It’s definitely chilly now, this is my favourite time of year here on the South Coast; warm enough to head to the beach or onto the downs for a stroll without the risk of frostbite! I’ve been keeping warm on the school runs in a super warm fleece from Protest, and I tell you it is the cosiest jacket I’ve ever worn. Deep pockets and a high neck for windy days means I don’t have to faff with a scarf to keep my neck warm, plus a sturdy ring-pull zip for easy unzipping when I get home. The colours are an unusual combo too, but the chevron stripes make it look really modern, even though it reminds me of a fleece I had when I was a teenager – in a good way!
I also picked a purple and black tye-die T shirt from the new NXG range, my two favourite colours and one of my favourite patterns. The fabric is really soft and after a few washes still looks as good as new with no bobbling.
I also now have the snuggliest sweatshirt which will be great for our road trip next week to Scotland, it has a cowl neck with a drawstring and I love the subtle mountain print too. It comes in a few different patterns but I love the grey and pink combo. It would look great under one of the ladies ski jackets out on the slopes but just as good as every day wear shopping or meeting friends. I was actually pretty impressed by all the modern colours and styles on the website, loads of animal print, and lots of graphic patterns and shapes too – sports wear doesn’t have to be boring!
Sam is a big snowboarder, though his two trips this year to the powder have been cancelled he’s hoping to make up for it when he can, and is always on the look out for bright but well designed Men’s snowboard jackets or Protest put a lot of effort into making sure their jackets are fit for purpose, with enough pockets, waterproofing and technical details to make them stand out even before you take the funky colours and patterns into account! As well as traditional ski jackets Protest do soft shell and puffa jackets too, as well as salopettes and base layers and everything else you need to hit the slopes!
So even though I’m not going to be hitting the mountains anytime soon on a snowboard we’re taking a little trip through the Cairngorms in Scotland next week, and though there may not be snow it’ll be colder than I’m used but I’ll be as snug as a bug in a rug!