Rab alpine jackets with Pertex® Equilibrium® fabric; DMM’s adjustable, any season harness; Black Diamond’s auto-locking magnet karabiner; and La Sportiva’s Lorica® toe box climbing shoe.

At Cotswold Outdoor we’ve always been committed to providing expert service, cutting-edge technology and having the widest choice of kit. That’s been the case since 1974 and it’s still the case today.

In 1981 Rab Carrington used his extensive experience from ground breaking expeditions to produce technical kit that met the needs of a light weight alpinist.  He was the first to use Pertex®, to enhance the performance of their sleeping bags and jackets. Today the Vapour Rise Lite windproof Jacket made from Pertex ® Equilibrium ® balances wicking and warmth, whilst its adjustable hood and streamlined fit allows you to climb in comfort knowing you’re protected from the elements.

Since 1981 DMM have been committed to producing leading specialist recreational climbing and mountaineering equipment. Having amassed a wealth of knowledge over the years, they understand choosing a harness is one of the most important decisions a climber can make. Their latest Renegade harness is designed to be the ultimate highly technical racking system, for any season from cragging to alpine routes, with a large lumbar support providing maximum comfort.

For 85 years La Sportiva have possessed a passion for technical footwear. Founded by Narciso Delladio in Italy hand crafting wooden clogs and leather boots. Focussing their shoe making expertise on mountaineering, climbing and skiing footwear. The latest Katana climbing shoe is engineered for technical precision. Lined with a stretchy fabric for toe comfort, the highly durable toe box and rubber rand provide power whilst edging, keeping your toes in place on the surface of the rock.

Black Diamond date back to the 1950’s in California, hand making pitons and selling them from the trunk of a car. Now creating high performance outdoor gear, tested on the best peaks, crags and trails in the world. The latest Magnetron Gridlock Karabiner has revolutionised auto-locks, using the power of magnets to maximise security. The gridlock shape eliminates cross-loading, making belay changeovers faster, easier and safer than before.