Walking Holiday in Scotland, How to Stay Dry
If you’re taking up walking for your New Year’s resolution, or if you’re just an avid fan of the outdoors anyway you will know that one of the most important items that you can own is a well-made waterproof jacket. The best kind are able to keep you warm in winds, dry in the rain and not be too heavy to take off and carry when it became warm and sunny, and let’s face it you can often encounter all types of weather in Scotland within the same day when you go walking in the hills.
So what goes in to making the best types of jackets? Well the material used needs to be lightweight and water resistant, we are lucky now that advances in technology can make fabrics that are not only waterproof but lightweight and breathable. A great example of this technology is some of the jackets available from The North Face. Often offered as a combined set North Face jackets come as an outer waterproof shell with seams that are sealed to help stop water seeping in at the vulnerable points, there are usually fleeces that are inserted and easy to separate for days when the weather is a little warmer and you do not need the double insulation.
Often jackets like these come with the extra features squirrelled away inside meaning that you get more for your money, especially as often the jackets have high necks to help shield the wearer from wind chill as well as hoods that can either be rolled up and hidden inside the neck of the jacket or easily detached and replaced at a later time. Jackets that also come with zipper sealed pockets in the sides, inside or on the arms are also a great addition to your wardrobe as they can be extremely useful for storing items such as phones or maps and ensuring that they stay in the pocket, no matter what activity you are taking part in.
UK adventure clothing site http://www.webtogs.co.uk/ would advise that the best type of all-weather outdoor clothing is breathable as well as being waterproof meaning that you can move easily and without getting over heated no matter if the weather is warm and rainy or cool and rainy. This means that you no longer need to own several different types of jacket, instead you can use one main jacket for the majority of your outdoor activities!
With so much going on when you’re outside it is nice to know that you will no longer have to worry about carting around three different types of jacket that are each suited to different types of weather. Lightweight, weatherproofed clothing that has been tried and tested time and time again – in the real world as well as in a lab is worth the price that you pay for it, especially if it can help you get through terrains where the temperature may rise or drop drastically throughout the day during your trip, or places where weather can change quickly, with rain or wind coming on suddenly.
Cormac Reynolds has written a variety of great articles for a number of travel sites. He enjoys sports and getting out and about.