Need some inspiration for shopping for the trekker or mountaineer in your life this Xmas? Look no further as we present our Xmas 2016 Gift Guide…
Haglöfs Essens Mimic £160 (Jacket) £180 (Hood)
Beat the cold with Essens Mimic. This jacket offers all the benefits of a down jacket, only more versatile and easier to care for. Made using the brand’s exclusive new high-loft QuadFusion™ Mimic, which emulates actual goose down but absorbs virtually no moisture. This innovative new material also enables Haglöfs to use less stitching in the jacket’s construction, minimising the compressed spaces where the cold might sneak in. Therefore, the jacket is suitable for fighting blizzards in the mountains as well as walking the dog on a rainy day. What’s more, the Mimic is free of any fluorocarbons. It is a product that truly encapsulates the Haglöfs mission to help you beat the elements. Comes in both men and women.
More info: www.haglofs.com
Rohan Merino Base Layers £34/£30
Merino wool has an uncanny ability to regulate your temperature in a wide range of conditions. It’s nice and cosy in the cold but never too hot when the temperature or your activity levels start to rise. Merino wool is also incredibly soft and comfortable next to the skin – so there’s none of the unpleasant itching you get with ordinary wool. It ‘wicks’ moisture extremely efficiently – keeping you far more comfortable. Rohan are offering T&M readers £15 off their Merino Union 150 Crew (RRP £49) and Merino Union 150 Leggings (RRP £45). Just take this page to any Rohan store, call Freephone 0800 840 1412 quoting code TAM5, or visit rohan.co.uk and enter code TAM5 at the basket page. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, or against a previous purchase. Offer ends Dec 18, 2016.
More info: www.rohan.co.uk
Fjӓllrӓven Abisko Shape 2 £625
A gift that comes with the promise of many future adventures, the Fjӓllrӓven Abisko Shape 2 is part of the brand’s award-winning new tent collection. Suitable for four-season use, the tent’s stable tunnel design features Fjӓllrӓven’s innovative Nylon TripleRip flysheet which is treated on each side with four layers of silicone for outstanding performance. The flysheet’s hybrid construction uses a higher-denier fabric in high-wear areas to offer outstanding strength while keeping weight low. Pitching is easy thanks to colour-coded DAC Featherlite Aluminium poles, and the Abisko Shape 2 is also designed with wider pole sleeves to allow campers to use a second set of poles in poor conditions. A spacious porch and multiple internal gear storage options enhance the tent’s practicality, while reflective Dyneema guy lines ensure it is easy to find on dark or snowy nights.
More info: www.fjallraven.co.uk
Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX £230
Encase your loved one’s feet in over a century of mountain bootmaking expertise with the Ferrata Combi GTX from Hanwag. A lightweight alpine boot, the award-winning Ferrata Combi GTX has been developed with challenging terrain in mind and is last-constructed for enhanced stability. Compatible with hybrid crampons, the Ferrata Combi GTX features a full-length shank between the inner and outer soles for outstanding stiffness. The boots are further enhanced with a high-quality and grippy, Vibram® Climbing II sole that incorporates a full-length TPU reinforcement and a TPU heel welt for securely attaching crampons. A high-quality suede and Cordura® upper together with a Gore-Tex® lining keeps feet dry and comfortable, while click-clamp eyelets offer 2 zone lacing to guarantee a secure fit. An advanced neoprene cuff provides optimum comfort around the ankle. For guaranteed quality and performance, the boots are designed and manufactured at Hanwag’s factory in Bavaria, located at the foot of the German Alps.
More info: www.hanwag.com
Klean Kanteen from £22.95
The bottle that launched Klean Kanteen over a decade ago is now available in insulated. We’ve combined our original, iconic, Classic bottle with high-performance, double-wall vacuum insulation (which by the way, keeps contents hot up to 30 hours and iced up to 100 hours!) to create our most versatile bottle ever. It also features the leakproof Loop Cap for safe transport, which can be clipped to your backpack or stowed in your bag. Available in 355ml, 592ml, 946ml and 1900ml sizes, and an array of colours, there is a Klean Kanteen for every style and activity.
More info: www.kleankanteen.com or call 01539 721032 for stockists.
Bridgedale Trekker £15.99 (twinpack)
Bridgedale’s best-selling sock, Trekker, features unique WoolFusion® Technology, which brings together Enduro Wool and technical fibres to provide balanced insulation, fast wicking moisture control and durability. Celebrating its 21st birthday this winter, a special anniversary Trekker Twinpack is now in store, which makes a doubly perfect Christmas gift for mountain trekkers and hillwalkers. The British-made Trekker has taken thousands of outdoor enthusiasts on comfortable walking journeys over the years and its clever construction ensures dry, warm and comfortable walking mile after mile. Trekker comes in men’s and women’s sizes and colours and RRP for the anniversary twinpack is £15.99 per pair. Twitter @BridgedaleSocks #Trekker21st
More info: www.bridgedale.com
Arc’teryx Satoro baselayers £40-£100
One of the most essential pieces of any alpine adventure ensemble – a good baselayer that dries quickly, transports moisture away from the skin, resists odours, feels comfortable next to skin, and last for many years. Designed for people who prefer Merino Wool baselayers for their comfort and anti-oduor properties and for those who spend extended periods in the backcountry, Arc’teryx proudly introduces a completely new assortment of baselayer tops and bottoms constructed with its new Core-Spun Technology, Merino Wool spun around a nylon core.
More info: www.arcteryx.com
Satmap Active 12 £400
The multi awarding winning Satmap Active 12 sports mapping GPS makes the ideal Christmas gift for the serious mountain trekker! Sporting a large hi-res screen, crystal clear mapping, barometer and Bluetooth, makes this the easy-to-use GPS of choice for many of the UK Mountain Rescue teams and outdoor folk. Now offered with a wide range of optional, detailed topographic mapping, especially Ordnance Survey 1:25k Explorer and international Satmap Adventure Maps. Key features include: High-Res Screen, Peer-to-Peer data share, Bluetooth 4.0, Barometric Altimeter, HighRes Mapping, Rechargeable battery, Toggleable Mapping and Heart Rate Monitor support. Satmap have the most extensive mapping catalogue available and can provide detailed topographic maps for anywhere in the world through the Adventure map series, and have a range of accessories available to allow for use in adverse weather and for cycling. 30% discount on most maps and accessories with promo code TREK-30-OFF.
More info: www.satmap.com
Jöttnar Fenrir Down Jacket £200
A warm, light and highly versatile 850-fillpower hydrophobic micro-down jacket for use in cold and damp conditions. Using premium quality water-repellent down, this jacket by British company Jöttnar maintains loft and insulation up to ten times longer in wet weather than conventional down. Potential wet-out zones at the cuffs, hem and collar are reinforced with synthetic insulation meaning even less fear of moisture. A jacket for multiple scenarios, the Fenrir down jacket is at home in the vertical as it is in everyday use. Available in men’s and women’s versions.
More info: www.jottnar.com
Summiteer Glow Worm 800 £139
Hailed as the best-value winter sleeping bag on the market, the Summiteer Glow Worm 800 doesn’t lack quality either. It uses 800g of ethically-sourced 750-fillpower goose down along with compact and lightweight nylon fabrics. It has a comfort limit of -10ºc, a pack size of 30x18cm and altogether weighs in at just under 1400g in its stuff sac! Designed for backpackers, wild campers, climbers and alpinists, the Glow Worm 800 is the must-have sleeping bag for adventures above the sno line. Get free delivery on all Summiteer products over Xmas with this checkout code: FreepostT&M
Purchase directly at: www.summiteerequipment.com
Lowe Alpine Cholatse 35 £100
Moving fast and light while retaining some of the creature comforts of traditional trekking is the holy grail for the modern multi-day hiker. Moving hut-to-hut through the Alps, or bedding down in Scottish bothies, this 35L capacity pack will squeeze in everything you need, for a couple of days of well-earned escapism. And when the terrain becomes a bit more challenging, or you’re lucky enough to be in warmer climates, then give thanks to the air mesh ventilated back panel, keeping your back cool even if your journey heats up. While compact in design, this pack is generous in access options, it also has a host of technical features including hidden, external lash points for attaching a sleeping mat, an integral rain cover in case the weather gets wild, and walking pole and ice axe holders for when the going gets tough.
More info: www.lowealpine.com
Trek & Mountain Subscription £51
What better present to give your trekking or mountaineering loved one than a whole year of inspiring articles and incisive gear reviews from Trek & Mountain? The price includes 12 editions of Trek & Mountain which, from January 2017 onwards, will be bigger and better than ever. During December you will also get a free Petzl Tikkina headtorch with each new subscription to Trek & Mountain, so the lucky recipient of your gift will also be able to read their copies of Trek & Mountain during cold, dark nights in the mountains! For an extra saving, you can subscribe by Direct Debit, but even at the price above (for credit/debit card subscriptions) this is an offer not to be missed.
More info: www.selectmagazines.co.uk