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Cocona hiking socks launched

29th February 2012 | 0 comments

Target Dry have announced the launch of a new range of hiking/trekking socks that use cocona as part of the fabric mix. The Walk Lite and Hike Lite are the first two models in the Xtreme range of socks, with an all-season sock – the Trek Comfort – due later in the year. All models use a blend of merino …

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Marmot London store to open

14th February 2012 | 0 comments

Spring 2012 will see outdoor manufacturer Marmot launch its second European flagship store at the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in north east London, situated adjacent to the London Olympic Park. The Marmot store will be on ‘The Street’, an outdoor boulevard that is one of the main access routes through the centre site, and the gateway to the Olympic …

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ISPO Munich report, part 3

10th February 2012 | 0 comments

Welcome to the third and final of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade fair in Munich, where each January the industry gathers to display the latest products that will be appearing in shops over the coming few months. Let’s kick off with Black Diamond who have a number of updates and new products for spring 2012. The Vector …

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ISPO Munich report, Part 2

5th February 2012 | 1 comment.

Welcome to the second part of our report from the ISPO outdoor trade fair in Munich, during which we braved sub-zero temperatures and death-by-sauerkraut in order to bring you hot-off-the-press news of the mountain products that will be appearing in shops in the coming months. So let’s start with high-end French brand Millet, of whom high altitude mountaineers will be …

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ISPO Munich report, Part 1

2nd February 2012 | 1 comment.

The Trek & Mountain team has just arrived back from the ISPO trade fair in Munich where, along with sub-zero temperatures, we discovered a whole raft of exciting new launches and announcements of trekking and mountaineering gear that we’ll all get to see later in the year. Over three days we visited over 40 different companies’ stands and checked out …

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Outdoor industry heads to ISPO Munich

29th January 2012 | 0 comments

This week the outdoor industry – Trek & Mountain included – heads to Munich, Germany, for the massive ISPO trade show which takes place from 29th January to 1st February. With over 2,000 exhibitors from the sporting goods industry attending, the show represents a great opportunity to find out about the products and styles that will be hitting the shops …

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Karrimor continue Alpiniste tradition

27th January 2012 | 0 comments

Karrimor have announced two new technical packs bearing the Alpiniste name which first came to prominence in the 1970s. At the time, the company had appointed the late, great Scottish mountaineer Dougal Haston (of Annapurna, Eiger and Everest fame) as technical advisor, and one of the fruits of his involvement was the purple ‘Haston Alpiniste’ which was used by the …