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New Year Opening in Peebles

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.

SALE starts in our Peebles Branch

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.

The North Face NSE Tent Mule £25

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.

Latest edition of Scotland Outdoors

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".

Down-filled Jackets & Vests

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. .....

£5 OFF Haglofs Tight Rucksack

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.....

Our Synthetic Insulation Explained

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.