Gear Talk


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


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


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


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


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


What is Gore-Tex?

A common question we often get asked is what actually is Gore-Tex (or GTX)? This magical material pops up all over the place and is used in the very best of outdoor clothing, but what makes it so special? And why should you use it? Today we’re breaking down these mysteries and welcoming you into the wonderfully (waterproof & weatherproof) world of Gore-Tex! Grab an umbrella, because things are going to get wet! In its most basic form, Gore-Tex is a waterproof, breathable fabric membrane that due to it’s lightweight,... Read More


Gear Talk: Fjallraven High Coast Hydratic Review

Today we’re casting our eye to one of the real big winners for the Spring/Summer 2021 season, the High Coast Hydratic by Fjällräven is the latest from the Swedish giants that is an absolute essential for anyone in the market for a new lightweight jacket that can handle almost anything nature throws at you. We’ll be looking at some of our favourite features, as well as giving a little more insight into just what makes this jacket so beautifully versatile. Bad Weather At Its Absolute Best The message behind the... Read More


Gear Talk: The New deuter AC Lite & Futura

In today’s Gear Talk, we’re focusing on the new range from deuter, the new Futura and the AC Lite. Both of these packs are fresh in for 2021 and offer the first in the range of deuter’s all new logo and branding. Those looking for a non-complicated pack with countless potential rejoice, because one you feel the quality of a deuter, you’ll never need to head anywhere else! The first thing to note about both of these packs is that they were build to last. You can learn more about... Read More


Gear Talk: Talon And Tempest 2021 By Osprey

We’ve said it before and we’ll no doubt say it a million times more. We LOVE Osprey backpacks! Following on from our Brand Focus of Osprey, today we wanted to highlight two of our absolute favourite new updated versions of classic Osprey packs for 2021, the Talon and the Tempest. So whether you’re a keen mountain cyclist, an avid trekker or even just are looking for a day to day pack you can throw on without having to worry, we’re sure that the new Talon or Tempest will help you... Read More