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Winter Wanderland: Best Winter Hiking Gear 2020

As the days grow shorter and the chill of winter fills the air, it's that time of year to think warm and waterproof when venturing onto the hiking trails. Whether it’s a quick once around the local loop or a day hike in the hills, keeping warm and dry—and staying that way—is key when heading outdoors during the colder months. We’ve handpicked a selection of the best outdoor winter clothing and accessories for keeping you warm, safe, and organised when hiking during the winter season.

Lowe Alpine Aeon Backpack

• Volume: 18L, 22L, 27L, 35L

• Chest strap & hipbelt

• Dual water bottle pockets

• Hydration pack compatible

• Headlocker axe attachment

• TipGripper walking pole attachments

• Hard wearing TriShield fabric

• AirContour carry system for on-trail comfort

Rab MicroLight Alpine Down Jacket

• Zoned baffle construction for optimum warmth

• Soft & packable design

• Insulation: 700 fill power down with Nikwax water-resistant finish

• Shell: Recycled 30D nylon Pertex Quantum with DWR

• Lining: Recycled 20D nylon

• Adjustable hood with stiffened peak

• Elasticated cuff & drawcord hem

• YKK zipped hand pockets & large zipped chest pocket

• GRS Certified recycled down fill

Montane Meteor Waterproof Jacket

• Lightweight waterproof raincoat

• 40D nylon ripstop with PERTEX® SHIELD & Dry Touch backer

• Waterproofing: 20,000mm HH

• Breathability: 18,000g/ m2/24hrs

• Full length YKK front zip with internal storm flap

• Adjustable hood with wired peak

• Adjustable cuff & drawcord hem

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Overtrousers

• 3-layer waterproof overtrousers

• H2No® Performance Standard Shell, 50D recycled nylon ripstop

• Two Zipped Hand Pockets

• Elasticated Cuffs & Waist

• Easy-on design with 2-way side zips extending from cuff to thigh

• DWR Treated Zippers

Montane Minimus Women's Overtrousers

• Ladies' waterproof overtrousers

• PERTEX Shield 10,000mm HH waterproof / breathable 6000 g/m2

• Active fit with articulated knee design

• Elasticated waist with lockable drawcord

• 1/4 length YKK lower side zips

• Hook & loop calf tabs for a streamlined design

• Highly packable with integrated stuff-sack

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX

• GORE-TEX hiking boots

• 360° full rubber rand | 1.6mm suede leather for a highly wear-resistant fabric

• Waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex liner

• Multi Fit Footbed Plus & 3F heel-locking system for comfort & fit

• Durable & grippy Vibram sole

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z-Poles

• 100% carbon fiber shaft

• Soft-touch grip top with 100% natural cork grip & EVA foam grip extension

•Optimized joint support & stiffness for increased durability

• Fusion comfort strap for premium support

• 4 season flex tips

• 60mm Alpine Z-Pole & 100mm Compactor Powder baskets included

• Z-pole fixed length construction with speed-cone deployment

• Compact pack size

Led Lenser MH3 Headlamp

• Dual mode headlamp with 200 lumen LED

• Burn Time: 4.5 hours on high | 35 hours on low

• Low battery indicator

• Battery Type: Single AA

• IPX Rating: IPX54

• Weight: 92g

Hiking Accessories

Platypus Hoser Hydration Reservoir

Stay hydrated when hiking with this high-quality water reservoir with hose. The Platypus Hoser features embedded silver-ion to protect the inside from mold and bacteria for a fresh taste every time. Available in 1L, 1.8L, 2L & 3L volumes to suit trips of any length.

Silva Starter 1-2-3 Compass

The Silva Starter 1-2-3 gives you a compact and practical compass for beginners and experienced outdoor enthusiasts alike. The clear baseplate makes it easy to read a map placed beneath and plot a course. A must-have piece of kit for anyone looking to venture off the beaten path.

Lifesystems Trek First Aid Kit

First aid kits form an essential part of any hiker’s pack. The Lifesystem’s Trek first aid kit gives you a selection of items to tend minor injuries on the trail. A water-resistant ripstop pouch protects from the elements while a belt-loop keeps it close to hand.

Lifesystems Thermal Survival Bag

The four-season Thermal Survival Bag from Lifesystems is compact and lightweight with a waterproof/windproof design that reflects and retains over 90% of body heat. Great to have at the bottom of the pack when heading out into changing weather conditions.

PowerTraveller Merlin 15 Power Bank

The PowerTraveller Merlin 15 is compact power bank with a 3350mAh battery built for recharging smartphones and electronic devices on the go. The versatile design features a 100-lumen torch with SOS settings for emergency signalling. Perfect for that back-up boost of power when venturing off-grid.

Klean Kanteen TKPro Thermos

The vacuum insulated TKPro flask and cup is the perfect companion for winter wanders. The double-wall design features the new TK Closure cap and Climate Lock™ keeping your favourite blend hot for up to 28-hours for a warming brew when you’re far from home.