Our pick of the best summer essentials

29/04/2010

With a summer set to be the hottest on record since 1976, choosing the right outdoor clothing will be the key to your comfort and style this season.

Whether you’re hopping on a plane and heading to sunnier shores or saving the pennies in England, Mountain Warehouse are bound to have a summery treat or five just for you!

Summer heat calls for outdoor clothing that works just as hard as you do, so a pair of our fantastic new zip off trousers should do the trick when you’re strolling across the moors this season. Our new range of Zip Off Travel Trousers are a versatile piece that transform into a pair of trousers or a pair of shorts at the slide of a zip! Made from breathable, advanced fabrics, they are ideal for warmer climates, and are great for keeping your packing down to a minimum.

So that’s your legs covered – literally – but what about your top half? We have some great T shirts, polo shirts and shirts available to make your summer sojourn a breeze. Our new season T shirts are ideal for both holiday and home; vibrantly coloured and with some great illustrations, they are the ideal addition to your summer wardrobe. Why not try our new Butterfly T shirt or how about the Birds T Shirt? If you’re after something a little simpler, our new season Waikiki shirt just fit the bill; streamlined, stylish and breathable, it would be a great choice for any summer holiday. If you’re going to be very active and want the assurance of technically sound fabric on your side, the Climate Control T shirt might be the perfect choice for you.

Summer heat needn’t mean that you sacrifice your love for hiking; keep your toes happy with a pair of Trekking Sandals. Your usual hiking boots can prove to be a bit heavy duty for hot weather, so for a pair of sandals that still provide all the support and durability of a normal shoe, a trekking sandal like the Antilles sandal or the Antigua sandal could be ideal.

If you are deciding to stick with your normal hiking boots, it might be worth investing in a pair of technically advanced socks to regulate the temperature of your feet in hot weather. Our Coolmax Hiker socks are ideal for this purpose, and will be your best friend on those long, hot walks.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to foreign shores this summer, you may well encounter irritating little creatures of some description; fight the mozzies with our Brim Hat, which comes complete with a handy head net to keep creepy critters at bay. Keeping the sun out of your eyes is a must, so try a hat like our Cooling Vent Bucket hat or our Straw Hat, and to keep cool even when the weather is warm, our Legionnaire Hat will save the day.

So now you’re kitted out in style for summer fun – let’s just hope the British weather comes through with the goods!