It’s never too early to talk about skiing is it? We’re bursting at the seams here at countryside.co.uk with what is truly the UK’s largest collection of Patagonia clothing and equipment. This winter we’re getting rather excited about Patagonia’s new men’s and women’s snowsport clothing. We’ve got some fantastic deals in store, but more importantly, some great styles that’ll do all you need for your ski holidays as well as keep you toasty warm for the rumoured cold winter we’re due here! Visit countryside.co.uk now and make your first tracks into winter with Patagonia as your guide. With many jackets now made with 100 % recycled face fabrics, recyclable Gore-tex technology and Thermogreen insulation you’re leaving a minimal footprint behind you too!
Two of the coldest and most inhospitable places on earth are 1) the sidelines of your kid’s football pitch on a wintery afternoon and 2) standing with your neck craned skyward watching your local 5th November fireworks display. Patagonia make gear for the mountains as well but closer to home it's the stationary aspect of these two environments that test your clothing to the max! If you’re chilly you’re not having fun so visit us at countryside.co.uk or come in store to get advice on dressing to keep warm for winter. Right now we’ve got the best deals in the country on Patagonia clothing too, so that should put the sparkle back in your smile as you stand there toasty warm round the bonfire next weekend!
Patagonia has been working since 2007 to ensure their down supply chain and garment manufacture is fully traceable, in the interests of animal welfare. This was no small job. As of 2017, the virgin down used in their performance alpine pieces is also now certified to the Global Traceable Down Standard (Global TDS), Advanced certification level by NSF International. NSF International is an independent, accredited organisation that develops public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment.
But what of the down already in the market? Well, in a parallel program, by ‘plucking’ down (and associated fabrics) from the trash, Patagonia can reduce discards; help expand and add value to the recycling stream and more fully realize their mission to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”
Recycled Down is a mix of 600-fill-power goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that can’t be resold. It is hypoallergenic and offers the identical performance benefits to virgin down. Visit countryside.co.uk before the winter really hits so you stay toasty outside on your commute as well as ‘toasty’ inside for helping the planet.
The change in seasons needn’t mean anything more than extra layers, a slightly bigger backpack and some more gear but just how often do we get out there? How often do we check the weather and cancel? And how often do we choose cabin over canvas? Take a leaf out of the Swedish outdoor handbook and make the most of your free time by keeping things simple and effective.
Since 1960 Fjallraven have applied these principles to all their clothing and equipment so they let you ignore a few raindrops because the goal is the morning view from the tent that’ll take your breath away. Your autumn outdoor adventure starts at countryside.co.uk and we’re here to make your free time work harder for you by making sure you have the right kit in the first place. Browse Fjallraven with us online or in store to take a step in the right direction.
Just because the colder weather is fast approaching doesn’t mean you should start putting your camping gear into hibernation and there is the reward of a quieter camp site to be had too! But to stay toasty you just need to look at your next-to-skin performance layers as they are a critical element of your kit.
This season Patagonia have created their most innovative base layer ever with Capilene® Air. It’s their warmest underwear with a unique air blasted yarn knitted into a seamless 3D structure for increased airflow and near weightless warmth. To see what we’re raving about visit us at countryside.co.uk to browse the new range of men’s and women’s Capilene® Air, then it’s up to you to go pitch up and enjoy the view in comfort!
We have stocked The North Face® since the day we opened our doors here at countryside.co.uk and in that time we have seen many brands come and go but ‘TNF’ has been a reliable perennial. The North Face’s fundamental mission remains unchanged since 1966: to provide the best gear for their athletes and the modern day explorer (here’s looking at you), support the preservation of the outdoors and inspire a global movement of exploration. Whether you need gear for Baffin Island or a bimble round Berkshire, be sure to visit us at countryside.co.uk before you go to make sure you’re cosy and warm this winter. … Never Stop Exploring
Ordnance Survey is organising the first ever National GetOutside Day to get 1 million people active outdoors across the UK. The clocks will soon be going back and the days are getting shorter, so there’s no better time to put down those screens and spend some quality time with family!
Make sure you and your family are prepared for any weather by taking a ‘stroll’ past countryside.co.uk or visit us in store this week and get impartial advice and great value on all your outdoor clothing and equipment needs.
Remember, the outdoors is free and the benefits are endless so to find out more or to find an event near you, visit: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
Mountain Equipment have been making gear to take us to the most inhospitable places on the planet for over 50 years. They have learnt a lot over this time and their considered approach shows in every aspect of their clothing and equipment and most notably their packs this season.
We all have our idea of the perfect alpine pack – we want it to be simple, lightweight and durable. We know it should climb well yet be big enough to carry all that we need with nothing that we don’t. Visit us at countryside.co.uk and browse the new Mountain Equipment packs because as we celebrate our 40th birthday this year it is also our 40th season with M.E. - so you won’t need to look any further for a wiser climbing partner than here.
Summer holidays are nearly over but that means we welcome a new season at countryside.co.uk and with it the latest clothing and equipment from Patagonia. If like us you are celebrating your 40th birthday this year, maybe it’s time to treat yourself so how about a new pack? The Nine Trails series from Patagonia offer unrivaled weight and durability credentials with intelligent features and extremely tidy silhouettes so they are not minimal but they are uncluttered – two things most of us strive to be when we’re over 40 but very few achieve! Browse the range now and get planning your next adventure.
We’re celebrating our 40th birthday this year and with it nearly 40 years in partnership with leading outdoor brand Patagonia. Lots has changed in fabrics and technologies since we opened. Patagonia have achieved their longevity by pushing innovation through user experience, leading the way from day one in corporate, social and environmental responsibility and most importantly earning your trust on the hill, mountain and slopes by performing when you need it most.
We’re looking forward to another 40 years and we’re kicking them off in style this season at countryside.co.uk with all our new season’s deliveries coming in early! Visit us now and grab a taste of the future - remember it’s our birthday so you can eat your cake and have it… at a great price, next working day and carriage-free as standard!