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  1. Stocking Filler Ideas This Christmas For Dad

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    Stocking filler ideas for dads at Christmas by Sub Zero

     

    If you are stuck for stocking filler ideas for your Father this Christmas, why not treat him to some British made hats gloves and socks to help keep him toasty. All are under £20 and compact, so won’t break the bank or his stocking!

    STOCKING FILLER IDEAS

    1. Merino Wool Beanie Hat
      Luxurious and lightweight, these beanie hats will keep your head warm without being bulky. Their micro knit makes them ideal for wearing under motorbike and cycling helmets.
    2. Thermal Liner Gloves
      Worn on their own or as a thermal liner, these gloves will keep the chill away form your fingers, whilst the long cuff provides extra protection to your wrists.
    3. Windproof Head Band
      For the adventurous dad who cycles or runs. These headbands are made from waterproof and windproof stretchy soft shell fabric, with a contoured design to cover your ears and brow without obscuring line of sight.
    4. Meraklon Neck Tube
      The soft micro fleece interior keeps your neck lovely and warm even in the coldest weather. These neck tubes makes a great accompaniment to base layers and thermal mid layers.
    5. Lightweight Balaclava
      If your dad is an old rocker or a trendy mod, these balaclavas are thin enough to fit under motorcycle helmets to keep your head warm.
    6. Merino Wool Walking Socks
      Treat your feet to some of the most comfortable walking socks available. Made from premium Spanish Merino wool, these will keep your feet warm and dry all winter long.
    7. Fleece Beanie Hat
      A soft heavyweight alternative to the merino beanie hat. These fleece beanie hats are ideal for skiing and mountaineering where more substantial insulation is needed.

    Sub Zero socks hats and gloves for dads stocking filler

    If your dad is uber excited about his stocking filler presents, fuel his anticipation by getting him to follow Santa online delivering presents around the world on Christmas Eve with NORAD

  2. 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!

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    Was £19.99 NOW £9.99!

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    Thermal Head Gear from £9.99!

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    Up to 50% off our thermal ski socks!

  3. Waterproof Thermal Gloves By Extremities Now in Stock

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     Waterproof power liner glove

    Keep your hands warm and dry in Extremities new ranges of waterproof thermal gloves.

    With the cold weather now creeping upon us after a glorious end to the Autumn, protecting your hands, feet and head should be a priority for people still wanting to enjoy the outdoors. With the advancement in fabric technology, you now no longer need to wear large cumbersome gloves to keep you hands warm and dry. With this in mind, Terra  Nova have launched two new waterproof thermal gloves ranges for Winter 2014 under their Extremities Brand, the Waterproof Power Liner and the Waterproof Sticky Power Liner. These ranges offer a waterproof glove that is both dexterous and  lightweight.

    Extremities Power Liner Lightweight Thermal Gloves – Based on the Extremities Power Liner gloves but with the addition of a waterproof breathable membrane. The outer fabric is manufactured from a quick drying polyester stretch fabric, with the inner lining being brushed for extra comfort. The Power Liner Gloves are ideal for active sports such as running, cross country skiing and walking in cool weather.

    Extremities Sticky Power Liner Lightweight Thermal Gloves –  Based on the Extremities Sticky Power Liner gloves but with the addition of a waterproof breathable membrane and a layer of 3oz synthetic insulation for extra warmth. The outer fabric is manufactured from a quick drying polyester stretch fabric, with the inner lining being brushed for extra comfort. The double layer cuff is comfortable and warm, whilst a silicon print across the palm and fingers adds long lived grip for active sports such as hiking, skiing and scrambling. The Sticky Power Liner gloves are also ideal for commuting and any outdoor work where dexterity and grip are required.

    These gloves are very popular and are only available this year in limited numbers. The sizes are unisex and range from Small-XLarge. The colour availability is just black at the moment.

  4. New Stone Pillars On Snowdon

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    To encourage walkers to follow the correct footpaths on Snowdon and in order to reduce the number of call-outs to the local mountain rescue team, a number of distinctive stone pillars, recycled from local disused buildings, will be strategically placed on the mountain this summer.

    In recent years, it has become evident from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team’s reports that walkers tend to get into difficulties in the same places on Snowdon. As a result, and following detailed discussions with Snowdonia’s MountainSafe Partnership and with the full support of the Northern Snowdonia Local Access Forum, the Authority has decided that setting stone pillars will be more sustainable and less obtrusive than ordinary signage.

    The initial phase of the project entails setting one stone pillar at the foot of each of the six main paths up Snowdon with the name of the path etched on its surface. This will then be followed by setting other stone pillars in places which have proven to be problematic for walkers in the past. Therefore, for safety reasons only, stone pillars will be placed to mark Bwlch y Moch and Crib Goch to encourage people not to go along these routes by mistake, another stone pillar will be placed to identify the intersection of Llanberis Path and Snowdon Ranger Path as walkers often mix up the two paths. Also, a stone pillar will be placed on the summit to identify accurately where the Watkin Path begins and another stone pillar to identify Bwlch y Saethau as walkers often make the mistake of descending the mountain this dangerous way.

    Mair Huws, Head of Wardens and Access at the National Park Authority explained the scheme further, “Obviously, we can’t ignore all the incidents that occur on Snowdon. Erecting signs all over Snowdon is not acceptable, therefore placing these stone pillars on the mountain is sustainable, it is a convenient way to keep people informed without being intrusive, and will not affect people’s enjoyment of the mountain. By placing them in this way, our hope is to create as little impact on the landscape and the atmosphere of the mountain as possible, encouraging walkers to be safe and responsible at the same time.”

    The Snowdon Paths are the Llanberis Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path, Snowdon Ranger Path, Watkin Path, Miners Track and the PYG Track. More information about the footpaths can be found on the Authority’s website, www.eryri-npa.gov.uk.

     

    Of course, don’t rely on signs to navigate around the mountain. Keep your map and compass handy and to make sure your rucksack is packed with:

     

  5. Congratulations To The Winners Of Sub Zero Stores Jan/Feb Competition

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    Thank you to everyone who entered our Snugpak Antarctica RE synthetic sleeping bag competition for January/February

    Congratulations go out to Mrs S Brains from Barmouth, Miss P Price from Sudbury, Mr K Williams From Epworth, and Mr F Klime from Melton Mowbray. All the winners have been contacted and their Snugpak Antarctica RE synthetic sleeping bags dispatched.

    This months competition is the opportunity to win one of five pairs of   Extremities Multisport Pro Waterproof Thermal Gloves

     

  6. Tackle Your Favourite Mountain For WaterAid

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    Missing the Olympics? Looking for a new sporting challenge in 2013? Or simply want to get out there and enjoy the countryside? International charity, WaterAid, is calling on walkers and climbers of all levels to ‘conquer’ their favourite local mountain and raise vital funds to provide access to clean water and sanitation to rural communities in Nepal.

    Join over 2,000 other climbers taking part in the 2013 WaterAid200 challenge on the 8th June and take on your chosen mountain to raise money for the charity. The challenge aims to put a different team on top of 200 different mountains in the UK and Ireland while raising over £200,000 to help fund work to improve access to safe water and sanitation in mountainous Nepal.

    WaterAid200 includes some of the UK and Ireland’s best-loved peaks including those in the Scottish Highlands, the Lake and Peak Districts and Wales as well as lesser-known but equally stunning sites in the South of England.  Visit www.wateraid200.org to find out more about the challenge, sign-up and claim your favourite peak.

    Anna McGuire, Senior Events Officer at WaterAid, said, “By taking part in WaterAid 200 you can know that with every step, you are helping others to climb out of poverty by providing access to safe water and sanitation and reducing the time spent collecting water each day in one of the most mountainous regions of the world. You don’t need to be a mountaineer or experienced climber to take part – with climbs that range from gentle slopes to steep scrambles and  take in some of the best views  (and pubs!) across the UK and Ireland, there really is a peak for everyone!”

    Although we’re all hoping for great summer weather, conditions in the hills can change rapidly and walkers have to be prepared for the worst. On a bright, sunny day, it’s tempting to head off in shorts and T-shirt but it’s important to be prepared for the worst so bear in mind our advice for charity walkers.

    The key to comfort is flexible layers of clothing – a baselayer to shift moisture away from your skin where it would chill as it cools; a mid layer for insulating warmth and an outer layer that will offer protection from wind, rain and snow. Don’t forget the instant flexibility offered by a hat and thermal gloves. Avoid overheating by sticking to a comfortable pace and letting heat escape by quick simple ventilation options such as opening zips and cuffs and whipping off your hat.

    In your rucksack, a water bottle, food, snacks, basic first aid kit, survival bag and a head torch (check the batteries) are the bare essentials. A map and compass or GPS should be handy and in use whilst a safety whistle should be easy to reach.

  7. Packing Your Rucksack For Autumn Walks

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    Everybody has their own preferences on what to carry for a day’s walking, depending on experience, activity, season and terrain but there are some items that everybody should carry in their rucksack:

    • Spare thermal underwear – it might be mild in the valley but wind and elevation cause the temperature to drop and mountain weather is notoriously fickle, so be prepared.
    • Thermal hat and thermal gloves – great for quickly adjusting warmth and comfort without fuss.
    • Hydration – water bottle and, perhaps, a thermal flask for a hot drink.
    • First aid kit – add any medication you need to the kit and top up items used. Even if you don’t feel the need to carry one, there’s no telling what you might encounter in the hills.
    • Lighting – nobody wants to become benighted on a walk but it happens; carrying a torch or head torch is an essential – make sure to check the battery life.

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