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Our new shop is being built every day and new stock has arrived from Zamberlan, Falke socks, MSR stoves, Therm-a-rest matts, Platypus water containers. Its all very exciting and progress is being made every day.
Fjall Raven, MSR, lightwave & Terra Nova Tents Fjall Raven, MSR, lightwave & Terra Nova Tents
Fjällräven Tents, Lightwave Tents, MSR Tents, Terra Nova Tents.
Down Jackets, trousers, Mid-Layer, Waterproofs Down Jackets, trousers, Mid-Layer, Waterproofs
Shell Clothing, Mid-Layer Clothing, Base layer.
Socks Socks
We sell Falke, Fox River and Bridgedale socks.
Sledges Sledges
Top quality sledges
Gloves Gloves
Waterproofing from Nikwax, Grangers, Storm, Waterproofing from Nikwax, Grangers, Storm,
Nikwax, TXDirect, Techwash, Fabseil, Cottonproof, Tentproof.
OS Maps OS Maps
All O/S maps available here.
Rucksacks and Bags Rucksacks and Bags
Rucksacks, Dry Bags and Travel Bags
From Mountain Equipment, Ortlieb, Black Diamond, Deuter and Fjällräven.
Cookwear Cookwear
Silva and Suunto Instruments Silva and Suunto Instruments
Suunto and Silva Technology for the outdoors
Petzl Head Torches Petzl Head Torches
Petzl Torches
Leatherman Tools Leatherman Tools
From Leatherman.
Lifesystems First Aid Kits Lifesystems First Aid Kits
First aid kits from Life Systems
Trekmates Gaiters Trekmates Gaiters
Trekmates Gaiters
Silva Compasses Silva Compasses
Silva Compasses

Outdoor Pursuits Equipment News

June and where did the first half of the year go? We have built a new shop which looks so much bigger with white painted brick and rustic timber fittings. The boot shelves hang from rope and new computers sit on the desk. It looks and feels great.

The early part of the year had its ups and downs but we were sure that we could see the result of our efforts but it has been quiet for the last two weeks. That's retail; you have to have a cool head to run a business like this.

Currently we are working on the museum. We have canvas rucksacks, early karrimore sacks, 1950's ice gear and some early Primus stoves. We also have a Burmos stove which we believe is earlier that Primus but looks similar. I think this feature could grow and grow. If any of you have old kit that could expand our line up please get in touch.

We have been visiting suppliers and seeing some very interesting stock. We have purchased cutlery in 7075 alloy. That's the metal we make climbing gear out of. These sets weigh almost nothing. We have found plates and bowls by sea to summit. Beautifully designed. We are now looking for truly outstanding items in the camping area.

We have tested the latest Trangia with hard anodised pans and gas burner. The power of the burner is ferocious and I estimate that it's putting out about 3000 watts. Note that I was testing it with Go Gas which has isobutene in it as well as the usual Butane and propane. This gas is worth is salt as it costs little more than cheap gas yet it's almost as powerful as winter gas that can cost double. So I will be using Go Gas in the future. As for the trangia, the pans are things of beauty and the evenness of the boiling was perfect. The efficiency of the whole unit was close to the pans with heat exchangers. So don't write off Trangia. They may look much the same as they always have but they are right up there ahead of the competition.

The Outdoor co-op Facebook

The Outdoor co-op Facebook

Nicola has created a new outdoor pursuits facebook page and she is posting new photos of the shop as it develops. We will be using this page to keep all of you up to date with our developments and new things that arrive from the suppliers.

To find it search for "Outdoor Pursuits Stone" and look for one with the leaves.

Recreation Equipment Inc, or REi As proud members of this co-op we thought it was about time we told you about the other two outdoor co-ops that have been around a lot longer than we have.

The first is REI ( recreational equipment incorporated ) in the states. www.rei.com
This co-op has been around 73 years and is the largest with membership running into 4 million.
REi inspired a group of canadians to open their own co-op, who in turn, inspired us.

Mountain Equipment Co op or MEC Mountain Equipment Co op www.mec.ca

MEC were incorporated in 1971 when outdoor equipment was hard to find in canada. With the help of REi and small number of suppliers they got off the ground though they admit it wasn't easy.

Today MEC have 40 years of establishment and 3 million members. They inspired us to do what we do.

Both REi and MEC are inspirations in the outdoor pursuits retail field. Why not join them.

Peli Cases.

The full range of Peli Cases are now available. Peli’s range of rugged equipment protection cases have become the choice of professionals the world over. Those who demand reliability, performance and durability in all the equipment they use, buy Peli cases, with the legendary "you break it - we replace it" guarantee.

Remember there are more models available so if you require a case that isn't listed just give us a call. 01785 818500
Peli Cases.

Paramo Clothing now in stock- 01785 818500

Paramo clothing is one of the most breathable waterproof systems available.
OK you do have to take care of it but it dosent require much attention. The upside is a dry warm garment that you can wear all day.

You can demand any product in any colour and size and we will adapt to your request.
Anything paramo, call 01785 818500
or email - www.outdoorcoop@yahoo.co.uk
Paramo Clothing now in stock- 01785 818500



  Don't hold back. Ask us for anything

We carry a lot of stock and run this along with a continuous order stream from a large number of suppliers. With this system we can adapt to almost any request. P.S. our new email is outdoorcoop@yahoo.co.uk