No Excuses for Getting Outdoors – Win a Trespass Waterproof!

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Let’s face it, if you want to get outdoors in the UK, the one piece of absolutely vital gear you need is a waterproof coat. Even on the brightest and warmest of days in the British summer, you are wise to stuff a waterproof jacket into your pack, you know, just in case.

But you don’t want anything bulky, because then you’re less likely to actually take it with you. So something like the Fastrack Adults Packaway Jacket by Trespass is ideal. Thin and lightweight, but still useful in a proper rain storm, my friends at Trespass were kind enough to send me one to try out.

Trespass Fastrack Packaway Jacket - Camping

Sat in my little tent with a cuppa while the rain spits and the wind blows.

And try it out I did. The first time I grabbed this to take to work just in case we had the most almighty rain shower in our lunch break – I had to change my shoes, socks and trousers after getting caught outside when the heaven’s opened (yes, I keep such things in my desk drawer at work!). But my body, arms and head were all quite happy thanks to this little number. Phew!

Trespass Fastrack Packaway Jacket - Hosepipe

LincsGeek thought I should test the jacket with a hose pipe. Hmmmm.

Despite coming up a bit on the large side (it’s a unisex jacket which I didn’t bear in mind when I was choosing my size – I am normally a 12 and went for the medium; it’s not too big, just a bit oversized), I really like my new purple raincoat. It’s lightweight, has elasticated cuffs and hem, has a “window” at the back to help prevent you feeling damp on the inside when it’s muggy, and has a couple of decent sized pockets with zips. And of course it packs up really small and stuffs into whatever pack or transport you’re using. It’s great for walking around town as well as getting out in the countryside, and being lightweight will also be handy for the cycle commute too. All in all it’s a very practical jacket and one that has quickly become part of my everyday arsenal against the British weather.

Trespass Fastrack Packaway Jacket

The Trespass Fastrack Packaway Jacket. I really shouldn’t try to “model” anything!

Win this Trespass Waterproof Jacket

Want one of these jackets yourself? Trespass share my desire to encourage you to get outdoors, and so I am very excited to team up with them to giveaway one of their Fastrack Packaway Jackets to one of my readers. Nice! The winner will be able to choose the size and colour, naturally, and will receive one of these cool and useful jackets to help you get out and about whatever the weather.

To enter, comment on this post telling me:

What is your favourite way to spend a rainy day outdoors?

You know… what sort of activity would you do while wearing this very waterproof jacket? Maybe your comments will inspire us all to ignore the weather and get outdoors regardless!

You can also get additional entries into the competition by following Trespass and myself on our various social media accounts. Make sure you complete the Rafflecopter widget to confirm your comment and other entries to make sure you are in with a chance of winning my giveaway.

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Trespass Fastrack Packaway Jacket

The Rules

  • This competition is run in collaboration with Trespass.
  • The prize is one Trespass Fastrack Adults Packaway Jacket. Colour and size to be picked by the winner from the choices available on the Trespass website.
  • It is open to UK residents aged 18 and over only. No cash alternative is available to the prize. The final prize is dependent on the stock, sizing and colours available once the winner has been drawn (an equivalent prize may be offered in the unlikely scenario that the size is not in stock.
  • The competition closes at midnight on Monday 22 August 2016 (UK time).
  • Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget above.
  • Members of my immediate family cannot enter (sorry!).
  • The winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries.
  • The winner must respond to their message from Splodz Blogz within two days.
  • Your details will only be used for the purpose of this competition.
  • The prize will be sent directly by Trespass.

I will announce the winner over on my twitter account very soon after the competition closes. Good luck!

46 Responses

    • Splodz

      I’m a very poor gardener, I have to admit that pruning and cutting back are the last things I’d be doing outdoors in the rain 🙂

  1. Sarah | The Urban Wanderer

    I love to spend a rainy day outdoors adventuring and exploring the area I am in – recently I have done this in lashing rain in Rotterdam, storms in Dublin and of course took a major soaking in good old Manchester!

    I like to think of the rain as either liquid sunshine or millions of tiny little kisses – makes it a lot more lovely 🙂

  2. Tara Papworth

    Best way I love to spend a rainy day outside is to get the right gear on and go for a long run in the countryside 🙂

  3. Chrissie Curtis

    A nice walk around the countryside with the dog. She loves the rain!

  4. Sarah Hanson

    Go for a walk in nature with the kids, it always rains where ever we go so we are use to just getting on with it.

    • Splodz

      I think that’s a very good point – we can’t do anything about the rain here so we may as well just get on and enjoy it!

    • Splodz

      Sheltering in the woods in the rain is a great idea; I love how it makes the trees feel all eerie and lush.

  5. cheryl hadfield

    I would go on a nature trail with the kids, so they could splash in muddy puddles and enjoy the outdoors

    • Splodz

      Glad to hear you like “long” walks in the rain – not just quick sprints around a short trail 🙂

  6. Bethan Chandler

    I would go for a swim in the outdoor lido, so refreshing in the rain.

    • Splodz

      Ah yes of course, swimming – lovely in the rain. Well until you have to get out and get dressed!

  7. Mia Jade Fergusson

    Going shopping or for a walk, i kinda like it when it rains because there are less people about 🙂

    • Splodz

      Shopping is not a bad idea – heading into town in the rain is great; less busy and plenty of shelter!

  8. Rachael

    Jumping in puddles, den making in woods or getting a wetsuit on and going in the sea.

    • Splodz

      Woodland walks seem very popular in the rain; I love how the trees offer shelter but also give you that awesome rain noise that is so soothing.

  9. MunchKim

    I love rainy days on the coast, watching all the colours the sea changes through you just have to be careful and not get too close 🙂

  10. Catherine Miller

    Today we were on a zebra hunt around Southampton. Perfect come rain or shine!

    • Splodz

      Oh is it one of those trails with loads of painted models? We had one in Lincoln last summer, was loads of fun finding the different ones.

  11. Jenni Tulip | The Thrifty Magpies Nest

    I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to going out in the rain if I’m honest. That’s why I always carry a waterproof with me! Once I’m out though, I’m fine. I would take this jacket for an evening dog walk in the Yorkshire Wolds. It would keep me dry and sheltered from the wind. I’d take it off once I reached the pub 🙂

    Jenni x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

    • Splodz

      All good walks end in the pub! And yea I’m the same – look out and think “nah” but once out am so glad I went.

  12. Rose Seabury

    Taking my little grandson up on the fell, so he learns how wonderful it is to be out of doors!

  13. Christina turner

    If it’s heavy rain, I would sit planning what I was going to do in my allotment, if light rain, get outside as I light shower on the face can be refreshing. Skin is waterproof but a coat from trespass would keep me warm!

    • Splodz

      Ah good answer – it is very difficult to force yourself outside in horrible heavy rain, but at least if you’re planning it’s helping!

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