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Review: The North Face Thermoball Hoodie Jacket

I’ve been testing out some brand new technology from The North Face over the last couple of weeks. This is the Thermoball Hoodie Jacket – a light weight insulated jacket designed to keep you toasty warm whatever you are up to. I won’t lie. When this jacket arrived and I took it out of the

Review: Hi-Tec St Anton Snow Boots

Every weekend for the last three, at least, one of the red tops has run a “breaking” news story telling us we’re in for Arctic weather conditions in the coming days. Apart from some cold fog and some icy starts to the day it is yet to materialise. And whether we choose to believe the

UGG Australia Noira for Autumn

Oh Autumn you are such a beautiful season. You give me so many opportunities to enjoy the change from summer to winter. You are so colourful with your browns, reds and oranges. And you are the signal I need to put my summer shoes away and get out my favourite kind of footwear – boots.

Review: Tideford Organics

Last weekend has marked a turning point in the seasons here in the UK. Its been wet and windy, it is properly dark by 8pm and you need the light on to make your morning cuppa, the sandals have gone away and the socks and boots have come out. It’s definitely time to start thinking

Review: Brasher Hillwalker Socks

I have a good selection of Brasher socks now and I have to say right at the start of this review that I really rate them. I have learnt over the last few years that if you buy decent socks and shoes your feet will thank you. This time I am reviewing the Brasher Hillwalker

Review: The North Face Women’s GTD Long Sleeved Shirt

This is The North Face’s Women’s GTD Long Sleeved Shirt. It is a lightweight running top designed for comfort and protection. Mad from synthetic microfibre fabric it offers UV protection and promotes wicking to keep you cool and dry. I have been using mine for a spot of jogging over the last couple of weeks

Review: The North Face Women’s Honee Snugs Delux Parka

LincsGeek and I are fairly new to the skiing game. We went on our first ski holiday just three years ago after some ski lessons at snozone. Before that first holiday we kitted ourselves up as cheaply as we could – we wanted good quality at low cost, and so bought coat, pants, gloves, socks

Review: Hi-Tec Sierra Sina 200 WPI Snow Boots

The Hi-Tec Sierra Sina 200 WPI shoes are warm, waterproof and durable snow boots designed to keep your feet warm and dry whatever the weather. With a leather and nubuck upper, they incorporate a 200g Thinsulate insulation, a moisture wicking lining, and a Vibram rubber outsole ideal for snowy and icy conditions. I chose these myself from the current Hi-Tec

Playtime Tester Review: KEEN Hoodoo High Lace Snow Boots

It seems like a very long time since I won the KEEN Playtime Tester prize… but it hasn’t been until this last couple of weeks that I’ve been able to give the KEEN Hoodoo High Lace snow boots a really good try. I will be honest and say I very nearly bought this pair of boots last year before

Review: Avalanche Ski Sock by Incredisocks

I was offered a pair of socks by Incredisocks to take to Finland with me. The email said… “high-tech socks that guarantee to keep your feet warm and are soooo comfortable!”. So naturally I had to give them a try. The packaging said that these are “proven to increase foot temperature by 3.2C in 5 minutes.

Review: Damart Soft Warmth Thermals

On hearing that I would be spending a week in Finland where the average daytime temperature at this time of year is -14, Damart kindly sent me a set of thermals to try out. I dutifully packed them in my suitcase hoping that a) the forecast was incorrect and b) Damart had sent me a

Cold Hands? You Need Gloves.

One thing I love about moving closer and closer towards winter is that I can wrap up warm in lots of cosy layers. That, of course, includes my head and my hands – I love cosy beanie hats and warm gloves.  I don’t have quite as many pairs of gloves as I have shoes (by

Heat Holders Slipper Socks

A little while ago I reviewed Heat Holders Socks here on Splodz Blogz. I loved how cosy and comfy they were and said that I enjoyed wearing them around the house as well as out and about, but later commented on twitter that they were a bit slippery on my wooden floors. So Heat Holders

Heat Holders

I’m sat here catching up on Masterchef with these blue socks on my feet. They are cosy and fluffy and definitely warm. Heat Holders sent me a pair of their 2.3 tog socks to try out. I’m not sure I’ve ever worn socks with a tog rating before, but I like the idea of a

Land's End Snow Squall Parka

There is nothing like getting out and about in the fresh air in the winter time… a brisk walk on a frosty morning is the perfect way to get the blood pumping and an after-dinner walk is a great way to offset some of that over indulgence! But if you are gonna go out at