Taunton Leisure News

  • 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...
  • Arc'Teryx Proton and Atom Jackets - How are they different?

    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...
  • Luci lights - Just add sun!

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

    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...
  • 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, Bristol and Exeter...
  • Back Packing Essentials

    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 is made from titanium so it is extremely tough but very lightweight. Snow Peak is a premium quality although...
  • Picks of Waterproof Jackets 2018

    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. No matter what your adventure. A cycle into work, a walk into town, or ascending a Lakeland fell, this waterproof jacket...
  • Backpack fitting guide

    The packs we carry range in capacity, from tiny 11 litre day packs to huge 80 litre rucksacks, but the fitting procedure will always be the same. If you are going to be spending hours, days or even months walking and exploring on hills, mountains and footpaths, almost everything you...
  • Meet author and walker at Bristol evening talk

    Author and walker Robin Tetlow will be giving a free talk about his book ‘Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks’ at our Bristol store in November. Robin, who will be at our store in Bedminster on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm, told us: “I have had an interest in walking, travel and the natural...
  • Hilleberg Training in Sweden 2018

    Stuart (from our Exeter store) and Pablo (from our Bristol store) were the lucky ones selected to go on the Hilleberg training trip to the Vålådalen Naturreservat, Sweden in September. The team camped in a range of Hilleberg tents for 5 nights and hiked 10km across the scenic nature reserve...

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