When you spend up to 16 hours in a tent camping in the winter, keeping warm and comfortable is an important aspect. Now you could spend the whole time encased in your winter rated down sleeping bag but I don’t know about you but I can’t stay horizontal for that long and I find that cooking for example not that easy while in my sleeping bag, so it is important for me to have a warm down jacket, fleece trousers and now warm comfortable down slippers. It allows me to sit up, feet in the tent porch while cooking, reading or stretching my legs. I came across, for a reasonable £19.99, a pair of down slippers from Nordisk. I took these on my two night trip to the Lakes (report to follow) on Sunday and Monday night just gone.
The slippers (or hut shoes) as described by Nordisk are 160g in weight for a medium size, duck down filled, with a cosy fleece lined inner and nylon/polyester outer. They come in a variety of colours. The underside is rigid, so if you need to nip out for the call of nature and it is not too wet outside, you won’t ruin them. There is a draw cord to keep the heat in and I found them warm and comfortable, even luxurious wearing them over the two nights. They come with a carry bag and pack down small. It is the little things like this that makes winter camping more comfortable, (nice to wear around the house as well !).