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Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Flex High Sports Bra

Odlo
Flex High Sports Bra

£27.99 (inc Vat)
You save 29%

Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Oasis Leggings Bodyfit 200 Woman

Icebreaker
Oasis Leggings Bodyfit 200 Woman

£67.22 (inc Vat)
You save 10%

£222.50 (inc Vat)
You save 11%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Synthetic i-Thermic Midlayer 1/2 Zip Women's Odlo
i-Thermic Midlayer 1/2 Zip Women's

Heated and temperature regulated midlayer for all your cold weather endeavours!

£222.50 (inc Vat)
You save 11%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Synthetic i-Thermic Midlayer 1/2 Zip Odlo
i-Thermic Midlayer 1/2 Zip

Heated and temperature regulated midlayer for all your cold weather endeavours!

£89.58 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Tech Top LS Half Zip Bodyfit 260 Woman Icebreaker
Tech Top LS Half Zip Bodyfit 260 Woman

260gm Merino Wool base layer ideal for Wintersports as a mid layer or base layer. Ideal for mountaineering or wearing walking the dog. Very versatile winter top. Great if your a bit of a 'coldie'.

Special Offer £82.49 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Zone LS Halfzip Bodyfit 260 Man Icebreaker
Zone LS Halfzip Bodyfit 260 Man

A heavyweight merino wool baselayer for high output activities on cold days

£76.15 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Tech Top LS Crewe Bodyfit 260 Man Icebreaker
Tech Top LS Crewe Bodyfit 260 Man

Icebreakers warmer base layer with the bodyfit composition keeping it snug for longer, wash after wash. This is perfect for the colder months as a mid or base layer, Ideal for expeditions big or small.

£76.15 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Tech Top LS Crewe Bodyfit 260 Woman Icebreaker
Tech Top LS Crewe Bodyfit 260 Woman

Great top for winter sports and expeditions but also as a midlayer for winter adventures. Pefect for mountineering as part of a breathable layering system.

£76.15 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Tech 260 Legging Woman Icebreaker
Tech 260 Legging Woman

The Tech 260 Leggings are the perfect base layer for colder conditions.

Special Offer £69.99 (inc Vat)
You save 26%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Tech Top LS Half Zip Bodyfit 260 Man Icebreaker
Tech Top LS Half Zip Bodyfit 260 Man

260gm Merino Wool base layer ideal for Wintersports as a mid layer or base layer. Ideal for mountaineering or wearing down the pub. Very versatile winter top.

£67.22 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Oasis Leggings Bodyfit 200 Woman Icebreaker
Oasis Leggings Bodyfit 200 Woman

Slim fitting, midweight base layer leggings which are perfect for everyday wear when the temperature drops, and ideal for winter adventures.

Special Offer £66.50 (inc Vat)
You save 30%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Zone LS Crew Bodyfit 260 Man Icebreaker
Zone LS Crew Bodyfit 260 Man

Heavy duty baselayer for colder conditions

£66.31 (inc Vat)
You save 11%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Merino-Wool Oasis Leggings with Fly Bodyfit 200 Man Icebreaker
Oasis Leggings with Fly Bodyfit 200 Man

Mid weight 200gm Merino Wool, perfect multi sport winter leggings, can be warn as an everyday item or on the slopes. Natural Anti- odour make it ideal for multi day trips.

£62.93 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Clothing Base-Layers Synthetic Men's BLACKCOMB Baselayer Top Odlo
Men's BLACKCOMB Baselayer Top

Base Layers

As we all know, keeping yourself cool and dry whilst working hard is a difficult matter, especially in humid climates such as we have here in Wales. The place where you will feel the effects of any moisture is against the skin, which is why it is important to move any perspiration rapidly away from your body. The most efficient way of moving moisture away from you is by wearing man made 'wicking' fabrics (remember cotton may be cool for lounging around in, but it soaks up any sweat and holds it next to your body).

We keep a full range of baselayers from those designed to keep you cool when running in summer to those that will keep you warm when standing around in the snow. For warm places and higher levels of activity, light weights are the best and looser cuts will feel more comfortable. Mid weights are the general purpose guys who can cover autumn, winter and spring (in the UK at least). Heavyweight and wool mix base layers are designed for winter activities where you may be fairly active and then need to wait around a lot (on a winter climb in The Brecon Beacons for example). You will need a garment that keeps you warm and also wicks any moisture away from you so that you don't chill or cramp when you stop.

Our range of synthetic fibre base layers is covered mainly by Odlo, Helly Hansen and Marmot. These tops are generally a good all-round choice due to their high wicking capabilities

The range from Icebreaker covers everything from lightweight t-shirts for the warmer months to full 260 weight winter mountain garments. The merino wool they use is warm, breathable and highly resistant to picking up body odours, so it's ideal for extended use. You can even trace the wool in your garment back to the New Zealand farm it came from. Ice Breaker hats and gloves can be found elsewhere on the website. Most pieces from our IceBreaker range have been enthusiastically and thoroughly tested by our staff, and on most days at least one is wearing an Icebreaker garment.

Helly Hansen produce what is probably the best known range of base layers. The snug stretchy Helly fit means that it provides unrestricted movement when worn under other garments- it can be seen under many athletes kits during training (the Welsh and Cardiff Blues Rugby teams for example) as well as on hills throughout the world. Helly also do a range of warmer winter Baselayers. However they do get a little pongier than some other base layers hence the term 'smelly helly'!

If you're looking for a synthetic range that does keep the odour away, consider Odlo, whose range of active baselayers are all equipped with the Odlo Effect, a special method of applying silver ions to the fabric to help keep the baselayer fresh. The pinnacle of our range from Odlo is the I-Thermic, a heated baselayer that can be adjusted, and will regulate your temperature, keeping you warm without overheating.

If you need something even warmer, microfleecesalso make ideal expedition weight base layers and the more fitted versions of these are useful for the most extreme conditions. .

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Rob Smith - Offa's Dyke In One Sitting - A new unsupported FKT

I set out from the official start (or end) of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail in Prestatyn with the intention of running (jogging, hiking and a lot of hobbling) – the 177 miles to the other end of the trail at Sedbury Cliffs, just outside Chepstow. I did finally get there, just over 3 days later, setting what is, for now, a fastest known time for a self-supported completion of the trail.
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Gower New Developments

We have available both instore and online copies of Gower New Developments 2018, 2019 and 2020 supplements produced since the South Wales Sports Climbs Rockfax Guidebook. With over 180 routes between them, predominantly in the lower and mid grades and mainly non-tidal.
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New special offers added to the outdoor clothing sale rails

Exciting new reductions include insulation in our Patagonia sale, base layer and shell from the Mammut Eiger Extreme range, plus selected items from Marmot, Montane, Mammut and Odlo.
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