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Early Season Snow Grabbers Available Now

Last winter we couldn't get hold of enough of these snow grabbers to meet demand

Fitting over your shoes to provide extra traction on icy pavements or in packed snow they certainly got plenty of use in December 2010. With photographs this week from Cairngorm Mountain showing deep snow at the top of the funicular railway, who knows, we could be in for another early dose of winter weather. If you'd like to be prepared in advance, we have stocks of both models above available at the 2010 price of £15

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