Everyone knows that Santa goes through a lot on the 24th December but how does he keep himself warm? How does he walk on those slippery and dangerous roofs? And how can see when on his sleigh? Lucky for him we've put together an essential kit list to get him through the night...
Where to start? Let's go from head to toe shall we! You might think his head would be warm under his Christmas hat but you need to consider that Santa travels around 650 miles per second so he is no doubt going to get slightly chilly, this is where the Icebreaker Reversible Pocket Beanie comes into play! Due to the merino wool it will body track his heat and keep him warm throughout the night, and the snug fit means it will stay on.
Now Santa's head is warm he will need to be able see when he gets on and off his sleigh so the Petzl Tikka RXP head torch should be top of his list. The red LED will offer great night vision, the light beam can reach up to 70 metres, its simple to use and has a great battery life.
Whats next? Ahh yes a scarf! But because he's travelling at around 650 miles per second a scarf could blow off so what he needs is a chute. But not just any chute, he needs the Icebreaker Flexi Chute. It's made from pure merino wool so it will keep him warm, it has a great fit so it will be comfortable under his beard and is easy to get on and off!
Now his head and neck are sorted lets move down to the torso. The first thing he will need under his bright red suit is a base layer and nothing beats the classic Helly Hansen Warm. With its perfect blend of merino wool and synthetic materials it really does keep you warm on the cold nights.
Santa's red jacket might not keep him very warm when riding in his sleigh but we reckon Mountain Hardwear's Ghost Whisperer worn underneath it could! It's super lightweight, and with 800 down fill it's definitely going to keep Santa warm when doing his deliveries.
He also needs to keep his hands warm during the night, but have full flexibility to carry his sack; step in the Alpine Stretch glove from Montane. With PRIMALOFT GOLD Santa's hands will stay warm and the DRYACTIV lining will keep Santa's hands fresh and cool.
Head: CHECK, torso: CHECK, now let's get onto his legs!
Just like the torso, Santa will need to layer up to keep him warm. The Icebreaker Oasis Legless Leggings are a flat lock seamed, 100% merino wool base layer so Santa will be warm and comfortable in them under his traditional red suit.
To keep Santa's toes nice and warm the Smartwool Hunting Extra Heavy sock will do the job when he's doing his rounds. They have a brilliant mix of merino and synthetic materials which will give him a snug fit around his feet and control his foot temperature.
To give him great protection and secure footing in the snow Santa should upgrade his boots to the Mammut Magic Boot, the Gore-Tex will keep his toes from getting wet and the sole is B2 crampon compatible which Santa would need for those icy conditions.
With his body "covered", let's take a look at what accessories he might need to carry around with him.
First up is the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe for those hard to reach places... or steep roofs!
To go with the ice axe he will need to get a pair of crampons, the Sabretooth from Black Diamond are a great option. This will keep Santa secure on the snow and ice.
In order to keep the presents dry from the snow and the rain Santa should invest in some Exped dry bags.
To keep his hot chocolate warm on his rounds the Thermal Mug from Lifeventure is ideal, and finally to keep the energy going Santa should get some Torq energy products so he can stay alert throughout the night.
Have we missed something? What do you think Santa will need on the 24th December? Let us know by commenting below...