Tuesday 3 May 2016

Snowbility and Trespass review

Back at the start of the year, I was lucky to be offered some ski lessons with an organisation called Snowbility, and the chance to review a ski jacket from Trespass. The local Carers group had arranged the skiing for a group of carers and it was a great opportunity to go along and spend some time with others in similar positions whilst learning a new skill.

It was also the perfect time to try out my new ski jacket from Trespass. I'd heard of this great brand before, but I honestly wasn't aware they do such a wide range of ski wear and accessories. Not only that, but they do a huge range of camping equipment, bags, accessories, other clothing including fitness wear, and a good range for children too. The website is www.trespass.com and it is very easy to navigate - simple headers with categories which make sense, and lovely big images for each product with a brilliant zoom facility so you can really see what you are getting.

They have plenty of women's ski jackets; My coat was the Slender Womens DLX jacket in a hot pink colour; if we do get around to taking the children skiing then I'll be happy to know that I'm easy for them to spot!


The coat is made from Tres-Tex stretch fabric which makes it flexible and comfy to wear, and quite soft to touch. It is fully windproof and has waterproof taped seams and a snowbreak under the hem - very useful if you are going to fall over in the snow (who, me?!). It has a layer of internal down padding and is lined with quilted panels, and the whole finish is of a very high quality.

There are three generous zipped waterproof pockets on the outside, plus another smaller one on the sleeve, and more on the inside - one zipped, one easy access netted. You can never have too many pockets in my opinion! It also has adjustable cuffs, a drawcord hem and an adjustable, zip-off hood. So many great features. I'm sure it helped me ski better.... early days, still got a lot to learn to improve technique, but at least I didn't fall over!

I'd heartily recommend that you go and check out the website, especially if you're thinking of camping this summer, as Trespass definitely have lots to offer. Standard delivery is free if you purchase over £50 of goods, and exchanges or returns to store are also free.

Snowbility is an organisation which was established to make a difference to individuals with additional needs, via snow sports sessions. At their base in The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, they offer tailor-made, one-to-one sessions on the slopes and they aim is 'achieving potential through sport'. Thanks to their unique outlook and experience, particularly with those on the autistic spectrum, but also other disabilities, they are able to help with self-esteem, social communication skills and confidence. They were brilliant with our group of carers and I'm looking forward to taking the girls to see them soon. For more information, please do visit their website www.snowbility.co.uk.

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review, but have not received payment. All the views expressed here are our own.