With tracks, trails, and pathways all becoming littered with the golden-red of fall, and dark wintry evenings drawing in, there’s no doubting that autumn is well and truly here. That doesn’t mean that you have to stop adventuring though – there’s more to autumn than pumpkins, bonfires, and staying in…
Whether you’re determined to keep camping until the first snow of winter, or you just want to enjoy walking while the weather holds, it’s important to make sure that your outdoors equipment is up to the task. Fortunately, here at Granger’s, we’ve got a whole heap of products that are perfect for preparing your outdoors kit. Read on to discover our tips for getting yourself, and your gear, ready for your autumn adventures – and let us know your favourites via Facebook and Twitter!
- Waterproofing your jacket.
Considering how damp and dreary the United Kingdom can be during the summer, it’s likely that your waterproof jacket will need a little care if it’s going to keep you dry. If you’ve noticed that water is soaking into your jacket, rather than rolling off, it’s time to give it a water-repelling treatment.
For most jackets, we recommend using Granger’s Clothing Repel. It’ll help your jacket shed water after just a single wash cycle, and will easily see you through the worse weather of autumn. With enough formulation in each bottle for three uses, you should stay dry long after New Years!
- Conditioning your leather boots.
Your boots probably work harder than any other part of your outdoors kit. Wherever you’re adventuring – whether it’s through muddy fields, crunching through fallen leaves, or scrambling over rocky foothills, your footwear really takes a beating.
Luckily, keeping your boots looking great, water-repellent, and properly conditioned is easy with Granger’s Leather Conditioner. This will keep them from drying out and cracking, meaning they’ll easily see you through the worst autumn has to offer. Just a little bit goes a long way, too, so you’ll be able to keep your leather boots supple and ready for action!
- Freshening up your wellies.
Your wellies should already do a pretty good job of keeping your feet dry – whether you’re walking the dog, or taking in some mountain trails. That’s because the rubber they’re made from is already water-repellent, and shouldn’t need to be treated with any of our waterproofing products.
However, if you’re anything like us, it’s been a good six months since you last pulled your wellies out from the closet. They’re probably dusty, slightly muddy, and smell awful! Washing them with some warm water will clear away the muck, but you’ll need something like Granger’s Odour Eliminator to get them smelling as good as they look!