More winter must-haves
Lowe Alpine Mountain Cap, ¤35
This fully waterproof hat is fleece-lined and has adjustable earflaps and a peak.
SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves, ¤45
These Merino-wool lined waterproof gloves are cosy, breathable and touch-screen compatible. Contigo Thermal Bottle 1.2L, ¤49.99 This bottle claims to keep water hot for up to 30 hours, meaning a guaranteed hot drink.
Petzl Tikkina, ¤24.99
Head torches are so versatile. Invaluable in the hills when darkness sets in, they can also be used on the bike or for DIY around the house! Garmin eTrex 30x, ¤255
The Garmin eTrex 30 GPS Hand Held Unit is the perfect tool for exploring. With a rugged and waterproof case, there is no adventure too challenging. All of gear featured in this article is available from the following retailers: Great Outdoors, Dublin 2 (greatoutdoors.ie); Basecamp, Dublin 2 (basecamp.ie); Wild Side Sports, Bandon, Co Cork (wildsidesports.ie); Adventure.ie, Laragh, Co Wicklow (www.adventure.ie): Patagonia, Dublin 2; Cotswold Outdoor (cotswoldoutdoor.ie); Portwest, Killarney, Westport and Galway (theoutdoorshop.ie); CH Marine, Skibbereen, Cork and Newtownards (chmarine.com)