Latest Blog Posts

  • Competition – Pick your winner - 17th Oct
    Entries to the competition have now closed, and we have compiled the shortlist of our 5 favourite tips: 1) Malt loaf users - Take one malt loaf, drop it on the floor, stamp on it. There, it fits in your pocket! 2) Ski touring - Don't be tempted to over-pack.…
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  • Injinji Toe Socks – Review - 13th Oct
    We've had another useful and informative review from one of our customers. In this post keen fell and trail runner Brook talks about becoming a toe socks convert: "Socks can be an important part of your running kit, just as shoes or clothes may be. So I wasn’t surprised…
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  • The Original Mountain Marathon - 10th Oct
    In a couple of weeks time the renowned Original Mountain Marathon takes place around the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Over the weekend of the 25/26th October a mass of dedicated runners and racers will ascend the hills and compete across a number of timed distances to accrue the…
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  • inov-8 Race Ultra 290 – Guest Review - 07th Oct
    We've received a very thorough and interesting review of the inov-8 Race Ultra 290 shoe, and we thought we'd share it with you. Simon Blackburn, the tester who has over 30 years of running experience, took these out on a 44 mile trail race in the Lake District,…
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  • Sneak peek – 14/15 Skis - 03rd Oct
    So a few pairs of 14/15 Völkl skis were delivered to our door yesterday - and they're looking mighty fine! Here we have (from left to right) the V Werks BMT 94, Mantra, Nanuq and Nunataq touring skis, and the V Werks Katana. Excellent all-mountain and touring options! A…
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  • Snowsports Helmets & MIPS Technology - 29th Sep
    As winter draws ever nearer, so does the snowsports season - and that gets you thinking about new gear for any upcoming trips. Snowsports equipment is constantly advancing; in order to reduce weight, increase durability, provide better warmth, and perhaps most importantly, keep us protected. Helmets, whether you…
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  • New Dakine gear - 25th Sep
    We've just received some of the new Dakine Winter 2014 stock, and we are waiting on a few more items due in the coming days. Check out our pick of the lot below: Everyone should have one of these, in my humble opinion! I use my own wherever I…
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  • Win a Rab Strata Flex Jacket! - 25th Sep
    Competition time! We're giving away a Rab Strata Flex Jacket with an RRP of £120 as a prize! Tell us or even better show us your tip. It can be from racing, climbing, skiing or just a little something that makes any trip run more smoothly. Enormous life shifting idea…
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  • Rab Mountain Marathon 2014 - 23rd Sep
    The 2014 edition of the Rab Mountain Marathon  is set to take place this weekend in the Lake District National Park. The event is a two-day fell running and navigation challenge for pairs or solo participants and has vastly increased in popularity since the inaugural event in 2007. The…
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  • Brand new Montane stock now online - 16th Sep
    Montane, the latest in a long line of new stock to be received, has now arrived and is live on our website. After having a look through some of the products in the delivery, I thought I'd give you the low-down on some of the exciting brand new…
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