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  1. Sub Zero Store Sale Continues… up to 50% off our best sellers!

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    SUB ZERO SALE

    As the cold snap draws closer, the Sub Zero Store sale continues…

    We are offering up to 50% off a wide range of fantastic products to keep you warm while you enjoy the winter weather!

    With huge discounts on best sellers across all departments, there has never been a better time for outdoor adventures!

    Up to 50% off thermal, waterproof and windproof gloves, thermal ski socks, thermal head gear and pocket multi-tools

    40% off our Factor 1 Plus base layer range

    30% off our Merino Wool thermal base layer range

    Click on the images below or check out our special offers page!

     

    Sub Zero Store sale

    Handy multi-tools from just £3.99!

    Sub Zero Store sale

    Was £19.99 NOW £9.99!

    Sub Zero Store sale

    Thermal Head Gear from £9.99!

    Sub Zero Store sale

    Up to 50% off our thermal ski socks!

  2. Find the perfect Christmas gift for explorers at Sub Zero Store

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    With Christmas less than 50 days away, Sub Zero Store have put together our top Christmas gift ideas for the 12 days of Christmas!

    Sub Zero’s fantastic range of thermal clothing means that outdoor enthusiasts will keep warm in any weather. Cycling, hiking, camping, whatever the pursuit, wherever in the world, Sub Zero’s adventure accessories are the perfect Christmas gift for explorers of all ages. And with free delivery when you spend £75, you don’t have to brave the elements yourself!

    Be inspired by our Christmas gift ideas below, or take a look at our website for stocking fillers and much more!

    Christmas gift for winter sports

    1. Factor 1 Plus Thermal Underwear Base Layer

    Warm base layers to wear under your clothes for maximum comfort during outdoor adventures!

    2. Factor 2 Mid Layer Thermal Underwear

    Warm mid layers to wear either over a base layer on a really cold day, or on their own on warmer days.

    3. Polar Thermal Fleece Body Warmers

    With a lambswool lining these fantastic unisex gilets are perfect for winter walks

    Christmas gift kids winter clothing4. Factor 3 Thermal Fleece Heavyweight Beanie Hat

    This fleece beanie hat offers unbeatable protection in extremely cold temperatures.

    5. Extremities Waterproof Sticky Power Liner Lightweight Thermal Gloves

    These waterproof gloves are perfect for snowy adventures such as skiing and snowboarding.

    6. Extremities Sticky Thinny Children’s Thermal Glove

    Snug, lightweight but still warm, these children’s gloves, wear underneath
    base and mid layers Christmas giftwaterproof gloves for sledging, skiing…and building snowmen!

    7. Extremities Long Wool Mountain Thermal Socks

    The classic Christmas gift… a pair of socks! One of the best thermal
    socks on the market, these are guaranteed to keep feet warm on the slopes.

    8. Primus Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Thermal Commuter Mug 400ml

    Guaranteed to keep your drinks warm with no spills, even when turned upside down! Available in black, white or red and great for commuters on-the-go or people who work outdoors.

    Christmas gift for cyclists9. Lifeventure Ultra Lightweight Titanium Mug 450ml

    Made from high quality titanium alloy, this generously sized mug is an essential
    piece of kit for anybody who needs to keep weight and bulk to a minimum. Use
    as a cup or as a saucepan, this mug is great for camping or trekking.

    10. Lifeventure Ultra Lightweight Titanium Forkspoon

    This spoon and fork combination (affectionately known as a ‘spork’) is perfect for camping or backpacking when space is tight!

    11. Littlelife Toddler Dinosaur Daysack With Safety Rein

    Christmas giftLittle ones will love keeping their toys safe in these brilliant dino themed day sacks… and the added safety features will be a hit with parents too!

    12. Lifesystems Ultralight Intensity 220 LED Pocket Torch

    7 times brighter than a normal torch, the high power unbreakable CREE LED bulb and long-life lithium batteries, make this is the ultimate pocket torch. With an added SOS function, this gadget offers extra protection when on the hills
    at night or in low-light visibility.

    These are just a few of our Christmas gift ideas, take a look around subzerostore.co.uk for even more inspiration!

    Merry Christmas from Sub Zero Store!

  3. Sub Zero Soft Shell Windproof Jacket Review By Harald Krauss

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    Harald Krauss is a  blogger from Germany who has a strong interest in running, especially ultra trails. His major achievements in 2012 were the Zugspitz Ultratrail (100k) and the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
    He writes for his own blog (www.das-lauferei.de) as well as a column for www.laufticker.de, a major German netzine specialising on running.

     

    “Equipment wise the jacket (with drop back) follows the usual standard with velcro cuffs, hem toggles and wind protected front zip. Two large pockets (with net on the inside) offer enough room for tissues, gloves and what else one might want to pack. There’s another pocket on the left sleeve to carry a mobile phone or MP3 player. The zips give an impression of good quality, though being a bit hard to operate, which is probably owed to them being water- and windproof. However, there’s a superb handle on the front zip. I was immediately smitten by the collar: high, close fitting (but not too tight), and covered with the same wonderfully soft material they use for the front zip’s wind protection. Needless to say it’s got a zip guard.

     

    The Test

    First Impression– was that of a wonderful surface feel. The outside material feels just great, reminding me of a thin suede jacket. If somebody was looking to use the words “haptics” and “greatness” in one sentence, here it is. Since the material – thanks to Elastane – adapts to the movements of the body, the words “second skin” come to my mind.

     

    Runningthe conditions were circa -5 to +10 °C, cloudy, windy, with occasional rain. I wore underneath the Sub Zero soft shell Jacket a lightweight base layer and I also tried an additional thermal mid layer, which means I expected to get hot. Nevertheless I had to try it (sometimes curiosity is stronger than sense). Sure I did sweat, soft shell fabrics are not overly breathable, consequently even the slightest jog made me feel wet. When winter – the real winter – returned with temperatures around zero, plus a bit of wind, the Sub Zero soft shell proved its abilities. One or two layers underneath, and, no matter what weather, I was warm and cosy. In my eyes, running is not quite the jacket’s domain. It is possible to use it for running, even better when it’s cold, but I might say it’s range is for cold and windy weather. I once tried the combination of a super thin windbreaker and thermal layer, truly running stuff, for comparison. Back in the soft shell, it feels more “jacket”.

     

    Hiking – is a different story. Once tried, the Sub Zero soft shell instantly became my favourite jacket. I either wore it right from the start – depended on weather and situation, of course, or I had it ready in my pack for the next belay. Light rain didn’t come through at all, I guess it needs heavy rain, or an extended stay outside until you feel the urge to put a rain jacket on top.

     

    Conclusion

    The Sub Zero soft shell is a true all round jacket. If you like, it’s the generalist amongst clothing. Provided it doesn’t rain cats and dogs, it’s not freezing cold or your training schedule says “speed”, you’re doing right by wearing it: windproof, water resistant, warm enough, this jacket is just great!”

     

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