Absolute Snow Best Winter Hiking Gear 2020


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Winter Wanderland: On The Trail

As summer fades and the from an afternoon on the local trail to a destination day hike, keeping warm and to see you through the mud and snow of on the trails this winter.

Below, we look at a selection of essential outdoor kit for hiking and trekking through the colder months; with designs tailored toward 4-season, lower altitude use where changing weather and ground conditions can be expected.


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Lowe Alpine Aeon

Volume: 18-35L

100D/210D Taslan Dobby / TriShield

 2 Waterbottle pockets

Ice axe & walking pole attachment

 Waist & chest straps

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Montane Meteor Waterproof Jacket

40D PERTEX® SHIELD + Dry Touch backer

100% nylon ripstop

 Waterproofing: 20,000 mm

Breathability: 18,000g/m2

 Roll-away hood with wired peak

Adjustable cuffs & hem

YKK front zip with storm flap

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Scarpa Trek LV GTX Hiking Boots

Upper Material: 1.8 Oiled Nubuck


 Vibram® Biometric Fly Sole


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Rab Microlight Alpine Insulated Down Jacket

Insulation: Recyled 700fp down + Nikwax hydrophobic finish

Shell: Recycled 30D nylon Pertex Quantum, 50g/m2 with DWR

 Elasticated cuffs & drawcord adjustable hem

 Adjustable hood with stiffened peak

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Silva Ranger Compass

Graduation: 360°

Degree Increments: 2°

Romer Scales (mm) :1:25K, 1:50K

Magnetic Declination Scale: 60° West & East 

Weight: 32g

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Katadyn BeFree Water Filter 

Volume: 1 Litre

Filter Type: Hollow fiber filter 0.1 micron 

Output: 2L per minute

Weight: 63g

- Removes bacteria, protozoa, cysts & sediment 

- Shake clean EZ-Clean Membrane 

- BPA & PVC free



Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ 

Adjustment: Telescopic, Flicklock

Shaft: 3-section, 100% Carbon

Weight (Per Pole):

- 95-110 cm - 166g

- 105-125 cm - 180g

- 120-140 cm - 193g

Pack Size (cm): 32 | 35 | 40


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Soto Windmaster + 4 Flex Pot Support

Fuel Type: Canister, Isobutane-propane

Output: 2800 kcal/h | 3260w | 11000 BTU

Boil Time (avg.) : 4 min/1 L, climate/altitude dependent

Duration: Burns approx. 1.5 hours with 250g canister

Weight: 87g (with 4-Flex Pot Support)

- One-touch Piezo ignition

- Micro Regulator for cold weather efficiency

- Ledge around burner head acts as a windshield





Toaks Pot 650

Material: Titanium 

Volume: 650ml

Size:  Ø102 x H97 mm 

Weight: 80g

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Ultralight Gear 2020=

Petzl Bindi

Lumens: 200

Bulb: LED 

Weight: 35g

IPX Rating: 4

Battery: 680mAh rechargeable 

Max Burn Time: 50 hours

Max Distance: 36m



Gerber Devour Multi-Fork 

Material: 7075 T6 Aluminium 

Weight: 23g

Dimensions: 19 x 4 cm

- 6 function multi-tool mounts to back


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Ultralight Gear 2020=

Real Turmat Pasta Bolognese

Type: Freeze-dried 

Weight: 122g (dry weight)

Energy (kJ) 2196

Energy (kcal) 525g 



Leatherman Skeletool KBX 

Construction: 420HC Combo Knife 

Weight: 36g

Closed Length: 8.7 cm

Blade Length: 6.6 cm

Locking Blade: Yes

Carry Style: Clip


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Ultralight - For Camping & Overnight

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Big Agnes Skeeter SL 20°


Shell: Nylon RS + DWR

Insulation: 650 fill DownTek™ water repellent down

Fill Weight: 567g

Weight: 964g

Max Body Length: 183 cm

Pack Size: 20 x 15 cm

Comfort Women: -6°C

Comfort Men: -9°C

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Klymit Inertia Ozone

Fabric: 30D Top | 75D Bottom, Polyester

Weight: 309g

Pack Size: 9 x 15 cm

Size: 183 x 54.5 cm

Thickness: 4.6 cm



Tiger Wall 2

Seasons: 3

Berth: 2

Doors: 2

Vestibules: 2

Weight: 1.13 kg

Pack Size: 14 x 46 cm

Poles:  DAC Featherlite NFL pole system

Fly: Silicone treated nylon RS, 1200mm, PU coating

Floor: Silicone treated nylon RS, 1200mm, PU coating 

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