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My favourite time of year – Monty Halls

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Autumn is a fantastic time to go walking, but don’t take our word for it.

Around this time of year we see a lot of people come into our stores asking about walking gear, whether it’s a new winter coat or some kendal mint cake for a brisk autumn hike – there’s something about the fresh feeling that really blows the cobwebs away. Monty Halls knows a thing or two about the outdoors being an explorer and a marine biologist; he’s also part of the Merrell pack, and he stopped by to give us his thoughts on why he loves this time of year.

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What is Hydrophobic Down?

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A new type of Down Jacket that performs in damp conditions

Image courtesy of Rab

Hydrophobic Down or HydroDown™ (depending on which brand you look at) is a new type of down insulation that is set to be very popular this winter, as it has tackled one of the problems associated with traditional insulation; it can handle damp weather.

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