Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar Door 6


Dear Santa,

with the baselayers and the motivation to move sorted we are almost ready to head out on our winter adventures. But then it hit me: It’s too cold for a windjacket - a hardshell is needed. But something that breathes well because snowshoeing and skiing can be strenuous, and it needs to keep also wind & snow at bay. Thus something like the Westcomb Focus LT Hoody. Made from eVent it is a waterproof-breathable jacket that’s a mere 255 g heavy - perfect for ultralight winter trips! A great hood also protects the head in a blizzard and the Napoleon pocket holds the map.

Though what about socks for hiking or are you going barefoot? you ask, Santa? Well, as it’s Saint Nicholas Day today, maybe a pair of Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Light Cushion would be good? I know Outdoorline.sk is one of the few European Ultralight Shops who offers these, and they really are superb what I hear. With these two fine gifts I am ready to head out into the snow.

Sincerely yours,

The Ultralighter


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