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MENSWEAR BUYER’S PICKS NEW SEASON SS15

By Cotswold Outdoor
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Clothing buyer Sam has selected her favourite new pieces for spring and summer. From technical trousers to lightweight waterproofs and trekking jackets, to fleecy mid layers and quick drying eco-friendly shirts.

1. Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket

“This jacket is ideal for mountain trekking in the warmer summer months, protecting you from the wind whilst providing ventilation for active days outdoors. It packs down well so you can pull it out when the cold winds pick up.”

Shop Keb Eco-Shell Jacket »

2. The North Face Oroshi Jacket

“This is a Gore-Tex Active technical jacket perfect for fast past activities. It’s lightweight and packable with a helmet compatible hood making it ideal for use in the mountains.”

Shop Oroshi Jacket »

3. Mountain Equipment Classic Wool Hoody

“You’ll really appreciate this cosy mid layer in chilly temperatures, when the wind picks up on the hill or in the mountains.”

Shop Integrity Hooded Zip T »

4. Berghaus Explorer Eco LS Shirt

“This technical shirt has many tricks up its sleeve, with an eco friendly, breathable, quick drying, sun protective argentium fabric. You can protect the environment and explore in style this summer.”

Shop Explorer Eco LS Shirt »

5. Arc’teryx Fortrez Hoody

“Another favourite versatile piece from Arc’teryx, great as a mid layer with a warm fleecy lining and a durable face fabric. An internal face panel can be used as a balaclava or a neck gaiter. You can wear it hiking, climbing and mountaineering or simply to keep warm.”

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6. Fjallraven Vidda Pro Trousers

“These are a real great for the mountains and the forest. They do it all, with double reinforced knees and rear, plenty of pockets (including a map and axe pocket), they’re wind and water resistant and you can even insert knee pads for extra comfort.”

Shop Vidda Pro Trousers »

7. Mountain Equipment Comici Pant

“These fitted, stretchy softshell trousers are lightweight making them ideal for moving about when scrambling or climbing and they’re water resistant so they’ll dry quickly when the summer showers set in.”

Shop Comici Pant »

8. Buff High UV & Insect Shield

“Everyone should have one of these in their summer kit, it protects you from both harmful UV rays and irritating bugs. Its a really versatile accessory, that can be worn in various ways throughout all your summer activities.”

Shop High UV & Insect Shield Buff »

Expertly Picked By

Sam Crouch, Clothing Buyer

Our clothing buyer Sam has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 6 years and has amassed over 14 years experience in retail. She enjoys backpacking, running and scuba diving. Travel is also a big part of her life, she recently visited Asia and went scuba diving in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.