Sherpa Adventure Gear is still a relative newcomer to the world stage of performance outdoor gear and Countryside Ski & Climb has been a keen supporter since its launch in the UK. As a Sherpa-owned company, Sherpa Adventure Gear supports Sherpa families and villages by giving much needed scholarships to underprivileged Sherpa children and bringing meaningful opportunities to the people of Nepal. For those of us who enjoy the outdoors, not only can we be content in the knowledge that our purchase of a waterproof or toasty hand-knit hat will perform as perfectly in winter on Beinn Eighe as it did in its Himalayan testing ground (what better qualified location we ask?) we have also invested in helping those who help us achieve our goals at the top of the world.
This season Sherpa Adventure Gear is embracing the new insulation technology Primaloft® Gold Down Blend. This is the ultimate hybrid insulation actually combining 30% Primaloft® ultra-fine synthetic fibres and 70% water-repellent goose down. The coming-together of these two worlds makes both a little stronger and this great metaphor for Sherpa Adventure Gear itself wasn't lost on us. The technology is an even greater break-through for staying warm in challenging conditions. It mimics the warmth, compressibility and breathability of down and takes advantage of the ability to stay drier from the start when worn long term. The result? There's no build up of clamminess if you've worked hard all day and face a night in a bothy or there's no shower facilities in your alpine hut. Interested? Visit us in store or browse the new winter range at www.countryside.co.uk