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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
Stride into autumn with new GORE-TEX® jackets from Berghaus
Here at GO Outdoors, we are really excited about the latest Berghaus jackets that have landed. They’re brand new for autumn/winter 2017, but you could say that they have been 40 years in the making! Berghaus was the first company in Europe to launch a GORE-TEX® jacket, way back in 1977. That moment was a game changer for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere and the two companies have worked together very closely ever since, setting the standard for the design and development of waterproof and breathable fabrics and clothing for use in all conditions.
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.
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.
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
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.
‘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..
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.
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
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?
A new type of Down Jacket that performs in damp conditions
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.
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.
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!
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…
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?
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.
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.
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