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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Mens Clothing

Jacket Nwt
Jacket Nwt

In my last post I wrote of the hazards of coastal walking. Now let us look at hill walking. The difference is that on the coast you normally know where you are. In the hills this is not always the case.

Let me explain. It is a beautiful April day, a family – let us say Mother, Father, two children and Grandmother, stop off in a car part at the edge of the moors. They decide to walk a mile or so cross country to a hill in the distance. There is a breeze, a few clouds in the sky, all is well. They take jumpers to keep warm and are wearing jeans and trainers. It is a nice walk, but as they reach the hill the weather changes. A wind gets up and the sun vanishes behind grey cloud. Within a few minutes they are in drizzle and then sleet. Visibility is poor, they are not sure where the car park is and they are getting cold and wet. Now, rather quickly, they find themselves in a Hill Rescue situation and it is hoped they have mobile phones to call for help.

So what did they do wrong? Rather a lot of things. They didn’t consider the speed with which weather changes in open country. They had no weather forecast for the area. They wore the wrong clothes.

It all comes down to one thing. Respect. This applies to the coast as well as the hills, Neither environment is out to kill you, just understand that you need to take care of yourself and others when you are there. It doesn’t take much to get it right.

So if you are walking in the hills do these simple things.

Check the weather forecast.

Wear good walking shoes.

Buy a rain proof anorak and wear it over a jumper or jacket.

Keep a hat in a pocket.

Take a light rucksack with, in it, a map of the area, a compass, a can of drink, a couple of bars of chocolate and a mobile phone.

Now that’s not much. You are not on an expedition across the Hindu Kush and in the summer of course the clothing should be modified. But even then, in cooler climates, jeans, T-shirts and trainers are not a good idea.

So, once again, it all comes down to one thing. Respect. With respect you will be able to walk the hills in safety. They are there to enjoy.

Peter Stockwell is a writer, birder, walker and author of the Senior Walking Fitness Blog

is this hollister jacket cute? and is it authentic?

is there anything about it that makes you believe its fake?

and is it cute? should I get it.. I only have a black leather jacket so I kinda want a brown one..
I know coat season it basically over but I can just save it for next year
oh sorry I knew it was FAUX leather(which means fake) but I MEANT AS IN BRAND KNOCK OFF

I don’t believe it is fake. It still has the original tag still attached.
I do believe that eBay has some sort of return policy if it did turn out to be a fake though.

There’s a similar jacket on the Hollister website now:

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