Outdoor apparel

Our bloggers combine a love of the outdoors with expertise on the challenges set by climate, seasons and altitude. Kristine Moody (from Oslo) and Valerio Boldreghini (from Rome) know how to extend an outdoors session through sensible preparations. Valerio informs his outdoors apparel blogging with his insights into physiology for kids and adults. Kristine brings her experience of trekking and cross country skiing in all weathers to blogging about fabrics, layering and planning ahead.

  1. Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science

    Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science
    Nothing beats a refreshing dive into a crystal clear lake!  But remember, all the conventional ways in which our amazing bodies regulate their body temperature are extremely inhibited in water. They’re almost nullified. That jeopardises how alert and strong you can stay in a cool river or lake. You prevent this by protecting your core temperature. Your core runs from...
  2. Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids
    The right kit keeps kids outside for longer. Regardless of the activity, you’re likely to go at a slower pace than you would do without kids, assuming they are beginners. So make sure your own patience isn’t impacted by cold feet two hours into your ski trip.   Outer layers The most common mistake is to put your money and...
  3. Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids
    Even in milder weather parents need to plan. Beach play, full-on water sports or long bike rides all require back-up changes of clothes. But don't let that stop you! Life is more fun when you’re not scared of getting wet or muddy. But you don’t want to rely on a heavy back-pack either, and this is where technical clothing comes...
  4. A Guide to Base Layers for Kids

    A Guide to Base Layers for Kids
    Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any time of year. And they’re on the ground much more than us – inspecting leaves and bugs, comparing puddle depths...
  5. Guide to Layering for Winter

    Guide to Layering for Winter
    It isn’t about the expensive overcoat. It certainly isn’t about the matching hat and gloves. Each autumn British stores are filled with kids’ winter clothing which just doesn’t do the job. The goal surely is to stay outdoors for the length of time which suits the parents. Secondly to minimise kids’ complaints. These two tie in! So start with the...

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