Helen glover looking out to the distance

Helen Glover’s Must-Have Winter Kit

The secret to exploring outdoors all year is the right kit. With cosy insulated layers, a waterproof jacket and footwear that fits like a glove, you’re ready for whatever the weather has in store. 


To help you find the perfect new season kit, two-time Olympic champion and lifelong outdoor lover, Helen Glover MBE shares her must-have picks. Read on to discover Helen’s favourites for chillier days between seasons and her complete winter wardrobe staples.  

The Cotswold Outdoor buyers hand-pick their new season range with performance, durability and style in mind, giving me the confidence to get outdoors, even in the harshest British winters.  


You’ll always find me wrapped in my favourite insulated jacket, prepared for showers with my trusty waterproof and wearing a pair of incredible breathable merino wool socks. They’re my absolute must-haves for walking or exploring outdoors with my kids as the temperatures drop.” Helen Glover MBE 

Helen’s Between-Season Essentials

For changeable conditions, choose comfy layers so there’s no more too hot or too cold. Selected from the very best brands, these key pieces and essential accessories make up Helen’s ultimate between-season picks. 

While the right fit is important for all your outdoor clothing and equipment – it's especially key for footwear. I would always recommend visiting a Cotswold Outdoor store to get an expert footwear fitting with their specialists.  


I had my own shoes fitted with the service and even if I’m walking for hours, they’re still so comfortable. It’s really worth taking the time to get an expert recommendation!” Helen Glover MBE 


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A collage of Helen Glover MBE in the outdoors

Helen’s Winter Wonders

When the weather really sets in, you need kit you can rely on. Shop Helen’s tried and tested favourites, built for lasting adventure. 


Choosing high quality products is so important to me - not only for the durability of the item but also the effect it has on the planet. By investing in longer-lasting quality materials, we can reduce unnecessary waste while having outdoor kit that makes exploring a joy!” Helen Glover MBE 

Thanks to Helen for sharing your new season must-haves with us! So, wherever adventure takes you this winter, wrap up in kit that’s guaranteed to protect you from the elements. For more help and advice on finding the perfect outdoor picks for you, visit your nearest Cotswold Outdoor store or book a fitting appointment with our specialists. Happy exploring!  

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