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Latest News & Updates at Taunton Leisure

6 pairs of walking trousers perfect for local winter walks

Taunton Leisure | 15/01/2021 14:21:17

6 pairs of walking trousers perfect for local winter walks and beyond Following government guidelines, it is very important that we stay at home and only leave the house to shop for food, meet your support bubble, go to work, seek medical assistance, or exercise. Though things are looking down, we must now.... More

Staff review: The Mountain Equipment Chamois Pant

Taunton Leisure | 15/01/2021 11:26:06

In praise of the Mountain Equipment Chamois Pant Being a skinny jean wearer by day, the idea of wearing ‘baggy’ walking trousers on weekend adventures was not my cup of tea. Then I discovered the range of Mountain Equipment’s leg wear that not only fits perfectly,.... More

Staff Review: Fjällräven Vidda Pro Trousers

Taunton Leisure | 13/01/2021 14:42:37

Treen coast path near the Gurnard’s head, Cornwall August 2020. Staff Review: Fjällräven Vidda Pro Trousers Durable, versatile and full of special features, take a look at Oli’s experience with these superb all round walking trousers from one of our most popular outdoor brands. One of our most popular brands, Fjällräven.... More

Our guide to Gore-Tex lined footwear

Taunton Leisure | 08/01/2021 15:21:28

Scarpa Ranger GTX, a superb Gore-lined wet weather boot. Shop HERE Our guide to Gore-Tex lined footwear Take a look at our handy guide and think about which footwear is right for your wet weather needs. In the words of Gore-Tex themselves “the rain is a tyrant”. In the UK especially.... More

Latest Service Update

Taunton Leisure | 05/01/2021 06:38:00

In line with Government Guidance all our stores are temporarily closed. You can still shop online, our warehouse is operating safely and we are despatching Mon - Fri as normal. Our UK delivery providers DPD & Royal Mail are operating as normal. International shipments are temporarily paused however. If you have a store query then.... More

Smartwool: Go far, feel good

Taunton Leisure | 18/12/2020 15:16:42

Smartwool: Go far, feel good Read up here on why we think Smartwool is this year’s outdoor lover’s essential. Simple fact: It isn’t Christmas without socks. Often neglected by both both outdoor lovers and others, decent socks we believe are one of several steps towards a prosperous life. To have a pair.... More

Top winter picks from our North Face collection

Taunton Leisure | 18/12/2020 12:56:06

Top picks from The North Face this winter Winter has only just begun, it’s time to get wrapped up warm in one of the world’s favourite outdoor brands Brr! Can you feel the chilly, likely wet weather coming in? Despite our classic British festive season having such often foul weather, we wouldn’t.... More

Recycled Polyester: Patagonia’s eco innovation

Taunton Leisure | 11/12/2020 15:24:56

Recycled Polyester: Patagonia’s eco innovation With massive influence in the outdoor industry, clothing brands must assess and act on the effects with which their production has an impact. Patagonia as a company, since its founding in 1973 by renowned mountaineer and gear maker Yvon Chouinard has.... More

Top picks from our Christmas gift list

Taunton Leisure | 04/12/2020 12:52:51

The festive season is once more upon us! Take a look at some of the highlights from our adventurous gift selection, perfect for the outdoor lovers in your life. A Hydro Flask Imagine showing up to your Christmas day hike with one of these in your pack filled.... More

Staff Review: The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

Taunton Leisure | 30/11/2020 15:26:05

Staff Review: Rab Microlight Jacket Follow Josh from the Bristol Store as he takes on one of our most popular jackets and gives his thoughts on what makes the Microlight so special. With continued social distance and precautions, at least these strange times have given us more space once again.... More

Cosy mid-layers in-stock and ready for winter

Taunton Leisure | 18/11/2020 16:21:38

Cosy mid-layers in-stock and ready for winter Take a look at highlights from our expansive range of fleeces, hoodies and insulated jackets perfect for the outdoors this winter. Ahh winter, one of the most beautiful times to get out into nature. There will soon be icy white fields of frozen dew, snow.... More

Staff Review: Cotopaxi Fuego Jacket

Taunton Leisure | 13/11/2020 15:14:41

Staff Review: Cotopaxi Fuego Jacket Following on from his first impressions, take a look at Oli’s thoughts on Cotopaxi’s lightweight down jacket after a month of solid use. Over the last few weeks, as you’d expect at this time of year it has undoubtedly gotten a bit chilly. When I first received.... More

Staff Review: Sea-To-Summit Spark sleeping bags

Taunton Leisure | 09/11/2020 12:29:41

Staff Review: The Sea-to-Summit Spark Series Read up on Sam from the Exeter store’s thoughts on this Aussie brand’s lightweight performance sleeping bags. Over the last few weeks I’ve been lucky enough to try out the Sea to Summit Spark III. Packing 400grams of 850+ Fill Power down and a comfort rating.... More

How to choose the right Rab insulated jacket

Taunton Leisure | 04/11/2020 16:16:01

How to choose the right Rab insulated jacket Take a look at the key things you’ll need to know when choosing your perfect Rab Brr! The nip in the air is certainly creeping its way in. The first flakes of snow are beginning to fall across the hills turning them from.... More

November Store Update

Taunton Leisure | 01/11/2020 12:05:39

We are pleased to confirm all our stores will be reopening on Wednesday 2nd December at 9am. Opening hours from Wednesday 2nd December will be - Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm We look forward to welcoming you in store, for any outstanding issues then please get in touch with.... More
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