13/08/2010 09:32:24

Words by tcsh

Brand Links

Climbers Shop Brands

Aku

Mountaineering and walking boot manufacturers from Italy

Light My Fire

Camping gadgets, including the famous ‘Spork’

Aquapac

Waterproof cases for cameras, phones etc

Mammut

High quality Swiss clothing brand (not to be confused with Marmot!)

Beal

Probably Europes leading rope makers. (their site’s a bit ropey though!)

Meindl

‘Shoes for Actives’ (I know,it doesn’t make sense, but they’re German!)

Black Diamond

Top notch climbing hardwear

Metolius

Climbing training aids

Bridgedale

Walking socks, running socks, skiing socks etc…

Montane

Low weight home grown outdoor clothing

Buff

One product, many variations

MSR

Camping gadgets and accessories

Camelbak

Hydration units (water bladders) for all occasions

Nikwax

The re-proofing specialists – get more beading in your life

DMM

Welsh climbers and proud of it

Odlo

Comfortable under & baselayers

Edelrid

Funky climbing gear

Osprey

Lightweight, trekking backpacks

Exped

Camping accessories, mostly dealing with waterproof bags

Optimus

Well crafted Scandinavian cookwear

Five Ten

Pioneering rock shoe manufacturers from across the pond

Pacific Outdoor

‘Eco’ camping equipment that uses less petrochemicals

Garmin

Everything GPS

Petzl

Good quality climbing hardwear and equipment

Garmont

Technical footwear for the outdoor market

Polaroid

Polarised sunglasses for outdoor use (not just old school cameras)

Golite

Clothing and packs for the lightweight obsessed

Rab

One of UK’s leading outdoor clothing/sleeping bag brand

Grivel

Ice specialists – crampons, axes etc

Raidlight

Trail running specialists

Haglofs

Popular and well made Scandinavian clothing (we’re big fans)

Red Chili

Rock shoes from an established German brand

Helly Hansen

Baselayers and underwear manufacturers

Salomon

One of Europes most popular footwear brands

High 5

Nutrition for outdoor activities

Scarpa

Mountaineering and climbing footwear

Hilleberg

The worlds finest backpacking tents! (unofficially)

Sole

Innovatively supportive footwear and insoles

Injinji

Socks with toes! So crazy, it might just work

Teva

Sandals and trekking footwear

Inov-8

Trail and fell running footwear specialists

Thermarest

Inflatable mattresses and accessories

Jetboil

Clever rapid boiling stoves, when you need tea quick!

Wild Country

One of the UK’s leading climbing equipment manufacturers

Julbo

Outdoor orientated sunglasses

X Bionic

Probably the worlds most technical base layers, with a built in ‘air conditioning’ system

Kahtoola

Spikes to fit any type of shoe for winter traction

X Socks

Technical and comfortable ‘next generation’ socks

La Sportiva

High end climbing and mountaineering footwear

Zamberlan

Quality, Italian made trekking and mountaineering footwear

Leki

The world’s leading pole manufacturer

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