CHRIST­MAS STOCK­ING GIFTS

Find in­spi­ra­tion for small but mean­ing­ful gifts for walk­ers

Countryfile Magazine - - Contents - Kit re­views in de­tail Find out more about all the prod­ucts on this page at www.coun­try­file.com

Per­fect small presents for keen walk­ers.

1 Zip Wal­let, Fjällräven, £35. Tough poly­cot­ton fab­ric with leather de­tails. 0046 (0) 854 518688 (Swe­den), www.fjall­raven.co.uk

2 Merino Ice­landic Wool Socks, John Ar­bon

Tex­tiles, £14.50. Soft merino wool socks for loung­ing at home. 01598 752490, www. jar­bon.com 3 Stan­bury Walker sock,

John Ar­bon Tex­tiles, £15. Tra­di­tional-style cush­ioned wool sock, made in Devon. 01598 752490, www.jar­bon.com 4 Trekker

socks, Bridgedale, £15.99. Com­fort­able, Bri­tish-made socks that stay fresh for longer, thanks to bac­te­ria-re­duc­ing cop­per ions. www.bridgedale.com

5 Ul­tra­light Stuff Pack, £25, Os­prey. Fold­ing into a grape­fruit-sized pouch, this comfy, wa­ter­proof back­pack weighs only 90g. 01202 946444, www.os­preyeu­rope.com

6 Pack­lite 16 so­lar lantern, Lu­minaid,

£24.99. Back­pack­ers will love this in­ge­nious wa­ter­proof, so­lar-charg­ing in­flat­able lantern. For stock­ists see www. es­ki­moa­gency.com 7 Kelvin ti­ta­nium

in­su­lated mug, Alp­kit, £30. Su­per-light and tough; keeps 450ml of soup or tea pip­ing hot. 01773 417007, www.alp­kit. com 8 T-Base head torch, Mam­mut, £18. A light­weight, few-frills torch that lasts up to 80 hours on one set of bat­ter­ies. www. mam­mut.ch 9 e+LITE head torch, Petzl,

£25. Keep this tiny and feather-light (27g) head torch in your pack for emer­gen­cies. 015396 24040, www.petzl.com 10 Fair­field

Gloves, Seal­skinz, £25. Wa­ter-re­pel­lent with a thin in­su­lat­ing layer ideal for walk­ing or cy­cling on cool, wet days, or run­ning in freez­ing weather. 01553 816838, www. seal­skinz.com 11 Fire­light­ing Kit, Light My

Fire, £16.95. Con­tains a fire steel for strik­ing sparks, a piece of fat­wood for tin­der and the wiry Grandpa’s FireFork for cook­ing bangers over the fire. 0131 552 3000,

www.nordi­cout­door.co.uk 12 Wrapid

Gaiters, Out­door Re­search, £30. Compact and quick-to-at­tach, th­ese stretchy gaitors will keep dew or snow out of boots. www.out­door­re­search.com 13 Flat­Iron Knife-Fork-Spoon Ti­ta­nium Cut­lery set,

Alp­kit, £13. Su­per-light cut­lery in pol­ished ti­ta­nium. 01773 417007, www.alp­kit.com

14 Ti­ta­nium spork, Light My Fire, £16. A metal spork makes out­door eat­ing more civilised. 015396 24040, www.light­my­fire. com 15 Neper Hat, Buf­fwear, £27.25. Knit­ted hat with warm fleece band liner. 01707 852244, www.buf­fwear.co.uk 16 Men’s

Bam­boo Sport Trunks, Bam, £18. Soft and com­fort­able, with an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties, keep­ing you fresh af­ter a day on the trail. 01752 581 458, https://bam­boocloth­ing. co.uk 17 Pocket blan­ket, Mata­dor, £22.99. From a sat­suma-sized pouch, fold out this tough and wa­ter-re­pel­lent ground sheet, big enough for two (160cm x 110cm). For stock­ists go to www.es­ki­moa­gency.com

18 Swell sun­glasses, Julbo, £55. Good for sunny days on snowy uplands. For stock­ists, call 015396 24040 or visit julbo-eye­wear.com 19 2L Pack­di­vider

Dry­sack, Aqua­pac, £9. Or­gan­ise the stuff in

your back­pack with this wa­ter­proof bag. Sizes range up to 13L (£13). 020 7738 4466, http://store.aqua­pac.net 20 Knit­ted &

Polar Hat Solid Ocean, Buf­fwear, £21. Snug­fit­ting beanie lined with a mi­cro-fleece band for ex­tra warmth. 01707 852244, www. buf­fwear.co.uk 21 Aqua Wal­lit Phone Dry

Bag, Alp­kit, £5. Wa­ter-re­sis­tant pouch for your phone, car keys and other small items. 01773 417007, www.alp­kit.com

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