Walking Equipment Manufacturers
Looking for some new outdoor clothing or equipment, but not sure what's available? Check out our listing of some of the best manufacturers and brands. We have provided links to their websites for you to obtain product information. You will usually find stockist information and product reviews as well as general information about the company. The companies are listed alphabetically. Some of these manufacturers have a large range of diverse products, others specialise in just one type of product. Whatever you are planning to purchase, these are the companies whose products you should be considering.
This French manufacturer produces an eclectic range of products which includes outdoor clothing and some traditional walking boots. The range includes parkas and jackets, pullovers and sweaters, fleece jackets, shirts and trousers for men, women and children.
This Italian company has developed a range of walking boots that are lightweight, yet without compromising the strength and stability of the boot. There are a variety of styles to choose from. These are 2/3 season boots with an average weight of only 650gms. This compares with a traditional walking boot weighing 700-800gms.
Asolo’s goal is to create great footwear for all of your outdoor needs, in all conditions, at all altitudes: from light walking to hiking, from backpacking to the most treacherous climbing - whether it be on ice or mixed terrain. Asolo footwear is designed around the foot; flexible, lightweight, and at the same time, resistant. Fit and performance are major strengths. Their breathable footwear is able to shock-absorb even on the toughest terrains, while keeping away humidity, water, and cold weather. The highly researched soles prevent slips and falls on the most slippery terrains. Asolo is an Italian company.
have an enviable reputation as a world leading manufacturer producing top performance
technical clothing and footwear that is also stylish. This prominence has been built up over many years of supplying
innovative products of consistent quality. Whatever you are looking to buy,
they should be on your list.
Brasher, a British company, specialise in outdoor walking footwear and socks. They have a comprehensive range of leather and fabric boots and shoes designed with their stated core values in mind; out-of-the-box comfort, lightweight, fit for purpose and engineered to last. To ensure you enjoy every walking moment from the mountains to the trails in the great outdoors. The very popular Hillmaster GTX boot is a classic proven design, regularly updated and suitable for hill and valley walking.
Supremely comfortable, Bridgedale socks offer the outdoor enthusiast the ultimate in comfort, support and performance. There is a wide range to choose from, each sock carefully designed with a specific activity in mind from country walking to mountaineering.
Gelert produces a wide range of outdoors clothing, camping and backpacking equipment including tents, rucksacks and sleeping bags. You can get most of the accessories you will need for a hiking holiday from their product range.
Scandinavian high performance technical clothing with style. Helly Hansen offer a complete range of outdoor clothing for all climatic conditions and outdoors pursuits. This is a world renowned brand with ski and sailing enthusiasts, but walkers will also find great products. A company with a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
The lafuma range includes clothing and footwear for ladies, gents and children as well as equipment. This French company promotes adventurous design and technically advanced materials combined with excellent prices.
Leki is a technological leader in trekking poles. Through continuous innovations and the highest level of quality they have created a comprehensive range to ensure that your poles cope with every demand.
Lowe Alpine produce a large range of performance outdoor clothing and equipment. The range includes their Triplepoint® garments designed to work well and look good.
Meindl is a German company which produces walking boots in a wide range of models all in half sizes for a perfect fit. Their Magna travel shoe is a totally new concept in shoe design. Its soft leather lining an nubuck upper provides durability, comfort and lightness.
Originating in California Osprey manufactures a wide range of back packs plus accessories and has built a worldwide reputation and distribution network. Today Osprey packs are taken to the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. Their award winning designs are innovative using the latest material advances and their experience to create highly practical packs for all situations. The Tallon series is a good example of this and is hydration compatible.
All Páramo garments use innovative fabrics engineered by sister company Nikwax – designed to actively ‘Direct’ water (liquid water as well as water vapour) to where you need it to keep you comfortable. This goes from our reversible, next-to-the-skin base layers to the outer weatherproof protection of Nikwax Analogy. As a result of Directionality, Páramo gear outperforms all other outdoor garments – better than ‘breathable’, more comfortable than ‘waterproofs’, as supple and silent as ‘soft shell’, and, unlike other systems, working just as effectively whatever the temperature or humidity.
Regatta have a huge range of outdoor clothing. Jackets include the Extrovert (Apex is women's version) made from performance waterproof and breathable Isotex microgrid polyamide fabric. Fleece jackets include the Gable (Bridget is women's version) made from midweight 240.
SCARPA, an Italian company, is currently a world leader in the production of mountain shoes offering a 360° range. The company currently produces the following lines: Telemark, Alpine Skiing, High Altitude (plastic materials) and Mountain, Hiking-Trekking, Outdoor-Walking-Travel and Climbing. The company has a remarkable pedigree in boot craftsmanship stretching back seventy years from which its focus on quality is derived. SCARPA’s current products are however technically state-of-the-art and innovative. Hiking models include Aria, Vortex, Terra, Luna, Cyclone Cyrus and Stratos.
Waterproof breathable socks and gloves designed to keep your hands and feet dry whatever the weather. 100% waterproof. They also have a range of hats.
Sprayway make a comprehensive collection of shell clothing including the TL Neptune, Latitude, TL Trinity and TL Trident jackets.Their moto is 'Clothing for an adventure called life'.
Manufacturer of a huge range of technical socks including sports specific designs with all round protection including the Air force 1 design for trekking. This has an anatomically shaped SilverNODOR™ footbed for left and right feet.
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