Natalie Maximets, the eco-writer, was kind enough to reach out and write a guest blog for us. Read on to discover more about the Haglofs brand, and some activities you can do whilst wearing it this winter. .
Spending time in the outdoors will quickly become problematic without the use of your hands. However, despite the important role they play and their exposed position, the quality gloves needed to protect them are often relatively low on many people’s list of priorities when preparing for an outing.
As I headed back towards the airport on December 27th after a welcome break back home in Sweden over Christmas there was one small ting of disappointment. No snow. While it is not shocking to have a Christmas without snow south of Stockholm these days, it had meant no sledding, no snowball fights -which you never get to old for in my opinion – but perhaps most importantly it had meant a missed opportunity to cross country ski.
There are a lot of reasons to like winter. Few experiences are more satisfying than stepping outside on the first really cold day of the year, and feeling that distinctive crunch of frost under your boot. It is probably only topped by the feeling of stepping inside after a day spent hiking or a couple of hours spent skiing in cold weather.
Howling winds reaching 25 meters per second. A thick snowfall creating a complete whiteout. Not so much as a sliver of blue skies in four days. Not quite the relaxing stroll through the beautiful fells of Jamtland we had imagined. But, as far as testing out gear goes, we couldn’t have asked for better conditions.