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    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 17th Mar 17, 9:42 PM
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    Clothes for husbands placement at outdoor centre
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    Clothes for husbands placement at outdoor centre 17th Mar 17 at 9:42 PM
    My husband has an 8 week placement (part of university course) at an outdoor educational centre (council run) starting end of April. He doesn't have a kit list, they apparently don't have one and he did ask for one. Has been advised that they provide a waterproof jacket (as it's branded with their logo) but needs to provide the rest himself.

    He's just received his bursary (£500) and so I now need to look at what to get him.

    I have no idea what activities he will be doing, could be rock climbing, kayaking, hiking etc. Mainly with kids.

    He's got walking boots from mountain warehouse, big heavy clumpy things - only has jeans but has been advised not to wear those.

    Where do I start? Want to spend a minimal amount for 3 days a week.

    Anyone done anything similar/work somewhere similar?
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    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 17th Mar 17, 9:59 PM
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    Outdoor walking trousers. Plenty of choice from about £15, but the more expensive ones are better when it is wet as they shed water and dry quicker.

    Start with gooutdoors website for trousers, T shirts, base layers, fleeces. Trail shoes will also be better than boots for some activities.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 17th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
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    Aldi have some amazing outdoor clothing sale on at the moment
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    • SueMaggie
    • By SueMaggie 17th Mar 17, 10:36 PM
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    Regatta Outlet is very good for outdoor clothing.

    http://www.regattaoutlet.co.uk
    • ellen vannin
    • By ellen vannin 17th Mar 17, 11:40 PM
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    Also if he won't wear the clothes afterwards consider charity shop purchases.
    You can get some fleeces etc that he won't mind getting wet , muddy etc in.
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 18th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    Also if he won't wear the clothes afterwards consider charity shop purchases.
    You can get some fleeces etc that he won't mind getting wet , muddy etc in.
    Originally posted by ellen vannin
    That's going to be my first port of call for fleeces and base layers, Harrogate has a lot of decent shops so hoping we might hit some winners!
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    • abby1234519
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    Outdoor walking trousers. Plenty of choice from about £15, but the more expensive ones are better when it is wet as they shed water and dry quicker.

    Start with gooutdoors website for trousers, T shirts, base layers, fleeces. Trail shoes will also be better than boots for some activities.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    Thanks, do you think he needs base layers or fleeces in April/may?
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    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 18th Mar 17, 7:12 PM
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    Thanks, do you think he needs base layers or fleeces in April/may?
    Originally posted by abby1234519
    Lots of thin synthetic layers is good so he can adjust them himself - for instance it may be cold in bed at night and he can use one as a pyjama :-$ He may sweat in synthetic fabrics, but they dry fast.

    Rohan stuff is expensive, but it might be nice to get a couple of items as they can be very versatile, so look smart but still be easily washed, no-iron, safe compartments and pockets...
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 18th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    just check some kids checklists of the net - this the first one google finds, there are dozens:

    https://www.oneeducation.co.uk/media/1479/clothing-check-list.doc
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