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7 cold-weather essentials for Hong Kong hikers, runners and frost chasers

Has Hong Kong’s polar vortex played havoc with your hiking plans? If you’re still hoping to head for the hills over the Lunar New Year, here’s what you need to stay warm

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 January, 2016, 12:24pm
UPDATED : Friday, 29 January, 2016, 11:52am

Arc’Teryx Cerium LT Hoody

If you are really feeling the cold, this backcountry jacket (HK$3,250) is filled with white goose down for maximum warmth. Find it at overlander.com.hk

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Bridgedale MerinoFusion Trekker socks

Keeping your feet warm while you hike, and wicking away sweat, these above-ankle socks (HK$180) have a soft-knit cuff for extra comfort. Sold by wellmount.hk

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Zippo Hand Warmer

It might sound dangerous – and don’t wear them to bed – but these lighter-fluid-fuelled hand warmers from cigarette lighter brand Zippo (HK$288) will keep your fingers warm for about 12 hours. Perfect for a day’s hiking. Find them at heart.com.hk

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Buff Merino

It’s available in hundreds of different colours, styles and thicknesses, but the neck warmer (HK$167) is best in its merino wool design. Choose one at Buff, 4/F, SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay.

 

Rab Microlight Jacket

The perfect warm layer for a hike in the cold, this ultra-light jacket (HK$1,342) uses PrimaLoft synthetic material, and stuffs into its own chest pocket for easy carrying. Sold by racingtheplanet.com

Spyder Unisex Stretch Fleece Glove

These minimalist gloves (HK$196) will keep your hands warm while also being compact enough to put in a pocket. Also includes web pattern on the palms for easily gripping a phone or walking poles. theoutdoorshop.com.hk

Canterbury Baselayer Cold

It’s a tight fit, but this base layer (HK$359) will control your body temperature while also wicking away excess heat. Includes flat seaming to prevent chafing. Sold at escapade.com.hk