In astrological terms, summer has now officially started so it’s definitely time to take advantage of any good weather and get outside! If the World Cup isn’t your thing (we’ll forgive you for switching on when England play though) you’re probably already planning your next mini-adventure; whether that’s conquering the over-hang at the climbing wall, your first park run or taking your kids out on a wild camp at the weekend. Whatever the weather, it pays to check you’ve got the gear you need first so visit us at countryside.co.uk before you go to avoid an own-goal. We’re a one-stop-shop for all things Patagonia with the best choice and winning prices so you’ve everything to play for!
Summer has a tendency to fly past so make sure you put all your effort into squeezing as much fun out of it as possible. You don’t have to be a mega-athlete to get outdoors, just some decent kit to make life a bit more comfortable when you’re on your way! Whether you’re climbing, biking or hiking, remember it’s about the experience and the view not the speed (unless your name is Alex Honnold or Tommy Caldwell of course) so visit us at countryside.co.uk where you can browse at your leisure but get delivery double-quick and at some seriously competitive prices!
If you love your skiing you probably switch to a bit of mountain biking through the warmer months and keeping comfy in the saddle for a long day is crucial. Second to getting the bike, any MTB enthusiast will tell you your cycle shorts will save the day. Patagonia also know that long rides ask a lot of your gear so this season why not invest in a well designed pair of padded cycle shorts that you can pop on under any leggings, shorts or crops? Patagonia’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts will keep you in the saddle for as long as your legs will last. Visit us at countryside.co.uk to browse our Patagonia men’s and women’s range of trail gear and packs before your next trip out.https://www.countryside.co.uk/site-search?terms=Endless+Ride
Climbing and hiking in warmer weather offers its own set of challenges in the UK - not least remembering the sunscreen even if that might seem over-optimistic. This time of year you need to look to a brand that totally understands the challenges you meet in staying comfortable as you stay out longer in the hills. Versatility is the key to success and your first step might be to consider a softshell.
The OVO Energy Tour Series is coming to Stevenage again this Bank Holiday Monday! It's the UK’s most prestigious televised cycle race series for men and women and attracts top cyclists including Olympic and World Champions. The Stevenage Old Town location offers a rare chance to experience the intensity and excitement of the circuit race at close hand. Remember it’s pedestrian access only to the High Street from Sunday evening and all the shops and eateries are open. If you’re in the area then free-wheel down to us in store and get impartial advice on making your cycle shoes more comfortable and take a look at our range of Patagonia’s excellent MTB clothing. If the crowds aren’t your thing then visit us at countryside.co.uk now to browse Patagonia’s MTB gear for men and women - your off-road cycling ambitions start right here with some ‘wheely' good prices too!
So the weather forecast says no rain, clear skies and negligible wind? Don't be tempted to leave the waterproofs at home though. Remember they might come in handy if it's windy at the top. Better to shave a few grams off your pack by a clever choice of insulation layer than skip that golden rule. How so? Visit countryside.co.uk now and see exactly how to lighten the load with Patagonia's Micro Puff Jacket and Hoody. Right now you'll find we're at the best price too so you'll really be walking on air!
We hope you managed to enjoy some of the record-breaking weather this weekend but if you didn't - don't worry as no one misses out on good times at countryside.co.uk. Visit us now and you'll find some start-of-summer Special Offers on Patagonia and many of your favourite brands - the temperatures are sizzling and so are our deals!
Fjallraven craft products for a lifetime of memories. Hailing from the small town of Örnsjöldsvik in Sweden, a place where mountains and forest meet the sea, their clothing and equipment is perfectly in tune with nature. Fjallräven is an outdoor clothing and equipment company that’s committed to making nature more accessible and in true Swedish style, they focus on simplicity and practicality and they have the utmost respect for the environment we enjoy. Visit us at countryside.co.uk and take a leisurely stroll through our men’s and women’s Fjallraven collection for Spring – buy wisely though as it’ll last long enough to be an heirloom!
A good sleeping mat is as essential as a good sleeping bag and a night out without one will soon remind you of that. True, there are times when an uncomfortable night is just unavoidable, but when you’re not on an Alpine bivvy, waking up cold with a stiff back and bruised hips is best avoided! Mountain Equipment already has an enviable reputation for quality sleeping bags and this season we are excited to showcase their new range of very impressive sleeping mats.
We’re always asking: which jacket should I pack? For cold belays, waiting out storms, limited space or post-surf reheating; camps in the desert or open bivvies, after long trail runs or rest breaks during your night race…never again will you have to choose between weight, space or warmth with Patagonia’s Micro Puff. Visit countryside.co.uk to find out about the Patagonia Micro Puff range – their lightest and most packable insulated jacket ever. There’s almost nothing to them but you’ll find they contain the answer to everything.