Natty gilets and quarter zips for winter layers, skiing and gym wear!

How is January going for you? Does it feel like the never-ending month of cold weather and dark evenings, or are you excited to be working towards goals, feeling fitter after Christmas or even heading off on holiday? We know everyone’s day-to-day life is very different, which is why our aims are simple; to inject colour and cheer with our veritable rainbow of gilets, and to keep you snug and warm.

We think our gilets and quarter zips are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, ideal for all adventures from bracing weekend walks to schussing down the ski slopes in style. Or, perhaps (like a lot of us!) your skiing is more of a Bridget Jones-style out of control slide with the sole hope of reaching the mountain-side bar in one piece to soak up the apres music and drinks?! Whatever your choice of winter activity, here’s why our fleece gilets and quarter zips will help you enjoy them in colourful comfort!

Layering for the winter win

If you’re heading outside into colder temperatures to exercise, you need to strike the perfect balance between staying warm and letting any moisture and excessive heat escape. Wearing a breathable base layer against your skin and then adding or removing warmer top layers is the perfect solution. Our gilets and quarter zips are made from performance Polartec® fleece (which is sustainable too, read more about that here!). The lofted fabric style creates pockets of warm air to keep you toasty but allows moisture to escape to keep you comfortable when you’re working hard – super smart in so many ways!

Clever designs to keep the warm in

Our followers who are keen skiers and snowboarders will know how chilly it can be when you’re sitting stationery on a chairlift or waiting for a spot on a gondola – especially in the shade and when the wind is up! And it seems we don’t need to jet off to the mountains for snow and cold weather - the UK has thrown some rather freezing cold temperatures at us lately too! Thankfully, our fleece gilets and quarter zips are designed to help you stay warm with a high neck and a low back, and as we mentioned before, a smart sustainable material designed to trap warm air. Layer one of these under a winter coat and you’ll be as snug as a bug.

Features for style and comfort

We know it’s the little details which elevate clothes from ‘good’ to ‘great’ and this is why we’ve made sure we listened to your feedback and paid attention to everything. When the zip is done up, you don’t want the cold zip touching your neck and chin, which is why we’ve added a soft fleece cover which tucks over it! If the wind has a bit of a bite and you slip your hands in the pockets, you’ll find a warm brushed fabric lining. We’ve used flatlock seams so the inside is ever so comfortable on your skin, and you can adjust the waist of our gilets for a flattering, feminine fit to suit your style.

A rainbow of colours

Hands up who loves wearing bright coloured gym clothes, activewear and ski togs? Even if your day-to-day wardrobe is a little understated, activewear is an easy way to inject some colour into your life, and our gilets certainly do just that! The PU leather trim comes in a rainbow of shades from purple and blue to bright coral and shocking pink. You can add a matching or contrasting wool pompom to the zipper pull and choose from navy, black or grey fleece. Which colour would go best with your favourite gym outfit or ski slope salopettes?!

We have to wrap up this wintery blog (pun intended!) by saying we know some of you will be 100% hibernating throughout January. If your plans are simply to get through the cold and dark days and retreat to your sofa for movies, a gripping boxset and snug evenings in, our clothing is perfect for that too. It’s warm, so soft and very cosy… So, whether you’re a bona fide sofa bunny rather than a ski bunny, make sure you take a look!