I know, I know, it's not even mid November yet but Christmas is starting to filter through into our membranes. For most it's the appearance of the 'Holidays Are Coming' Coca Cola truck advert that announces when we're allowed to start getting excited about the festivities or perhaps an episode of Jamie Oliver's Christmas recipes on Food Network.
For us outdoor retailers, Christmas is being planned and prepared seasons in advance, which also means putting together our 'Christmas Gift' section! We have gifts to suit all budgets and for all types of outdoor enthusiast; from
bikers & runners to mountaineers & climbers, we've got that
special gift covered! So we thought we'd give a little glimpse into each section to help you get the right stocking filler for your loved ones...
Gift's for the Walker
Bridgedale MerinoFusion Trekker Socks. Designed for all day protection in mind, these socks come with superior next to skin comfort. Made with a fusion of Merino and Coolmax, these Trekker socks offer great warmth for those nippy winter days as well as clever wicking performance.
Gift's for the Fashion Lover
When it comes to picking the top item for this particular section, there's only ever really going to be one contender. The North Face Women's Arctic Parka. A best seller all year round, never mind in just the winter, this uber toasty and stylish Parka ticks all the boxes.
Gift's for the Snowsport Fanatic
A 'huntsman' style hat that's great for the half pipe, in the country and town alike? Yup, it's The North Face Men's Hoser Hat. An insulated hat with cosy soft faux fur earflaps makes for an excellent headwarmer this winter!
Our best selling climbing shoe, from starting out, to long routes, all day wear, to performance training and bouldering, say hello to the Boreal Joker Rock Shoes. Made from premium quality split leather and featuring a concealed EVA pad in the heel, the Joker ensures you'll be laughing as you scale those walls.
With the evenings becoming darker, safety on the road is of the utmost essence to cyclists out there. That's where the Nite Ize Helmet Marker Plus can help. Bright light LED illumination and a flexible lightweight design ensures you'll be seen on the road.
Very much with travel in mind, why not have a gander at the Osprey Ozone 36 Travel Bag. One of the lightest and most durable travel bags around, the Ozone has ergonomic designed grip and lightweight construction with strategic reinforcements at key wear point to make sure your contents arrive with you safe and sound.
Gift's for the Runner
The Ronhill Trackster Origin running pants feature durable and
hard-wearing fabric that is designed to protect without weighing you
down while out and about. There's also reflectivity, calf stirrups and a back zip security pocket to keep your essentials safe.
Eating with your fingers can be quite rustic on occasion, but sometimes nothing less than cutlery will do while out in the field, so let the Lifeventure Folding Cutlery Set do the work for you and safe yourself the trouble of burning your hands when trying to eat soup...
Gift's for the Gadget Lover
It's fantastic to get away from the hubbub of urban life, but sometimes you just can't bare to be without your beloved gadgets. So when your out and about, miles from the furthest power socket, the Brunton Pulse 1500 Portable Charger is there to be your friend. With standard & micro USB connection it will charge your electronics to keep you running.
Unless your highly lucky (or go to the wrong festival) it's highly unlikely you'll go through the weekend without encountering either mud or rain. Stop yourself from getting soggy with the Target Dry Mac in a Sac Poncho. Waterproof, breathable, with an adjustable hood, reflective piping and the ability to turn it into an emergency pillow, this is the king of Poncho's.