Taunton Leisure News

  • Staff Review: Osprey Xenith 88

    Follow Stu from the Exeter Shop as he takes a BIG Osprey Xenith 88 along the epic landscape of the Skye Trail.   When preparing for the Skye Trail earlier this year I was given the opportunity to try the Xenith 88, having owned a Xenon 70 since 2010...
  • Staff Thoughts: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

    Follow Mark from the Taunton Shop on a trip through the Mendip Hills as he gives his thoughts on Patagonia's lightweight, technical, synthetic hoody. I am 6' 2" broad-shouldered and long-armed. I usually wear extra-large in tops and t-shirts, and large in more technical wear such as fleeces and...
  • Berghaus - At home in the mountains.

    Learn a little about the birth and roots of Berghaus, the classic British brand synonymous with the classic British waterproof and the intrepid international mountaineer. Berghaus is a stand out British brand near synonymous with the classic British water proof jacket. Almost everyone has a relative or friend who...
  • Taunton Leisure is TGO's Independent Retailer of the Year 2019.

    We are delighted to announce that Taunton Leisure has won The Great Outdoors Magazine's Independant Retailer of the Year Award, specially chosen by a panel of judges and voted for by the adventurous outdoor lovers of the UK. A word from Simon Clark, MD of Taunton Leisure "Taunton Leisure are...
  • Our Favourite bits of kit for Skiing and Boarding.

    It’s that time of year and the mountains are definitely calling for some epic skiing and boarding. Gaby from the Taunton Shop gives our top picks to get you prepared for those fresh powder days, chucking in her top tips for the newbies as a bonus. Icebreaker 200 Oasis...
  • Let's Talk Merino Wool

    Take a look at the history and uses of this very special wool and explore just whats makes it different. Rather underrated, wool plays a very major part in human history. It has been used as clothing for many millennia, where primitive humans would clothe themselves in the skins...
  • Gifts for the Outdoor Gearhead

    Get some inspiration as we count down 10 sparkly gifts, perfect for the outdoorsy gear lover. This new sleeping bag from Aussie brand Sea-2-Summit features amongst other things an icredibly impressive packsize for its performance. 300g (345g in the long) of 850+ FP goose down provides a comfort limit...
  • Gifts for the Daring Outdoorsman

    Take a look as we count 10 pieces of kit for the intrepid men in your life. With 16 different functions including two blades, a magnifying glass, bottle opener, tin opener, flat head and phillips screwdrivers (what more could you need?), a Victorinox Explorer screams the outdoors and has...
  • Gifts for the Intrepid Outdoorswoman

    Take a look as we count 10 wild presents for the adventurous women in your life.   An excellent pack, made for multi-day use, trekking through the wilderness. The Osprey Ariel provides uncompromising comfort, ventilation and stability. Organisation and accessibility are key during long adventures. These packs stand out...
  • Let's Talk G-1000!

    Take a look at the History of Fjällräven's signature fabric and how this seemingly old-fashioned system is still incredibly relevant and reliable today. (it's prounounced FYAHLL–RAHVEN) Just FYI. In 1966, a Scandinavian expedition to explore Greenland was undertaken. Fjällräven, at the time, a relatively unknown brand founded in Örnsköldsvik...

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