Hi-Tec Gear to keep you warm and stylish this Winter

Hi-Tec to the rescue

Before embarking on our epic trip to Switzerland I was kind of freaking out about what I should wear while exploring in the snow. We get cold days in Winter but I usually don’t go hiking in super cold conditions. The last time we drove out of Cape Town to see the snow I was so ill prepared and wore trainers. My cold, wet feet almost froze off so I knew this time around I needed to be prepared.

Hi-Tec Kono Boots

I did some research and found epic hiking boots from Hi-Tec that matched all my requirements. Waterproof, cute looking and able to handle hiking! I love the furry parts and the fact that they are super comfy and really solid! I actually wore them every single day on our trip and my feet were never cold or wet. Even when I basically submerged them in snow and they kind of froze! I cant wait to test them out on a Cape Town winter as well. The mountain better be ready for me, puddles and all!

Hi-Tec Carrick Ladies Jacket

My second from Hi-Tec that I am in love with is from their new Carrick collection lifestyle range. I am a huge fan of a cargo jacket and this one is just next level for cold weather. It has a detachable hoodie ( it was great being able to take off the hoodie when I was wearing a bulky scarf ). The jacket also had a detachable inner which really came in handy! In the mornings in Switzerland it was freezing so I would have it zipped on. Later when it got hotter I would zip it off and pop it in my backpack.

Stylish and functional

Another plus for me is that both these items are really functional but they also look good. Some people might not care about the looking good part and just want something that does its job. I however love it when I can wear things in “normal” life as well as on my adventures. You get a lot more wear out of it then and it wont just collect dust till your next hike or camping trip. The fact that I had so many of you awesome ladies commenting on my instagram asking where they could get these just shows that aesthetic is important.

Where can I buy these?!

So as I mentioned I got asked this question a lot while we were traveling. Hi-Tec items can be bought either on their website or on the DUESOUTH website or stores. No excuses not to look good and go climb a mountain this Winter right!?

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  1. May 16, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Eeek! I am glad you planned ahead this time. I can only imagine how cold your feet would get in that snow. And hey those boots are super stylish too! I will have to keep those in mind for when we return to Scotland

  2. May 16, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    You’re right it’s so difficult to find nice clothes for cold weather!! I still can’t find a nice pair of shoes for after skiing!! ahah girls’ problems… 😉

  3. May 16, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    This is exactly the scenario I had before visiting Switzerland! You manage to look really stylish in the Hi-Tec Jacket, where as I look bundled up in the cold haha. Love all of your pictures with the incredible scenery!

  4. May 17, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I also like to buy items that I can use daily and when I do outdoor activities. I do not like having so many things that are not practical.
    I have not encountered Hi-Tec products yet but I am eager to check out their website. You look stylish and comfortable.

  5. May 17, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    This is a new brand to me and I need to check them out. I’m always on the look out for a sturdy shoe and these are cute! I broke my foot 6 weeks ago and so a super sturdy shoe will be in my future for this summer’s adventure! Not the cute sandals I was hoping for in Greece, but I’d rather be there without pain than in cute shoes!

  6. May 17, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    A perfect post for someone looking to combine both travel and a bit of fashion element. I like how the products are both comfortable and stylish at the same time.

  7. May 17, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    This is the first time I am hearing about Hi-tech. But both the products look super comfortable and extremely useful, especially during winter. Will keep this in mind for next winter.

  8. Riely
    May 18, 2017 / 7:02 am

    I am so one of those that need the aesthetic to look equally cute as they are functional, which is so hard to find! I have not come across Hi-Tec wear yet. I love those hiking boots especially with the fur lining. Thanks for sharing!

  9. May 18, 2017 / 7:16 am

    I am the same as you, I never seem to have the right clothing for snow! I’m actually thinking of getting new hiking boots so I will check out the Hi-Tec range. Your boots look awesome (although, as a man, probably not my style!)

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