What does every man need? Sure, there's food, water and good health. But what about a thermal tuxedo?
Be prepared for the colder weather with these cool winter essentials...
01 Super snapper
It costs a wedge, but this 12 mega-pixel bruiser can be dunked underwater to 12m, dropped from 2m, handle a 100kg crushing and won’t seize up when the temperature plummets. It performs too, with GPS and a 2.0 wide-angle lens for super-bright images in all conditions.
02 Spacesuit sleeper
Suit up and switch off the boiler and avoid the price hikes. This hybrid sleeping bag made from reinforced rip-stop has grippy feet, a 3D hood, hand holes and ventilation slits, and costs precisely £644 less than the average UK gas bill. No. Brainer.
03 Meal deal
Peel back the top, pierce the outer sleeve and in 12 minutes the exothermic reaction* (*no idea, but it is perfectly safe) heats your choice of chicken curry, vegetable chilli, sausages and beans or beans and meatballs to the perfect temperature. You'll never have to brave the shops again. Breakfast in bed anyone?
£5.99 each, Firebox.com
04 Supersonic sled
If shit really does get real in the coming months, make sure you're not stranded and bring a whole new level of tech to the slush-covered muddy slopes with the ultimate minimalist speed machine. Designed by the Porsche Design Studio, it’s skeleton-bob fast, simple to steer and effortlessly cool. Bye-bye bin liner.
05 Hot hot heater
The best patio heater on the planet uses a 3,000W carbon fibre infrared element that heats people, not air, making it exceptionally efficient compared to grotty gas designs. And with its PIR sensor and remote, it only fires up when needed.
06 Formal thermals
First Layer Homme Kevrolland
You know you’ve made it when someone makes a line of tuxedo print thermal undies in your name. Take a bow French freestyle-skiing maestro Kevin Rolland: your 100% polyester sweat-absorbing, heat-retaining long johns are a work of art.
07 Handy phone
Part genius, part nerd facilitator, these touchscreen-friendly Bluetooth gloves feature a microphone in the little finger and a speaker in the thumb so you can answer calls and chat using the universal sign for "Call me!’
Words by Dan Masoliver
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