Collection: Winter Warmers November 24 2014

The long warm days of summer are now far behind us, and as the vibrant colours of autumn start to fade, we look forward with excitement to the cold season ahead. With crisp chilly mornings, cozy nights in front of the fire, and hopefully a sprinkle of snow, winter is one of our favourite seasons. As the Swedish saying goes; there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. With that said, to help you be prepared for the cold this season, we've put together our winter warmers collection featuring an assortment of considered essentials made by some of our favourite makers.

Hestra Gloves:

Hestra is a family run business in the third and fourth generation based in the village of Hestra, south Sweden. They have been making high quality outdoor gloves since Martin Magnusson started the company in 1936. Today they continue to take inspiration from the surrounding forests, rivers and mountains and have within the family the only two active qualified glove cutters in Sweden. 

Featured product: The Hestra Gagnef glove in natural yellow. Made from durable, soft Swedish and Finish moose (elk if you prefer) leather with a removable wool liner. Leave it in the hands of these Swedish glove experts to keep your hands protected, warm and good looking this winter.

John Arbon Textiles:

John Arbon Textiles is a small family-run business, nestled in North Devon, producing a wide range of premium socks and luxury yarns using raw materials sourced from sustainable British farms and meticulously graded on traditional worsted machinery at their very own Mill - one of only a handful of small scale worsted Mills left operating in Great Britain.

Featured product: The John Arbon alpaca hiking sock. Made from UK farmed alpaca, with a special soft, extra thick cushioned sole providing excellent insulation and great wicking properties. These socks look as great as your feet will feel inside them.

Tweedmill Textiles:

TweedMill has been manufacturing quality made woollen textiles at their mill in Denbigh, Wales, on the edge of the Clwydian Mountain Range for nearly 40 years. An area steeped in a rich textile history, the colours and serenity of this natural location provides daily inspiration for their product range.

Featured product: The Tweedmill Recycled Wool Blanket. Made with recycled off cuts and left overs from other woven items, each one is random and unique in design and colour. Large enough to wrap yourself up in, these blankets will keep you warm during those chilly nights outdoors or cold winter evenings in. 

Klean Kanteen:

Hailing from Chico, California, Klean Kanteen launched the first ever BPA-free metal bottle on the market back in 2004. Designed to be the healthier and safer alternative to polycarbonate and lined aluminium bottles, it has changed the way people think and drink ever since. Their company bottom line is simple: to provide affordable, safe, healthy, high quality products and to promote and encourage health, sustainability and environmental awareness.

Featured product: The Klean Kanteen 592ml Insulated. Made from BPA-free stainless steel, its durable double-walled vacuum insulation will keep your favourite brew hot and your iced drink cold up to 6 hours. It's the perfect companion on any cold winters day hike or bike ride.

To view the complete winter warmers collection click on the banner link on our homepage or visit: http://pedalandtread.com/collections/winter-warmers