There are many destinations across the UK that cater to walking holidays, mountaineering and climbing and all have some of the most stunning landscapes and scenery in the world from the quintessential English countryside of Dartmoor to the more challenging routes around the summit of Mount Snowdon but no matter where you decide to take your journey you will need the pinnacle of outdoor clothing and gear to protect you from treks on uneven and tough terrain to biting winds and the almost inevitable wet British weather so here are some of the must have essentials you will need:
The North Face – Miramar Triclimate Jacket
Rather than having to carry around different coats suited to warmer or colder weather, the experts at The North Face came up with a versatile way to have the best of both with the innovative Triclimate clothing system. On first glimpse the Miramar Triclimate Jacket appears as a very stylish cold weather coat that offers 100% protection from water and wind and keeps you nice and warm in extreme cold but each of the two main components are detachable creating jackets suitable for every season. The outer layer is totally water and wind proof by itself but has a moisture wicking breathable interior so if the weather is warm you’ll keep cool, but stay dry at all times. The interior jacket is made using Heatseeker which gives you a surprising amount of warmth even when the temperature is below freezing and it’s very lightweight ensuring no movement is restricted. This layer is ideal for autumnal weather, but when combined with the outer shell layer you have the added protection, plus there are pockets for your phone, wallet, keys and any other items you want to keep safe from the weather.
Merrell – Moab Mid GTX Shoes
As any outdoor trips can take you through a multitude of weather and terrain it’s better and more cost effective to have footwear that is suitable to every eventuality and the Merrell Moab Mid GTX Shoes certainly do the job. Designed as a multi-sport trainer the Merrell Moab Shoe not only gives you stylish footwear but continual all-day comfort and incredible support due to an Ortholite anatomical footbed, an injection moulded arch shank, and a compression moulded EVA footframe and a Merrell Air Cushion mid-sole. So any unexpected trips, impacts or rough and unstable terrain won’t hurt your feet, especially with the addition of a toe bumper and heel counter made from synthetic leather. The shoes are also made using a GORE-TEX XCR Gasket construction making them completely waterproof so should you find yourself amidst a downpour or walking in the snow your feet won’t get wet, but with a breathable mesh upper and ventilated bellows tongues your feet will stay cool and dry on warmer days.
Snugpak Response Pak
On any walk, hike or climb there are certain essentials you need with you just in case the worst happens like a first aid kit, water, a torch, compass, maps, multi-tools but it can be cumbersome and restrictive to carry everything with you, especially on narrow and difficult climbs but rather than carry around even the best rucksack a very handy and versatile alternative is the increasingly popular Snugpak Response Pak. The Response Pak is very light at only 440 grams so it’s only really the weight of the items your carrying you have to take into consideration and despite it being fairly compact there is a number of internal and exterior pockets that can surprisingly fit everything you need with ease. Each Snugpak Response Pak is constructed with 660D PVC polyester Ripstop fabric so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear and should you get any snags or catch it on sharp terrain it won’t develop into a larger tear, this bag really a must-have on any kind of outdoor trip.