Tips and deals of the week: Killy Nymphe down jacket, K2 fishing poles and 1000 miles ski socks


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Killy Nymphe Down jacket

The fur trim might be faux but there's nothing fake about its 650-fill duck down insulation. The exterior materials are waterproof and breathable, and have a little stretch for a slimline, tailored look. (£550;

K2 fishing poles

Be honest, do you really need ski poles made from carbon fibre? These all-aluminium poles are tough enough for everyday downhillers: lightweight, stiff and with secure rubber grips. A great pocket-money purchase (£25;

1000 miles ski socks

This company guarantees no blisters or holes after 1,000 miles in its walking and running socks. These calf-length ski socks are just as well made, spun from an acrylic/wool/Lycra mix for comfort (£16;