Waterproof Clothing & Footwear
Prepare for adventure with our collection of waterproof clothing and footwear . Adventures in the rain is an invigorating experience. Continuous drops of water help cool your skin and can keep your temperature regulated as you go the distance on your climbs, hikes, camps, and trails. However, there are many health considerations to take into account, as wearing incorrect clothing can not only slow you down and impair your vision but can also lead to a drop in your immune system, and loss of sensation in your extremities, particularly during the harsher winter conditions that are on their way. That’s we stock specialised waterproof and water-resistant clothing and shoes, fit for your pursuits, whatever the weather. From sustainable waterproof jackets and walking boots to water-resistant pants and gloves. Waterproof clothing offers the highest standard of protection from rain, hail, and snow, which may seem a given, but with that standard, comes drawbacks. The fabrics are so tight that liquids simply cannot get through, which works both ways. Let’s set the scene, you’re fast hiking in January, during a thundery hailstorm… You’ve just hit 15k and you’re starting to sweat profusely, you may be protected from the gusts of hail swirling towards you, but there is nowhere for that internal moisture to go, which means eventually you will overheat, getting wet from the inside out. However, if you were out on a long walk in that same winter hailstorm, a waterproof jacket, and trouser combo would be ideal, keeping you warm and dry against the elements. Whereas a water-resistant jacket offers more balance, these fabrics are tightly wound, but with more breathability. This allows the fabric to expunge moisture, and while you won’t be fully protected from the harshest of conditions, you will stay almost completely dry. Meaning you can go the distance, knowing that heat and moisture can escape outwards. All from top brands including Berghaus, Merrell, Mountain Equipment, Rab, Salomon, and The North Face. So when it comes to the downpour, be sure to consider your needs properly, and get ready for adventure.