Our Peebles branch will be closed on Friday 1st January, Saturday 2nd January. We are closed as normal on the Sunday and resume normal opening hours from Monday 4th January 2010. Happy New Year to all our customers.
Our winter SALE is well underway in our Peebles branch and will continue until the end of January. There are plenty of great offers available; you can download information on the highlights here and we'll post more information on this blog as time permits. These products are currently on offer in our Peebles branch window displays where they will be on offer until 31st January 2010. Prices and other data may not be accurate after this time and inclusion on this blog entry does not indicate availability. Please contact our Peebles store directly before travelling in anticipation of a purchase.
Down-filled slippers may seem like the height of decadence, but The North Face NSE Tent Mule was a surprise hit when we first introduced them a couple of Christmases ago and there aren't many more luxurious ways of keeping your toes warm. The current RRP is £30, but we will be selling them in Peebles up until Christmas for only £25 (subject to availability)
These products are currently highlighted in our Peebles branch window displays where they will be on view until 28th December 2009. Prices and data may not be accurate after this time and inclusion on this blog entry does not indicate availability. Please contact our Peebles store directly before travelling in anticipation of a purchase.
The winter issue of our favourite magazine Scotland Outdoors has landed on the counter at Out & About, fresh from its success in the Scottish Magazine awards 2009 where it scooped the prize for "Best Small Publishing Company Magazine".
Nothing beats a down-filled jacket for instant comfort and warmth. We are currently featuring jackets from Rab and Marmot, both companies which have a long heritage in the field. Founder of Rab the eponymous Rab Carrington started making sleeping bags over 30 years ago to fund his climbing expeditions and the British based company has developed from there making products for some of the most extreme conditions in the world. Marmot have similarly humble origins on the other side of the Atlantic, where in 1973 climbing students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley began constructing down jackets and sleeping bags in their dorm rooms at the University of California. Their commitment to applying fabric and construction technology to enhance the outdoor experience for everyone has remained core to Marmot’s development over the ensuing 35 years. .....
The classic teardrop shape and thermoformed back panel that hugs the contours of your back have made the Haglofs Tight rucksack a firm favourite (even if the name is a tad weird). Now you can enjoy one for less, by downloading our discount voucher and using it in either of our stores.....
The classic application for synthetic insulation in outerwear is in a “belay jacket”, a functional piece that can be stowed in your rucksack and then thrown on top of your outer layers when it’s your turn to belay, to help prevent you from cooling down excessively during a period of inactivity. The relative tolerance of synthetic insulation to damp and wet conditions when compared with down-filled insulation means it tends to be well suited to the British winter climate.
It's a long time since Andy Houseman was part of the Saturday staff at Out & About's Harrogate store but we've always kept in touch and followed his mountaineering career with interest. We've just learnt of his recent ascent of the previously unclimbed North Face of Chang Himal (6750m) in the Himalaya, completed Alpine-style in 5 days with fellow mountaineer Nick Bullock- an outstanding achievement. Andy is sponsored by Mountain Equipment and you can read his account of the climb on their Pro-partner blog here
Snugak’s The Sleeping Bag (£30) is an ideal introduction to the Snupak range of sleeping bags. These chunky, warm and comfortable bags are made to exacting standards and feature traditional cotton linings.
We’ve been selling the VauDe Splash Air 20+ (£55) for a number of years and sometimes when you get really familiar with a product you can start to take its features for granted and forget how well-considered they are. This thought came to mind when I was preparing one for the window display and caused me to look afresh at what makes this perennial favourite such an award-winning classic.
A waterproof jacket and overtrousers from Sprayway at the combined price of £95. The Santiago jacket (£60) is described as the essential entry-level walking jacket Bombproof, breathable and fully waterproof Taslan fabric, and all the features you could need for completing your Duke of Edinburgh award, your first trip into the hills or a family camping trip. The matching overtrousers (£35) combine to give a complete waterproof shell layer.
This autumn has seen the launch of a new addition to the popular Buff Headwear range with the introduction of Buffs made from 100% pure Merino Wool. Slightly longer than the standard Buff and with a lovely soft, silky feel next to your skin the Wool Buff (£21) combines the natural microclimate control properties of merino wool with the seamless versatility of the Buff.
We have just taken delivery of new stocks of Rab Baltoro Lite jackets (£110), one of our most popular Soft Shell garments that offers an excellent balance between warmth, lightweight, wind resistance and breathability.
If you’re looking for a jacket that offers real weatherproof performance for hill walking and outdoor activities but can also be used for skiing and is presentable enough to be worn in town, then the versatile Marmot Palisades jacket (£200)could be just what you need.
The tried and tested heritage of Paramo Analogy Directional waterproofs is their greatest strength and ensures they are firm favourite with our hill-walking and mountaineering customers. But the new lightweight Nikwax Analogy fabric, used in the Quito Jacket, Velez Adventure Light smocks and Velez Adventure trousers, aims to broaden their appeal to those who also want to travel fast and light.