Taunton Leisure News

  • Osprey Hikelite Review

    James, an outdoor achiever, from our Taunton store has put the Osprey Hikelite through it's paces and provided a full review. Hikelite Features The Osprey HiteLite 18 is a light weight multi-use rucksack which features a trampoline back system. It draws several design and layout ques from the Osprey Daylite...
  • Footwear care guide

    Walking boots are one of the most important pieces of outdoor equipment for both comfort and safety. They are a fair investment so it makes sense to look after them to keep them performing their best. Cleaning and reproofing your footwear only takes a few minutes and these simple steps...
  • What's the difference between a down and a synthetic insulated jacket?

    After a gloriously warm summer, autumn and winter will soon be upon us and of course with that comes cooler temperatures. Attention turns then to keeping warm while we continue to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that we love. One of the best ways to do this is to use an...
  • Osprey Poco AG Child Carrier

      Matt from our Taunton store has a young family and enjoys walks around the South West coast. He has tested the Osprey Poco AG carrier and can recommend the extra features are well worth the investment. Long hikes or a city stroll I think the best way to sum...
  • Braam's Boot Fit Guide

      Braam is our Bristol Store Manager is an expert in boot fitting and the different makes and model of boots available. This over view provides a guide to the boot fit process and the how the footwear brands differ. Boot Fitting I regularly get asked “What is the best...
  • Tent care - Part 2 Maintenance

      Pitching and Ventilation Maintaining your tent starts with the initial pitching and ensuring it is on a flat surface that is clear of any rocks is a good start. All the guy lines should be pegged so the frame is rigid and not pulled out of shape. The structural integrity...
  • Tent care - Part 1 Cleaning and Weatherproofing

    Should I weather a Poly-cotton tent? Definitely! This process is a must before you use a poly-cotton tent for the first time. It allows the fibres to swell and knit together at entry points such as stitch holes and seams, before going out in the rain. Pitch the tent on...
  • Rab Alpine and Nebula Jacket Review

    James from Taunton tested the Rab Alpine Jacket and the Rab Nebula Jacket while on a walking and camping trip to Sweden. He is one of our Outdoors Achievers and has completed numerous Ten Tors events, Three Peak challenges and has been presented the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. In...
  • The benefits of a quality, down sleeping bag

      Stu from our Exeter store is experienced in wild camping and backpacking. He has had his Mountain Hardwear sleeping bag for many years and details the benefits of investing in a good quality, down sleeping bag. When I first started working for Taunton Leisure 10 years ago I decided...
  • MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Review

      The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove has been independently reviewed by our in store experts. Their thoughts on the lightweight, efficient and durable stove can be found below. Beth from Bristol Store - A Cycle Touring and Wild Camping Adventurer The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 is an ultralight, compact backpacking...

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