When Mike Pfotenhauer sat at the seat of his sewing machine in 1974, his desire was to build the most innovative backpacks to the highest standard. Now, forty years later his passion for the outdoors has grown into a range of top quality packs that includes the ground-breaking and iconic Talon series. With innovation built into every strap, buckle and yarn, the popularity of this pack represents a wide range of Osprey products that have been perfected for your life outdoors.

Founded in 1989 Garmin takes its name from its creators Gary Burrell and Dr Min Keo. In 1991 they released the world's first portable GPS and in the following years continued to bring us a lighter, smarter and more durable device than the one before. Their latest device, the 64s, now connects to your smartphone, has a barometric altimeter, a 3-axis compass and locates your position with more speed and precision than ever to guide you home.

Rab Carrington was inspired by his experiences conquering rock faces and in 1981 ‘Rab’ was born, making kit fit for the needs of a lightweight alpinist. Rab was the first to utilise Pertex® in their sleeping bags and down jackets, and has remained at the forefront of outdoor innovation.  Today their Meco 120 tee capitalizes on the latest technology using a blend of Merino wool and recycled Polyester for a fast drying yet warm, comfortable tee.

Osprey packs with AirScape™ and BioStretch™ technology; Garmin handhelds with GPS, GLONASS and wireless connectivity; and Rab’s lightweight, warm and fast drying t-shirts.

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.