ADVICE & INSPIRATION - BUYING GUIDES

Buying Guides

Ski and Snowboard Servicing and Repairs Guide
Ski and Snowboard Servicing and Repairs Guide
Ski and Snowboard Servicing and Repairs Guide

Regularly servicing your skis or snowboard is the only way to keep them performing at their very best, and we've got options to suit your every need.

Andrew + Lily's Head To Toe Gear List
Andrew + Lily's Head To Toe Gear List
Andrew + Lily's Head To Toe Gear List

Get ready for winter adventures with the best gear, handpicked by our Fort William and Silverburn store managers, Lily and Andrew. 

A Guide To Smartwatches
A Guide To Smartwatches
A Guide To Smartwatches

Track your fitness and take it to the next level with our guide to smartwatches.

The Ultimate Guide To Travel Luggage
The Ultimate Guide To Travel Luggage
The Ultimate Guide To Travel Luggage

Pack adventure to the max with our ultimate guide to travel luggage.

Tent Care Guide
Tent Care Guide
Tent Care Guide

When you’re out in the wilds, your tent is your home away from home, so it’s paramount you take care of it. In this guide, we share our top tips for looking after your tent.

Wetsuit Buying Guide
Wetsuit Buying Guide
Wetsuit Buying Guide

Our expert wetsuit guide is your all-you-need-to-know lowdown about how wetsuits work and the key things you need to consider when choosing one. 

Paddleboarding Kit Guide
Paddleboarding Kit Guide
Paddleboarding Kit Guide

Paddleboarding has become the go-to watersport in recent years. Our expert guide will set you straight on all the need-to-knows and essential gear to get you out and about on the water.

Christmas Gifts For Skiers
Christmas Gifts For Skiers
Christmas Gifts For Skiers

Know someone who loves nothing more than carving their way through the mountains? Then we’ve got the perfect gift this Christmas. With ideas to suit all slopestyles and budgets, you can be sure your gifts will be used and loved, season after season.

How To Be A Sustainable Snowsports Lover
How To Be A Sustainable Snowsports Lover
How To Be A Sustainable Snowsports Lover

The climate is changing and the mountain playgrounds we love are too. We’ve pulled together a list of tips to help you continue doing what you love, whilst doing your bit for the planet and reducing your impact. 

Van Life: A Guide To Drive-Away Awnings
Van Life: A Guide To Drive-Away Awnings
Van Life: A Guide To Drive-Away Awnings

Check out our guide to see how the addition of a drive-away awning can make van life even more luxury, without compromising your ability to get out there.

Our Best Approach Shoes For 2020
Our Best Approach Shoes For 2020
Our Best Approach Shoes For 2020

Finding the right footwear is just as important for low-level activity as it is for climbing mountains and hitting the slopes, but lucky for you, we know what you need. Here are our best approach shoes for 2020.

Sustainability Credentials Explained
Sustainability Credentials Explained
Sustainability Credentials Explained

As part of our ongoing commitment to the planet, we’ve introduced sustainability filters to our website. This jargon buster is here to help you work out what it all means. Happy sustainable shopping.

Your Nikwax Questions: Answered
Your Nikwax Questions: Answered
Your Nikwax Questions: Answered

Got a burning question about how to care for your gear using Nikwax? We've probably answered it here...

How to maximise your winter gear
How to maximise your winter gear
How to maximise your winter gear

There’s no denying we belong in the mountains, but there's more to your winter gear than just the slopes. Here’s how to maximise your gear and keep it in its best condition for all your winter adventures to come.

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