Scottish Winter Climbing

with Simon Yearsley

Build your Scottish Winter outfit from the foundations up.

1. Base Layer

There is often a tendency to focus on the sexy outer layers, but for me, the start point of good and efficient clothing for Scottish winter is the baselayer. My ‘go-to’ baselayer combo is always th... Read more

There is often a tendency to focus on the sexy outer layers, but for me, the start point of good and efficient clothing for Scottish winter is the baselayer. My ‘go-to’ baselayer combo is always the Primino range (Women's Primino range), the mix of Merino wool and PRIMALOFT gives a nice comfy next-to-skin feel with fab wicking and warmth (plus the fly on the boxers is in exactly the right place for me, but that’s getting a bit personal!)

2. Walking-in Outer Jacket

Scottish climbing is more often than not book-ended with decent yomps. I tend to walk into most Scottish winter routes wearing on my top just a baselayer and the amazing Minimus Jacket (Women's Mi... Read more

Scottish climbing is more often than not book-ended with decent yomps. I tend to walk into most Scottish winter routes wearing on my top just a baselayer and the amazing Minimus Jacket (Women's Minimus). This ensures you don’t overheat on the walk-in but are protected from any nasty wet stuff (a predominant characteristic of Scottish Winter). The Minimus’ 20 Denier PERTEX® SHIELD 2.5 layer waterproof fabric gives full

3. Insulated Layer

Climbing outer layers do depend on the conditions, though I normally have the same mid-layer of an Icarus Flight Jacket (Women's Phoenix Flight). Its PrimaLoft® ThermoPlume synthetic insulation wi... Read more

Climbing outer layers do depend on the conditions, though I normally have the same mid-layer of an Icarus Flight Jacket (Women's Phoenix Flight). Its PrimaLoft® ThermoPlume synthetic insulation with THERMO STRETCH PRO fleece panels give a really good balance of warmth and flexibility. Plus it’s got the long back which helps eliminate cold spots and the hood which means you don’t need to pack an (extra weight) hat of any

4. Outer Shell

If it’s cold and dry, then I keep the Minimus as my top layer, but if it’s a more typical Scottish day of snow and rain then the heavier, Alpine Shift Jacket is bombproof. Plus the citrus green col... Read more

If it’s cold and dry, then I keep the Minimus as my top layer, but if it’s a more typical Scottish day of snow and rain then the heavier, Alpine Shift Jacket is bombproof. Plus the citrus green colour looks amazing in photos!

Scottish Winter Climbing

with Simon Yearsley

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