Fjallraven clothing and equipment was born in the mountains and forests of Sweden. The Fjallraven ethos has always been to welcome everything nature brings us and not to conquer it but to enjoy and appreciate it. Before you explore the great outdoors for yourself this autumn visit us at countryside.co.uk and wander through our extensive range of the new season’s timeless designs and incredible build quality from Fjallraven.
The assurance of sound animal welfare inherent in Patagonia’s Traceable Down program is the result of thousands of hours of work by Patagonia executives, designers, material planners, the sourcing department, suppliers and their corporate social responsibility team. It was neither cheap nor easy and Patagonia had to change their strategy and business operations to accomplish it. But building a product that helps you stay warm in good conscience is a legacy of which they are extremely proud and their program is truly market leading in its effort and transparency. So, if you think you’re after just a nice down jacket this autumn, then think again and invest wisely in something from Patagonia’s Traceable Down collection with us at countryside.co.uk.
Why not venture out for a bit of winter hillwalking this year? If you’ve always been a fair-weather hiker you’re missing out on new skills, quieter trails and the perfect justification for a big dinner at the end of the day! Keeping warm is a must so visit us at countryside.co.uk and have a gander at the new season’s range of down insulated clothing from Mountain Equipment. Mountain Equipment has a Down Codex scheme which they developed to manage and reduce risk in their down supply chain. It ensures animal welfare and quality are at the heart of each and every down product they make. All Mountain Equipment down is 100% traceable, making theirs an industry-leading standard offering a sustainable choice as well as a practical one for wilder adventures.
If you need motivation for a nice ramble in our great outdoors, then why not think about doing a sponsored walk for charity? The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need is happening again over the 14th and 15th October so now is a good time to get some friends together and get prepared. Whether you’re out for an hour or the whole day, don’t forget your waterproofs – it’s the UK after all! Visit countryside.co.uk and you’ll find a Patagonia Torrentshell will fit the bill for any ‘torrential’ downpour on the day. Patagonia make the men’s and women’s Torrentshell Jackets in recycled nylon, they’re a bluesign approved fabric and they pack away into their own pocket as well. Not only that, the price goes easy on your wallet so it’s win-win all the way!
One way to keep the baggage weight down for your holiday or your rucksack load under 10kg, is to invest in some Icebreaker. Icebreaker is the definitive merino wool performance clothing brand – much copied but never bettered! Merino wool gives you the benefits of a wicking, naturally breathable, hard-working and soft base layer but - and here’s the good bit - the fibre is naturally anti-bacterial so you can wear it for days (and days… and days) before it gets stinky! Visit us at countryside.co.uk to view our brand new season’s range of Icebreaker base and mid layer clothing. Its versatility is legendary as one top will work to keep you comfortable for hill walking, skiing and the journey home so don’t be sheepish, come and join the flock.
They say “it’s about the journey not the destination” and we all experience our ‘journeys’ in the outdoors differently. You might be the type to log an FKT on the AT* or trounce Kilian Jornet by 15 minutes on the UTMB but equally you might prefer to meander outdoors rather than run. However, your motives are the same: the experience, the sense of accomplishment and some great views! It’s just as important to wear the right clothing too. Patagonia make gear tested by their ambassadors in all extremes so that we mere mortals have a comfortable experience when we’re living the dream too. If you’re struggling to get comfortable in soggy weather, visit us at countryside.co.uk to browse the very latest in new Patagonia clothing – we’ve got the broadest range and the best prices so we’re the perfect destination before your journey.
We have a healthy obsession with the weather here in this Fair Isle and not without good reason. Whether it’s the shipping forecast or the MWIS you’re looking at don’t let the opportunity of a god day out go Sailing By just because of a little rain. The shelves at countryside.co.uk are filling up with the new season’s deliveries from all your favourite outdoor brands, so now's the perfect time to double check your gear is up to facing any Sole-destroying forecast this autumn. Patagonia have produced yet another haul of amazing gear and equipment and as the brand is a founding member of 1% For The Planet, by wearing their FitzRoy logo you’ll be keeping dry and comfortable while giving back too! Remember, countryside.co.uk won’t be beaten on price so visit us online now to discover the biggest choice of Patagonia AND the best prices in the country!
This time of year heralds the start of a lot of new things…whether it’s a fresh harvest from your allotment, the new school term just around the corner or… even better: the all new range of Patagonia clothing and equipment for Autumn 2017!
We know the leaves haven’t turned yet but in this game the early bird catches the worm so visit us at countryside.co.uk as it’s all here waiting for you. We’ve got the biggest collection ever of Patagonia this season and we’re getting deliveries every day of brand new season goodies from all your (and our) favourite outdoor brands so get planning your next adventure and don’t miss out on the pick of the crop.
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of the business and it still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, paddling, biking and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd and reward comes in the form of fun, betterment and moments of connection between us and nature.
Patagonia believes that love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in saving them, and to help reverse the overall decline in environmental health of our planet. That’s why at countryside.co.uk we’ve championed the brand since day one as they donate their time, services and at least 1% of their sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups to help reverse the tide. Now with a significant proportion of their range being Fair Trade Certified too, there’s every reason to choose Patagonia for your next bit of outdoor kit. Happy Holidays!
Packing for your holiday is part of the journey so we thought we'd give you the heads-up that the brand new season's range of Patagonia Black Hole Duffels has just touched down at countryside.co.uk! Perfect for 'gearheads' as well as large families, these duffels live to accommodate rugged adventure! They're tough, highly weatherproof, easy to pack and the larger sizes come with padded shoulder straps too! Ideal to carry it on your back to free up hands for the kids or yet more gear. The best thing though is the truly awesome colours they come in this season - you won't miss yours on the carousel!