Every year we pick key pieces from the Country’s leading outdoor clothing brands, including The North Face, Paramo, Jack Wolfskin, Montane, and Sealskinz. If you are looking for footware, we provide expert fitting and advice, stocking a wide range of walking boots, shoes and sandals for feet of all shapes and sizes. Our footwear brands include Scarpa, Meindl, Hi-Tec, Keen, and Merrell, supported by walking socks from Bridgedale, and for the winter crampons and ice axes from Grivel.
On your back we can fit you with the best rucksacks from Deuter, and to use with them Exped dry bags and bladders from Source or Camelback. We stock a complete range of sizes and styles, including Deuter SL bags aimed at ladies with a narrower back shape. So whether you want a Deuter Futura daysack with its Airflow back system to keep you cool in Summer, a light weight Deuter Speedlight for minimal bulk when cycling, or something more cavernous for backpacking from the Deuter AirContact range, we have the stock to kit you out.
To go inside your new Deuter rucsack you can choose from our comprehensive range of sleeping mats from Exped and Thermarest -plus the Thermarest Trekker Chairs and Pillows. Add a Basha from Mil-Com or Web-Tex, a Hammock from Lifesystems or Trekmates , and a cosy North Face Sleeping Bag, and you can sleep soundly almost anywhere. And if you prefer to build your own shelter, gather and light your own fire, whittle your own walking stick, or even carve your own canoe, then we stock a full range of Bushcraft equipment – including knives and axes from EKA, Karesuando, Hultafors, and Enzo.
You see we have found over the years that it is easy to be uncomfortable – anyone can do that. The art of enjoying the great outdoors is to make it a pleasure – and the right supporting equipment is the key to that. Waking after a good night’s sleep in your Jack Wolfskin Gossamer Tent, warm from your North Face Blue Kazoo Sleeping Bag, on its Thermarest Neo-Air Sleeping Mat you feel refreshed and up for the challenges of the day ahead. And what better then than a spot of breakfast in the open air – cooked on one of our extensive range of stoves from Jetboil, Primus and MSR.
We keep all the MSR and Jetboil Cookware and accessories as well – along with similar kit from GSI, Light my Fire, Gelert and Sunnflair. So whether you just need a Primus Flask to carry your soup, or you want to be able to filter water safely with an MSR Sweetwater Filter we can advise you on what works well and how to use it best. We can even supply you with boil-in-the-bag food from Wayfarer that actually tastes good, and self-contained bags from Growers Cup that make coffee as good as anything you can get in a fancy high street coffee bar.
We could go on, but why not explore our website to find out more. You can browse by type of product—such as Outdoor Clothing, Footwear, or Equipment. Or click the link on the left to search by brand—just click on the logo for Deuter, Thermarest, Sealskinz, or Jack Wolfskin, for example and you will see all the gear that we stock. If you don’t see what you need just give us a call, we can frequently get hold of additional pieces from companies like Jack Wolfskin, Paramo, and even North Face – even if you just want to try it on for size. And if you know exactly what you are looking for already, just type the name in the search box at the top of the page to go straight to your Thermarest Pro-Light Sleeping Mat, or your Paramo Halcon Jacket.
And if you have any further questions we will always be happy to help – by e-mail or phone we provide free advice and the benefit of our varied experience of hill walking, climbing, cycling, wild camping, and photography in the great outdoors. Better still, why not come and see us at our store in the beautiful little market town of Pickering. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Pickering makes an ideal base for exploring the area. Travel here by car, or take the North York Moors historic steam railway, which ends just around the corner from our shop. We would be happy to see you, and help you make the most of our area.