If you’re going to walk 1000 miles in a year, we would love to help you choose the right kit – plus there’s an exclusive discount for Country Walking readers!
AS LONGER, BRIGHTER days arrive, having lightweight clothing that wicks moisture away from your skin, keeping you cool and dry is important. As is UV protection for (fingers crossed) sun-drenched days and a lightweight waterproof for the inevitable downpour.
Functional and comfortable Escaper shorts for men and Pacer Capri’s for women have plenty of stretch for freedom of movement, secure pockets making them a perfect companion wherever you’re putting your miles in.
A good quality technical base layer is a summer essential and Rohan’s Fleet T for women and Core T for men offer comfort and performance. Rohan’s Core Silver T uses a Cool Touch technology, Dynamic Moisture Control™ to wick moisture away from the skin and Silvadur™ to prevent the build-up of odour-causing bacteria.
And a just-in-case outer layer is a key requirement for British hillwalking. The superlight Windshadow Jacket is a useful option providing wind and shower protection for just 165g. Or the 245g Momentum Jacket is a totally waterproof, lightweight, highly breathable 2.5 layer hard shell with stretch.