Shopping for hiking bargains in the Lakes.
Years ago pre internet on my first visit to the Lakes it was possible to get some good deals on outdoor kit due to the amount of competition. Is it still the case now? Going to the Lakes for about a week this summer and I could do with some new lightweight boots or walking shoes. Is it worth waiting til we go, are there any places known for their bargains in the likes of Keswick or Ambleside?Posted 5 years ago
Gaynor’s is always worth a punt, but its a bit hit and miss. The Mountain factor is good for Patagonia – both in Bumblethwaite and both with online shops too.Posted 5 years ago
No it’s not, if anything more expensive than onlinePosted 5 years ago
Gaynor’s has the odd bargain, but generally other than Sale Rails the Lakes is quite pricy. My favourite shop is the Epic Centre, really nicely designed layout rather than loads of stuff all crammed together.Posted 5 years ago
Basement in Gaynors if your a size Large.Posted 5 years ago
Basement in Gaynors if your a size Large.
This ^ 😳Posted 5 years ago
Mountain factor get samples in from a range of brands great if you are male medium or female 14.Posted 5 years ago
I recently saw some Montane trousers I liked in Gaynors, checked the internet and found them 10 quid cheaper……………..on Gaynors web site! Needless to say I left the shop and ordered them online.Posted 5 years ago
My OH found some boots in Gaynors which she’d seen online on their website. They were £20-odd pounds cheaper online. They wouldn’t match the price or even budge slightly. What’s that all about? She went home and ordered them online. Delivery arrived next day.Posted 5 years ago
It really is a case of stumbling across bargains on sale rails. last time up I got some good reductions at Cotswold (Berghaus mid layer & North face Trousers), Rathbones in Keswick (Berghaus smock fleece) and The Mountain Factor in Ambleside (Patagonia base & mid layer). best sale rail was in The Mountain Factor. The days of John Gaynor being the go-to bargain shop is long gone I’m afraid.Posted 5 years ago
Outdoor shops in the Lakes exist solely to sell overpriced rufty-tufty looking gear for people to wear while walking from the car park to the tea-rooms. The prices reflect this. I’d say you’d have more luck in Manchester city centre, or onlinePosted 5 years ago
one of the rathbones shops in keswick was closing down last time i was there and had some discounted stuff,Posted 5 years ago
The Trespass shop in Ambleside is good. Picked up a nice soft shell jacket for £20 last time I was therePosted 5 years ago
There is a good Trespass outlet shop in K Village in Kendal. Lots of reduced stuff there.Posted 5 years ago
Planet fear and Needlesports in keswick and Rockandrun ambleside have some great deals a lot of the time. The rest are probably better online as they have a captive market in the honeypots and their prices reflect this.Posted 5 years ago
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