What to wear when exploring in Scotland

What to wear when exploring in Scotland

The type of experience you will have when travelling in Scotland will pretty much depend on what you will wear. Pack the wrong clothes and your trip is deemed to be cold, wet and all these nice things that Scottish weather throws at you 😉

If you live in the UK or you have travelled there, you must have heard the say that goes like “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. After a bit of research I have noticed that every Nordic and/or cold country has a similar say, although I am not sure of the origins. Never truer words were spoken though.

Good clothes will really change your whole experience and make your trip an unforgettable one, but in a positive way. Once you have bought the essentials you will see they will last you a long time and you will even get more inspired to be outdoors no matter if it is raining or windy.

Which clothes do I wear for a trip in Scotland?

  • Waterproof shoes: I bought a pair of super light-weight Salomon ones last and I absolutely love them!
  • Waterproof raincoat: mine is from Mountain Equipment and Bastien’s from Berghaus, both amazing brands, not cheap, but we’ve had them for 4 years now and they still retain the water. You really pay for what you get.

These are probably some of the most expensive things I have ever bought, but also some of the best gear, that have massively improved my hiking experience, especially if you go hiking and the weather can be even more unpredictable.

And this is the winter waterproof jacket I got from Trespass, quite a big decent quality brand in the UK. The only downside of this jacket is that it is a bit heavy, but it doesn’t let any wind or rain pass and I paid under 100 pounds for it!

What to wear when exploring in Scotland
Keeping warm at -10 with my Trespass jacket

Do you agree? Have you ever had to buy clothes during your holidays?

Fore more ideas about travelling comfortably and choose the right travelling gear, have a look at my post here below.

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