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A Week of Assessments

Last week I undertook the Summer Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award assessments. They are often seen as a foundation that then allows you to go out and build a career in the outdoors. Any assessments are scary and for me, doing them back to back piled on the pressure! As a person who is looking to go into a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Underpants Blog

I’m not wearing any pants.  At least that’s what it feels like. I’ve often wondered, as I’m sure many of you have, what makes a pair of boxer shorts worth £30 or more.  So I pulled on a pair of Icebreaker Anatomica Boxers to give them a test. I’m a huge fan of Icebreaker base layers for winter and summer. … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Humble T-Shirt

The basic kit seems to get forgotten in all the science about super-technical fabrics and hybrid-this and breathable-that.  Summer is coming and we’ve just received an expanded range of Icebreaker’s new collection, and OK, the staff here are possibly more giddy about gear than more well-adjusted people, but the prospect of getting out on the hill without swathes of space-age … 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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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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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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