter approaches and it’s time to hike – it’s time to touch base and invest in a proper base layer. Under Armour’s ColdGear light are renowned for their super-light and ultra-warm print technology, designed exclusively for the ColdGear range and proven to keep body heat in. This revolutionary base layer sits close to the skin for maximum heat conversation. Speaking of conversation, we currently have a sale on this base layer that will get even the most seasoned and frugal cold-bracers talking. For maximum warmth at an astonishing price – you need this Base Layer.
Any hiker who’s braced less than ideal conditions knows that the first, and worst, place to soak through is your socks. Freezing, snow-soaked toes can lead to considerable discomfort, and on long trails could lead to something as severe as frostbite. Investing in a pair of proper winter hiking socks may be the smartest equipment investment. These Bridgedale socks have dense cushioning to keep feet warm and comfortable in the coldest of conditions and are woven for innovative fibres designed to keep you marching on even in the coldest conditions.
Waterproofing is an often overlooked but essential feature in winter gear. One quick tumble into thick snow with sub-optimal gloves can leave your hands soaked in freezing water, limiting your effectiveness out in the wild. These DexShell Thermfit gloves feature a completely waterproof design with a 100% wool, Terry loop merino inner layer. This towelling can absorb large amounts of water and keep your hands completely warm and dry whilst you work to get a fire lit as the blizzard rages on. For a dependable pair of gloves, you can rely on in cold conditions, look no further.
When the weather turns glacial, the last thing you’ll want to do is jump in a stream for a wash. For a long camping stay, this Nilaqua waterless body wash is the perfect winter hygiene solution. This high-quality cleanser is easy to operate when hands are numb and is non-irritating to the skin thanks to its paraben-free design. This item is a steal at only £2.23, allowing you to stay clean in the warmth and comfort of your tent.
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