It has been rather a testing few months with the very sad loss of my mother Jacqueline who lost her brave fight against cancer on May 28th 2013. Not only lost my mum but she was also my business partner, always being there to support and guide me. Mum was very proud of how theContinue reading »
Our son Ben had his first taste of The Alps when we are took him to La Tania which is part of Les Trois Vallees. We stayed at Le Chalet Chocolat and our hosts Carly and Lawrence there were wonderful and we highly recommend them and would definitely stay again. Ben is now our official Canada Goose childrens range gear tester and he was kept nice and warm during his time which he spent sledging and snowman building – next time you will be learning to ski young man!
Our reputation for Canada Goose continues to grow and we feel so lucky to have so many wonderful customers from near and far. Some exciting developments with Canada Goose for the coming year. We are now being supplied directly from Canada Goose which means it is now possible to obtain items which we do notContinue reading »
Our son Ben is now into his second year and we cannot believe how quickly the time has passed, he is making good progress and has taken his first steps. He has so much energy and is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of everyone he meets. I can see lots of outdoor adventures with himContinue reading »
We returned from Pila with the wonderful news that we were expecting our first child. Ben was born on Sunday 7th November 2010 and he will certainly be changing our outdoor adventures but definitely wont be stopping them. Planning to get him on skis as soon as he is walking which he should cope with easily as he has already completed many black runs whilst starting his first few weeks growing inside his mummy.
The perfect opportunity to try my Canada Goose Yorkville Parka on the ski slopes. The question for weeks before was would Canada Goose be suitable for skiing? Would I get too hot? Well I am delighted to say that for me it worked perfectly and all I required underneath was a short sleeve wicking type baselayer. I was toasty warm all week even when sat on a 20 minute chairlift in a blizzard going to the top of the mountain. The hood did not get in the way whilst skiing and provided excellent protection when not on the move. Evening temperatures were well below -20C but it was still just a thin single layer required under my Yorkville as we enjoyed the apres ski.
One of the highlights of our recent trip to Malcesine at the side of Lake Garda was a 45km mountain bike ride from the top of Mt.Baldo to Torbole at the North of the lake. Some of the route down was rather steep, narrow and strewn with large rocks – great fun! My Montane Featherlite Smock was perfect for keeping the wind out and packed down really small when we reached lower levels where the temperature was 30 degrees. Spectacular scenery from the mountain top down to the vineyards in the valley below. My Paramo Crop Cargo Trousers were as Paramo say the perfect travel companion and were used the whole week. Great to have so many secure pockets and nice and comfortable to wear.
Taken during my recent gear testing session in the French Alp’s resort of Tignes. There was plenty of snow and daytime temperatures were well below freezing, the ideal opportunity to try out Woolpower merino wool baselayers. My 200g turtleneck Woolpower top was all I needed under my ski jacket and it kept me warm andContinue reading »
Particularly impressed with the Montane Puma jacket which I was supposed to return to Montane but I liked it so much they never got it back! Great pockets, highly water repellent and breathableContinue reading »
The North Yorkshire Moors was chosen to test the Montane range of clothing and as usual the weather didn’t let us down – it rained all the time, so perfect to try out their waterproofs! We camped for three days near Robin Hood’s Bay and did some coastal walking and we also took our mountainContinue reading »