Winter can be a lovely time of year to get out and get active. The crisp, cold days can be really beautiful for walks on the beach or through the woods.
For a lot of people though, the thought of going out in the cold and wet is enough to make them hide under their blankets. I really do believe though that we shouldn’t let the weather stop us getting out and staying active though.
It really is all about having the right kind of clothing to suit the weather. Which is where Simply Hike come in.
They have a fantastic range of clothes, footwear and accessories to keep you outside and active this winter.
I’ve been taking a look at their Jack Wolfskin collection in particular and have found some gorgeous cold weather pieces that would be brilliant for wearing on winter walks and hikes.
The first thing you need if you’re heading out on a long walk in the winter is a good pair of walking boots.
These Jack Wolfskin boots are waterproof but still breathable so they’ll keep your feet warm and dry whatever the weather. The sole is soft and cushioned so they’d be really comfortable to wear for everyday outings like the school run, as well as on long walks in the countryside. They have excellent grip too, so they’re great on uneven terrain and would be perfect for when it starts to get a bit icy.
Another cold weather essential for getting out and staying active is a good coat.
There are loads of options to choose from but I love the look of these two from the Jack Wolfskin range.
The women’s Selenium down coat is a gorgeous midnight blue and would keep you so snug and warm while out in the cold this winter.
It’s wind proof and water resistant and has a detachable hood and adjustable hem. And honestly, it looks like it would feel like being wrapped up in a duvet while still looking socially acceptable.
The men’s coat is a really versatile 3-in-1 jacket. It has a microguard-insulated inner jacket that you can wear by itself, or zip into the waterproof outer jacket. So whether it’s cold, wet or both you can adjust the coat to suit your needs.
With coats and boots sorted, the only other things you need are a nice warm hat and some gloves.
These stormlock gloves for men and women look like they would be brilliant to keep hands warm during the winter.
They’re really cosy with a soft fleece lining, and the stormlock material keeps out the wind and rain.
What I really love about these is that they look really warm but not too cumbersome. I think they’d be great for winter hikes as well as for keeping your hands warm while out pushing the buggy to the shops.
With all your bases covered you can stop letting winter weather be an excuse for not getting out and about.
With the right footwear, coat and accessories you can keep warm and dry whatever the weather.
Disclaimer: I was sent some products from Simply Hike for the purposes of this post but all words and opinions are my own.