With one month to go til Christmas, we’ve selected a few ideas to make your gift-buying that bit easier. This year we’re focusing as much as possible on British-made, hand-made, ethical products. Some products feature an exclusive discount too, because those super friendly folk want to add a bit of extra support to our community.
WIN FREE STUFF from the awesome folks at 3rd Rock. Read on…
Founded in 2010 by Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter and climber, Jessica Mor, 3RD ROCK is a family run business based in the Peak District specialising in climbing and yoga wear. After witnessing the negative sides of the industry – environmental abuses, human rights violations, poverty & illness – Jess made it her personal mission to create an alternative type of clothing brand to make a difference. Their women’s clothing comes in a great range of colours too, plus they’ve recently teamed up with Climbers Against Cancer. We think this is all round good stuff, and so we’re pretty pleased they’re supporting WomenClimb too!
The TITAN Botangle are the perfect legging to fit seamlessly into your active life, whether you do yoga or climb. They’re made from recycled fabric to help prevent waste, but comes with the bonus of sun protection and a sturdy feel, perfect for days on the rock. They even come with a handy ankle pocket to keep your keys or cash to hand without disrupting your long run or yoga session.
£54.99 plus P&P
Winner announced on 2nd December, just in time for some Christmas climbing!
Award-winning artist and climber Tessa Lyons has designed artwork for a range of outdoors/adventure-related companies, including the BMC, Kendal Mountain Festival, and the National Trust.
We love this Welsh-inspired women’s t-shirt. Made from 100% Organic ring-spun Combed Cotton. Other items include tote bag, calendar, as well as original art prints.
£24.99 plus P&P
We’re pretty sure this flask can be used by women at night too 😉 This one is from Hord’s new vegan cork range. Engraved with a red wood tree design, mountain back drop, the flask can also be engraved. Add some personalised cool to your friend’s next outdoor adventure.
£35 plus P&P
**EXCLUSIVE OFFER** 10% discount on orders over £20, with code WOMENCLIMBXMAS18
Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. This book is a collection of personal stories and reflections based on her memoirs, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Boardman Tasker Award.
£20.59 from Blackwells
Dirtbags’ chalk bags are made in the Lake District using recycled climbing rope. Each one is unique, using offcuts and waste fleece and cordura fabric from local manufacturers. There are two loops for a belt, the webbing repurposed from old buoyancy aids, and a centre loop for a biner if you don’t use a belt.
The outdoor recreation industry produces a lot of finite-life, plastic-based safety gear and it is Dirt Bags’ aim as a zero waste business to extend the life of these materials, making new products from old gear. We like the sound of that!
£22 plus P&P
Coralie is a London-based illustrator, climber, mountain-lover, and wannabe surfer. Her illustrations have been displayed at climbing walls, inspiring climbers with unique views of vast desert landscapes and scary off-width climbs. Her climber girl illustration could be any of us at Stanage…or North Wales…or the Lake District…or Pembroke…
£20 art print
We love this hand stamped climbing bag clip. Made by Peak-based climber and adventurer Lisa, she has loads of other goodies that can be personalised too. For your most average belayer, perhaps…
£9.50 plus P&P
Reportedly the best hand cream on the planet. Climbskin® combines the most powerful natural ingredients to create a healing, hydrating, calming skin repair cream. And with winter fast approaching, your hands will thank you for looking after them!
£15 plus P&P
**EXCLUSIVE OFFER** 10% discount with code CHRISTMAS18