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Showing posts from March, 2011

Out & About bag at the Highest point in Finland

Here's a picture from  Out & About Peebles customer, Robert Veitch, of our Green Bag at the summit of Halti (1328m) the highest point in Finland.

Be the first to see the new Bear Grylls Survival Series by Gerber

Our Harrogate shop has just taken delivery of the new Brear Grylls Survival Series by knife specialists Gerber. Here's a first look at what's available:

£15 OFF Marmot Precip Jackets in Harrogate Store

Marmot Precip® waterproof jackets are currently available in Harrogate with £15 off. Were £75 now only £60.

New CORE rechargeable battery pack for Petzl Headtorches

The new rechargeable CORE battery (£30) is designed for the TIKKA2 and ZIPKA2 line of headlamps. It is easily inserted into the headlamp in a few seconds in the place of the standard AAA batteries. The Lithium Ion Polymer technology guarantees a lifetime that is equivalent to 900 regular batteries which saves you money and makes an efficient contribution to limiting toxic waste in the environment.

A zipka headlamp, opened out to show where the CORE unit clips into placeA standard USB connection allows the CORE battery to be recharged almost anywhere: from a wall plug, a car's cigarette lighter/12V outlet, a solar panel, a portable energy source, a computer, etc. and an LED battery charge indicator shows the precise energy level remaining in the CORE battery at any time.
What makes CORE really special, however, is the customisable discharge of the battery using the Petzl OS software that can be downloaded for free from the petzl website. This allows you to tailor the battery life an…

Spring 2011 Issue of Scotland Outdoors

The latest issue of Scotland Outdoors is in stock in Peebles (£3.80)
For Spring 2011 you'll find articles on the rich variety of seabirds in Scotland, travels on lonely Rannoch Moor and a cycle tour along the length of the Outer Hebrides together with a fantastic opportunity to win a cruise to World Heritage site St. Kilda.
P.S. Congratulations too, to Richard Rowe, Scotland Outdoors editor, on becoming a first time Dad

User warning regarding illegal copies of Petzl products

Petzl have recently discovered in China illegal copies of the products pictured below
The outward appearance of these products is very difficult to distinguish from the genuine article but testing has shown them to fail at much lower forces than stated. These counterfeit products do not meet UIAA or CE safety standards.
All Petzl products sold at Out & About  are purchased directly from Petzl's official UK distributor. You can find out more about the specific faults in the counterfeit products and how to avoid purchasing them on the UK website here and also on the Petzl International website here

Latest additions to the footwear range

We have updated the website with the latest additions to our footwear range- all of which can be viewed here
Highlights include the Zamberlan Vioz GT (£165.00) a top quality 3 season walking boot with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining
Full specification and more details on the main website here Specialist British footwear and bio-mechanics company Anatom have also introduced their own footwear range. Our Harrogate branch is stocking the TriAria Q2 (£125)
Full specification and more information on the main website here

Mad March excavations outside the Peebles shop

It's March and the road's department have some money to spend before the end of the financial year. The Old Town in Peebles is benefitting from this with major pavement re-alignment works going ahead at the junction of Old Town, Elcho Street Brae, Biggiesknowe and Greenside. Of course we are right in the middle of all this and currently the shop is surrounded by an attractive stockade of red and white crash barriers and cones. We expect this to go on for some time (nobody seems to be able to tell us exactly how long) but would like to re-assure customers that we will be open throughout and will be doing everything we can to ensure that the contractors maintain safe and adequate access to our premises. When it's finished, it will be a major improvement, with wider pavements and safer road-crossings for pedestrians to look forward to.