The weather has taken a decidedly chilly turn to it the last few weeks and anyone with children will know that this can limit the options of keeping them entertained and happy outdoors as the fun is dampened by the cold weather. Whether it be cheering on children from the side of a rugby pitch, walking through the forest or playing in the park the vital thing at this time of year is to keep warm (or am I just showing my age!?)!


Last Saturday the boys went to their first real ie professional, football match. It was Nottingham forest v Burnley at the Forest City ground. We had great seats and they had a fabulous time watching the action. It is quite a long time for children to keep still for but they did pretty well (and the sweets bought at half time helped!)


I had been warned wrapping up warm was the most important factor in enjoying the game. So after our holiday to Lapland last year I know layers are of course the best way to trap the warm air and stop it from escaping, thus keeping you cosy. I had also been sent some Heat Holders thermal leggings from to try out so this was a fantastic opportunity to give them a go!

me in my cosy leggings


For the game I layered them with thick tights underneath and wore a jersey tunic over the top with a thermal top underneath that. I was so cosy and warm. So warm that at one point I even took my hat off!

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What is so great about Heat Holders thermal leggings…

  • Very cosy and warm with or without layers
  • Variety of sizes. I was chuffed to be sent the Small (which covers sizes 8-14 – I am towards the larger end of this scale but there was plenty of room and they were a great fit).
  • Good quality – more knitted than a fabric but didn’t snag or catch.
  • Good elasticity meeting they don’t go baggy at the knees (pet peeve with leggings number 1).
  • Dense colour ie don’t show skin through (pet peeve with leggings number 2)! They are 140 denier.
  • Although they are warm they aren’t bulky and you could even wear under trousers or jeans.
  • Bargain price of Β£8!

On a slightly more negative side they are only available in black and what would make them even better was if they were in aΒ variety of colours to brighten up your winter wardrobe. They also have to be washed atΒ 30 degrees which can be a bit of a nuisance but is kinder to the enviromment!

However, I can safely say these leggings will be getting plenty of use over the winter months!

So, do you have a Winter holiday to keep warm on or perhaps an outdoor event you need to layer up for? Well I have been given the wonderful opportunity to give away two pairs of these thermal leggings to two lucky winners!

All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter (which choses winners via and leave me a comment answering the following question..Β “Where you will be wearing your Heat Holder leggings to keep warm?”

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205 Responses to Digging out the thermals – Review and Giveaway!

  1. Maddy says:

    Yay- am a winner πŸ™‚
    Thank-you x

  2. I would be wearing them to rugby

  3. Petra Hora says:

    for our trip to Russia

  4. christine nicholson says:

    I ll wear them when i’m taking my little boy to school and back πŸ™‚

  5. Kay panayi says:


  6. Dena Thomas says:

    Taking my little girl to the park.x

  7. Sue Warr says:

    I’ll be wearing them on Christmas Day (my Birthday), as I go for a walk on Bournemouth Beach with my Mum, and my two sons!!

  8. FionaJK says:

    I would wear them under my jeans when I do voluntary work at a local horse charity, Deen City Farm. I spend almost all day outdoors, grooming (which this time of year is tough work as the horses get very muddy), mucking out, taking wheelbarrows full of muck to the compost heap, and doing general yard work. Thermal leggings would really help me to stay warm.

  9. Bonnie King says:

    Lovely winter walks. I love snow but brrr is it cold.

  10. Susan says:

    On a winter Cruise

  11. Anywhere outdoors as I’m still not used to the British weather.

  12. Leslie Evans says:

    On my daily walk on cold days

  13. Naomi Buchan says:

    I’d be giving them to my mum who i’m sure would wear them lots! x

  14. The great outdoors.

  15. Janine Atkin says:

    to work, where is freezing!

  16. Maureen Millward says:

    On my trip to Iceland!

  17. Chris Millward says:

    My wife would wear them on a wintery walks

  18. David Clark says:

    If I won, these would be for my wife who loves to be warm in the cold

  19. monika s says:

    This would be great for my walks with our family dog.

  20. Lauren Andrews says:

    They would certainly come in handy for the 2 mile walk to and from work every day!

  21. Karen K says:

    Walks to feed the horses in our local country park πŸ™‚

  22. Erica Price says:

    In the house to save having the heating on.

  23. Trudi Walsh says:

    For winter walks

  24. Hannah Whitling says:

    I’d wear the leggings when walking the dog everyday, and also whenever I were to be out in the cold for any amount of time. I have major issues with getting cold, I get cold ridiculously easily and just hate it as it puts me in pain, so keeping warm in the first place is important to me. These leggings would come in such use for me, I have some Heat Holders socks and they are great, really work, now I need to keep my legs warm!

  25. Lucie Aiston says:

    Watching my daughter play football every weekend

  26. Joanna Sawka says:

    Walking in the park

  27. Alice Beaumont says:

    Definitely night matches! Gets a bit chilly on the kop

  28. katherine b says:

    When taking kids to school x

  29. Jakki Bradshaw says:

    The cold long walk to work!

  30. Kieran says:

    to the football

  31. Lindy Hamilton says:


  32. lorraine stone says:

    On the beach, walking the dog.

  33. Helen Garner says:

    At the football

  34. Ros Irwin says:

    weekend walks in Derbyshire

  35. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I would wear them going out each day to feed and clean the chickens as it is perishing cold out there

  36. Oooh when playing out in the snow (assuming we get some) and the school run as the playground is always freezing and windy x

  37. ClairejB says:

    I like to go for long walks so these would be perfect! πŸ™‚

  38. Sarah Robertson says:

    To work in the winter as our office is freezing!

  39. linda curtis says:

    to the christmas markets

  40. linda curtis says:

    to the christmas markets i will need to keep warm

  41. Patricia Edwards says:

    When I’m out walking the neighbours dog this Winter

  42. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    I’d wear them on the Hogmanay street parade

  43. Val Burman says:

    On my paper round..the early starts can be freezing!

  44. dolly says:

    For my daughter to wear at Bryntysilio in next year, for her school trip it will be cold !!

  45. Susan Carruthers says:

    I’d wear them everywhere I go, and in the house to save on the heating bills!

  46. Alisa Moore says:


  47. Alisa Moore says:

    when cycling

  48. Mr James Holyland says:

    Long walks to town

  49. Nicolette Walker says:

    For the school run, its so cold in the mornings now.

  50. michelle bennett says:

    My house! The boilers broke and its freezing! Guess the kids could take turns, or use one leg each lol

  51. Jane Middleton says:

    at home

  52. Diana says:

    Walking in the park :}

  53. Paul Chadwick says:

    great for walking the dog

  54. Joanne Blunt says:

    Watching my boys at their football matches

  55. Emma Lewis says:

    I’d wear them to work, it’s freezing in the morning. We can wear what we want, so I’d be able to wear them under my jeans.

  56. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    I will wear them to walk the dog and also on the cold mornings taking the kids to school

  57. Helen Talboys says:

    Out walking the dogs and on the school run πŸ™‚

  58. EVA AVELTE says:

    I spend a lot time on the computer chair and is cold really ,so will be handy πŸ™‚

  59. Maddy says:

    We still ride our Harley in the winter, so would give this a good test!

  60. Denise S says:

    whil doing my gardening job.

  61. Jamie says:

    On my legs

  62. Deborah Bird says:

    I’d wear them on the school run and walking the dog!

  63. Rosalind Blight says:

    to work as I work in a school and do playground duty all lunch time and when I am standing around for an hour and a quarter my legs are freezing

  64. Sue Robinson says:

    For the school run – I have to pick up my son from Nursery at 3pm then wait around until 3.15 for my daughter (who is always late out). 15 minutes is not a long time but when the weather turns nasty it seems like an eternity

  65. Victoria N says:

    Out walking when I’m out pushing the pram!

  66. Tanya Vincent says:

    I really need a pair of these for winter at work…. it’s FFFFRRRRREEEEEZZZZIIIINNNGGGG there!!

  67. Sarah Parker says:

    when I go skiing

  68. Gillian Hutchison says:

    Supermarket, nursery, baby a walk, kids swimming lessons, gymnastics, football training, swing park, walk to school….

  69. jodie harvey says:

    everywhere! especially the school run in the snow brrrrr

  70. louise e bennett says:


  71. Paula Phillips says:

    Taking my children for a walk.

  72. cheryl lovell says:

    Im going to iceland soon so these would be perfect to keep me warm!

  73. Fiona Leivers-Fossett says:

    walking the dog ! brrrrr so cold !

  74. megan hughes says:

    outside, lol

  75. alison clark says:

    Under my work uniform to keep warm

  76. Sarah says:

    Out on some nice winter walks!

  77. Katie Smith says:

    At the stables while mucking out on cold days

  78. Kelly Hooper says:

    on the school run, they always kick out late and im shivering by the time we get back to the car

  79. leanne williams says:

    On the school run

  80. Kayleigh says:

    Out dog walking (:

  81. Emma Howard says:

    Everywhere, I live in leggings and long tops!

  82. Jenny Rogers says:

    I will wear them when I pick up my godchildren from school.

  83. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    When I go for walks with my baby in her pram πŸ™‚

  84. Helen Swales says:

    I’d wear the leggings on the way to work (under my dress) to keep me warm and, because the office is so cold, I’d probably keep them on all day.

  85. Em Shears says:

    For walks in the woods

  86. Christine Caple says:

    Out for walks by the sea

  87. Heather Simpson says:

    Watching my son at the side of the rugby pitch

  88. Clint Howat says:

    On the school run.

  89. Jill Donaldson says:

    I would wear mine for when we go sledging

  90. Ruth Harwood says:

    I’ll be wearing them as I manouvre my way around the Christmas sales πŸ˜€

  91. Mickie Bull says:

    I work outside so perfect for winter!

  92. Katherine Teff says:

    If I’m being mean to my tight husband I would joke that I’d wear them in house, as the heating is rationed that much, but he’s not that bad….. I’d wear them out in the garden while I tried to catch up with all the jobs we didn’t get to in the summer!

  93. carolyn joyce says:

    I would wear them when out dog walking!

  94. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    I belong to a walking group, and now it’s winter they will help motivate me to keep attending.

  95. Daddybear says:

    If I win these are going to my Daughter for her to wear when she is marching with the band at Sea Cadets

  96. Liz Marriott says:

    On the bike

  97. Hazel Christopher says:

    On the school run.

  98. I’ve got a season ticket at Hull City- they would keep me warm in the stands!

  99. Kathleen says:

    “Where you will be wearing your Heat Holder leggings to keep warm in?”
    Well, if you had to ask me last winter, I’d have said “in bed”! Our heating went for 6 weeks during the snow, and I’ve since become obsessed with all things thermal and layery!
    In normal circumstances, I’d wear them underneath jeans for those freezing days at the side of the pitch, or with a skirt and boots, when dressing up needs to be warm!

  100. Catherine Williams says:

    12 hour night shifts in the snow and ice

  101. Sarah Hall says:

    I would wear them when I run errands to keep my legs warm.

  102. faye huntington says:

    on my winter holiday! xx

  103. Walking out in the snow

  104. denise cross says:

    Outdoor carol singing at the care home with the Scouts

  105. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I’d give to either my son or daughter who are in Michigan where it’s cold to wear to work or just outdoors

  106. Perfect for ice skating – especially when I keep falling on my…

  107. I bet the boys were very excited to be at a professional match! The thermals sound like a great idea and at the moment it’s still quite mild in Cornwall, so no need for them yet. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  108. Debbie Jackson says:

    I would be wearing them to school.

  109. CAROL PATRICK says:

    Whenever I go outside this winter – I have a circulation? problem – my legs and feet from knees down are always icy cold.

  110. Darius D says:

    at home

  111. Tammy Tudor says:

    Walking my dogs πŸ™‚ they still need exercise no matter what the weather

  112. sarah birkett says:

    these are perfect for a late night walk with the dog

  113. Caroline H says:

    I think they’d be great on the days I work from home so I can save a little on my own fuel bills!

  114. Rebecca Murphy says:

    Indoors, I’m afraid – except in the cosy kitchen!

  115. vicky cockett says:

    in bed, my legs get so cold they ache and interupt my sleep, these would be perfect!

  116. ruth says:

    winter walks

  117. Raeanna C says:

    I will wear them to class, it can be quite cold walking to classes in the Winter months even though I live in the South!!


    ……………at work brrrrrrrrrrr

  119. Laura Pritchard says:

    Walking to work & nursery each day.

  120. kim mayhead says:

    When we go out for lovely winter walks with the kids

  121. Granny says:

    It’s snowing here in Italy Lou and we need our thermals!

  122. Svetlana Lemantovic says:


  123. Emily Clark says:

    Walking in the New Forest, crunching all the crispy leaves!

  124. ROBERT MCINTOSH says:


  125. Angie Hoggett says:

    for my daily walk at lunchtime

  126. Kat Lucas says:

    Walking to local shops and parks

  127. Kay says:


  128. LUCY BISHOP says:

    I’d wear them when I take my baby son out in the buggy for long walks.

  129. At home and on the cold school runs πŸ™‚

  130. Rey Chunara says:

    On my walks to work every morning. Definitely need them now!

  131. Nicola McC says:

    Heading out to work and anywhere, really! I’ve often thought that thermal tights/leggings would be ideal! I’d love to try these!

  132. everywhere! its getting so cold now!

  133. Nikki Stewart says:

    For winter walks on the beach πŸ™‚

  134. Nikki Stewart says:

    For winter walks on the beach

  135. pete says:

    would be used by mother for walking the dog in the woods

  136. Jen says:

    Definitely on the school run!

  137. Kev C says:

    I’ll be wearing them at work this winter πŸ™‚

  138. Louise A says:

    I will wear them under my jeans when I take the dogs for walks every day

  139. abby carroll says:

    on our great long winter woods walks with the kids

  140. Rachael G says:

    On the school run!

  141. lucy h says:

    indoors and out I get so chilly

  142. claire woods says:

    In my workplace. It’s a old building, hard to heat and very cold.

  143. Hannah ONeill says:

    At the allotment

  144. samantha swain says:

    at the side of a rugby pitch each weekend

  145. Cris Curran says:

    I’d wear them at work where they keep it so darn cold!!!

  146. jennifer thorpe says:

    on the school runs, its alway freezing!

  147. Danielle Maycox says:

    I’d wear them everywhere! I don’t have great circulation as i use a wheelchair all the time so these would be great!

  148. maureen findley says:

    for a walk in the welsh hills

  149. Janice Mackin says:


  150. TracyJo says:

    I would wear them at home to save on the heating bills x

  151. jennifer haden says:

    I’ll be wearing them everywhere!

  152. Angela Kelly says:

    On playground duty

  153. Heather Haigh says:

    At homw to save on the heating!

  154. Jo-Anne holton says:

    i would wear them when im going to and from the school 4 times a day!!

  155. Laura Robertson says:

    Absolutely everywhere if the long range forecast is right about this winter πŸ™‚

  156. Debbie Louise Davies says:

    At home!!! My living room gets sooooo cold! xx

  157. Shelley Hawkins says:

    standing in the playground then skiing in Sweden in Feb

  158. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    when taking my daughter to the park

  159. Lexi Davenport says:

    Anywhere I can!

  160. Philip Traynor says:

    I’ll give these to my mother who will wear them for her journey to work this winter.

  161. Elle says:

    Funnily enough we were just talking about taking the kids to Swadlincote ski centre to to the tobogganing and sno-tubing!! We just need to book the tickets through groupon! So these leggings would be ideal!

  162. Emma Ellison says:

    On the playground, when I work as a midday assistant

  163. Margaret says:

    At work – I work at a tube station and its freezing.
    During winter i wear the heavyweight uniform, 3 lots of thermals and the thick, heavy jacket and i’m still freezing πŸ™
    I need all the help i can help to keep warm

  164. emma falvi says:

    on my way to my volunteer job

  165. Heather T says:

    Walking the dog

  166. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I’d wear them all the time! At the moment I wear leggings under jeans when I’m out walking in the hills, perfect for the winter! I’d love some heatholders ones!

  167. Nicola Jones says:

    On the school run

  168. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I’d be wearing them to work, standing around outdoors is a killer in the freezing weather πŸ™‚

  169. Oh my, you went to Lapland! I’m very envious of that πŸ™‚

  170. Martina Pichova says:

    out walking with my son

  171. Rebecca Maddocks says:

    Everywhere. All the time- I am always cold.

  172. Victoria says:

    bike riding πŸ˜€

  173. iain maciver says:

    walking the dog

  174. Karen Rigby Harris says:

    On the farm where I live!

  175. Emily P says:

    At home- it’s rather nippy indoors at the moment! Although hopefully they’d keep me snug when walking around the christmas markets too πŸ™‚

  176. melanie gregory says:

    School run is getting cold

  177. evonne hodgson says:

    Don’t think I would take them off if they are anything like the socks! They would be perfect for the school run and walking the dog

  178. Jayne T says:

    When I’m walking the dog.

  179. Kim Hayton says:

    For long country walks

  180. Ashleigh Allan says:

    on the school run!

  181. Jemma Taylor says:

    When I’m at work at Gatwick out on dispatch

  182. JO JONES says:

    To walk the dog in the rural aspect I live in

  183. Samantha Holloway says:

    Walking the dog.

  184. EMMA WALTERS says:

    out building snowmen soon i hope πŸ™‚

  185. lindsay chadburn says:

    doing the school run, frozen.x

  186. Joanne McDonald says:

    during the school run

  187. Liz Burton says:

    On winter walks!

  188. Graeme Johnston says:

    To give to my girlfriend so that she could watch her kids playing football.

  189. Hayley Wakenshaw says:

    I’d be wearing them in my house! It’s big and old and cold and costs a bloomin’ fortune to heat.

  190. Jen Schofield says:

    On a walk

  191. Beky Austerberry says:

    On the school run! Teachers seem to keep us waiting for longer the colder and wetter it is !

  192. Bernadette Blundell says:

    to do my christmas shopping


    While watching my children play football at the weekends, it sure gets cold on the touchline!!

  194. Reader says:

    Everywhere. πŸ™‚

  195. Eileen Flaherty says:

    I am a cold creature so would be living in them every day & ecerywhere from now til the heat & sun comes back!

  196. Tracey Peach says:

    All the time it might save me from such a expensive gas bill

  197. michelle drew says:

    on the school run πŸ™‚

  198. Lynn heath says:

    On the school run! That was cold this morning!!!

  199. Leigh Fenn says:

    I cycle to work, so these would definitely come in handy on my daily winter commute πŸ™‚

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