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Things to have with you if you're planning a dip in the ocean this winter

Press Release / 01.10.2018

­Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody (£250)

The best warmth for weight of any Patagonia jacket ever built, the Micro Puff® Hoody delivers ultra-lightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation — a revolutionary featherlight down alternative that offers down-level warmth that still traps your heat when it's wet! Perfect as an outer-layer to protect you from stiff-cold breezes while you're trying to decide if you really want to get off the beach and into the surf, to help warm you back up afterwards, and layered under a rain shell when the rain becomes relentless.

Patagonia R4® Yulex® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit (£450)

This autumn Patagonia have worked with Sheico, the world's leading wetsuit manufacturer, to introduce Fair Trade to the wetsuit industry. Sending more money back to the people who make our gear, and ensuring that the factory complies with Fair Trade USA's standards for safe and healthy working conditions. Warm and durable the R4 is a neoprene-free wetsuit made of 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Suggested water temperatures: 38–48° F/3–9° C. Put simply, this is the most environmentally friendly wetsuit ever built without compromising on flexibilty, quality and most importantly, warmth.

Patagonia Stormfront® Roll Top Pack 45L (£140)

A burly 100% nylon fabric with a single-side TPU coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, along with fully welded seams, complete this weatherproof package. The padded shoulder straps and adjustable waist-belt provide all-day comfort on long hikes and there's lash points for extra gear. Simplys stash your kit and roll the top of the bag 3 times over for nonsubmersible 100% waterproof protection.

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