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WHAT IS IT? Women’s Arctic Apres Leather Lace-Up short boots. RRP £150. www.muckbootcompany.co.uk
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.
LOW POINT: None.