Yes the weather is brightening and temperatures are on the increase, so it’s time to look at your favourite outdoor clothes shops and see what we can offer for the new season. Time to pack away those large winter jackets and thick woollen jumpers and see what lightweight tops and shorts are available.

Think positive and let’s get some fresh air to those legs which have been hibernating under those trousers and jeans this winter. How about a pair of Regatta Latice Shorts; made from quick drying 100% lightweight polyamide fabric, with a part-elasticated waist these multi-pocketed shorts are great quality at a great price. These are ideal for any outdoor activities during the summer months. Alternatively the Helly Hansen Dakota Hiking Shorts won’t only keep you cool and dry; this classic hiking short has an inbuilt UPF rating 30+. Not convinced that the summer will be a good one and that we will get those long hot days, then why not opt for a pair of Crag hoppers Nosy Life Convertible Trousers. These super versatile trousers double as shorts as they are equipped with zip off legs. They also have permanent insect-repellent properties, solar dry protection and have a total of nine pockets which incorporates a dry bag. What more could you want?

Whether you are on two feet or two wheels the Craft Cool Layer Cycling T-Shirt is a great purchase for 2013. The ergonomic fit allows for almost total freedom of movement and the fabric has a soft and comfortable feel. It has pro cool mesh panels in the side and back that creates a cooling effect and has also been designed to incorporate top rated moisture transportation. If it’s a case of looking cool on the beach or at the bar then the Timberland Linear Logo Short Sleeve T-Shirt is a great choice. As well as a great name that is known the world over, this 100% organic cotton forms part of the eco-conscious Earthkeepers range so looking good and saving the planet all in one go.

These are just a couple of examples for you from our outdoor clothes shops, so check out the website and see what great deals you can find. I’m off to buy some shorts.