Whatever your chosen outdoor activity this winter, shooting, skiing, riding, fishing, walking or sailing, choose your layers and kit with care in order to build and trap warmth at targeted areas and where the body needs it most.
Advanced technical materials make up the vast majority of baselayers, pants, hats, gloves and vests that will keep you insulated, dry and extremely comfortable.
Layering is key to your enjoyment of long hard days out in the cold. They succeed by keeping you both warm and dry, wicking moisture caused by sweat away from your skin and out through the fabric to keep you dry within and prevent you from growing cold during any pauses.
Crucial to your basic outfit, choose a baselayer that will trap a warming layer of air between your skin and the fabric and will wick away moisture from the skin, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable whatever your activity. Merino wool, microfleece and the wonderful natural fibres of anti-bacterial bamboo all boast excellent wicking properties and are extremely insulating – the perfect start. Half-zip necks which offer flexible ventilation when needed, while raglan sleeves ensure excellent freedom of movement across back and arms. Browse our specialist shooting/stalking thermals & baselayers as well as general thermals for men and for women. We also stock a selection of equestrian baselayers in our riding tops too.
Harkila Coldfront Lady Shirt Zip Neck
Aclima HotWool Jacket
A mid-weight layer on top of your baselayer will further insulate and help to pass moisture away and out to the outside. The midlayer provides an essential layer of warmer air whilst still wicking away damp vapours to the outer.
Fleece jackets and gilets are a great choice of midlayer garments, light enough to carry in your rucksack when not needed. With the changeable British climate, be prepared for all temperatures and choose a midlayer top that will accommodate your every situation. ArdMoor have excellent selections country fleeces and gilets & waistcoats.
Longjohns and Pants
Baselayer pants/tights beneath shooting trousers, riding breeches or sailing salopettes guarantee warmth, comfort and will wick away sweat and moisture to leave you totally dry and warm whatever the temperature. Have a look at some of the range here.
Hats and Beanies
We lose the most of our body heat through the top of our heads – say no more. Choose from a fantastic range of warm, waterproof and thermal headwear to retain heat, repel water and wind and keep your ears protected inside and out. Fleece, waterproof membranes and wool mix blends feature in a range of headwear choice from caps, winter ear flap hats, beanies, stylish bobble hats and luxurious faux fur. View our shooting caps and headwear for men and for women.
Mountain Horse Tove Hat
Often overlooked, headbands hug the head and ears so closely that weather and wind can not penetrate in any way. See the great range of equestrian headbands that not only look good but are excellent thermal heat holders to the head.
Keep the throat, chest and neck warm and weather protected with a buff this winter. Neat and comfortable at the neck, wear with a jacket or gilet for great warmth and windproof protection. See the full range here.
If your hands and fingers are warm, you will enjoy your day and enhance your performance on the gun, rod or reins that much more. At ArdMoor we stock a vast range of gloves from technical fleece, waterproof membrane gloves, neoprene and gloves with unparalleled stretch for the very best possible flex and movement. View our range of gloves for men, women and kids.
Cold toes are no fun. Keep your kids and yourself outside for longer in comfort by selecting technical, warm and comfortable socks designed for wearing with your wellingtons, jodhpur or long riding boots. Made from merino wool, terry faced fabrics, and all cushioned and padded in the key areas for a fully supportive wear we stock long, mid and ankle length socks to suit your chosen footwear. A great range of womens, mens and kids socks can be found on our website.
Laksen Lady Windsor Shooting Socks
Treat your feet at the end of a long day walking, riding or shooting by slipping on a super warm & comfortable pair of slippers or lounge socks.
Finally, internal warmth is an essential and we stock a wide range of hip flasks and thermos flasks that you can easily carry with you on the hill, to the competition and in the butt so you can heat yourself within.
If you have any other questions, please contact one of our sales team who will be delighted to help you further.