Summer kicked off with an incredible high with roasting temperatures in most parts of the country this month but we’re back to the seasonal status quo this week! Don't let it get you down - we can put a beaming smile back on your face by giving you the drop on some good news… visit us today at countryside.co.uk and you’ll see our fantastic range of men’s and women’s Patagonia has gone into a summer melt down. We’re always competitive but now we’ve dropped the prices down, deeper and down on all your favourite Patagonia clothing. We’ll be on the level with you though - don’t hang around because the best bits always fly first so get clicking to make your next outdoor adventure budget go even further.
As we know, world champions are not all men. If you (or your daughter) are thinking about taking up a new sport or outdoor activity this summer and need a few ideas about where to start, then come and visit us at countryside.co.uk. You’ll find we’ve got all the right gear to make your efforts (and the impact on your purse) a little easier to bear.
We’re not all going be the next Rachel Atherton or Shauna Coxsey but as this week celebrates Women in Sport Week, they make great role models; as do any of the women in your local running, walking, climbing or cycling clubs. Start with little steps and you’ll be surprised how soon you’ll be fitter, having great fun and probably wishing you’d started ages ago!
Heads up – the longest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere at least) will soon be upon us. How are you going to fill it? You’ll be pleased to discover we’ve just made some great summer offers on Patagonia so when the 21st June comes around you hopefully won’t be reading our news. Instead you’ll be sitting watching the sun go down from your tent or you’ll be relaxing after conquering that crag or perhaps simply enjoying a nice walk with the kids and fido after tea. Either way, that day will be long and you’ll be smiling because your money went further with countryside.co.uk
Patagonia has always been out to change the clothing industry for better by being a proactively responsible company. They don’t shout about it, it is simply ‘how they are’ and their transparency and hard work is impressive.
Patagonia are continuing their efforts in this cause by adding their boardshorts to the growing list of garments they make using Fair Trade Certified sewing. So, if you’re planning a trip to the seaside this summer, why not visit countryside.co.uk first and vote with your wallet by grabbing yourself a pair? Not only will you find our prices honest, but we know Patagonia’s boardshorts will exceed your expectations whether ‘in office’ or at sea and they have no agenda other than to do their job! Happy days.
We’ve all been there: you’re diving into a pool or getting tumbled along the sea bed by a strong wave and when you exit the water your swim shorts are struggling to keep up with you. Patagonia design their men’s and women’s boardies to stay up so there’s zero opportunity for embarrassing moments.
More than that, they’re light, durable and tough enough to take a run-in with the reef.
Patagonia make them in 100% nylon (38% recycled) with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. The waist is comfortable to lie on and most importantly the fly has an additional ladderlock drawstring closure so once they’re on – they’re on. Patagonia also use Fair Trade Certified™ sewing and Bluesign™ approved materials so now you can smile on the inside too. Visit us at countryside.co.uk for your next summer must-have!
We’re excited that Stevenage is hosting the final stage of the national city-centre Cycle Tour Series again this Bank Holiday Monday so if you are in the area why not come and cheer the riders on? Countryside Ski & Climb is open as normal from 9.15am to 6pm so if you have any ‘pressing’ shoe fitting problems – cycle shoes or otherwise - come and see how we can help your ‘pedal extremities’ find the comfort they’ve been craving!
If you can’t make it here in person but you’re thinking of gearing up before your next two-wheeled adventure, visit us in the comfort of your own home at countryside.co.uk instead, and browse our fantastic range from Patagonia which includes Patagonia’s definitive collection of men’s and women’s MTB gear. Roll on Summer!
It was International Ride to Work day last week and The Tour Series city centre cycle races are working their way around the country too, so why not get on your bike this weekend? We’ve had less than average rainfall so far this spring but never fear, there’s a Bank Holiday at the end of this month so you may yet get a chance to don your wet weather gear! If you’re not prepared though and need something that packs away small, is durable and unpretentious, look no further than the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket. It’s a win-win situation as now you can go out in any weather (which is good for your heart), the price is great (which is good for your wallet) and the Torrentshell fabric is 100% recycled nylon and Bluesign approved (which is good for the planet). So, what’s stopping you from enjoying these light evenings? Visit us at countryside.co.uk and pop a Torrentshell into your basket and ride away dry tomorrow!
If you’ve been practising hard on the indoor walls all winter, now spring is here you’ll be thinking about taking your skills out onto the rock. Why climbing matters is difficult to explain, but the team at Mountain Equipment knows that good clothing means fewer distractions when you’re focussed on the crag.
Mountain Equipment is committed to designing functional and durable climbing clothing for men and women and they appreciate that trust is earned. So, whether you’re planning a trip to new mountain heights or building strength at the local wall, visit Mountain Equipment at countryside.co.uk before you go and pick up a new climbing partner!
PrimaLoft® is the definitive name in insulation and their Gold Insulation Eco was born out of the challenge from Patagonia to do better for the environment. Modelled after their highest-performing synthetic insulation, Gold Eco provides excellent warmth for its weight and maintains 98% thermal efficiency when wet, all while using 55% post-consumer recycled fibres.
Now Gold Insulation Eco has replaced Primaloft Gold for any brand that wants no compromise performance and it all started with Patagonia’s iconic Nano-Puff. If it’s time to replace your worn out fleece then visit us at countryside.co.uk and get a gold star by choosing from our rainbow of colours in both the men’s and women’s Patagonia Nano-Puff…we have enlightened and lightweight warmth at your fingertips!
Spring might have sprung in the UK but the weather forecast this week is on the chilly side across most of the country, thanks to a bit of a draft blowing down from northern Europe. It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security if the sun is shining so be prepared (as the Scouts say) and snap yourself up a Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T. It’s the pullover that made fleece famous and is the clothing equivalent of a multi tool. Made to exceptionally high standards, its double-faced fleece fabric traps body heat and holds off light winds valiantly. To stop shivering, visit countryside.co.uk and grab a piece of outdoors history for yourself…