Walking clothing

Walking clothing

There's nothing more satisfying than donning your mountain armour and feeling the elements thrash feebly against your seemingly-impenetrable outer layer. Here we explain the basic principles of clothing for walking, what to wear, and go into more detail about fabrics and technologies for those interested in how it all works.
 

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Basic principles of clothing for walking

Basic principles of clothing for walking

by Rob Wylie

To the untrained eye outdoor clothing can seem ridiculously expensive. Why do some jackets cost so much more than others? Why not just wear your High Street anorak? Rob Wylie explains why it's worth spending a bit more than your friends would think sensible.

What to wear for walking

What to wear for walking

by Chris Townsend

This article discusses the practical issues of clothing and footwear needed for all types of walking, including the principles of layering.

Fabrics and technology for walking garments

Fabrics and technology for walking garments

by Rob Wylie

We all know what it's like to step out into a raging storm and feel the elements thrash feebly against your seemingly impenetrable outer layer. At times like this you realise that all waterproof breathable jackets are not created equal.

Walking socks

Walking socks

by David Udberg

It may upset your Granny, but really the socks that she knits while she's watching Coronation Street are positively primitive compared to the modern, high tech, functional garments produced by specialist sock manufacturers today. This article explains what to look for in a pair of walking socks and why all socks are not equal.

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