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Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Walk the Munros in 9 Weeks!

Last year one of our intrepid team walked all the Munros in 2 epic months.  No, honestly!  Pete Holder attracted quite a bit of attention for this feat, and quite rightly so, but we didn’t give him the credit he deserved on our blog.  So, with many people turning their thoughts to their 2013 ambitions, we thought we’d give you … Continue reading

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Now is the Winter of our Discount Tents!

    We’ve added our whole range of Nemo tents and Mountain Equipment sleeping bags to The Epicentre sale!  Nemo make very high spec gear that can handle the worst conditions nature can throw at it – their list of awards and accolades is testament to that!  The range covers everything from the minimalist superlight Meta 1p, to the full … Continue reading

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Icebreaker clearance – new stock added!

      Our last delivery of cut price Icebreaker gear flew off the shelves, so we’ve ordered some more!!  New lines have been added, such as the highly technical Quest Long Sleeve from the Icebreaker GT range – ideal for high aerobic activity.  We also have classic lines in bold new colours – the Oasis Crew is now available … Continue reading

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Edelweiss Performance 9.2: Review

  Having just returned from an extended sport climbing trip to northern Spain, I thought I would take this opportunity to review the Edelweiss Performance 9.2mm rope, which was one of two Edelweiss ropes we used extensively throughout the trip.   The first thing to mention is just how durable this thing was, when buying a super skinny sport rope … Continue reading

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Hot New Brands for The Epicentre

We’re really excited to welcome two new brands to The Epicentre this week.  We’re now stocking Gregory packs and Source hydration.  Gregory bring a fantastic design philosophy to our rucksack range in both hiking and fast and light style packs.  Our Source range now encompasses some really innovative hydration solutions – going well beyond the basic reservoir offering. You can … Continue reading

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Brand New Arc’teryx Stock

Our new season Arc’teryx stock is now in-store and online.  We have extended our range of the fantastic Phase baselayer collection to include underwear.  We have a beautiful Gamma LT Hoody softshell jacket in Chipotle (bright orange!).  And we’re also stocking the ultra-light Incendo jacket and Cita hoody for your fast & light adventures.  The snow might still be falling, … Continue reading

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Final Reductions

Further Discounts now Live! From Monday 11 February our FINAL REDUCTIONS will be applied across all sale items.  As of tomorrow there will be a further 10% discount on already-discounted prices.  For example: Patagonia Men’s Down Sweater -£117 – SAVE £63 Arc’teryx Women’s Gamma MX Hoody – £149.50 – SAVE £80.50 Sherpa Kumbuche Jacket – £143.50 – SAVE £96.50!!! Check … Continue reading

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YOUR blog

We’re super lucky at The Epicentre to have staff who are really active in the Lake District outdoor community.  On top of this they all know how to write and take the occasional belting photo too!  Hopefully you’ll have seen some of our recent blog posts and, who knows, even enjoyed them…?!? Well we’re pretty proud of our staff in … Continue reading

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On-the-hill review: Sherpa Lobutse Softshell Jacket

Staff member Pete Hill has been testing a range of gear from new brand Sherpa Adventure Gear. The Kathmandu based technical gear company have brought a full range of high spec outdoor gear to the UK market. Today he will be focusing on the Lobutse softshell jacket, seeing how it copes with the often unpredictable and mixed weather conditions that … Continue reading

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A rare day on Scafell ice

Thursday afternoon I got a call at work from a Romanian friend.  After nearly hanging up thinking it was a sales call he said I had to get the next day off, the conditions were going to be perfect! And the day after looked set to be a washout. He was quite insistent!  Fortunately our boss Kate is very understanding … Continue reading

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