pac plus | montane 22/04/2021

BMC Hiking Essentials – Rachael Crewesmith’s Kit

Rachael has used Lightweight baselayers combined with heavy-duty shell and insulation layersto create a system that is durable in specific areas and breathable where it needs to be. In doing so, her kit list is versatile and tough. SHELL LAYERS Rachael has gone for a varied approach for her waterproofs, choosing a durable jacket to combat wear and tear, and lightweight breathable pants: Alpine Spirit Gtx Waterproof Jacket (men’s and women’s – click to view) Minimus Waterproof Pants (men’s and women’s – click to view) BASELAYERS Rachael’s base layers are... Read More


BMC Hiking Essentials – Stephen Trenier’s Kit

Stephen emphasises lightweight and versatility in his kit, with each piece being able to fulfil numerous roles e.g. waterproofs that are breathable enough to act as wind-shells if need be. When combined, this kit list creates a robust system that will maximise your time spent – and enjoyment of – the outdoors: SHELL LAYERS Our weather is unpredictable, but it need not limit your enjoyment of the outdoors, and waterproofs are worth packing even when rain isn’t likely. As such, Stephen’s waterproof choices offer a balance of good all-round protection... Read More