Winter Walking Kit List – Gear Recommendations

Photo: Paul Besley - Carl Wark near Burbage Edge Hathersage

Kit Lists are very popular on Rohantime. We welcome all kit suggestions from trips you have taken. There is nothing like experience to help with that question what shall I wear or pack . You may have noticed on our website we have a ‘By Recommendation’ section, including our Winter Walking Recommendation. We also have a Kit List category on Rohantime which contains all customer Kit Lists that have been submitted to Rohantime. In winter, you generally need to plan for the worst – and that starts with getting the right gear. The layering principle still holds true. The big difference is that no-nonsense reliability tend to move higher up the priority list than shaving every gram off every piece of your kit.


Paul BesleyWe where very please when Paul Besley walker, guide, writer and founder of Gourmet Walks said it was OK to publish his Winter Walking Kit List and in view of the weather we thought now would be a good time. If you have your own Kit List for a particular trip or activity please share it with us.

Paul has recently launched ‘Gourmet Walks’ Read more


Winter Kit List

Outer Wear

Boots Scarpa SL Activ: Winter B1 grade boots suitable to accept crampons
Socks Bridgedale socks
Crampons Kathoola steel crampons
Gaiters Paramo full length gaiters
Overtrousers Rohan Elite Over Trousers
Jacket Rohan Pinnacle Jacket
Gloves Berghaus insulated gloves
Hat Lowe Alpine peaked cap with wired peak
Balaclava Rohan Microgrid Multi
Trousers Rohan Winter Bags

Base Layer

Base Layer Rohan Superfine Merino 150 Leggings and Top
Socks Bridgedale Knee length Winter Socks
Socks Bridgedale Cool Liners

Mid Layer

Mid Layer Paramo Trail Shirt
Spare Clothing
Fleece Jacket Rohan Kailash
Mid Layer Paramo Micro Fleece
Gloves Insulated Gloves
Hat Insulated Hat
Socks Bridgedale Trekker


Rucsack Lowe Alpine 45 litre
Liner Orlieb waterproof 45 litre
Stuffsacs Rohan Packcell various sizes


Walking Poles Leki spring tipped
Spectacles Wire rimmed on ropes
Penkife Small penknife
Camera Lumix GX1


Headlamp Petzl Tikka with spare batteries
Torch Maglite Mini with spare batteries
Whistle Plastic on lanyard
Phone Samsung Extreme on lanyard
Tracker Spot2 Messenger Satellite Tracker on lanyard
First Aid Mountain First Aid Kit
Survival Bag Orange bivvy bag and space blanket
Money Change
Wipes Hygenic handwipes


Map OS Explorer waterproof map
Compass Silva baseplate + Sighting compass
GPS Garmin Etrex on lanyard
Route Detailed route card
Notebook and pencil

Food & Drink

Day Food Sandwiches, fruit, nuts, chocolate, cake
Emergency Energy Bar, Kendal Mint Cake, Nuts
Food Box Sigg aluminium sandwich box
Metal Flask Aladin metal flask for hot drinks
Metal Bottle Sigg bottle for water or juice


Paul Beasley


Rohan Heritage

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