Plans to brave the great outdoors this winter? Not without making a trip to Next for some essentials first!
Frostbite-preventing fleeces, techy hiking boots and storm-proof layers were once the preserve of seasoned outdoorsy folk, those who spent weekends and vacations on trail runs and mountain expeditions.
But the rise of 'Gorpcore' (the trend taking its name from “Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts” – a nod to the type of energy snacks regularly used by hiking enthusiasts), has seen the convergence of such outdoor items and metropolitan folk, with a cosy puffer jacket becoming the mainstay of a trip to the shops or even the most gentle of walks around the park.
At its very core, the trend was about utility and while its meaning remains the same, its influence has been catalysed by the pandemic. Getting out into nature became such a lifeline during lockdown and since re-discovering fashionable yet functional staples, finding a reason to wear anything else has proven difficult for most.
Whether it's your first time hitting the hills or you're a seasoned pro, regardless of your experience level, Next has everything you need to brave the elements this winter with its range of gear.
Scroll on to see our picks from the Next Elements collection that tick both the practical and stylish boxes.
Recycled Padded Coat, €67, Next – SHOP
Knit Mix Sweatshirt, €39, Next – SHOP
Ecru White Longline Fleece, €90, Next – SHOP
Performance Waterproof Active Walking Boots, €95, Next – SHOP
Fleece Leggings, €31, Next – SHOP
Heatseal Rubber Long Padded Jacket, €102, Next – SHOP
30L Hiking Bag With Waterproof Cover, €62, Next – SHOP
Long Padded Coat, €104, Next – SHOP
Element Borg Headband, €18, Next – SHOP
Cosy Borg Zip Jacket, €46, Next – SHOP
Shower Resistant Walking Boots, €59, Next – SHOP