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Angus Whitby

10/06/2021

Top Tips To Stay Hydrated Whilst Hiking

When out and enjoying the warmer weather, one common issue that we often hear people struggling with is how to stay hydrated whilst out trekking or hiking. As you’re more exposed to the weather and will be moving more, you will likely be sweating and losing water from your body…and that lost moisture needs topping up! The last thing you’ll want happening whilst enjoying the great outdoors is to succumb to dehydration. If you are dehydrated, you’re more likely to suffer from issues such as heat stroke and even hypothermia,... Read More

Kanken Art 08/06/2021

Fjällräven Launch New Kånken Art To Raise Awareness For Ocean Plastic Pollution

Plastic oceans are becoming an ever present problem for the modern world. In fact, it is estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish. That is unless we seriously change our habits and the way we handle our waste. In order to raise awareness to this cause and in connection with World Ocean Day, our friends at Fjällräven have launched their latest in the Kånken Art series, a dedicated run of  fantastic packs, mini bags and laptop cases with unique... Read More

03/06/2021

Our New And Improved Footwear Service

At Open Air, our goal has always been “To inspire and help more people to enjoy the Outdoors, sustainably and responsibly”. It is that vision that drives our team and everything we do. For us, the outdoors is about so much more than selling a product such as a jacket or pair of boots, it’s a lifestyle, a pursuit of passion that results in truly life-changing experiences and life-long memories.  Over the past year, there have been plenty of challenges for us in achieving this vision. From having to close... Read More

03/06/2021

Open Air Embraces Plastic-Free Packaging On Online Orders

It’s no secret that one of the biggest culprits of plastic waste is food and product packaging. Polythene plastic postage bags may be a staple in the mailing industry, however are often non-biodegradable or not recycled properly and end up in either landfill or damaging places for the environment. As an online retailer who sends out hundreds of packages each week, we believe that we too have a responsibility to reduce our plastic waste, reduce the use of polythene bags and to help spread a message of sustainable packaging within... Read More

27/05/2021

New In From SCARPA: The Mojito Bio

If there’s one thing we absolutely love it’s brands who continue to innovate and defy what it means to create quality gear that both works and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern adventurer or comfort seeker! One brand who continue to innovate in this way is SCARPA and following our Brand Focus on their rich history and heritage, we wanted to do another focus piece on their latest release, the Mojito Bio, the first 100% biodegradable piece of high quality footwear in the SCARPA range. First... Read More

13/05/2021

Brand Focus: SCARPA

We often get asked how we feel about the brands that we supply at Open Air, today we’re casting an eye over one the leading innovators of sensational footwear, who put performance, durability and sustainability at the forefront of everything they do. Let us introduce you to…SCARPA Whether you’re a long time SCARPA advocate or have never heard of them before, we’re sure you’ll find this read interesting, informative and enlightening as to who SCARPA  are, what they stand for and why we love them! We are also a registered... Read More

04/05/2021

Gear Talk: The Lowe Alpine Cholatse Review

When it comes to a sturdy and lifelong backpack, few come close to the quality and supportive features of Lowe Alpine, today we’re exploring one of the newest arrivals in their range and running through some of our favourite features of the Low Alpine Cholatse Range.Firstly, the Cholatse comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit all needs, most notably however is that 3 out of 4 of the range that we have taken are particularly designed with women in mind and feature Lowe Alpine’s signature ‘ND’ range... Read More

29/04/2021

The Total Beginners Guide To Camping

So you want to go camping for the first time? Perhaps it’s to connect with the family, or perhaps it’s on an adventure filled weekend with friends, or perhaps it’s even camping solo to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life! Unsurprisingly, we absolutely love camping and being outdoors in general really. However we also know that for the total beginner, things can seem a little overwhelming and more often than not you’ll be so overwhelmed by all of the little things that you’ll forget something big…like... Read More

29/04/2021

Rab Zenith Women’s Jacket Review

It’s no secret that we LOVE Rab’s jackets! Following on from our recent spotlight on the Rab Meridian men’s jacket, we thought it would also be a fantastic opportunity to highlight another of our favourite from our women’s range, the Zenith Waterproof Jacket. This incredible jacket excels in wet weather and is built to be the perfect lightweight, weatherproof companion for those spring/summer downpours that catch you off guard out of nowhere! Let’s dive in! View The Rab Zenith Jacket Here. About The Jacket To kick things off, it’s worth... Read More

22/04/2021

Rab Meridian GORE-TEX Jacket Review

A fresh release from our friends over at Rab, today we’ll be looking into the Rab Meridian jacket in a little more detail. This incredible jacket is built to be the perfect lightweight, weatherproof companion for those spring/summer downpours that seem to catch you off guard out of no where. Without further delay, let’s take a look into this wonderful jacket! View the Rab Meridian jacket here. About The Jacket First thing’s first, we LOVE this jacket and know you will too. It’s versatile, stylish and made from some of... Read More