November 15, 2011 01:00 ET

Prepare for the Big Chill with Down Jackets, Snow Boots and Cold Weather Clothing from Snow+Rock

GUILDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Don't be fooled by the unseasonably warm Autumn – this winter is going to be cold so Snow+Rock are recommending everyone gets prepared before the Big Chill arrives! As the specialists in cold weather gear they have everything for surviving arctic temperatures at home and in resorts. They've put together their top picks for this winter to keep you warm in all conditions.

Special Offers from The North Face

For a limited time only Snow+Rock has winter clothing and accessories from The North Face at reduced prices while stocks last. Items include the popular Nuptse 2 Vest, both men's and women's at £79.99 (RRP £110), mid-layer tops 100 Glacier Quarter zip for women and 100 Khyber Quarter zip for men at £24.99 and £29.99 respectively (a saving £15 on each). Accessories include The North Face E-tip glove – which operates screen touch mobile devices, £19.99 (RRP 29.99). So stock up on winter essentials now!

Down Jackets

Down jackets are an essential item on frosty mornings and you'll be grateful of the warmth on the way to work. Modern designs are lightweight, waterproof and breathable, with great styles from brands such as The North Face, Arc'teryx and Norrona.

Insulated Boots

A pair of waterproof and insulated winter boots are a must-have for any outdoor activities, look for styles with a decent tread for varied terrain. Snow boots from Sorel and Merrell are designed for winter conditions, and Teva's Forge Pro have a Hypergrip Ice Lock rubber sole with fibreglass infused pods for extra grip on ice. Snow+Rock Zip Traction Sole Boot for men and Fur Trim Top Traction Boot for women have an innovate fold out traction system to aid walking on ice, also popular are YakTrax devices which add on to everyday shoes for extra grip in icy conditions. Thermal socks will also keep feet extra warm when outdoors for lengthy periods – look for brands like Smartwool.

Thermal Layers

Merino wool is a great fabric for thermal layers. Its natural thermal and wicking properties mean merino wool layers can regulate your body temperature whatever activity you're doing. Cult brand Icebreaker has an extensive range of merino wool baselayers in various weights and styles, which are designed to be layered together to suit conditions.

Waterproof Gloves

Whether scraping ice off your windscreen or hiking across glaciers waterproof gloves are essential to combat extreme cold temperatures. Look for Gore-tex or similar. Mountain Hardwear have launched a new fabric specifically for their gloves called OutDry. The fabric features a unique innovative lamination process fusing a waterproof and breathable membrane directly to the inside of the glove's shell, creating a unique body that seals the stitching and any other potential water entry point.

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