Keep warm this winter

Like it or not, winter is on its way. Whilst we can't do a lot about the British weather, we can help you stay warm with some great cold weather clothes to get you through this chilly time of year.

First off we want to tell you about a brand you may not have heard of, Finisterre. They’ve been keeping the cold away from surfers who don’t see the water temperatures around the British Isles as a major reason not to go surfing and have made a real name for themselves in the UK surfing community. Now with grander aspirations to keep more of the world warm, they have expanded their product range to meet the needs of normal people too. Finisterre has a great ethos to sustainability and you’ll find a lot of their products have pretty impressive green credentials using recycled fabrics or sustainable materials. You can check out their whole range here www.finisterre.com

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The Nimbus Jacket is an insulated jacket perfect for chilly UK winter days. Made from windproof and water resistant materials and recycled polyester and recycled prima loft eco filling this is a stylish yet eco-friendly product.

This is a brilliant lightweight jacket suitable for most of what winter can throw at you. It's not totally waterproof only water resistant, so would need to be paired with a waterproof layer if it got really nasty.

Features include -

Water resistant, windproof, breathable part-recycled ripstop shell

- PrimaLoft® Silver Eco recycled insulation fill Synthetic fill retains 75% of its warmth when wet, whereas down fill only retains 15% of its warmth when wet

- YKK Vislon zip

- Drawcord adjustable hood and adjustable drawcord hem

- Welt handwarmer pockets

- Elasticated cuffs

- Microfibre lined pockets and collar

- Lightweight and packable, packs away into inside zip pocket

https://finisterre.com/products/mens-nimbus-jacket-khaki

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The waterproof 3 for All jacket from Royal Robbins is perfect for those British days when it’s both cold and wet and boasts great warmth and waterproof features. It also benefits from having an inner and outer jacket which can both be worn on their own or together, so you are getting great value for your money with this one.

Royal Robbins are no strangers to the cold and have been producing hard-working clothes since 1968. Founded by Royal Robbins and his wife Liz both keen climbers and explorers, the brand has been serving the adventure community for many years.

We love this jacket, it really can cope with everything winter can throw at it. It's warm, and waterproof, and flexible with the removable inner to meet all the weather situations you could ever find yourself in. The quality of this jacket is really good and despite being an all-weather jacket it's got a soft brushed cotton feel so looks less like a technical jacket despite its weather-beating credentials.

The inner jacket on its own is a stylish quilted jacket and works just fine as a stand-alone garment.

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Features include -

- 3 jackets in one – wear as an insulated, waterproof jacket, as a shell, or wear the Timberline Jacket liner on its own.

- State of the art eco-friendly, non-fluorinated DWR technology keeps water out.

- Breathable 3k/3k outer shell keeps the adventurer comfortable in all conditions with adjustable drawstring hood and sleeve cuffs.

- Zip out liner attaches to shell with center-front zippers and snap loops at the cuffs and neck.

- Pocket system features 2 hand pockets, 1 exterior zippered chest pocket and 1 interior secured mobile phone pocket.

- Lining features Anti Odour technology

http://www.royalrobbins.co.uk/mens-c1/royal-robbins-waterproof-3-for-all-jacket-obsidian-p994

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The whole range is fabulous, check out their durable winter shirts like the performance stretch flannel shirt is a great base layer to keep you warm through the winter.

With odour control, quick dry and wrinkle resistant fabric it’s the perfect shirt for winter travels.

This shirt is a perfect match for winter with a soft warm feel to it. It's well made and very comfortable to wear and benefits from some great travel-friendly features which make it stand out from the crowd

Features include -

- Active Fit

- Ultra-soft hand flannel with a back chimney vent and quick-dry breathability

- Core winter traveler shirt – weightless warmth and easy care

- Active fit combined with stretch and articulated sleeves makes for a clean fit plus range of motion

- Anti Odor technology keeps the adventurer odour free

- Hidden zippered chest pocket for travel essentials

- bluesign® approved fabric

https://www.royalrobbins.com/treeline-stretch-performance-plaid-flannel-long-sleeve

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To finish off the ultimate winter outerwear - check out the Range Pant. The Range Pant is a great Winter Adventurer pant - a highly technical softshell with a clean, refined look and feel. The Range features a curved back seam for improved shaping and performance fit, along with fantastic stretch and a comfort fit knit waistband enhanced with moisture wicking thermoregulation technology for an optimal fit and optimal comfort in a high impact and high sweat area. Designed with a fluorine-free waterproofing treatment - the most eco-friendly on the market today - to add water resistance to an already fantastic performance pant. Adjustable drawstrings at the ankle allow you to water out over a gaiter or to roll the pants up when you get warm. Straight leg fit.

Warm and watertight trousers are a must for the winter season. These offer the practicality of a hiking/travel pant without looking out of place for daily urban use.

Features include -

- State of the art eco-friendly, non-fluorinated DWR technology keeps water out.

- Brushed back interior for ultra soft comfort.

- Articulated knees and gusseted crotch.

- Comprehensive pocket system: two zipper hand pockets, one back snap pocket, one thigh zippered utility pocket

http://www.royalrobbins.co.uk/mens-c1/royal-robbins-range-pant-jet-black-p942

It’s no good being warm on top if you get cold feet, so we’ve also got some great winter footwear ideas.

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First up it’s Teva with the Arrowood Lux Mid WP.

These leather mid boots are lightweight and waterproof to keep you warm and dry throughout the winter.

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Features include - 

- Full-Grain Waterproof Leather Upper

- Waterproof Construction

- Float-Lite™ Midsole and Outsole

- Rubber Outsole Inserts

- PU Removable Sockliner

https://www.teva.co.uk/1013643.html?dwvar_1013643_color=BNGC#start=1&cgid=men-boots

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Next it’s onto Keen who revolutionised the travel sandal a few years back and have extended their range extensively since then. The Keen Westward Hiking shoe is an all-purpose hiking boot performs on the trail and in town, with a comfortable, compression-molded midsole and casual good looks. The combination of suede and canvas keeps breathable. European made with materials from around the world.

Features include -

- Breathable mesh lining

- Compression molded EVA midsole

- European Made with materials from around the world.

- Non-marking rubber outsole

- Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed

- Stability shank

- Water resistant suede and canvas upper

http://global.keenfootwear.com/en-gb/product/shoes/men/westward

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Keen also have a great woman’s footwear collection and we just had to mention these fabulous boots which will keep you warm and dry through winter. The Elsa Premium Zip boot was made for fearless exploration, from the first chills of autumn to the darkest days of winter. Pairing cosy insulation and seam-sealed protection, it's ready for any urban adventure.

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Features include -

- *Cleansport NXT™ for natural odour control

- 200g KEEN.Warm® insulation

- Breathable mesh lining

- Medial side zipper for easy on and off

- Non-marking rubber outsole

- Removable metatomical moulded recycled foam footbed

Seam sealed waterproofing

http://global.keenfootwear.com/en-gb/product/shoes/women/elsa-premium-zip-waterproof