Outdoor Clothing

Infographic: Which Insulated Jacket is Right for you?

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There’s nothing cosier than an insulated jacket – but not all insulation is equal 

Insulated jackets are hugely popular in colder months, but it’s easier to make some quite common mistakes when purchasing. For example did you know you probably shouldn’t wear an untreated down jacket in the rain? That a synthetic insulated jacket might need to be heavier to be as warm as down? It’s important to research before you buy and make sure you pick up the item that is right for you.

In this infographic we compare some common factors that might effect which type of jacket you buy.

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NEW Berghaus Extrem Range Launching in 2016

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Berghaus gears up for exclusive re-launch of Extrem 

Impossible is an invitation; for the most committed of climbers to achieve the most improbable objectives, for mountaineers to push on through unsympathetic scenes of wind, rain and snow and for Berghaus’ MtnHaus™ design and development team to completely redesign and re-launch its top-end clothing range, Extrem, for Autumn/Winter 2016.

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Insulation for Less with Hi Gear this Winter

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New lines from Hi Gear look set to be popular in the colder months

A change in season is always exciting for us, with plenty of new gear coming into our stores and onto the GO Outdoors website. Clothing is a main focus for the autumn/winter months as aim to help customers get ready to not let the bad weather keep them indoors, no matter their budget.

In this blog we’re going to focus on some fantastic new lines from Hi Gear, which we think you’ll love.

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Top Outdoors Brands of 2014/15

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Crowning the best outdoor brands of the last year

With the general election looming, we’ve been asking you to elect your favourite outdoor brands. Each year we crown the top 10 outdoor brands according to GO Outdoors customers. Fans out of the outdoors can be fiercely loyal to their favourite brand, but has another brand stepped up their game and impressed over the last year? Here are the results

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Top 10 Outdoor Documentaries on UK Netflix

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Our pick of the best outdoor docs currently on Netflix UK 

I know, I know it seems strange that we would recommend that you stay indoors, it even goes against our name, but some nights or weekends you simply want to sit back and relax with some TV. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite outdoor documentaries that are currently (time of writing) on the popular on-demand service, Netflix.

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How outdoor clothing adverts used to look

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‘Men are better than women’ claims outdoor ad in 1959

In an ever changing world it’s sometimes very easy to long for the good old days, or how things used to be. Every now and then there’s something that makes you whince a little, and this ad for Drummond sweaters makes us think that sometimes things change for the better..

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Staff Picks: Top 5 Waterproof Jackets

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In this instalment of our staff picks blog series, we’re starting a new month and it’s a little wetter than we would hope. Luckily Lucy from our Bristol store has been in touch with her top 5 waterproof jackets.

Top 5 Waterproof Jackets by Lucy, Bristol store staff.

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Why the mountain forecast matters to you

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Mountain Weather; A guest blog from the Met Office

The GO Outdoors blog is growing in 2014, and part of that growth we will be bringing you some special guest blogs from experts in the outdoors and associated topics. In this instalment of our guest blog series we’ve asked the Met Office to explain the importance of the mountain forecast and how quickly the weather can change in a mountain range. Read more

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What should Santa REALLY be wearing?

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The velvet suit is nice, but is it right for all the conditions Santa might face?

For a man that lives in the North Pole (or Lapland, depending on your story), Santa never seems to feel the cold. When he’s making his rounds on Christmas eve, he’ll be crossing through all manners of weather – so we’ve decided to offer the big man some advice to make the trip a little more comfortable. Read more

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Top 10 Outdoor Brands 2013

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We asked our customers which were their favourite brands in 2013

2013 was a year of testing weather, who can forget the snow which seemed to stick around until April/May time, a wait for the sun and then  being blasted with record heat for what felt like a pretty reasonable British summer time. As we stroll back through what has so far been quite a mild winter, we took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our customers – Which were your favourite brands of 2013?

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What is Hydrophobic Down?

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A new type of Down Jacket that performs in damp conditions

Image courtesy of Rab

Hydrophobic Down or HydroDown™ (depending on which brand you look at) is a new type of down insulation that is set to be very popular this winter, as it has tackled one of the problems associated with traditional insulation; it can handle damp weather.

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Staff Choices: Top 5 Packs 2013

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Which gear would our staff choose from the upcoming season?

In this series, we’ll be asking our head office staff to tell us what their favourite 5 products are in specific categories, so you can really get an idea over what we’re excited about this season.

Top 5 Packs from Dan and Joe – Web Content Writers.

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GO Outdoors Top 10 Christmas Gifts

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There’s only 12 days to go and you still can’t decide what to buy…well worry no more! We’ll do it for you.

When it comes to being organised at Christmas and getting everything you need way in advance, for some reason it never seems to happen. You just can’t think what to get!

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The Great Down Showdown

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So it’s time to test the products. Over the last few weeks we have immersed ourselves in the fascinating world of Down. But simply writing about the facts and figures surely isn’t enough to truly unearth this magical insulator.

It was time to make a movie…

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Down vs Synthetic: which insulation would you choose?

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You’re heading out for the day, it’s extremely cold, and currently not raining, which insulated jacket do you reach for…a Down or a Synthetic?

In the outdoor world this decision is becoming increasingly harder to make and when brought up for debate often creates a divide.

Which really is the best?

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The Down Jacket: Keeping us warm for over 70 years

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It’s minus two, everything around you is lifeless from the cold and the sun’s heat appears to be long gone, but you don’t feel it…why?

Revolutionising the way we keep warm, a lightweight, down filled jacket is trapping in your body’s heat and radiating it to keep you warm. Down jackets are simply brilliant at doing their job.

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Knowing the brand – Berghaus

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Getting to know the brand – where do your allegiances lie?

Which brand is right for you, and what do you want from them? Having a little insight into a brand’s history can often help you decide just what it is you require.

This time we look at Berghaus, innovators for over 40 years in the outdoor industry.

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Landmark Outdoor Innovations

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We take a look at some of the innovations in outdoor gear

Without the wonderful world of outdoor product, we’d all be out of a job, and you’d be cold, wet, and uncomfortable every weekend. In honor of our most beneficial brands we have decided to take a look at some of the most ground breaking developments in outdoor equipment history. Just in case you were wondering where you can find all these fantastic products, we stock them all at GO Outdoors. Read more

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“Are we nearly there yet?”

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Short haul destinations for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Get maximum enjoyment, with the minimum expense and stress, with our top Bank Holiday destinations less than 3hrs drive from where you live.

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To Proof or not to Proof?

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A guide to proofing your outdoor gear 

With a bewildering array of proofing products, for every conceivable type of gear, we are going to try to help you understand the benefits of reproofing the different types of outdoor gear you own.

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