GIVE YOUR GEAR SOME TLC
After the long, dry summer it’s time to start thinking about prepping for the onset of autumn, with GT’s guide to insulated jackets and waterproof trousers (p80). Dust off the cobwebs, lay out all your winter gear and then get washing, dry cleaning and reproofing to keep them in tip-top condition. Tests show that cleaning and reproofing your kit can help to restore waterproofing back to its original performance, or close to it. It may be a boring job, but it’s worth doing. Sell on or recycle anything you no longer need.