6 pieces of essential winter gear to pack for your travels

Get ready for the colder weather with these handy bits of lightweight, packable kit – designed to be just as strong on practicalities as they are on aesthetics

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Montane Fireball Jacket, £200

This warm and breathable insulated jacket offers a unique construction that regulates core body temperature. Showerproof and hooded, it has articulated sleeves for extra movement, and can be worn as a mid or outer layer. Available in orange, blue or black.

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Twelve South

BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite, £50

Love the practicality of your Kindle Paperwhite but miss the traditional look and feel of a book? This vintage inspired case is made from hand-distressed leather. The hardback cover, reinforced corners and rigid spine shields the Kindle from drops as well as knocks and scratches. 

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Howser Wrap £55, Howser Chukka £65

Ideal for autumnal explorations, the Howser collection gives slipper-like comfort but in an outdoor shoe. The slip-on Wrap has a toasty fleece lining and removable PU footbed,
while the laced Chukka is waterproof and insulated. Both feature chemical-free Eco Anti-Odour insoles.

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Jack Wolfskin

Pack & Go!, £various

This collection of lightweight travel clothing basics has been designed to be packed to a bare minimum volume, to provide protection in any weather and to dry quickly. Each item can pack into its own pocket and comes in a range of nature-inspired colours. Both men’s and women’s ranges are available.

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HEIQ Viroblock hooded jacket, £90

Who doesn’t love a hoodie as the weather turns cold? Yet Craghoppers’ latest is even more perfect for these times as it incorporates a HeiQ Viroblock finish that delivers an anti-microbial action. It also has a built-in face covering, so it will keeping you both safe and warm on your travels.

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Quilted Down Bucket Hat, £100

Look stylish while keeping warm and dry in one of Tilley’s new winter hats. Made of all-weather fabric, the Quilted Down hat is insulated and also has ‘tuckaway’ ear warmers for added cosiness. We also like the wool Tilly Warmth Hat (£80) with its SPF protection and classic looks.

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