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25% Off All Sub Zero Award Winning Merino Wool Base Layers

December 15th, 2012

Why not treat your loved ones this Christmas to a set of super soft Merino wool base layers. Manufactured on state of the art Shima Seiki wholegarment SWG-VT knitting machines, these Merino wool base layers are manufactured three dimensionally without any seams, providing an unrivaled level of comfort and performance. The yarn used in the manufacture of these base layers has a core of Lycra with the finest grade of New Zealand Merino wool spun around it. This gives the garments a lot of stretch and recovery, stability when washed and a greater yarn lifespan – Long gone are the days of having to stretch your woolen garment back in to shape after a warm wash.

To buy a set of Sub Zero Merino wool base layers either click here or on the image below.

 

Sub Zero Merino Wool Base Layer 25% Set Discount

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Win A Primus Omnifuel Stove Worth £144.99 – 3 to give away

December 13th, 2012

We have three award winning Primus Omnifuel Stoves  to give away in December worth £144.99 each. All you have to do is fill in your details by following this link or click on the image below. We will collate the entries and randomly draw the winners on January 3rd 2013.

 

Sub Zero Stores December Competition Primus Omnifuel Stove

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Sub Zero Store Returns And Exchange Policy Extended For Christmas

December 6th, 2012

With people wanting to buy gifts for loved ones at Christmas, we have made life easier by extending our returns and exchange policy for any orders placed in December to 45 days. So why not buy a set of thermal base layers to take away the winter chill or a lovely down duvet jacket for walks in the snow. As with all Sub Zero garments we will exchange different sizes sand colours free of charge to any UK address. For full details of our returns and exchange  conditions please click here.

 

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Sleeping Bag Liners For Extra Winter Warmth And Comfort

December 4th, 2012

Sleeping bag liners used to be all about hygiene and were usually made from cotton. These days, there’s a wide variety of fabrics and functions with keeping a sleeping bag clean just one of the reasons to consider rather than the key one. Of course, the cleaner your sleeping bag, the less frequently you’ll need to wash it with all the potential anxiety that can entail, especially is it’s filled with expensive down.

Any liner will add to the warmth of your bag as it will add to the insulation value of the trapped air heated by your body; they don’t weigh very much and take up little space in a rucksack.  That sounds quite technical but it simply means warming up the bag filling whether it’s light fluffy down or polyester wadding.

Cotton liners are popular as they can be washed easily and are pretty cheap. Fleece is an obvious fabric to add warmth to your bag but it’s not the only way to extend the range of comfortable use. Silk comes with a higher price tag but offers a greater range of flexibility, packs down really small and is also easy to wash; it feels pretty good as well. Simple in style, liners may be rectangular, tapered or mummy shaped; zips are rarely found on them.

As all liners can be used on their own, it pays to think ahead about what you might be doing. On its own, a fleece liner might be fine as a summer bag or for use as bedding on a flying visit to family and friends. A silk liner makes a great sleeping bag for use when travelling in hot countries. As liners may have been or can be treated with insect repellents and anti-bacterial concoctions, their use on gap years, backpacking trips and camping in all seasons is proof of their versatility.

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Correct Clothes For Autumn Trekking In Nepal

December 2nd, 2012

Autumn’s post-monsoon season is a great time for exploring Nepal’s iconic trekking trails. Clear skies, big views and challenging days on foot all add up to a great adventure. Whether you’re trekking as part of a group or independently, you’ll want to be comfortable throughout the long, demanding days. With sweat dripping off as you slog up a hillside, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ll never be cold again. A few hours later, you could be wondering if you’ll ever be warm again!

The trick is to dress in clothing that offers versatility, flexibility and comfort as needed. Sounds like a tall order, but Sub Zero has the answers and options – they won’t break the bank. Cooling baselayers that wick away sweat to leave you feeling comfortable are the answer. Worn on their own, they look smart; worn under a thermal fleece top, they do the same job and help in staying warm as the temperature drops. Gilets are a great option for quick, light, flexible warmth.

And it drops fast when the sun dips behind the peaks. That’s when you need to pull on some more warmth, such as a down or synthetic jacket. During rest and food breaks, or if the wind gets up as you cross a pass, you can pull on an extra layer so you avoid getting chilled. All the tops are light, pack small and are carried easily in your own daypack.

That’s important as temperatures and activity levels vary throughout the day. There’s not much point in having such clothing packed away in a duffle bag carried by a porter. You need it to hand in order to keep control of your comfort. As night falls, you’ll appreciate the layers that keep the cold at bay. Slip on a spare thermal baselayer top and leggings for the evening and wash the one you’ve been wearing. It’ll dry quickly and be ready to cope with more days on the trail. Don’t forget hat and gloves. They’re not accessories, they are essentials offering fast and flexible ways to warm up and cool down.

Items worn on the ‘trek of a lifetime’ can earn an affection that’s quite surprising. What’s not surprising is that the technical fabrics used will earn their keep for years with durability a key factor in design.

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