• A girl’s guide to outdoor clothing

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    My darlings we all have that special person in our lives, who engage or shall I say inspire us in activities we would never otherwise do. The first time, M. dragged me to an outdoor store to equip me high-tech clothing for outdoor activities,  I swear my eyebrows touched my hair, couldn’t believe how expensive these things are!

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    I had a talk with a friend who works for Adidas few months ago, he pointed out that sports clothing and especially for outdoor activities are developed by a team of engineers and there is a whole science behind it. In other words, outdoor clothes are made to endure extreme conditions and last if not forever for a very long time.

    You will buy it only once so choose wisely. Trust you do not want to save money on cheap materials and sacrifice the pair of heels you desire for months when your other half drags you on a 4 days hiking trip.

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    Here is what you’ll need:

    1. A good rain jacket made of waterproof materials. I got mine from Jack Wolfskin and I have to say I do wear it very ofter as it rains just as much in Germany and I move around on my bike. Not very glamorous I know…A small tip here very careful how you clean your high-tech clothing always read the description label. I learned the hard way.
    2. The shoes, I would suggest you go for the boots instead of simply shoes. It will probably get very hot in there in summer but trust you will be better protected from spraining your ankle when walking on an uneven terrain.
    3. Regarding the trousers, you’ll need waterproof as well. I was so lucky to get mine in kid’s section for less that half the price.
    4. The underwear or so-called functional underwear I would always go for merino wool as they’re very warm and extremely soft. A small tip here; go crazy with the colors. I personally like to look like a rainbow when outdoors, it breaks the monotony.

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    Boots from Keen (here), fleece jackets (here), (here) and (here), rain jacket (here), functional underwear merino wool (here, here), wool socks (here).

    Did you guys notice the new layout of the blog? It is still under construction, promise I’ll give you a tour when it’s ready.

    Have a great start into the new week my darlings.

    Love,

    T.

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    39 Comments

    1. October 10, 2016 / 11:45 am

      The pictures make the autumn cold and wet weather look really nice….
      I like the colorfulness….
      lots of luv

      • October 10, 2016 / 11:49 am

        It does look nice when sitting in your comfortable couch drinking a hot cup of tea hon. Lots of love back

    2. Jo
      October 10, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      My Dear. The things I could tell you about outdoor’s gear, and surviving in the wild. But you appear to have it under control. We’re both of you Scouts? As they say, Once a Scout, always a Scout.
      Easily removable layers are best. And good boots. I wear Italian Zamberlan, and army desert boot socks.
      Last week (5 days) we walked 90k and climbed steep hills to over 3,500m. You would have loved the views from the tops.
      Kisses, Jo

      • October 10, 2016 / 2:22 pm

        I knew you would like this Jo! Where did you go?

        • Jo
          October 10, 2016 / 3:49 pm

          I and 19 others went to the Mendips. An area South of Bath. We made our own way there by cars. I took a friend as navigator. Stopped for a picnic at Stonehenge. Later, drove through Cheddar Gorge, Oh, and so much more…. Beautiful weather, too.
          I am sooo excited that you are taking to the outdoor life. Walking can become quite addictive.
          Kisses, Jo

    3. October 10, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      You look lovely, even in the hiking gear 🙂

    4. Jo
      October 10, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      And yes. Tatiana. Wear colourful clothing. I do. Lots of red and other lovely colours. You do not want to blend in with the countryside. Especially if you have to be rescuded. Do not rely on your phone (may not get a signal). A map and compass take up little room. So does a little first aid kit.
      Happy walking.
      Jo

    5. October 10, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Great pictures !!! I definitely know how expensive high quality outdoor clothing can be, but it is just what you need.

      x Gitta // http://www.gittawitzel.com

      • October 10, 2016 / 10:06 pm

        Thanks for passing by Gitta! Have a great start into the new week.

    6. October 11, 2016 / 12:24 am

      So cute! Xxx
      sweetpoppy.dudeklatero.com

    7. October 11, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Lovely! I like the jacket. But I don’t do this kind of experience even if I would. xx
      Dasynka
      http://dasynka.com/

      • October 11, 2016 / 11:11 am

        Thanks girl! Why not? Now you’ve made me curious 🙂

      • October 11, 2016 / 11:33 am

        Thanks so much Swantje 🙂

    8. October 11, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Such a cozy outfit for a nice day out together! Loved your photos with your other half <3 The pic of the jacket covered with rain drop is just lush, lovely. Jack Wolfskin is one of my fave brands when it comes to being outdoors!
      xox Nadia
      http://www.mielandmint.com

      • October 11, 2016 / 5:47 pm

        Glad you liked the post Tessa! Always wear that layer of wool girl when outdoors.

    9. October 11, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Wow, this is such an awesome, informative post, beauty! Eddie and I have always wanted to go skiing and get into outdoor activities, but I’m not going to lie, the price of these equipment and gear totally deterred us, haha. I never really thought of it being a one time buy, so in the end, it really is worth it, considering how often you participate in these activities. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead, beauty!

      XO,

      Jalisa
      http://www.thestylecontour.com

    10. October 11, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Really love your tips, nice pictures!

      Best
      Patty

      • October 11, 2016 / 9:31 pm

        Go ahead girl you deserve it 🙂

      • October 12, 2016 / 10:00 am

        Glad you like it Lenya 🙂

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