Cold weather hik­ing gear

Out­doors jour­nal­ist Damian Hall se­lects the best kit to com­bat all weath­ers on your win­ter walks

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1Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Rugged yet premium, the new Fenix 5 Plus has best-in-test map­ping and GPS track­ing, wrist HR, smart con­nec­tiv­ity, plus mu­sic play­back. £699.99, garmin.com

Inov- 8 Protec-Shell Wa­ter­proof Jacket

Feel bul­let­proof in this three­layer, 20,000 HH wa­ter­proof. Stream­line tech on the cuffs keeps wa­ter off your hands. £270, inov- 8.com

Black Di­a­mond Dis tance Car­bon Z Trekking Poles

Im­pres­sively light, th­ese poles fold away neatly and are strong and durable too. £ 130, eu. black­di­a­mond equip­ment.com

Salomon Out­line Mid GTX

Deep lugs, a pro­tec­tive toe cap and full Gore-Tex. Trainer-like com­fort ready for both hill­side and ur­ban ad­ven­tures. £ 130, salomon.com

5 Petzl NAO +

The NAO+ boasts 750 lu­mens, while re­ac­tive light­ing ad­justs bright­ness ac­cord­ing to am­bi­ent con­di­tions.

£ 154.99, petzl.com

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