Helly Hansen AW18

Colder weather has arrived in Northumberland, and we’ve been checking out the latest Helly Hansen AW18 range. After spring summer rainwear, comes cosier layers from Helly Hansen and I thought I’d show you our current faves. Ideal for puppy walking, the school run and weekend exploring, I’m outdoors a fair bit so really rely on robust outerwear and walking boots.

I chose the Nova Puffy Vest in Wild Rose (£140) and Georgina Boots in Goose (£130). The perfect winter warmer combo, this down-lined gilet comes complete with hood and the boots are super- snuggly thanks to their faux fur lining.  The vest also has drawstrings to pull the hood in on drizzly days and a water repellent treatment feature too. Available in a few different colours, I love the berry tones of Wild Rose, brightening up the non-stop black I wear. It’s lightweight, yet warming and with those all-important sizeable pockets that a mum and dog-owner needs…

Ridiculously comfy for rocky walks and muddy hills, the Georgina Boots are a testament to how versatile the Helly Hansen AW18 range is.  Tucking my skinny jeans into them, this resilient pair are a nod to the check trend sweeping across this season as well. The protective rubber capsole ensures grip, and the leather is waterproof, keeping out any harsh elements.

Onto the menswear now, and Chris decided on a Lifaloft Hooded Insulator Jacket in Graphite Blue (£180) and Koppervik Boots in Crazy Horse (£100). We were both extremely well kitted out for a family walk across the coast in Craster, Northumberland, and without a doubt, felt the part for some hiking and rock pooling with the kids.

After trekking across fields, hills and sandy shores, we popped in to see some friends on the way home before a nap on the sofa and tasty warming food for tea. My perfect autumn day.

Chris’ coat is a new addition to the range, with innovative insulation ensuring lightweight warmth and a streamline look. A water-repellent jacket, the Lifaloft contains fibres which don’t absorb water, (providing warmth even when it is wet) and was created with materials to produce less environmental impact. Clearly a multi-functional piece, I reckon aesthetically it looks pretty good too. Other colours include: Grenadine, Black Matte, Black and Olympian Blue,

The Koppervik boots are well cushioned for clambering over said Northumberland countryside, and sturdy with leather finish too. Let’s face it, walking boots aren’t always the most attractive option, yet HH have nailed it here, with a superior stylish pair. Sharp, smart, cosy and versatile, each item shown on our autumn walk will see us through this season and beyond.

Here’s to more outdoor adventures…

Disclaimer: the Helly Hansen items featured were gifted to us for the purpose of this blog post. Beautiful scenery, Craster in Northumberland’s own.

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