What We Want This Week

Contura 520 Wood Burner

The Contura 520 wood burner is an elegant and masterful way to heart your home. With its cast iron doors its the perfect addition to your home for the winter months, pumping out maximum heat from minimal area. It’s 100 kg heat retaining powerstone top and convection damper give excellent heat retention and heat distribution throughout your living room or cabin. The wood burner also comes with a handy log store in the lower compartment for easy access and a place to keep your wood dry from the outside elements. No one wants to try burning damp wood now, do they?
£2095, Available Contura.eu

Salomon OUTBACK 500 GTX Hikers

Salomon,  founded in 1947 by François Salomon in the heart of the French Alps are currently the European leader in outdoor sports equipment and who would argue? Salomon have quite possibly created one of the best hiking boots known to man. With a clean, modern look, the OUTBACK 500 GTX is a lightweight and crafted from GORTEX to provide the waterproof, feather-weight and robust outer shell .With a sculpted collar and Advanced Chassis with EnergyCell, it offers superior mobility as well as support and comfort. A great little piece of tech we loved was a locking eyelet between the forefoot and ankle eyelets that locks the laces in place, enabling independent and precise adjustment.The OUTBACK provides all the protection you need for rugged trails, autumn walks for tough hikes with more comfort and less weight. We tested these from a series of hikes and trails in Wales and we’re happy to report they bounced back from anything that we threw at them, keeping out feet dry and secure, including full submersion in rivers and even the sea, by accident of course.
£160.00, Available Salomon.com

Jack Wolfskin JWP HardShell Jacket

Say hello to the only jacket you’re going to need for any outdoor adventures this autumn. Jack Wolfskin are the premier outdoor apparel brand in the world right now, forget NorthFace or Patagonia (sorry Patagonia, we still love you) this is the brand you need if you’re a week warrior or serious outdoors enthusiast. This jacket is part of JWS’ PACK AND GO! collection, of which all the products in this innovative capsule collection are ultra light and packable, ideal for lightweight travel. Detailing is stripped back to basics – a hood and two hand pockets. One of the pockets doubles as a stow pouch for the jacket. Also for all you eco-warriors out there, the jacket uses environmentally friendly TEXAPORE ECOSPHERE which consists of 100% recycled polyester. Wind proof and rain proof (we mean drowned rat, the ocean is fall from the sky type rain) it protects you against everything. Trust us, we pushed it to its limits and beyond and have never been dryer!
£145, Available Jack-Wolfskin.co.uk

Peregrine Wilson Wool Shawl Gilet

Bristol based Peregrine began in 1796, being handed through the generations of the Glover family before coming to exist as the brand you see now – 200 years later. The brand are dedicated to sustainability as well as locally produced knitwear and coats, yep thats right, their entire collection is made in England, and take traditional styles, creating a more contemporary version like their Wilson Wool Shawl Gilet made from 100% Shetland wool and lined with brushed cotton. This is a practical, cosy piece perfect for staying stylish but warm in the winter to come.
£195, Peregrineclothing.co.uk

BEATS Solo Pro Headphones

While they’re called the Solo Pro, make no mistake about it: Beats’ latest release is the fourth-generation of their on-ear design. As expected, they add the new H1 chip for hands-free Siri activation, instant pairing with Apple devices, and outstanding battery life. Speaking of the latter, they offer three listening modes: Pure ANC adaptive noise cancellation, a transparency mode that lets you hear your surroundings, and extended power, offering up to 22 hours of ANC playback or 40 with the active tech turned off. The new design also exposes the metal sliders, gives all surfaces a matte finish, and employs all-new ear cushions with added surface area for a more comfortable fit. The result is a headphone that’s still recognisable as Beats with a more refined, mature look.
£300, Available Beatsbydre.com

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