Danner’s New Weatherized Collection Will Feature Their Toughest Winter Boots Yet

first_img Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Even though fall is a ways away, there is already anticipation in the air. Portland, Oregon-based boot-makers Danner have announced their toughest protection, comfort, and warmth to date: Danner’s Weatherized Collection.Whether you’re a winter hiker, persistent hunter, or a casual urban explorer, Danner’s Weatherized Collection — scheduled for a fall 2018 release — is for you. Leading the way is the brand-new Raptor 650 model (pictured below to the left), which was designed to withstand the harshest of winter conditions but offers a surprising amount of stouthearted style.Featuring winter-ready 400G PrimaLoft insulation, as well as a fleece-lined upper composed of durable wool and full-grain leather, the Raptor 650 ($240) will keep your feet warm and comfortable. They’ll also provide superior traction on wet or icy surfaces thanks to the Vibram Escape outsole, which boasts a fully-functional Megagrip technology to keep you upright on slippery trails.Danner’s award-winning Mountain 600 (pictured above to the right) will also be reintroduced in the new Weatherized Collection, this time with heavy-duty insulation for cold weather.  You can expect the same rebound, comfort,waterproofing, and support as the original, but the Mountain 600 Insulated ($220) will offer more warmth with its 200G PrimaLoft upper insulation and heat-retaining fleece lining.It’s not easy to find a pair of boots that look as great as they are functional. With Danner, however, that’s what you always get.“Danner hiking boots are already known to perform exceptionally well in winter conditions,” said Will Pennartz, senior marketing manager, in a release. “With the new Raptor 650 in particular, we wanted to add a bit more style to create one truly weatherproof, fully functional, go-to boot for winter conditions.”In the meantime, take a video tour of Danner’s Portland factory and head over Danner’s website to peep some of the brand’s other premium products. It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Stars come together to record Grenfell Tower charity single

first_imgLeona Lewis leaves the studio in west LondonCredit:PA Pop stars including Rita Ora, James Blunt and Leona Lewis have spent the weekend recording a charity single to raise money for the Grenfell Tower victims.The cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water is expected to be released this week and is tipped to raise several million pounds.It was the brainchild of Simon Cowell, 57, who took action after watching harrowing news coverage of the blaze. He said many artists had asked to take part. “It’s really inspiring to see people come together,” she said, “It gives you hope in humanity.”As for the song, she added: “It sounds beautiful.”Ora, 26, grew up in west London and said she used to play in the streets around Grenfell Tower. She was among those who visited the scene to help distribute supplies to residents left homeless by the fire last week. Gareth Malone arrives at a studio to help with the recording of the charity single Credit:PA Other singers who have agreed to take part in the project are said to include Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande Craig David and members of One Direction.The singers have been recording the single at the Sarm Music Village in west London, just a few minutes’ walk from the blackened tower. Gareth Malone arrives at a studio to help with the recording of the charity single  Emeli Sande arrives at a studio to help with the recording of the charity singleCredit:PAcenter_img After recording her part, Sande said it was a “real pleasure” to sing on the track. Emeli Sande arrives at a studio to help with the recording of the charity single Chorister Gareth Malone has put together an ensemble of 300 people, made up of local choirs and local people.He said: “I just think we need something really positive at the moment.”Singing absolutely cannot fix anything, a record cannot fix anything, but we might be able to raise some money, we might be able to touch a few hearts.”To be frank I don’t care what it sounds like, it’s just about doing something good.” Leona Lewis leaves the studio in west London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more