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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). [...]

Help us keep Bristol’s homeless warm this Christmas

We’d love it if you could help us keep Bristol’s homeless warm this Christmas through donations this month (December 2018) of nearly new sleeping bags and clothing. Our Bedminster-based Taunton Leisure – Bristol is inviting you to bring in any items you no longer need to help with a collection it is making for the [...]

Help Exeter’s homeless this Christmas

  With your assistance, we’ll be helping keep Exeter’s homeless warm this Christmas and New Year through donations of nearly new rucksacks, sleeping bags and outdoor clothing. Our store on Fore Street is inviting you, if you live locally, to bring in any items you no longer need to help with a collection it is [...]

Arc’Teryx Proton and Atom Jackets – How are they different?

Arc'Teryx Overview Arc’teryx are a premium Canadian based outdoors manufacture who where founded in 1989. They are built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. They have unique in-house manufacturing and they have worked closely with companies such as Gore-Tex, YKK, Coreloft and many more to push the boundaries of outdoor innovation. One [...]

Luci lights – Just add sun!

Just add sun! Making a difference When we talk about well performing outdoor equipment and lightweight technical gear, one sadly doesn’t think of solar powered lighting. It is too often thought of as being a permanent garden light on a stake or a poorly designed device which can be left for days in full sunshine [...]

How can something so small be so bright? The Petzl Bindi Headtorch

Petzl Bindi Headtorch Review How can something so small be so bright?  This is the question I'm still asking having now used the new Petzl Bindi headtorch for the past month. The Bindi has 3 white light settings, 200 Lumen max power, 100 lumen standard and 5 Lumen max autonomy, it also has 2 red [...]

Socks, pants, slippers & gloves they’ll want this Christmas

Socks, pants, slippers & gloves they’ll want this Christmas IT’S NOT naff to get socks, pants, gloves or slippers for Christmas if you’re a hiker, climber, walker or camper – they need them. Here’s a selection of some of the best available this year (2018) from us online and, also, from our stores in Taunton, [...]

Back Packing Essentials

Planning your wilderness adventure? This brief guide will run through a few of the considerations when choosing what to pack. Cooking equipment and food Lightweight cookware, cooking equipment and food provides your fuel for the trip. Carefully chosen cookware will save on space, weight and last a life time. Most of the Snow Peak range [...]

Picks of Waterproof Jackets 2018

As the wet weather is upon us, we have selected our picks of the latest waterproof jackets Whether you are looking for a jacket for climbing mountains, hiking the hills, wearing through town or watching winter sports we have selected some of our favourites below. Arc'Teryx Beta LT Jacket No matter what your adventure. A [...]

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