It has most definitely taken a turn for the colder and when it comes to winter if you have a dog or have other commitments that mean you need to venture outside. There is no way to get away from the chilling winds or rainy day. However, never fear as the great Millets have you covered, with a range of products that will not only keep you warm and dry but also are pocket-friendly.
Walking with the Dog
Over the years of having Sally, I've taken on all sorts of conditions, from hot sunny days, to rain pouring down. I don't think however I will ever get over the icy day I took a tumble. These days I can't walk Sal like I used to, but thankfully she loves heading off with my parents for a wander around the local park and recently I got to treat them to some new outdoor clothing as a bit of a thank you for all they do, thanks to Millets.
I have to start with a picture of this Peter Storm Men's Packable Jacket. It was definitely the talk of my parent's house for a good little while. My Dad is not only a fisherman, but he works delivering cars he, of course, has to look smart when doing this job and so needs a men's jacket which will pack down well and while he did have one, it was still quite bulky and heavy. So this little tiny one, which weighs next to nothing to us all by surprise and the fact it packs back into the bag so easily perhaps close to a miracle.
Keeping Warm with Millets
My Mum is perhaps one of the coldest people you will meet, she feels the cold awfully and as such relies on multiple layers to keep her warm and cosy. So to try and keep her as warm as possible this winter, she decided to start her warmer layers with the Peter Storm Women's Grace Gilet in a deep purple which by the way is just £12* right now on the Millets website. This was layered below her choice of women's jacket, the Peter Storm Women's Cyclone Waterproof Jacket, which is once again in a deep purple, so works perfectly with the colour of the gilet.
Keeping Dry with Millets
One of the perils of wet weather is getting wet trousers. I mean even if you aren't silly like me and wear trousers that give enough group clearance from the wet ground, there are still times when it is going to pour down and you're going to get wet. That is where waterproof trousers come in handy. Both of my parents went for a pair of lined design with my Dad options for the Peter Storm Men's Softshell II Trousers and my Mum the Women's Ramble II Lined Trousers. My Dad found his looked smart enough to wear at work but did have an issue with the belt not staying done up, which is a shame as it is integrated into the trousers.
Stay Comfy with Millets
One of the most important things when your dog walking, at any time of the year, is your footwear and of course like any good outdoor wear supplier Millet's have a huge range of women's and men's footwear. My Dad decided to have a try of the Brasher Men's Country Hiker Shoe, which are perfect for any type of walk, be it through your local park with your dog, or something a bit more daring, they are tough enough to cope with rugged conditions that might normally require a boot, yet light as a feather, plus they even offer a waterproof outer which is a must when your walking through the park on even a dewy morning.
So there you have some ideas to help you stay warm and dry walk your dog, or just being out and about this winter, thanks to Millets, but what do you think of the items my Mum and Dad decided to go for, anything that takes your fancy?