Angus Whitby


Scarpa Spin 2.0 Trail Running Shoe Review

At Open Air, we believe in putting each item that we stock to the test. Each of our lines are handpicked by our expert team based on performance above all else. This month we gave our resident trail running enthusiast Hector a pair of Scarpa Spin Infinity trail running shoes to review for us. Fully unbiased and fully open. Want to learn more about the Spin Infinity? Read our guide here first! or to learn more about what Scarpa stand for, read our brand focus here! Here’s what he’s said!... Read More


Best Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Autumn

Written By Meghan Taylor Ok, sunlight might be a little scarce at the moment and the days are only due to get darker, but lovers of summer have no need to despair! We believe that Autumn is one of the best seasons to explore and adventure and still has plenty to offer, especially if you’re hoping to spend time outdoors. In fact, this time of year offers unique benefits when it comes to certain outside activities. Read on for our top tips on how you can make the most of... Read More


Brand Spotlight: LOWA

At Open Air, we love nothing more than supporting brands who we believe truly deliver on their promises. Today we focus on LOWA, the footwear specialists who without fail, deliver sensational products that are built for nothing but purpose and precision! For almost 100 years, LOWA has been at the forefront of climbing, mountaineering, hiking and quality footwear. Utilising the finest materials and taking every detail in design and european manufacturing into account, they have managed to build themselves a reputation and being some of the worlds most comfortable and... Read More


Brand Spotlight: Sherpa

When it comes to high quality, highly durable adventure gear, one name that shines far above the rest is that of Sherpa. Founded in May 2003 and birthed from the highest, harshest peaks within the Himalayas, Sherpa acts as a brand who not only celebrates the beauty of the natural world, but the people within it. Who are Sherpa? Finding their namesake from the incredibly spiritual and respectful native people of the mountainous regions of Nepal, Tinri County and the Himalayas, The Sherpa people are master climbers of some of... Read More


Stories from the Open Airers: Summer 2021

This summer, we wanted to celebrate exploration once more! In what has been known as the year of Staycations, across our team, we’ve safely travelled the length and breadth of the country as restrictions open once more and we can begin exploring the beauty of the British countryside! If you’re either looking to start planing your next summer adventure, or are looking for some inspiration for your next roadtrip, these are some fantastic suggestions. Here’s what just a few members of the Open Air team have been up to! Hannah... Read More


New In From Scarpa: Spin Infinity & Gecko

It’s no secret that we absolutely love Scarpa! Absolutely everything that this incredible brand release hits the nail on the head every single time. Today we wanted to share with you not only the latest in their innovations of what makes great footwear, but also focus on two incredibly sport and adventure focused releases, the Spin Infinity, designed as the perfect accompaniment to any trail runner, and the Gecko, the perfect Climbing Approach shoe that brilliantly blends exploration with climbing, where sensitivity, precision and grip are the most important features. ... Read More


Top Dog Friendly Walking Holidays In The UK

Looking to plan your next adventure around your four legged friend? No problem! At Open Air, we absolutely love our dogs and know that they’re a great motivator for helping you explore the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick list of some of our favourite locations for not only the most picturesque walks, but a small selection of some of the most famously dog-friendly towns and counties around the country. Snowdonia Not only iconic for its mountain range, but also the vast and varied landscapes that surround it,... Read More


Fun, Family Friendly Activities To Inspire Your Child To Adventure

Written By: Meghan Taylor With the temptation of video games and smart devices in every home across the UK, it can sometimes be tricky to encourage your children to get outside and experience the joys of the great outdoors! Outdoor play has a number of benefits for children and their development including learning about the world, social interaction, improved physical health and learning the consequences of appropriate risks. In fact, it is widely believed that playing outside is crucial to healthy child development. With this being said, encouraging your children... Read More


Why Hiking Sandals Are A Fantastic Investment!

One of the largest growing trends within the outdoor footwear industry is sandals. High quality, highly durable, highly versatile and most of all, highly comfortable sandals are a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal. Today, we wanted to share some of our favourite things about hiking sandals and why we believe they are a fantastic choice for any outdoor enthusiast or lover of warm weather! Why Hiking Sandals? Hiking sandals are interesting because when one is faced with a rocky terrain or perhaps a woods, the last thing that... Read More


How To Escape The Crowds This Summer

Written By: Meghan Taylor With lockdown restrictions in England finally coming to a foreseeable end, it may just be time to get out and about and enjoy the summer! After a whole year of social distancing, many people may rush to popular venues and hot spots that have been restricted up until now. Whilst it is exciting to be able to flock to the nation’s favourite locations once again, for those who are looking for more of a quiet getaway, or who perhaps aren’t quite comfortable with the crowds just... Read More