Taunton Leisure News

  • 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...
  • Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag Review

    James Whitworth from our Taunton store tested the Rab Neutrino sleeping bag while camping in the Jämtland mountains of Northern Sweden. He would recommend the sleeping bag due to its small pack size, weight and its warmth. I used this sleeping bag for a five-day trekking trip to Northern Sweden...
  • Hilleberg Outdoor Academy Tour and Tent Review

      James Whitworth from our Taunton store was invited on the Hilleberg Outdoor Academy Tour in September to try out the range of Hilleberg tents in Sweden. The tour consisted of 5 days wild camping in the Jämtland mountains of Northern Sweden and James tried out one of the tents...
  • Osprey Tempest 9 Product Review

      This women's lightweight day pack is an iconic pack suitable for hiking or commuting. Alice from Taunton has reviewed the rucksack and uses it on her daily commute. Tempest 9 “Stylish yet functional” I chose Osprey’s Tempest 9 because it’s stylish yet functional. It’s also super lightweight; only 0.61kg...

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