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WHAT IS IT? Women’s Arc­tic Apres Leather Lace-Up short boots. RRP £150. www.muck­boot­com­

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: With the un­ex­pected snow cour­tesy of the Beast from the East, it’s es­sen­tial to have solid footwear if/when more ex­treme weather ar­rives. USE­FUL FOR: Walk­ing on snowy or icy ground.

HIGH POINT: They keep your feet cosy and will stop you slip­ping – an es­sen­tial for Scot­tish win­ters. They look rea­son­ably fash­ion­able and come in dif­fer­ent colours. LOW POINT: They are quite heavy. WHAT IS IT? Rab Mi­cro­light Alpine. RRP £190. www.rab.equip­ment

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: De­signed ten years ago by Scot­tish climber Rab Car­ring­ton, this iconic jacket has been up­dated and got even bet­ter.

USE­FUL FOR: It only weighs 470g and folds down into a small sac which can hang from your belt or go into a ruck­sack. HIGH POINT: Elas­ti­cated wrists, a zip which cov­ers your mouth, wire rimmed hood, and 750FP goose down keep you warm and dry in just about any con­di­tions.


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