Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Weather can take all shapes and forms, from downpours both hot and cold to extreme heat. Are you travelling this year on a short or long haul adventure and wondering how you will pack for all weathers? Or perhaps just a morning at the golf and looking for smart and comfortable trousers? Here are some of the greatest versatile products I have recently discovered, that you too, could try.
I love my Craghoppers clothing. The several key pieces I have had for years. The quality, durability and they dry super fast. The waterproof trousers are great for walking, golf, cycling and much more!
Christmas is just around the corner, and Craghoppers has some amazing offers to help save you money and enjoy the outdoors. From jackets and fleeces to socks and travel accessories, they've got the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiasts, and for any wallet!
Changeable Weather at Fort George, Scotland ©MDHarding
Versatile Clothing For All Weather Adventures
Dressing For The Weather in Scotland
Did you know there are several words in the Scottish language for rain including dreich, bucketing it down or it could be just a drizzle?
Don't get caught short with our several kinds of weather in one day. It can be a challenge especially if you want to look smart but still weather appropriate.
One of those occasions might be a golf event. Scotland the home of golf has a large number of both golf courses and events that take place throughout the year.
Ladies Open at Dundonald Links ©MDHarding
I was so lucky when I did get caught, it was bucketing it down at the Ladies Open at Dundonald Links, we could see it coming and we're ready! My smart Craghoppers black trousers got a beating but exceeded my expectations. They didn't stick to my legs as most trousers do and within a 10-minute car journey they were bone dry. They are even ideal for hot climates with UVA protection built-in. The next great thing since sliced bread, as we say here in Scotland.
Caught when it was bucketing it down ©MDHarding
On the mad dash back to the car I had to capture how drenched those trousers were.
Packing For Long Haul Adventures
Have you heard of a capsule wardrobe? It's the easiest way to pack, with complimentary colours and accessories that you can mix and match for both day and night. Ideal when you would like to have several outfits for a number of days but have limited space in a backpack or saving space in the suitcase for all the nice things you are going to buy.
I have recently returned from Vietnam where I had to pack for two weeks for all weathers, and left from Scotland in minus temperature conditions. It's not easy when you have to wear layers just to get to the airport, to have to take them all off and unable to use them at your final destination.
Flying High in Comfort and Style ©MDHarding
I discovered Craghoppers clothing in 2016 just before embarking on an adventure to Nepal. With new adventures on the horizon and both the trousers and long-sleeved top being so versatile, comfortable and having built-in insect repellent, that worked a treat. I knew where to go, to add to the already reliable travelling wardrobe.
Chitwan National Park, Nepal ©MDHarding
Packing for Travel In Vietnam
First stop in Vietnam was Halong Bay where you can enjoy everything from kayaking to a cooking class. With variable temperature conditions including a cool air-conditioned climate on the boat to high humidity and above 30 degrees while enjoying kayaking. With little time to get changed in between activities here's the wardrobe that will cover it all!
Surprise Cave, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Cool and comfortable inside Surprise Cave with the long-sleeved white/red striped top - Nosilife Erin Long Sleeved Top Red Festa Combo and smart black trousers - Kiwi Pro Stretch Pants Black with built-in insect repellent/UVA protection.
Then it's back on-board to enjoy an authentic cooking class on how to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Class ©MDHarding
Visiting My Son
It's so hot and humid even when it's raining in Vietnam. The rain can be heavy but if wearing the right wardrobe you will be dry again in no time. I can highly recommend the navy and white long-sleeved top - Nosilife Camille Crew Night Blue White and navy blue smart trousers - Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers Dark Navy. The top can be dressed up for the evening with a pair of jeans, a black suit jacket and accessories.
Ever the optimist with my sunglasses. Only a short time later the skies cleared and the sun was out. Being Scottish a little rain never surprises, but always good to be prepared!
My Son, Vietnam ©MDHarding
Craghoppers clothing is durable and easy to wash even whilst travelling. This past trip I have mixed and matched three tops with three pairs of trousers. The jacket is so cosy I have sometimes never wanted to take it off but in need of a pillow, it made a great alternative and can fit into the smallest of spaces in your hand luggage. The pink colour is fab, it cheers me up and makes me feel bright and sunny, even when the weather is a little bit dreich. You can liberate and protect yourself with the Discovery Adventures Climaplus Jacket.
On The Mekong Delta ©MDHarding
Love travelling but there is no place like home! And with such a great wardrobe why limit to wearing it while travelling. It's ideal for even a stroll in the park:)
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh ©MDHarding
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Duration: 6.12 - 20.12
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For guaranteed Christmas delivery please note the following Christmas Delivery cut-offs
Standard Delivery - Order before 23:59 Thursday 19th December 2019 Express Delivery - Order before 23:59 Saturday 22nd December 2019
As always, I would love to hear from you. Please drop me an email with your questions/comments to enquiries@MDHardingTravelPhotography.com
Do you have a friend or family member that loves to travel or perhaps plays golf and looking for Christmas inspiration? Why not treat them or yourself to Craghoppers clothing this year.