Taunton Leisure News

  • Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX Shoes review

    Nick, the Exeter store manager, has been testing these Arc'teryx shoes and gives his view. A few months ago I got the good news that I was to be testing a relatively new shoe in our range, the Aerios FL GTX from Arc'teryx. This was very handy as I...
  • Taunton Leisure sponsors Redpoint Climbing Centre!

    We are delighted to share the news that Taunton Leisure is sponsoring Redpoint Climbing Centre on Winterstoke Road in Bedminster as part of a long-term partnership, which includes discounts for members and prizes. This state-of-the-art climbing centre, based in an old art deco cinema has walls from 3-12.5m, including the...
  • Moonraker Challenge 2019!

    Raising money for local Somerset causes along the way this challenge takes place in October near Bishops Lydeard (nr Taunton), have a read below to find out more...What is Moonraker? A night time team based orienteering walk organised by the Rotary Club of Taunton Vale with questions along the way...
  • Here’s our top tips for your next camping trip

    If it's a new tent then practice pitching your tent before going on your first camping trip, this makes your first experience at the camp site a much more enjoyable one! Or if you haven't been for a while then checking pegs, poles and any other essential tent components...
  • Best Glamping Tents 2019

    Glamorous camping, or "glamping" as it's more commonly known, is a popular form of camping that focuses on bringing some luxury and comfort to the whole 'sleeping outdoors' experience. We've put together our five best glamping tents. Each with their own individual features, which make them highly desirable in their...
  • Top tents from the Taunton Leisure Tent Shows 2019

    It was fantastic to see so many people at the recent Exeter and Bristol tent shows and it was a real pleasure talking to customers about their camping experiences and plans for the season. Those new to camping or revisiting the idea of a camping holiday after many years were...
  • Free foot clinic with expert podiatrist

    Alastair Oxberry from The Foot and Gait Clinic will be at our store on East Reach on June 29 from 2-5pm offering complimentary advice to anyone interested in finding out more. Our Store Manager, Bill Atkinson, who is an experienced hiker, explains: “We’re delighted that Alastair, who qualified from the...
  • Scarpa Chimera Climbing Shoe Review

    In the 18 years since I have been climbing, I have tried 40 different models of shoes. 15 of them have been from Scarpa so I guess you could say that I am a bit of a fan of their boots. When I looked through the list I also noticed...
  • The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket Review

    Rab are a British brand and were founded by Scottish climber Rab Carrington. Today they are based in Sheffield and make clothing and equipment ‘by climbers, for climbers’. They continue to pioneer new material technology, such as Proflex™ and have partnered with Pertex® to develop the Vapour-rise™ breathable system and...
  • MSR Pocket Rocket Review

    The Pocket Rocket stove has been around for quite some time now and has been the go-to stove for many lightweight enthusiasts. It’s efficient performance and minimal size makes it a market leader. How could it be improved? Time moves on and with improvements in technology this new version has...

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