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  • Shopping for hiking bargains in the Lakes.
  • Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    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?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    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.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    No it’s not, if anything more expensive than online

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    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.

    Premier Icon GregMay
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    Basement in Gaynors if your a size Large.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Basement in Gaynors if your a size Large.

    This ^ 😳

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    Mountain factor get samples in from a range of brands great if you are male medium or female 14.

    Premier Icon tetchypete
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    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.

    Premier Icon failedengineer
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    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.

    Premier Icon reluctantwrinkly
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    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.

    Premier Icon binners
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    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 online

    Premier Icon mav12
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    one of the rathbones shops in keswick was closing down last time i was there and had some discounted stuff,

    Premier Icon uponthedowns
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    The Trespass shop in Ambleside is good. Picked up a nice soft shell jacket for £20 last time I was there

    Premier Icon danposs86
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    There is a good Trespass outlet shop in K Village in Kendal. Lots of reduced stuff there.

    Premier Icon anc
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    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.

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