Win a sub-zero outdoor jacket

WIN a Sub Zero Lightweight Down Jacket worth £189.99!

win a subzero outdoor jacket

We’ve teamed up with Sub Zero, a brand which specialises in performance and thermal outdoor kit, to bring you the chance to win the Sub Zero Lightweight Down Jacket, worth £189.99.

Sub Zero is an award-winning technical outdoor clothing brand, founded in 1969 by Derek Laxton after a particularly chilly scramble along the Lake District’s Helvellyn. Sub Zero has since expanded its range from thermal underwear to a whole range of outdoor kit, including insulating down jackets and performance mid layers, perfect for a whole host of adventures.

The company remains family owned and is now run by the third generation of Laxtons, based in rural Leicestershire with an emphasis of quality UK manufacturing and a workforce made up from the local community. The ethos is simple – to design and manufacture technical outdoor clothing using the finest technical textiles for the world’s most extreme conditions.

The Sub Zero Lightweight Down Jacket

The Hooded Lightweight Insulated Down Smock is an ultralight jacket that uses the finest grade of ethically-sourced hydrophobic goose down and feathers to keep you snug in chilly conditions. It’s breathable, windproof and water repellent, making it a suitable addition to your backpack for hiking trips, or excellent to throw on and keep warm after a sporting event.

The fit is generous to allow base layers and mid layers to be worn underneath, while the half-length zip also incorporates a micro fleece chin guard for extra protection from the elements. Drawstrings on either side of the jacket and hood make for an adjustable fit that limits wind penetration and provides an excellent fit for the wearer. An included stuff sack ensures the jacket can easily be stored in your pocket or backpack when not in use.

If you’re planning a winter adventure, heading off on a weekend trip or taking part in an organised sporting event, make sure you take this excellent down jacket along for the ride.

Find out more about the brand by visiting their website, or following them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To enter: visit the competition site by clicking on the ‘Enter Competition’ button below, answer this question – Where is Sub Zero based? – and enter your details – easy!

Enter by: 23:59 on Sunday 21 October 2018

No purchase necessary.

See competition website for full terms and conditions.

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Get Inspired: How to get into climbing

How do I start?

British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will be able to help you find a club near you in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland, get in touch with Mountaineering Scotland and in Northern Ireland, try Mountaineering Ireland.

What is climbing?

  • Rock climbing with ropes can be done indoors and outdoors. In indoor climbing you make your way up a wall by following a series of coloured grips, known as ‘holds.’ The colour of the holds usually indicate the route you can take. Sounds dangerous, but it’s not – to stop you from falling and injuring yourself you are tied to a rope.
  • There are many different types of outdoor climbing where you can enjoy nature, such as bouldering, scrambling, sport climbing and trad climbing. The BMC website has more information on what these are and how to get involved.
  • Bouldering is rock climbing without the ropes. The walls are lower off the ground and there are crash mats underneath in case you fall.

Is it for me?

It’s a sociable sport and welcomes climbers of all levels. With hundreds of climbing walls around the UK – you don’t need to live near mountains to get involved.

What to expect when I start?

  • To get started you’ll need ropes, harnesses, a helmet and comfortable shoes. Most climbing centres have these available for hire or purchase.
  • Paraclimbing is an inclusive sport which caters for all abilities. The BMC host the National Paraclimbing Series which is a competition open to any level of climber.
  • It’s a perfect family activity because it’s fun and it teaches teamwork and trust. The Youth Climbing Series offers climbing competitions for young people.
  • Regular climbing can improve stamina and all the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility.
  • The activity uses lots of muscle groups, both in the upper and lower body. Your arms, back and shoulders as well as abdominal and leg muscles all get exercised.

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