Having the right clothing for your outdoor expedition is paramount to ensure you have the best time. Whether you’re mountain climbing, abseiling, orienteering, backpacking, or opting to take the scenic route on your bike, the correct gear is crucial. 

When taking your choice of outdoor clothing into consideration you should think about style, size, and performance. No matter what you're looking for we hope we can inspire your apparel choices. We want to guarantee you're comfortable and protected from the elements. Being unprepared can really affect your enjoyment, inadequate and uncomfortable clothing that can't keep up with you or your activity will ruin your day.

Fortunately, we stock high-quality, durable, and tried and tested brands such as Outdoor Research and Enlightened Equipment, so you're geared up for any eventuality.

mens blue outdoor research hooded jacket

If you’re hiking against the wind without an insulated, breathable jacket, why? The Outdoor Research superstrand LT hooded jacket is ideal, it’s ultralight whilst giving you the benefits of both synthetic and down insulation to keep you warm. It offers four-season warmth, and is highly compressible, compressing to the size of your palm meaning it’s easy to pack into your backpack. 

The ripstop nylon fabric protects against wind and is abrasion resistant for increased longevity. 

We also recommend the Enlightened equipment men's torrid jacket, this is a favourite of many long-distance backpackers. Offering wind protection and moisture resistance this lightweight jacket is a hiker's best friend. Maintaining warmth even when damp due to the 2oz/yd² CLIMASHIELD™ APEX synthetic insulation. 

It fits slightly oversized to accommodate layers and has raglan sleeves for a full range of movement. The durable water-repellent finish ensures performance even in light precipitation. 

Outdoor research women's helium rain jacket

Whilst we hope you experience favourable weather when you’re enjoying the outdoors, if it does happen to rain don’t let it ruin your time. The Outdoor research men's helium rain jacket has been tried and tested since 2010. In the last 13 years it has also won multiple awards and sells out every season. Packing down to the size of your palm for when the sun decides to shine. 

The Pertex Shield with Diamond Fuse technology enables this jacket to be tear-resistant and lightweight. We also stock the Outdoor research women's helium rain jacket too, with all the same great features 

If you’re sitting around the campfire but still feeling a little bit of a chill as the sun sets on an action-packed day, the Therm-a-rest honcho poncho is an insulated adventure poncho that doubles up as a cosy blanket. 

It packs down into its own kangaroo pocket for easy transportation between camps. The water-resistant poncho has efficient and compressible eraLoft insulation that uses hollow fibres, this reduces the overall weight without sacrificing on warmth. 

Green Exped down socks for camping

If you enjoy spending time relaxing in your tent when you go camping, or you find your feet are cold inside your sleeping bag we recommend Exped down socks, these are not like traditional socks. These down-filled socks are renowned for warming toes up after a long day on the trail. 

They can easily be stored with your sleeping bag to save space and make sure they’re never forgotten. Made with five individually down-filled cross baffles to help prevent cold spots. The special toe box keeps the down in the most sensitive spot. Fitted with an elastic heel band and cuff hold so they fit snugly on your feet. 

Please note these socks are not designed for walking, they’re best worn when relaxing in your tent or when sleeping for extra warmth at night. 

If you’re into ultra-races and high-output alpine pursuits these Black diamond mont blanc gloves are designed for just that. They’re inspired by the legendary ultra trail mont blanc race. 

The textured grip allows you to have a firm grasp on trekking poles and water bottles as well as other essentials such as your mobile phone, the digital fingertips allow the use of your phone without baring your skin to the cold. 

The lightweight stretch fabric has a weather-resistant finish to protect the delicate skin on your hands from harsh weather conditions and temperatures as low as -4. 

We also offer a whole range of outdoor gear, from clothing to tents & shelters, sleeping bags & quilts, backpacks & lumbar packs, food & outdoor cooking essentials, and camping equipment. We’re looking to add more brands to our outdoor clothing range but in the meantime feel free to browse our other products.

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February 20, 2023 — Jim De'Ath