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Out & About Old Boy Himalayan Success

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

Special Offer on The Sleeping Bag

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.

A new look at the VauDe Splash Air 20+

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.

Sprayway Waterproof Combination

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.

Buff Headwear gets Sheepish

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.

Rab Baltoro Lite softshell jacket

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.

Marmot Palisades: versatile waterproof jacket

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.

Latest issue of Scotland Outdoors

The autumn issue of Scotland Outdoors (£3.80) is available in store until the end of November and is full of inspiration for anyone who is enthusiastic about Scotland’s wild places.

New from Paramo: Lightweight Analogy Options

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.