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Woolpower Base Layers
For a great all round base layer system Woolpower is best suited for all environments. Based on a Terry loop stitch and 70% Merino wool, it performs well and gives great breathability and moisture wicking, away from the skin. It comes in three weights 200g, 400g and 600g per square meter and has separate leggings and tops, with various configuration of zips, gilets, mitts and balaclavas.

Mike says...
" Woolpower has been a part of my kit for around 12 years now, and its an item I donít leave home without. I generally wear a 200g top while moving around, but have a 400g gilet and 200g leggings in my pack. The advantage of using a high percentage of natural fibres within a garment proves well after long periods, as body odour is kept to a minimum, along with operating around fires. All Woolpower garments wash well around 30 degrees in a washing machine or hand wash. I am still wearing the original 200g top from 12 years ago. "


Woolpower Tee LITE

Woolpower's lightest knit wool Tee

Mike says...
" Well, good to see Woolpower back in stock in the shop. It has been in the doldrums for the past couple of years with a poor supply chain, but is now sorted out. I have been wearing the Woolpower Lite shorts for the past three years (not constantly, you understand) and they have been great. Recently bought a Tee to give it a go in the mountains and it worked really well, drying quickly and not smelling after three days of hard graft. The Lite will fit nicely with the Woolpower 200g tops I have had for many years. "


Tiley Coolmax Travel Briefs
Tilley Coolmax Travel Briefs wick away moisture from the skin, are cooler to wear, odour resistant and dry fast.

Mike says...
" Our recent trip to Scotland proved these briefs to be a great piece of clothing. Underwear is generally over looked while on extended trips, with a lot of people wearing cotton. A lot of you who read this section know the disadvantages of cotton especially next to skin, add in poorly fitted underwear that could chafe, before you know it your trip becomes miserable. The Tilley briefs were exceptional in all aspects, wicking away moisture, easy to wash and dry. I highly recommend these briefs, but donít get white. "


Norrona Svalbard Cotton Anorak

With its timeless design and contemporary details this anorak will not only give you full wind protection but also that old-school look and feel. The fabric is made durable and soft by a mix of organic cotton and recycled polyester. The kangaroo pocket is perfect for windy days, as is the protective hood. This anorak has a zipper on the side which makes it easy to take on and off, and can also be used for ventilation. This jacket has a loose fit

Mike says...
" Good all-round outdoor coat for all seasons, especially those cold, dry windy days.

Love the pockets that stow loads of gear and the side zip really works when you are putting on or taking off the anorak. "


Snugpak Sleeka Reversible

When Snugpak created the Sleeka range of jackets, outdoor comfort would never be quite the same.

Mike says...
" I have used a Sleeka for donkies years and still love it. Good value no nonsense jacket that will stand the test of time. "


Norrona Svalbard Heavy Duty Pants

With lasting and strong nylon fabric this makes for a very comfortable pair of pants with great breathability. Knees and seat are protected with water resistant material for extra weather protection. The pants offer details like full thigh venting, a custom-fit waist system, lower leg reinforcement and velcro tightening around ankles. A little wear and tear never scared off these classics, and they've become a favourite amongst many handymen as well the outdoor guys.

Mike says...
" Bombproof pair of pants for the winter. Great fit, plenty of flexibility, good pockets and the usual awesome Norrona construction. "


Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat
This broad sun hat has a 50+ UPF rating. The headband moves moisture away from your brow, while the brim offers an oasis of shade. The drawcord adjustment keeps it snug on long trails.

Mike says...
" With the hot late spring early summer we have had, the Helios has come into its own. Great while out in the open mountain and moor, even better when you soak it in a refreshing stream and place a full hat of cold water on your head. The Helios is very comfortable once you find your size, remember your head swells slightly under exertion and has a wide brim to shade the face and neck.

The draw cord is useful when the weather comes in and threatens to blow the hat into the next valley. My first bit of Outdoor Research is great. "


Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

The versatile Sun Runner Cap has a removable, adjustable skirt that shelters you from harsh rays or can be removed when you need only ball-cap coverage.

Mike says...
" I have been using this cap throughout the summer this year and I'm mega impressed. Snug comfy fit with a large peak to keep your face and eyes shaded in the the mountains. On really hot days I add in the Sun Skirt for added protection to my ears and neck. I've also soaked the hat in a tarn or stream to cool down my head and neck in that hot sun when little shade is available. "


Tasmanian Tiger Fleece Cap

Microfleece hat.

Mike says...
" Great lightweight and quick drying beanie for all year round use. "


Outdoor Research Rando Cap

This winter-weight cap is made with a waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® outer and lined with a polyester micro fleece.

Mike says...
" A classic winter hat for all environments. In my view an outdoor hat should at least be wind and waterproof, whatever environments you are in. The Rando Cap has been tested over the past year and has come out tops, and I really like the flexible peak to keep that winter sun out of your eyes.

The fleece lining isnít too thick, so you donít overheat to quickly and the adjustable drawcord ensures a good fit. At the base of the ear flaps there is a sewn on tab at both sides, to which I attach some 3mm shock cord to to keep it in place in high winds.

A great no nonsense hat for the outdoors. "


Outdoor Research Mens Longhouse Gloves
A warm fleece glove with a thick pile backing for warmth. Warm heather sweater knit fleece construction, made of the same cozy fabric as our Longhouse Jacketô.

Mike says...
" A cracking glove for those cold dry winter days, works just as well when wet and drys quickly. Really simple but effective glove for the outdoors. "


Norrona Finnskogen Dri 3 Gloves

An essential outdoor hunting glove combining our waterproof and breathable dri membrane with the soft, comfortable and stretchy flexô1 outer fabric.

Light and long-lasting with a soft internal lining and leather palm patch to aid grip.

Mike says...
" Originally produced with a Gore-Tex lining the Finnskogen Dri 3 glove is still as good. Great for winter camps and wildlife watching or hunting. "


Dexshell Toughshield Gloves

A high performance waterproof, breathable glove offering superb protection, cut resistance and flame retardancy.

Works well with touch screen phones so no need to take off and is suitable for a wide range of industrial applications including the emergency services and armed forces.

Mike says...
" The Dexshell Toughshield Gloves are brilliant. I have even washed the pots at home wearing these (as a test !!) and come out with dry hands. Great around camp in winter dealing with hot pots, using cutting tools and operating a compass housing and GPS.

Perfect for winter camping. "


Outdoor Research Phosphor Mitts

Made with a water-resistant and breathable two-layer GORE® WINDSTOPPER ® fabric, these mitts are filled with warm 600-fill power down.

Mike says...
" Well winter 2016 has hit nice and early this year and I was on the scout for some warm mitts. Over the Spring and Summer I have been using the  Outdoor Research Longhouse Glove along with the Outdoor Research Revel Shell Mitt which is a great combination.

The Phosphor Mitts came on the radar and I have had several outings in the hills and they work really well with the other two gloves. Very warm, easy to take on and off, windproof and water resistant - all these are attributes I want from a mitt. "


Outdoor Research Revel Shell Mitts

Constructed of fully-seam-taped, waterproof and breathable mechanical stretch ripstop, these mitts keep hands protected from the weather and move perspiration away from the skin.

Mike says...
" Great lightweight, windproof,waterproof quick drying over mitt for those cold, wet days in the hills. Dry very quickly and pack to nothing in my rucksack. "


Fjallraven Canvas Belt

Canvas belt. Adjustable length and metal 'military' belt buckle.

Mike says...
" I have used one of these belts for donkeys years, it now looks well worn but still works well. Great piece of kit to keep your kecks up. "


Nikwax Tech Wash 300ml

Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

Mike says...
" Tech Wash is important to clean all waterproof breathable fabrics when they get dirty. I spend a lot of time outdoors and my outershell gets dirty very quickly. I advise washing garments twice a year ensuring all zips are done up. I place my clothing in a pillow case, tie a knot in it then wash it in the washing machine. "


Nikwax TX Direct Wash In 300ml

Adds Durable Water Repellency and revives breathability - in a washing machine.

Mike says...
" After washing my garments with Tech Wash i reproof with TX Direct. This revives the durable water repellency ( DWR ) and aids in the breathability of the fabric. I use TX Direct at least twice a year. "