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Rab Mantra Jacket Review

Rab Mantra Waterproof Jacket It’s been a while since I’ve had a decent waterproof shell jacket so I jumped at the chance to review this Mantra, breathable and waterproof jacket from Rab. I tested it in two locations, wearing different layers under the coat to see how warm and windproof it would be. The Test [...]

Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges – Sleeping Bags

James's guide to Sleeping Bags for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge. Activities like DofE, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge are great for young people in the South West as they teach them important skills like team building, leadership and navigation. It gets them outside and lets them enjoy the [...]

Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges – Rucksacks

James's guide to Rucksacks for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge. Activities like DofE, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge are great for young people in the South West as they teach them important skills like team building, leadership and navigation. It gets them outside and lets them enjoy the beauty [...]

Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges – Waterproofs

James's guide to waterproofs for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge. Activities like DofE, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge are great for young people in the South West as they teach them important skills like team building, leadership and navigation. It gets them outside and lets them enjoy the beauty [...]

Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges – Footwear

James's guide to footwear for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge. Activities like DofE, Ten Tors and the Exmoor Challenge are great for young people in the South West as they teach them important skills like team building, leadership and navigation. It gets them outside and lets them enjoy the beauty [...]

Meindl Socks – Why are they different?

The new range of Meindl socks have been tested by the team. The Meindl Air Revolution Dry socks and Meindl Long Hunting socks have stepped up to the test. Meindl Meindl is a German brand that started off as a small shoe making business at the end of the 17th century, it slowly grew into [...]

Anatom Q2 Classic Hiking Boots Review

Assistant Buyer, Duncan Morrish has put the Anatom Q 2 Classic Hiking Boots to the test this winter. Anatom History Anatom are a company that herald from Scotland – so they definitely know a thing or two about how best to tackle tricky terrain and difficult weather. Whilst they may not currently hold the reputation [...]

Rab Altus Jacket Review

The Rab Altus Jacket was the 'go-to' jacket for Dan Brice this winter, see how it stood up to the test Testing conditions I have had the jacket for a month spanning across December and January so have used it as my ‘go to’ jacket so I could test it in a few different conditions. [...]

Nick’s climbing adventurers with the Osprey Mutant 22

Nick Baron, our Exeter Manager and Climbing Buyer chose the Osprey Mutant 22 as his climbing pack and here's why... Being a committed climber for over 15 years and working for an outdoor independent retailer for the same time means that there is very little that I don't have in my gear store! However, a [...]

Help with our litter pick and tidy-up at Chudleigh Rocks

We’d love it if you could join us and help clear litter and tidy-up at a popular beauty spot near Exeter. Litter pick at Chudleigh Rocks (south side) on Sunday, January 27 from 10am until 4pm. We’re hoping lots of people from the walking, hiking and climbing community join us for this event, as well [...]

The Arc’Teryx Cerium

The Arc'Teryx Cerium is a range of Goose Down Insulated Jackets, Vests and Hooded Jackets. Arc'Teryx Cerium LT The Cerium range is designed to be used as technical warm outer layers in cold dry conditions or a mid layer in cold wet conditions. The priority of these garments is to have a very high warmth [...]

Fill up their Christmas stockings with great gift ideas

Fill up their Christmas stockings with great gift ideas If you’re looking for some great outdoor kit as a Christmas present for the keen hiker, climber, walker or camper in your life, then visit our online Gift Ideas or see us in-store at Bristol, Exeter or Taunton for a whole host of gift ideas (2018). [...]

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