I'm going to admit my long hiking days with the dog are long behind me (and probably her as well) but that doesn't mean that outdoor equipment shouldn't be thought about, especially with the winter coming and if you are someone who walks to work, then I really suggest looking at certain things to help keep you dry and comfortable on a cold and perhaps wet winters day.
Probably a bit of an obvious one to start with but a good waterproof jacket is always a must have and there is always something for everyone with so many different to choose from, such thin or padded, complete with GoreTex or not, with pockets or without. But the one thing that has come a long way is style, you can actually get some really good looking jackets that look nothing like the anoraks of the past.
When it comes to carrying all you need a backpack is a great idea, it keeps your hands free and your things dry (you can even buy waterproof jackets for many these days). What's more lots of bags these days now come with compartments for your gadgets, some of them even allow you to keep you tablet in the bag and use it through a see-through cover.
Having a pair of trousers to walk in can be a good thing, other than them being fitted with extra pockets they can help keep your work wear looking its best. These are probably better for walking in the summer as they can be quickly changed from shorts to trousers, but other ones available include completely waterproof options.
No matter where you are going, what you wear on your feet is always important. The ones in the picture are specifically for trail running (oh how I wish I could do that), but with such a wide range on the market there is bound to be some which will help keep your office shoes in tip top shape condition.
What's your essential item to keep you warm and dry over winter?