Taunton Leisure News

  • Meet the experts for free at Bristol

    We’d like to invite you to a special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day at our Bristol branch, which is on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, on Saturday, October 27 during normal opening hours. We’re hoping lots of our regular visitors and new ones from the walking, hiking and...
  • Come along to our free meet the experts’ day in Taunton

    Join us for our special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day at our Taunton store on Friday, October 26 during normal opening hours. We’re hosting free footwear fittings and care demonstrations. We’ll have an expert from boot specialists Scarpa® here on the day during normal opening hours and...
  • Vote for us in The Great Outdoors Awards 2018!

      Thanks to you and all our other wonderful customers, we’ve been short-listed for The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 in the Independent Retailer of the Year category. Now we need your vote to help get us through to the next part of the process. Voting close on October 31, 2018...
  • Join us for our free meet the experts’ day in Exeter

    We’d like to invite you to our special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day for walkers, hikers and climbers at our Exeter store on Fore Street on Thursday, October 25 during normal opening hours. The event includes free footwear fittings and care demonstrations. We’ll have an expert from...
  • Beth's trip to the Isles of Arran and Islay with the Rab Summit

      Beth, from our Bristol store is an experienced cycle tourer and loves the outdoors! She tested the Rab Summit jacket on her recent trip to the Scottish Isles. Take it away Beth! Isles of Arran and Islay I've been using the Microlight Summit jacket for a couple of months...
  • Rab Men's Microlight Summit Jacket Review

      Stuart from our Exeter store is experienced in wild camping and backpacking. He has recently tested the new Rab Summit and has shared his review with us below. I was recently given the chance to try out the latest Microlight jacket from Rab. The summer in the UK has...
  • How to choose the right backpack: a Taunton Leisure guide

      Are you in the market for a new backpack? Lucky you! This means you're about to embark on an awesome adventure. We have a huge range of backpacks in store and sometimes the information can be overwhelming. Here's a guide to help you find the perfect pack. What capacity...
  • 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...

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