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Top Women's New Season Picks Autumn Winter '16
With chillier starts, longer nights and an ever-impending clock change on the way, it’s time for us to share our exciting new range of women’s clothing and equipment with you.
From some of your favourites in new-season colours, to ski jackets and technical waterproofs and casual jeans and flannel check shirts, read on for our top new pieces, all expertly picked by our womenswear buyer Amy.
Montane Alpine Pro Jacket
“For the very first time, Montane have teamed up with GORE-TEX® to produce the Montane Alpine Pro Jacket, which is brand new for this season. The new GORE-TEX® Pro membrane on the inside of the jacket slides easily over base and midlayers, making it really comfortable to wear in winter conditions.
Lots of intelligent features such as the articulated arms that allow you to reach up high when climbing without the hem lifting and the flattering female cut with a longer length back that keeps you warm and dry, will comfortably take you from the bottom of the mountain to the top. Available in either antarctic blue or stratus grey with contrasting zips, this jacket also looks great day to day.”
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Kari Traa Rose Hoody
“Brand new for this season, the Scandinavian inspired Rose Hood from Kari Traa shouts to those wanting to live life in colour with a passion for looking great in feminine sportswear. Made from merino wool, this mid layer is naturally odour resistant, highly breathable and feels soft against your skin, perfect for those multi activity days.
Kari Traa is a champion freestyle skier with 3 Olympic gold medals to her name. With an eye for design and creativity she now has the fastest growing women’s sports brand in Europe, available for the first time in the UK this season.”
Brakeburn Bootcut Jeans
“These dark vintage wash jeans from Brakeburn are made from stretchy denim, with a flattering boot cut and a mid rise waist making a great pair of comfortable and practical trousers for casual walks or weekend adventures with the family.”
Barts Jasmin Beanie
“Every winter adventure requires a warm beanie hat, whether you’re exploring the hills by daylight or wandering round winter markets and outdoor ice rinks by nightfall. The Jasmin Beanie from Barts features hand knitted soft acrylic wool, a warm lining and a perfectly proportioned pom-pom, perfect for completing your winter wardrobe.”
Roxy Jet Ski Textured Jacket
“New for Autumn Winter, Cotswold Outdoor are ranging Roxy Ski wear. The stylish Jet Ski Textured Jacket from Roxy can be worn both on and off the slopes. With a removeable fur trim hood and a glacier blue popped liner, looking great is taken care of so you can focus on having fun, whilst plenty of handy pockets help to keep your ski pass and other essentials safe. The Jet Ski Textured Jacket also features a powder skirt and inner comfort cuffs for sealing in the warmth.”
Mountain Equipment Moreno Jacket
“The cosy Moreno jacket from Mountain Equipment is a traditional soft double pile fleece that can be worn as a midlayer without the bulk of most double pile jackets. Featuring Polartec Thermal Pro technology with its deep fur like structure the shearling face traps warm air for outstanding levels of warmth. Perfect for skiing and ice climbing or simply keeping warm in chilly autumnal temperatures.”
Patagonia Heywood Flannel Shirt
“The casual Heywood Flannel Shirt from Patagonia is a classic checked shirt made from 100% organic cotton, making it super soft to the touch and perfect for all day comfort. Worn buttoned up or open with a t-shirt underneath it looks great with jeans for everyday adventures in autumn and winter.”
Expertly picked by
Amy Williams, Women's Clothing Buyer
Our clothing buyer Amy has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 5 years and originally worked in our Brecon store. She loves to travel, some of her favourite destinations are the Philippines, India and Bali. Amy is also a keen skier all over Europe and loves working in the outdoor industry and seeing the new innovative technologies coming to market.