Taunton Leisure News

  • Rab Mantra Jacket Review

    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 first...
  • Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges - Sleeping Bags

    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 of the British countryside. As well as this, it looks...
  • Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges - Rucksacks

    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 of the British countryside. As well as this, it looks...
  • Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges - Waterproofs

    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 of the British countryside. As well as this, it looks...
  • Gear Guide for Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors and Hiking Challenges - Footwear

    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 of the British countryside. As well as this, it looks...
  • Meindl Socks - Why are they different?

    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 a larger business, and a few decades ago became one of the most recognised outdoor brands in Europe. This is thanks to innovations such as...
  • Anatom Q2 Classic Hiking Boots Review

    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 of Scarpa, Meindl or Altberg yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if they grab that popularity...
  • Rab Altus Jacket Review

    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. The first outing was during a night running event I organise, which turned out to be a very...
  • Nick's climbing adventurers with the Osprey Mutant 22

    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 dedicated multi pitch climbing sac was one thing that was missing from my armoury...
  • Help with our litter pick and tidy-up at Chudleigh Rocks

    We’re hoping lots of people from the walking, hiking and climbing community join us for this event, as well as families, and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and wants to help keep the area litter-free. There are several areas that need work on them, some bits are fine for...

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