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Showing posts from June, 2010

Peebles Beltane Festival: alterations to opening hours

Peebles Beltane Festival is just about to begin, a week of community celebrations beginning on Sunday 20th June. Customers from outwith Peebles should note that there will be some traffic disruption through the town, mainly on the Wedensday and Friday evenings. In common with most local businesses in the town centre we will be CLOSED ON SATURDAY 26TH JUNE. It's traditionally expected to allow staff to enjoy the festivities and as David and I have primary school age children who are heavily involved in events on Saturday we aren't able to open. We apologise to any customers planning to travel to Peebles for any inconvenience caused. General enquiries arising on Saturday can be directed to our Harrogate branch, contact details here. You can find out more about the Beltane festival here

Latest Issue of Scotland Outdoors in stock

The summer 2010 issue of Scotland Outdoors is available now in our Peebles branch packed with the usual inspiring mix of conservation and outdoor adventure stories including mountain bike touring in the Cairngorms; exploring Orkney; the impact of new legislation to protect marine bio-diversity and a review of the first full year of the Scottish Beaver Trial.

Rab Vapour-rise Lite

Available in our Peebles branch and costing £100 the Rab Vapour-rise Lite is an active cut soft shell jacket constructed from wind resistant Pertex® Equilibrium combined with a lightweight wicking lining for warmer days. By balancing wind resistance and breathability the Vapour-rise Lite Jacket creates a comfortable operating environment through a wide range of activities. For high intensity activities like running and mountain biking the Vapour-rise Lite makes an excellent cold-weather outer layer and in warmer weather it comes into it’s own for hill-wallking and mountaineering use. If, like us, you enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities all year round, the Vapour-rise Lite could easily become one of your most versatile garments. A size medium weighs only 390g and features include:

Excellent wicking properties and fast drying fabricsCollar drawcord to help keep out the elements (men’s) 2 optimum access chest pocketsReflective trim detailsFull length 2 way zipSingle exit hem drawcord…

Marmot Mica Jacket lightweight waterproof performance

The award-winning Marmot Mica Jacket (2010 price £100 and available in our Peebles branch) is aimed squarely at the lightweight gear enthusiast; incredibly it weighs only 198g. This is thanks, in part, to the minimalist design featuring attached adjustable hood, two zipped pockets and adjustable Velcro cuffs and to the Angel-Wing Movement™ cut, which gives a neat fit whilst retaining excellent freedom of movement. But the really clever technology is in the fabric used. Marmot’s own Membrain®Strata™ a waterproof, breathable 2.5 layer fabric that weighs only 2.2oz per square yard (the imperial units used there are explained by Marmot’s US heritage!)

The geeky bit:

MemBrain® Strata™ employs Marmot’s own lightweight waterproof / breathable technology. It’s a laminated fabric, rather than a coating, that rates a 20,000mm hydrostatic head and 20,000 gr in breathability. This level of performance is comparable to, or exceeds, many more expensive fabrics in this area of the marketplace. It doe…