For people who love walking the weather is just one of those obstacles that they need to overcome. The wind, rain and cold are no reasons to stop walking and more often than not, serious walkers won’t let it get in their way. The key, therefore, is to get kited with a suitable clothing that will protect against all the elements.
Ensure to choose an all rounder. FieldandTrek.com have a great selection of 3 in 1 jackets and waterproof coats that have added benefits than just being water resistant. Regatta, Karrimor and Craghoppers all have a range of coats that benefit from either a fleece lining or a separate fleece that can be attached for warmth, coupled with mesh inners for breathability. The Karrimor Weathertite collection is also worth checking out as they are all have windproof, waterproof and breathable properties, without being too bulky for ease of wear.
Waterproof trousers are great for keeping in your backpack and donning on when the rain starts to pour. The main properties to look out for is that they are lightweight and have breathable qualities as they will more than likely be worn over ordinary trousers so you don’t want anything too restricting or heavy. Open hems are useful for ease of slipping on, but some also have a popper buttons on them so once they’re on you can adjust to prevent the rain and wind from seeping through.
Walking boots are an essential part of the outdoor getup and being waterproof is a necessity. GORE-TEX boots are definitely worth spending the extra money on, not only do they offer durable waterproof protection but they are also breathable and well insulated to ensure that your feet are warm and dry throughout your adventure.
FieldandTrek.com stock a vast range of waterproof clothing and boots that are suitable for men, women and children so you can get the whole family kitted out for less. Visit: www.fieldandtrek.com/