Manufacturers, within their own brand will have many different sub-brands or ranges. As consumers and retailers we automatically understand this. If I was to buy something from the Berghaus Extrem or The North Face Summit Series ranges for example, than I would know that I would be buying a product primarily designed for active use in within a mountain environment. As opposed to products outside these ranges which I know will be made to the normal Berghaus/The North Face high standards, but have not necessarily been designed for mountaineering use.Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice:
January is traditionally the time of year when retailers have their sales, as they like to clear stock in order to bring in new spring/summer lines. The outdoor industry is no different and as a result there are some great bargains to be had in our The North Face 25% Off Sale!Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice:
In April this year we were delighted to announce that we had started stocking Jack Wolfskin tents. Now we are excited to be bringing in a great range of Jack Wolfskin products, including rucksacks, outdoor clothing and walking boots. Below is an overview, describing some of the gear in our new range, which can be purchased via our Jack Wolfskin outdoor gear shopping page.
Jack Wolfskin Rucksacks
Our rucksack range includes packs for hiking, mountaineering and cycling.
- Manufactured from robust lightweight materials, the Jack Wolfskin Alpine Trail 40 incorporates the ACS Tight Carry back system and is suitable for use on single and multi-day hikes.
The Men’s Resolve Jacket has for many years been the North Face’s flagship budget lightweight waterproof jacket, ideal for walking, trekking, around town or as a car coat for inclement weather. However, in my opinion the Resolve is starting to look its age, it seems that the North Face may agree as they have brought out the P-8 Waterproof Jacket.Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice:
The Mountain Equipment Kongur is one of the best waterproof jackets for mountain use available. Fact!
A bargain too at: £233.99 (RRP £260)
The features of the Mountain Equipment Kongur are truly phenomenal. This jacket is made from the latest Pro Shell fabric from GORE, and designed based on feedback from professional day-in-day-out tests.
The Mountain Equipment Kongur is perfect for the worst conditions imaginable, totally tough, totally weatherproof in the worst Cairngorm storm, at home or on any serious mountaineering trip, and the only waterproof jacket ever to win with a score of 50/50 in Trail Magazine’s famous Ultimate Waterproof test.Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice:
I like Nikwax. I really do. I think it is really good value stuff, especially when you consider the value of the outdoor clothing and equipment it protects.
Every so often we like to do a little write-up about the manufacturers of outdoor equipment, simply to show you why we choose to sell the one’s that we do. And this time, lucky Nikwax has hit the limelight.
Nikwax for Protecting your Gear and Outdoor Clothing
Nikwax helps ensure that your clothing continues to do what it was supposed to well after you bought it. Over time, and wear and tear,Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice:
Granger’s has partnered with Oxfam to promote the recycling of outdoor clothing and equipment through the Fabric4Life campaign.
Oxfam’s Fabric4Life Campaign
Whether a recreational or professional outdoor sports/activity enthusiast, everyone has an old mac or ten tucked in there cupboard not being used. Simply take any old fleece or waterproof garments into any Oxfam high street shop for it to be recycled.
It’s especially great, as something that does not hold much value to one person, hold’s a great deal to another. Fabric4Life thereore has a great chance of raising a great deal of funds for Oxfam. Do you have any fleeces, or waterproof jacket or trousers that you no longer use?Related camping and outdoor news, reviews and advice: