KEEPING DRY AND WARM
It's taken a fair few years to get to the point of knowing what works for me. Here's the basics of what I am using to keep me dry and warm.
I've had a spot of the plantar fasciitis and found my Scarpa Mistral GTX aggrevated it. So I've gone back to my old brand and by far the best I know. These are awesome. Comfortable and hardwearing.
Other than sometimes having to squeeze into the medium size pair, these are super comfy, very lightweight and dry so quickly after rain, they're a no brainer for me.
But I do also wear M&S stretch shorts!
This is becoming the core warmth for most of my walks. I live in the SW UK, so winters are warmer than in the north. This jacket is perfect with a base layer and a waterproof over it for heavier showers
Such a good jacket. If you need advanced weather protection for exploring the hills, alongside reliable everyday waterproofing when you leave them behind, the Meridian does the job.
I spent a few years trying different brands and have settled on these. Comy and stop the rub!
Also trying out Danish Endurance merino trunks - so far so good.
Always reliable, last ages. They're a great everyday sock but IMO the most dependable sock for hiking. The range is great.