Mountain climbing/walking is definitely not my usual weekend activity. I’m a city-girl though and through, I once literally had an allergic reaction to fresh mountain air (okay, so it probably had more to do with the chlorine used in the pool that we went to later but whatever). I prefer the city to the country side and shopping is my cardio. Nonetheless, M convinced me (actually he bribed me) to give the mountains and fresh air a chance two weekends ago. I had one condition though…
My main issue was that I had nothing to wear! Now, usually this statement is completely false, but in the case of sportswear it actually rings true. Besides what I bought on our shopping trip I currently own one pair of yoga pants that I use to lounge around in and that’s it. So my condition was that we needed to go shopping. Now shopping sportswear isn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be. You can actually find some pretty cute clothes if you look hard enough.
We started by looking for a suitable pair of pants. I wanted them to be warm but still look like a normal casual pair of pants versus some sporty nightmare. In the end (okay, so I only tried on this pair, but whatever, I fell in love) I chose these O’neill ski pants. I haven’t been skiing in forever but if that changes, I have the pants for it. Yay! I then bought a thermal black undershirt, it’s the best for layering. And now on to the hardest item to choose, the jacket.
We were deciding between two and in the end I picked this Columbia Mercury Maven jacket in navy. Admittedly it was the one that looked loads better (M kept saying that it’s for walking in the forest and not for a fashion show, but just because it’s for exercise doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look good right?) I love the hood with its fake fur trim.I’ve actually worn this jacket loads, even just for normal everyday wear. So I’m really glad that I got the nicer jacket, plus it was only a little bit more expensive, so definitely worth it.