Airbeam tents on display and available to buy online for 2013 season

Vango airbeam tents on displayVango Airbeam tents on display at our showroom and available to buy online with FREE DELIVERY and a PRICE MATCH guarantee at www.outdoorgear4u.co.uk .

In store and on the phone, our experts are available 7 days a week to show you how to erect & put away your Vango airbeam tents.

Check out our Vango Airbeam information page & look out for the ‘on display’ logo.
Don’t worry if the Airbeam you wish to view is not on show; they are so quick & easy to erect we can pop it up for you in minutes!
And don’t forget, we also include a “FREE CAMPING” voucher with every tent we sell either online or in store & offer a 7 days a week aftersales & support service. See you soon!
So far the airbeam tents on display are… Vango Airbeam Eclipse 600, Airbeam Evoque 400, Vango Evoque 600, Exodus 600, Vango Airbeam Exodus 800 XL, Airbeam Flux 500, Vango Airbeam Genesis 300, 400 & 500

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Free Camping in the Lake District with ANY tent purchase

It’s back again… FREE CAMPING VOUCHER WITH EVERY TENT. We’re pleased to announce that for the second season Outdoorgear4u & Harrison Holidays have teamed up again for 2013 & will be offering a free night’s camping in your new tent. To qualify all you need to do is buy a tent online via our website or call into our showroom Tent & Camping display to view & purchase instore 7 days a week.

Great new’s I’m sure you agree ! In fact you can even stay in the Lake District as part of this deal. Wild Rose campsite is uncrowded & unspoilt. Located in the Eden Valley in the heart of the Lake District in Cumbria.

Harrison holidays also have a new addition to thier potfolio this year, Brooklyn Holiday Park is an adult exclusive holiday venue that will suit those couple’s wanting peace & quiet in a beautiful location near the seaside.

For a full list of the parks & sites just visit Harrison Holidays. Once you have your voucher be sure to pre-book & mention your Outdoorgear4u FREE NIGHTS CAMPING voucher.

Our free nights camping scheme is a great oppurtunity for customers to get a feel for thier new tent & accessories. It’s always a good idea to have a practise weekend away before you go on your main camping holiday.

A few of the Harrison sites are really close to our store & tent showroom meaning the offer will really appeal to our local customers but with the Beautiful Eden valley site located in the Lake District it will attract to our online national customers too.

It’s really important to familiarise yourself with your equipment & get an idea how your tent erects & packs away. The free nights camping offer from Outdoorgear4u is just the ticket!

As with everything, terms & conditions will apply but basically customers will get a free night when staying 2 nights or more so best to book yourself in for a weekend of fun. If the tent is purchased online vouchers will be dispatched with the tent & if purchased instore will be given at your point of collection.

For more information please call Outdoorgear4u customer service on 01704-893-477, email enquiries@outdoorgear4u.co.uk, or call in 7 days a week to see us.

www.outdoorgear4u.co.uk & www.harrisonholidays.com

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New additions to the 2013 Tent Display as of April 6th

We have a few more models pitched in our display to tell you about, this weekend we erected the Vango Adventure Tarp, Gelert Vector 4 & the complete range of the Vango, Soul 100, Soul 200 & Vango Soul 300, the Soul’s are great tents & exceptionally good value for money. It’s about time someone made an entry level 1 person tent as not everyone can afford the high price tags that are normally associated with 1 man tents. Visit us today at our camping accessories & tent showroom & see the Soul 100 priced at only £39.99 

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Best In North West Tent Display is Back for 2013

Our team at Outdoorgear4u have been working hard transforming our winter ski display into the Campers wonderland that we promote from April – September. So far we have managed to get some tents on display between the 2 floors of our indoor showroom,
So far we have on show…
Vango Airbeam Infinity 800, Highlander Yukon 5, Vango Shadow 200+, Vango Airbeam Velocity 450, Highlander Glenquik 2, Vango Tempest 400, Vango Spirit 200, Vango Airbeam Flux 200, Gelert Chinook 3, Vango Alpha 400, & a Vango Tempest 400.
We think it’s a good mix of family, weekend & technical tents for customers to see. Please remember folks if it’s not too busy we’ll always endeavour to put a tent up for you to see as long as we have the space.
Our massive outdoor tent display area will be open soon enough but it’s just been too cold to put tents outside. Easter is early this year & we do like to have the tents displayed by Easter weekend but with the weather reports still threatening with snow & frost it’s just too early.
Kepp checking back for updates on whats on display or just give us a call if you want to see anything in particular. Our lines & service are open 7 Days… 01704-893-477

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Top 10 items in my Ski holiday essentials check list

The best thing to do well before a ski holiday is to have a dress rehersal, do this with plenty of time before your ski holiday. I’ve been skiing for years & make it a fun family tradition, it gets the kids exited for thier snow holiday & let’s you know that everything still fit’s (thankfully my salopettes fit for another year) If not you still have plenty of time before the Christmas rush to visit Outdoorgear4u’s local ski shop.

Every year I go through the ski wear check list to make sure I have the ski essentials needed, so here’s what to wear when skiing or Snowboarding…

1) Ski Jacket

2) Ski Trousers/Salopettes

3) Ski Themals

4) Ski Gloves

5) Ski Hat

6) Ski Socks

7) Ski or Snowboard Helmet

8) Ski Goggles/Sunglasses

9) Sunscreen & Lip Balm

10) Apres ski/Snow Boots or Walking boots

+ The many desirebles such as, neck warmer, face mask, lift pass holder, liner gloves, & of course Ski’s & Ski boots if you are not hiring from resort.

Keep checking back through the week with updates & information on this top ten ski wear checklist, starting tomorrow with no1: Ski jackets: I’ll let you know what features & benefits to look out for in a ski & snowboard jacket.

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Essential ski items to pack in your suitcase this winter

Usually 2 weeks prior to my ski trip I start thinking about packing & although I dont have a laminated list, I like to think I know what to take with me for every eventuality. However, when I get to the top of the hill I without a doubt get hit with that sudden realisation – That I’ve forgotten something really Important!

It might occur at the top of a ski lift, or when I’m getting ready for some serious mulled wine tasting, but every ski trip it happen’s. It’s the moment that you realise you haven’t got it. That completely essential thing. You remembered your ski jacket, you remembered your snow boots, so how on earth did you forget?

But don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Here are the ten most forgotten essentials for a skiing holiday, all in a handy list, so you’ll never them forget again!

1) Ski Gloves

Without gloves, your fingers will fall off. FACT. Okay, maybe not, but they will get very cold and painfull

2) Sun Protection Cream

Back in the UK, using sun cream in midwinter seems like something only the most obsessively sun-wary people would do. But trust me, you will need it at altitude & because sunlight reflects off snow.

3) Ski Socks

Ski socks are completely different to normal socks& if you’ve experienced the ultimate pain of freezing toes and multiple blisters from wearing normal socks in ill-fitting rental ski boots, you would never do it again.

4) First Aid Kit

Goes without saying!

5) Sunglasses &/or Goggles

Sun and snow is a blinding combo & you can also permanently damage your eyesight without adequate eye protection & you will absolutely need goggles if you get caught in a snowstorm.

6) Lip Balm

Having dry, sunburnt, chapped lips is never a good look, so making sure you have a good lip balm with SPF in will keep them ready for any après-ski activities. And no, normal sun cream doesn’t work ‘just as good’ – lips need extra moisture.

7) Water Pouch

Supping a beer or seven in a alpine setting is a wonderful thing but waking up with a hangover isn’t. Staying hydrated is a neccessity A water pouch orhydration system can be fitted easily into your Rucksack, ski jacket or ski trouser pockets.

Thermals

Seen thermal sets for £4.99? Believe me no one can stay warm once it hits -20°C without some decent thermal underwear. Our sets are designed for skiing & use technical materials designed tokeep you comfortable – Stay away from cotton & go for man made fabrics or Merino Wool
It ain’t pretty, but long johns are an essential.

9) Plug Adaptor

One thing we all seem to forget is that other countries have different plugs. So ifyou wantto keep using your phone, camera or ipod you best remember your charger.

10) Insurance

Breaking your leg on a mountainside is never going to be fun, but it’s even less fun when you realise that you now have to pay the hospital several thousand Euros for a plaster cast and a lift in an ambulance.

Have you ever forgotten an item on a skiing holiday? Add to this post & let us know.

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Snow searchers get more for thier money in Bulgaria

Sterling has strengthened against all European currencies, making prices on- and off-piste cheaper for UK visitors.

The best value destination in the Post Office’s latest annual Ski Resort Report, is Bansko, as sterling buys 7.5% more Bulgarian lev this winter than last.

Meanwhile, those visiting Swiss resorts will be 4.6% better off – an improvement on last year when a plunging pound bought 9.1% fewer Swiss francs than in 2010.

The Ski Resort Report compares the cost of a ski pass, ski boot hire, ski school, a large coffee, small Coke, 50cl glass of wine, 25cl glass of beer and a two course lunch on the slopes.

In a preview of the latest report, which launches at the end of next month, there were identified eight resorts where budget-conscious skiers will get the most for their money this season.

They are: Bansko, where the total cost of the items comes to £264.52; Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (£324.99); Ellmau, Austria (£356.74); Livigno, Italy (£361.85); Soldeu, Andorra (£402.19); Ruka, Finland (£402.63); Morzine, France (£442.98); and Nendaz, Switzerland (£508.91).

‘Seasoned skiers may have their favourite resorts and stick with them whatever the fluctuation in prices, but bargain hunters, especially novice or intermediate skiers, are more likely to look for the cheapest deal. In this case there’s no doubting that Eastern European resorts will be a great bet.

‘However, while skiing is cheapest in Bulgaria and Slovenia, our research shows that there is good value to be found in long-established favourites, Austria and Italy, providing you choose your resort carefully.

‘And skiers heading to Europe have the added bonus of up to 7.5% more currency for their pounds this year due to the strengthening of sterling.’

Choose your best value resort & get even more for your money with one of our ski wear packages, All you need in one easy to buy bundle for a set price, packages include a Ski Jacket, Salopettes, Thermal ski hat, ski gloves & 2 pairs of socks & can be purchased via Outdoorgear4u

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Tent displays, probably the best in the North West

It’s back! Our new 2012 camping & tents display is bigger & better than ever. It’s open 7 days at Burscough nr Ormskirk but it’s now much larger than it’s predecessor, with more Brands & even better discounts.

So what’s new this time? Well for starters it’s now open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 9-5pm & Sunday 10-4pm)
There’s more than twice as much outdoor display area & to top it off just in case the heavens open we now have a huge range of tents & accessories in our 5000 sq ft mega showroom.

The inside area is home to all our quick erect models, they include Vango’s prestige Airbeam tents (there’s 5 of them on display – all available for us/you to demo)

Coleman are there too with thier Instant tents that can be erected in less than 1 minute & as usual Gelert have the Quikpitch tents that pop up instantly, perfect for festival goers.
The showstopper has to be the Vw Campervan tent, it’s a scale model, split screen camper for under £300, super cool & much cheaper than the real thing. Moving upstairs you meet some of our more technical tents that are aimed at scouts, DofE users backpackers & mountaineers, we also have an area dedicated to erect the technical tents that are not on display, thus enabling customers to get a feel for the tent before they buy.
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Here’s our list of tents on display as of 18th April 2012: (If you are travelling far to view, be sure to call us 1st to make sure the tent your after is still on display) you can reach us on 01704-893-477, 7 days a week.

Vango Airbeam: Flux 500, Pulse 450, Velocity 300, Eternity 400, Infinity 800

Coleman: Coastline 2 Plus, Weekend 2, Weekend 4, Instant 4, Instant Tourer 4, Event Shelter, Cobra 2, Phad X2,

Vango: Icarus 500, Dart 200 DS, Banshee 2, Alpha 300, Banshee 300, Ark 400, Beta 450, Calisto 600, Tigris 600 XL, Diablo 600, Kasari 600, Astoria 600, Zeal 500, Icarus 1000, Samara 400

Gelert: Quickpitch, Ottawa 6, Solo, Rocky 4, Chinook 3,

Lichfield: Cathedral 8, Sandwood 4+2, Windbreaks, Findhorn 4 XL, Event Tent, Arsaig 5,

& Of course our VW Campervan & In the Dog House Tent!

The locations great: Were minutes from Martin mere, seconds from the Leeds/Lancs canal & 5 minutes from the market town of Ormskirk & with excellent motorway networks nearby there’s no reason why you cant make a day of it. See you there!

Andy
Outdoorgear4u

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A Free Nights Camping with Every Tent from Outdoorgear4u

Outdoorgear4u are pleased to announce we will be giving away a free nights camping voucher with every tent sold during the 2012 camping season.
We’ve teamed up with Harrison Holidays & can now offer the night under canvas in any of thier 3 luxurious locations.
The Riverside holiday park is located in Banks near the vibrant seaside resort of Southport, Wild Rose, uncrowded & unspoilt is located in the Eden Valley in the heart of the Lake District in Cumbria & finally the Royal Umpire is a caravan only park (you get a free night with any awning purchased) situated in a charming village called croston on the outskirts of Preston.

As with everything, terms & conditions will apply but basically customers will get a free night when staying 2 nights or more, If the tent is purchased online vouchers will be dispatched with the tent & if purchased instore will be given at your point of collection.

Outdoorgear4u spokesperson Andrew says:
Our free nights camping scheme is a great oppurtunity for customers to get a feel for thier new tent & accessories. It’s always a good idea to have a practise weekend away before you go on your main camping holiday.
2 of the Harrison sites are really close to our store & tent showroom meaning the offer will really appeal to our local customers but with the Beautiful Eden valley site located in the Lake District it will attract to our online national customers too.
It’s really important to familiarise yourself with your equipment & get an idea how your tent erects & packs away. The free nights camping offer from Outdoorgear4u is just the ticket!

For more information please call Outdoorgear4u customer service on 01704-893-477, email enquiries@outdoorgear4u.co.uk or call in 7 days a week to see us.
For campsite information please follow the links above.

Carry on camping!

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20% off everything instore, while stocks last!

Huge instore discounts! 5th & 6th November only

Were so happy about our new showroom that we have decided to give customers a massive 20% discount on bonfire weekend.
On the 5th & 6th of November customers will get a super saving, free drinks flasks on purchases over £50 & a chance to grab free discount cards for future purchases.
Offers will be strictly on a while stocks last basis & are available instore only, open saturday 9-5pm & Sunday 10-4pm
Dont miss out !
See you there: Andy.

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