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Can't go wrong with socks....

A decent pair of socks might lack something in originality but are always a welcome gift. Our range includes Thorlo Hiking (£13) and Trekking (£18)- both featuring THOR_LON® fibres for moisture wicking and durability and with cushioned instep and arch for a supportive fit. The thicker Trekking sock also incorporates wool and hollow fibre insulative fibres for additional warmth and even more cushioning for heavier duty activities.

Another gift idea: Firefly LED torch £8

The compact Firefly LED torch (£8) can deliver up to 60 lumens of light from its 1 Watt white LED bulb yet weighs only 41g (including supplied AA battery). Measuring a neat 93mm long x 20mm diameter it's ideal to slip in to a pocket, bag or car glove-box.

Q: What makes a better stocking filler gift than a spork?

A: Two sporks ( in a case) for £5.50- one for mains, the other for afters and a case to bring them home in

Big Things in Peebles for our Birthday Weekend

It's our Peebles store's birthday tomorrow (we'll be 22 years young) and, as is becoming traditional, we've got a long weekend of offers available to celebrate and to kick start your Christmas shopping. We'll be open late tonight while the town Christmas Lights are switched on and there are 20% OFF deals to be had throughout the store until Tuesday
If you need any more excuses to visit Peebles this weekend we can highly recommend the community art event Rapt in Winter being held in local galleries all over the town. You can view their beautiful map here and find out more about the artists and galleries involved via  the event website and Richard Rowe's blogs There'll be live music throughout the town too Last but not least the regular local Food Market is running all weekend with additional hot food from The Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens

Paramo Big Event concludes in Peebles: Continues tomorrow in Harrogate

There's a beautiful sunset this evening in Peebles to conclude our participation in the Paramo Big Event. 40 minutes left to get your FREE Prize Draw entries in and grab a bargain.
The deals will still be available tomorrow in Harrogate when our store begins its Sunday Opening in the run up to Christmas. We are open in Harrogate on Sunday 30th November from 11:00am-4pm

The Lowdown on the Paramo Big Event

Here's the nitty gritty of the offers available this weekend. After 30th November these deals will no longer be available:

Join Us for the Paramo Big Event This Weekend

Join us this weekend for the Paramo Big Event. Our in-store range will be specially extended from Friday to Sunday with a selection of Paramo waterproof jacket, trousers, insulation and base layers at great prices. We'll have loads of kit for you to browse. And the first two customers in each store to buy an Analogy waterproof jacket at RRP from our standard range will receive a FREE Torres Gilet worth £85 There will also be the chance to enter a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win a Canon LEGRIA mini camera worth £400 offered by Paramo You can download the entry form here and bring it in to our store when you visit.
Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for more information over the next few days and remember that the offers are only available in store and from 28th-30th November so you'll need to hurry. It might also be worth giving us a call in Harrogate on 01423 561592 or Peebles on 01721 723590 to confirm our opening hours and availability of garments you are interested i…

Peebles Store CLOSED for one day only on 20th October

We wanted to give you plenty of notice that the Peebles Store will be CLOSED for one day only on 20th October. We hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience. Our Harrogate store will be open as usual and staff there are happy to assist with any telephone enquiries our Scottish customers may have

Campsite luxury from Alite with the Mayfly Chair

Alite is a small company from the Mission District of San Francisco. Its founders have a background in product design for some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry. When they set up on their own they wanted to acknowledge that it's a small minority of customers who actually take outdoor gear in to the dramatic, remote environments that tend to feature in the advertising campaigns of outdoor companies. They felt that most people just enjoy doing their thing outdoors and Alite products are the result of applying the research, design and quality of adventure market products in to stuff that you can use at the beach or in the camp site.
Which is where the Mayfly Chair comes in.

The Mayfly Chair from Alite Designs on Vimeo.

We're stocking this super-comfortable, super-light, super-strong chair in our Harrogate store. It costs £85 but if you feel the quality of its construction you'll see that it's worth comparing it to a piece of furniture in your home. Hailing from …

Ticks in the News

It's not often that a national news report directly refers to businesses like ours but when Fort William GP Dr Jim Douglas recently called on shops in the Scottish Highlands to stock tick-removal aids we though it worth pointing out that ticks are also prevalent in the Scottish Borders grasslands and forests and that Out & About stocks the removal tools to which Dr Douglas is referring.
Of course the best way to avoid the risk of tick-borne Lyme's Disease is not to pick one up in the first place. Common sense measures include avoiding long grass and bracken and wearing trousers and long sleeved clothing with close fitting cuffs. Insect repellents are not just effective against flying beasties but will also repel ticks. Our best selling brand is Smidge (£7)
If you are unlucky enough to attract a tick we offer two devices that are helpful in their removal. Our Lifesystems Tick Tweezers (£3.25) work like conventional tweezers but they have hooked ends that you can slide under…

New Lifesystems® Glow Marker

Here's a handy little object for the camping season. Lifesystems®' new Glow marker (£5) is for attaching to anything you want to be able to locate easily in the dark- be it the zipper of your tent door, your electronic devices or your water bottle inside the tent. Using photo-luminescent technology, leaving it outside in the sunlight for 5 minutes during the day to recharge will create a glow that lasts up to 12 hours. It has a rechargeable life of up to 10 years and is supplied with a cable-ring attachment to secure it to a wide range of objects.

Peebles Beltane Festival changes to Opening Hours

It seems to come round quicker each year but here's a reminder for anyone from out of town that Peebles is in the middle of its annual festival week.We are open as usual throughout with the exception of Saturday 21st June. In common with many shops in the town, we will be CLOSED on that day. If you need any assistance during this time, please call staff at our Harrogate Branch - they'll be happy to help.

NEW Scarpa Cyrus GTX - the Terra's Little Brother

In Peebles we've just taken delivery of the New Scarpa Cyrus GTX, a little brother (or sister) for our best-selling Scarpa Terra GTX boot.

Smartwool Socks now Available

Using soft, fine merino yarns, knitted in the USA Smartwool definitely feels good and we've recently introduced two models of sock to suit a variety of outdoor footwear.

Cold weather on the way

The emphasis in recent weeks has been, necessarily, on kit to keep you dry but with some colder weather forecast over the weekend we thought we'd remind you of some fantastic thermal base layers we've been stocking from Odlo. Odlo's heritage goes back to 1946 when Norwegian sportsman, Odd Roar Lofterød started the company by producing  training tights for ice-skating athletes that protected from the cold, and from there the concept grew to encompass a wide range of next-to-skin and winter sports garments. 
You will see Odlo products being used by many athletes at this year's Winter Olympics and we stock classic base layer pieces from the WARM and Cubic ranges. Here's a lovely pink example from the women's selection- men's alternatives also available (not in pink though). The softness of the brushed inner surface of this base layer is just gorgeous. The fabric incorporates functional <> fibres woven into it that contain silver ions which prevent the rep…