Sunday, 18 November 2018

Simply Hike - My Wish List

Over the last few years the type of holidays we take as a family have changed drastically. With the kids grown up, we like to spend time outdoors, especially walking, skiing, cycling and activity holidays.These type of holidays are great for family bonding and good for the health too.

Weather in the UK is not always predictable so wrapping up well and having the appropriate type of gear, clothing, shoes and equipment that is correct for all weather conditions makes the holiday more enjoyable and safe too. There is nothing worse than going out in fashionable clothing and uncomfortable shoes to ruin a holiday.

If you are planning an outdoor holiday and need ideas for the type of equipment, clothing, shoes and accessories you may need, head over to the simply hike website who have every thing you will require for the whole family. Our plans for next year are a camping trip and a skiing trip so currently I am collating a list of  clothing and equipment we may need.

My top ten items that I would like to add to my shopping list this year from Simply Hike are:

Goldbergh Womens Paige Pant - White

The Womens Paige Pant from Goldbergh has a soft, stretchy fabric and are totally waterproof and comfortable to wear whilst skiing.

Roxy Womens Frost Printed Fleece - Water of Love

This women's fleece jacket is really warm with an inner fleece lining. It coordinates really well with the above ski pants.

Anon Womens WM1 Ski Goggle with Spare Lens - Watercolour Sonar Pink
These lenses have the Zeiss Sonar lenses and have 2 sets of inter changeable lenses. The goggles can also be worn over spectacles making them perfect for all conditions.Wearing eye protection in the snow is very important as the UV is very high during the day.There are many different designs available for men and women in the ski goggles range.

Jack Wolfskin Womens Park Avenue Jacket - Dark Sky 

This jacket offers total protection from the rain, its warm, comfortable and ideal for outdoor wear.

Didriksons Mens Drew Parka - Peat

This men's jacket is completely waterproof and windproof and it is well insulated to keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions.

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry Rucksack - Dark Zinc

This rucksack is totally waterproof . It has padded shoulder straps and a HardWave suspension that shapes to your back making it easier to care a load without getting backache.

Salomon Womens X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Walking Boot - Crown Blue Sunny

These boots are waterproof breathable boot with a strong grip. It has  a shock-absorbent EVA footbed and a cushioning Ortholite® sockliner,  providing comfortable wear in all terrains.

SmartWool Womens Hiking Medium Crew Sock - Dark Cassis

This Smartwool sock gives excellent comfort,support and breathability and are designed to reduce shock and abrasion and cradle your foot.

Stance Mens Spiderman Comic Socks 

These fun and colourful socks have a soft texture, supportive structure and extra comfy cushioning in the toe and heel so that they are comfortable to wear.

Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Hiking Boot - Dark Brown

The shoes have ventilation and a gor tex layer that ensures the feet stay dry and the inner memory foam inside the boot  keeps the feet warm. 

There are many different ranges and choices of clothing, equipment, shoes and accessories available on the simply hike website for the whole family. Its a one stop shop to get everyone kitted up.

I am really excited to prepare and plan our first camping trip next year. If like me you have everything you need for a hike, you might consider a walking holiday in Austria. I would love to get some tips from all you lovely readers as to what I should add to my list. Please do share your tips in the comments below.

**This post is in collaboration with Simply Hike.


  1. My dad loves hiking! I will keep these products in mind when shopping for him.

  2. love my Jack Wolfskin jacket, it is perfect for the great outdoors and even took it skiing too. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I've shopped with Simply Hike and found them superb, loads of great brands at very reasonable prices. Michn x

  4. We did this one year when the weather was unexpectedly warm. It was great!

  5. You have some really great tips and advice here. This is a wonderful post!

  6. I really want to start getting into hiking, it looks like such an amazing way to spend your time.

    Katie xoxo

  7. I love a good hike! I've learnt the hard way about having the right shoes though so this is a great post.

  8. You're right Nayna, in countries where weather is unpredictable, its best to be prepared with the right gear. I remember hubby and I left to visit a small Fishermens' village in Canada, the sun was out and it was really hot. So we were dressed in our usual cotton tops and jeans. Didn't remember to take cardigan and suddenly the weather changed to freezing cold. Luckily the only restaurant there allowed us to wait inside till the bus arrived. That's what happens when a person like lives in the tropical region and we have no idea what we need for a hike. Good guidance as you've mentioned what are the basic needs.

  9. This is all staple and tremendously needed. I think your wishlist covers it all. The paige pant is awesome

  10. They have a great range at Simply Hike, don't they? I'm after a new pair of walking shoes and I quite like those Salomon ones that you've picked out

  11. Perfect gear for hiking .. It must be so lovely to go hiking in winter wearing all these ..:)

  12. What a fun list, I am not big into hiking however I have family who is. This gave me some great ideas for Christmas and I want that fleece jacket!

  13. All essentials to have when you are out in the elements. I am in the market for a new rucksack.

  14. Oh I love the print on the fleece jacket and I love the look of the ski googles. It's been a while since I went skiing but I used to love it

  15. The printed fleece is so pretty! I'm sure my oldest daughter would love this for a holiday gift!

  16. I love to do outdoor trips with my family and definitely I'll check simply hike website. On your post, their items look nifty and nice for hiking.

  17. I totally love the jackets here especially Jack Wolfskin Womens Park Avenue Jacket. The fact that it is water proof makes it the perfect pick for hike

  18. Simply Hike have an amazing collection and certainly everything you need to stay nice and warm on any outdoor adventures this winter

    Laura x

  19. I love the boots. Do they have boots for women?

  20. That sounds amazing ! We still have little ones here ! we still plan to take a trip to the mountains:)


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