GEAR TO SURVIVE THE WINTER
With the Northern Hemisphere now in the depths of winter, today we look at must-have accessories for your next winter getaway. Whether you’ve got a ski trip in Aspen, or a weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark – it’s important to make sure you have the right gear to survive the elements and enjoy the trip when the temperatures are sub-zero.
Take a look at the accessories below to enhance your next winter trip.
Touch Screen Black Leather Gloves
Nothing ruins a day out in cold weather more than cold hands. Gloves are always an essential winter accessory and black leather gloves have long been a staple in the wardrobe of the distinguished gentleman. Whether you’re wearing them with a suit or with casual attire, leather gloves look the part. However, if you’re still wearing a pair of leather gloves that are more than five years old, it’s time to upgrade to a pair of touch screen gloves. Phones have become such an integral part of our lives these days that it becomes a hassle taking your glove off every time you want to use your phone. Having the ability to use your phone whilst keeping your gloves on is definitely an advantage, especially if the weather is extremely cold and you’re at risk of frostbite. Don’t be afraid to invest in a quality pair – a good pair can easily last 10 years or more.
Dents of England have handmade the world’s finest leather gloves since 1777. Worn by James Bond, the name is synonymous with quality and a pair of their gloves will definitely last you years. The Shaftsbury gloves look very sharp and feature touchscreen technology paired with a 100% cashmere lining to keep your hands warm.
Merino Wool Socks
The only thing worse than having cold hands is having cold feet. It’s amazing how a pair of quality socks can lift your mood on a cold day. We suggest investing in a few pairs of high quality merino wool socks. Merino’s natural ability to resist bacteria and odor mean that your feet will always be comfortable, even when you’re on the road.
Icebreaker make some of the best merino wool socks on the market. They make different styles for hiking, skiing or just everyday wear. Icebreaker socks are not cheap, but you’re paying for quality and you won’t be disappointed.
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you won’t need sunglasses. And if you have a ski trip planned, you’ll definitely need a pair as the sun can be extremely bright when it reflects off the snow.
A timeless classic – it’s hard to go wrong with a pair of Raybans. Ideally you’ll want a polarized lens for the winter sun.
Thermal Iphone Case
Extreme conditions can affect the electronic components in your phone and will slow down performance, reduce battery life, cause system shut downs and can even cause permanent damage. It’s therefore essential that you protect your iphone in the cold weather. How do you do that? With a thermal iPhone case.
Take a look at the Amited Optimal Thermal iphone case. Soon to be released, this case is an ultra thin, ultra light, fully automatic case that ensures that your device stays within the safe temperature range at all times. So no matter whether you’re skiing in the Swiss alps or jogging around NYC at the peak of winter, your phone will be protected from extreme conditions and will perform as it should.
Portable Phone Battery
If you don’t have a thermal phone case, you should at least carry a portable charger with you. The cold weather can reduce battery time significantly, so a portable battery will give you extra protection. We like:
We’re big fans of Anker batteries here at Roll Like Boss. Their batteries look slick and always perform well. The E1 will hold two charges for an iPhone 6, whilst being small enough to carry in your pocket. It also comes with an 18 month warranty. A must-have accessory for any traveller.
While women can get away with wearing fluffy ear muffs in winter – men can’t. The solution – get yourself a boss pair of over-ear headphones. They’ll keep your ears warm whilst also blocking out any unwanted noise.
Featuring wireless and noise cancelling technology, these headphones will bring your music to life and keep your ears warm at the same time.
Lastly, when the conditions are poor, the last thing you want to be doing is dragging a suitcase through the snow to get to your hotel. Instead, opt for a holdall that will be easy to carry and will protect your gear from the elements.
Ideal for a ski trip, this bag is built tough and is water resistant to repel the elements. With several inside compartments and outside pockets, it has plenty of room for all the essentials listed above.