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Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For A Walker

Walkers Top 10 Kit

If you are struggling to come up with ideas for the walker in your family then we have picked our top ten products that will keep them happy when outside in all weathers.

1.Base Layers
Sub Zero Base Layer Thermal Underwear Range For Walkers

A cold walker is a miserable walker. Treat them to some  good quality base layers this Christmas and watch them transform from a prickly plodder to a happy hiker.

 

 

 

 

2. Bottle Flask

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Insulated Bottle Flask For Walkers

 

 

If you are rather partial to a brew when walking and do not want to carry a stove, then taking an insulated vacuum flask with the tea or coffee already made is a great way of grabbing a quick cuppa when outdoors. Thermos flasks come in all shape and sizes these days, from wide mouth lunch jugs to robust stainless steel bottle flasks.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Waterpoof Hat

Waterproof Hats For Walkers

 

Keeping your head dry in wet weather can be achieved either by pulling up your waterproof jacket hood or by wearing a waterproof hat. The advantages of using a waterproof hat rather than a hood is that they are more insulating, give you a better field of vision, and can be stored easily in a pocket or backpack.

 

 

 

 

4. First Aid Kit

First Aid Kits For Walkers

 

Everybody has an accident at some point when walking, whether that be from stumbling on uneven ground, cutting a  finger on map edges, or  wearing poorly fitted walking boots that lead to blisters. If left untreated for any length of time, these wounds may hinder your progress or become infected. The solution is to carry a first aid kit in your backpack or pocket, allowing you to treat any minor injuries sustained by yourself or your walking group.

 

 

 

5. Survival Bag

Survival Bags And Blankets For Walkers

 

 

Like all good boy scouts you should be prepared when stepping out in to the great outdoors. Lightweight and compact, these survival bags and blankets are manufactured form space age materials to keep you warm and dry until help arrives. They can also double up as a large visual aid should you get lost when walking.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Insulated Down Jacket

Insulated Down Jackets For Walkers

 

 

The ultimate in walking comfort, insulated down jackets are like wearing a duvet on the hills. Being lightweight and compact, they can easily fit in to odd spaces in a backpack, and just need a good shake before being worn to activate the down insulation.

 

 

 

 

7. Outdoor Compasses

Brunton Outdoor Compasses For Walkers

 

 

If the walker in your family is always getting lost then invest in a field compass to keep them on the straight and narrow. These compact lightweight navigational devices easily fit in to your jacket or trouser pocket, and come in a variety of styles with different features.

 

 

 

 

8. Solid Fuel Camping Stoves

Ghillie Kettle Solid Fuel Camping Stoves For Walkers

 

 

 

Not the smallest of stoves we must confess but they eliminate the need for fuel to be carried. When you want a brew, just forage around for twigs, fir cones and leaves, and these Ghille Kettles will light with ease and boil water in a matter of minutes. Pan sets can be suspended above the top exhaust, allowing for a meal to be cooked at the same time. Manufactured in the UK from lightweight anodised aluminium, these solid fuel camping stoves are a very useful gadget for the survival enthusiast and minimalist walker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Walking Socks

Technical socks for walkers

 

Blisters and sores on walkers feet usually occur due to poor quality socks and bad fitting boots. Wearing a constructed walking socks will help to manage moisture, cushion your heel and sole, and help to prevent internal slipping and rubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Waterproof Gloves
Waterproof Gloves For Walkers

 

Wet hands quickly start to feel cold in the cooler months. Being able to keep them dry and also functional means that good fitting waterproof gloves are required.

 

 

 

 

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