Thursday, 24 December 2009



Huge reductions on selected stock.

Visit the site and grab a bargain whilst stocks last!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Berghaus Offers Online Now!

Stop Press!!!

We've just added some fantastic Berghaus offers to the site, you won't want to miss these!

Berghaus Women's Glissade Jacket - rrp £160.00 OFFER £100.00
Berghaus Women's Paclite Jacket - rrp £150.00 OFFER £100.00
Berghaus Verden 65 Rucksack - rrp £90.00 OFFER £55.00
Berghaus Women's Verden 60 Rucksack - rrp £90.00 OFFER £55.00
Berghaus Mule 40+20 Duffle - rrp £50.00 OFFER £30.00
Berghaus Freeflow 20 Daysack - rrp £50.00 OFFER £30.00

We've limited stock so to avoid disappointment please order soon!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last Postage Date for Christmas Delivery

The last postage date for Christmas delivery is Monday 21st December.*

Therefore we recommend that any orders for Christmas delivery are received by Sunday 20th December, or ideally earlier!

We'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all our our customers a very happy Christmas!

*In stock items - Please note that due to the high volume of mail carried by Postal Services at this time of year, we cannot guarantee that all deliveries will occur as scheduled

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Merrell Waterproofs and Warmwear Online Now

We've just added our range of Merrell Waterproof and insulated jackets to the site.

They're designed with top technology for great performance but styled with a uniquely (for an outdoor brand) street look, making them a great choice as your urban winter jacket.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Time to snuggle up

Winter is drawing in, but luckily we have a full range of insulating down and synthetic jackets in stock. From Rab to Montane, Peak Performance to Merrell, and not forgetting Berghaus and GoLite.

Of particular interest for the ladies is the stylish offering from Rab in the Microlite Down jacket - gone are the days of the Michelin Man look making this jacket ideal for crisp winter days about town. Of course it also packs down small and light to stuff in your rucksack for when the ground is crunchy and the air is fresh. For damp days at the crag the Montane Firefox jacket is superb, with a primaloft fill and water resistant outer layer to keep you comfortable during the typical British winter conditions.

For men again the Rab Neutrino Endurance down filled jacket is a classic with a water repellent finish and is available in a striking red or simple black. For something a bit different have a look at Peak Performances' offering in the Blacklight Down jacket: stylish narrow baffles make it great for every day wear while the PP name ensures a great quality product out on the hill. For those wet cold days we have the new totally waterproof Rab Microlight eVent down jacket, fantastic for Scottish winters when you just know you're going to get wet! Don't forget all this week it is free delivery at

Saturday, 19 September 2009

New Ranges landing online now

Well winter is definitly drawing in and the new ranges are starting to land and we are working hard to show off our best ever range with better images and more detailed descriptions than ever before. This week we have had deliveries from some new brands which we are really psyched about. We have a new sunglasses brand called Sinner, they are a Dutch company with some really exciting designs. All the lenses are polycarbonate and they perfect for multi sports such as Skiing, biking, running but look great too. Oh, the best bit is they cost from only £20.00.
We also have had our first shipment from Rab and also Nike ACG. So we have some shiny new eVent waterproof jackets for men and ladies. We also have just received the new Garmin Dakota. I have been using the next model up in the range the Garmin Oregan 300 for a while now and its the easiest walking GPS I have ever used. The screen is clear, the maps are brilliant and the battery life is also good.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Shewee on Dragons Den

The innovative Shewee is appearing on this weeks Dragons Den. The BBC are now showing “Dragons Den - on tour." This is where they catch up with some past entrepreneurs and Shewee will be featured on Sunday 13th September 2009 at 9.00 pm.

This innovative little item, if you havent already seen it is to allow girls to pee whilst standing up. We have sold loads of these items and the feedback we have had is that the are wee'ly good!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Peak Performance

I am pleased to announce a new brand to the Gear-zone range. We are now stockists of Peak Performance which Scandinavia's biggest clothing label in "functional sportswear." So whats the big deal? Well Peak Performance is a premium mountain resort brand. Obviously Gear-zone is specialising in Peak's Mountain and Ski ranges but they also make awesome gear for Golf, training and running gear.

Look out for the Black light collection which we will be stocking as the weather gets more extreme. Black light is gear for the extremes. It is made to the highest quality and finishing and has the features you need but is not fussy.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Full Wild Country Climbing Range Now Online!

Great news for all you climbers, is proud to announce a new partnership with Wild Country.
We have been massive fans of Wild Country climbing gear for years and our range of their climbing gear has grown and grown. Now though we have it all. The majority of the range is held in stock in our Norwich store with the rest of the range we don't stock available to special order. This includes all the legendary Wild Country climbing gear which includes the legendary Friends and Rockcentrics and also the Harnesses, New Helmets, and also their sister brands Clog and Red Chili Climbing shoes.

As always everything is at our legendary competitive prices and we will endeavour to get you your order the next working day so you can spend less time by your computer and more time on the crag.

Iodine banned for water purification by EU!

Important news about Purifying water.

After October 25th 2009 the EU is banning the sale of iodine droplets and tablets to purify drinking water. They are however considered still safe to use. The EU have insisted that the manufacturers comply with regulations on the biocides’ efficacy in scientific tests. Iodine is routinely used by the military and outdoor enthusiasts and is considered safe for short periods of use with the correct dosage. It was not recommended for long periods, pregnant women or those with Thyroid problems.

Chlorine tablets are still available for use, however it is recommended that you use the neutralizing tablets or the water tastes like a swimming pool. Alternatively you can filter your water using a pump such as the MSR Waterworks or the Katadyn pocket filter. The filters have a ceramic core which offer protection from the most commonly encountered culprits of tainted water. They filter out bacteria, protozoa and particles. The MSR filters have a carbon core to reduce the organic chemicals. You can filter up to 2000 litres with a filter.

There is another new gadget on the market which is the Steripen. This is really compact and light and use ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria. It purifies a litre in just ninety seconds.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Societ Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima or Scarpa to you and me.

Scarpa, originating from a small company founded by an English Nobleman, consisted of the best shoemakers from across the land. The quality has stuck to this day, with their leather boots still being hand made by the Italians, and there shoes fashioning the latest technologies including the likes of Gore-Tex and Vibram.

The experience developed over many years of manufacturing boots has lead to features that only Scarpa boots encapsulate; such as the minimal use of eyelets (the weakest part of a boot) and the sleek slimline design to limit fragile points on the boots. This workmanship has resulted in a boot that, if looked after, should see you through 10 years of service.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Fast, Compact, Efficient.

The Jetboil cooking system was a first in design, style and technology. Incorporating a mug as the boiling pan, and an insulated sleeve that can be left on whilst cooking, the Jetboil collaborates many bits of kit into one compact unit.

One of the features that Jetboil are most proud of is the record boiling time. 33% quicker than its rivals, the Jetboil makes a perfect companion to any camper with a boil time of just 60 seconds for a perfect cup of tea. The patented FluxRing and Piezo Ignition, give a massive power input, along with a insulating Cozy and Lid, that provide efficient boiling through Neoprene insulation.

And finally the whole unit packs down neatly allowing for more room within your rucksack for all that extra Tea you'll be drinking.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

British is best!

Definition: Montane regions generally have cooler temperatures and often have higher rainfall than the adjacent lowland regions. These are precisely the condition that Montane clothing excel at.

Montane have two main aims, firstly weight. The heavier something is the more energy it takes to transport it, and the more room it takes to pack, limiting room for luxuries like chocolate. Secondly is breathability. When people feel uncomfortable its usually because their perspiration is making them feel clammy, not only is it important to keep the rain out but also your sweat. To combat these Montane use various eVENT membranes that leave Gore-Tex in the dust. Some of the jackets are unbelievably light, for instance the featherlite smock weighs half the weight of a piece of paper per square metre.

Montane's quality is world renowned, their use of branded fabrics such as Pertex and eVENT mean the fabrics used are at the top of their league. This means that the versatility of Montane clothing is vast, ranging from their fast and light range that are perfect cyclists and runners to their mountain adventure range, ideal for anyone from the novice to British Mountain Rescue.

Anything better than a Leatherman - I don't think so.....

Whether its for botching a broken car or fixing some broken sunglasses in the middle of the desert, the Leatherman has earned the respect for being a truly multi tool. Since 1975 Tim Leatherman has wanted to create the best multi-tool available, and personally i think he has succeeded. The leatherman boasts an efficient design, comfortable grip, precise tools - which are secure, ultra sharp and perfectly aligned. The attention to detail has allowed Leatherman to offer a 25 year guarantee with all its products, something that's rare in our throw away society.

The design is simple to use yet elegant and safe. The sharp looking blade - believe it or not - is less likely to cut you, as it requires less effort to perform the task. Leatherman tools are made from 100% stainless steel to provide years of dependable service. Each 400-series stainless implement is heat treated to optimal hardness for its function. The knives and files are typically tempered to Rockwell C 57 to achieve excellent edge retention.

The 34 years of manufacturing experience has allowed for a tool that can do more than you expect from a first glance. For example, a specially adapted Phillips screwdriver means it can be used on both No.1 and No.2 sized screws.
The regular torture tests and rigorous quality control mean that you are owning a piece of quality when purchasing a Leatherman.
Matt - out.

Carn Footwear - Now in Stock

We are pleased to announce we are now stockist of an exiting new British brand of Footwear. It is the launch season for Carn footwear and they are using lots of cutting edge materials and technology including eVent waterproof membranes. Everything in the boots and shoes have been specifically designed for the product. There are new footbeds, soles, and a unique fit.

Check them out, I think they will become a major new addition to our footwear range

Saturday, 25 April 2009

New Merrell and Ksb Sandals Now In

We have just had another big delivery of sandals into stock. This is the time of year to kick off your walking boots and get some air to your feet.

The technology of walking sandals has changed a lot since Ghandi kicked on his flip flops. The Merrell Chameleon sandals for instance have a lot of the features in the soles as a pair of approach shoes. The soles on many of the Merrell Chameleons are Vibram which is the same rubber as on the approach shoes and walking boots. This gives good traction and grip and the EVA mid soles offer good shock absorbancy for when you walk long distances. The Merrell Chameleon Convertible Sandal also has a removable strap at the back so they turn into a slip on sandal.
Most of the walking sandals have a anti-microbial footbed as well to stop them getting smelly. If they do start to get a bit whiffy, don't worry, we sell product from Nikwax called Nikwax Sandal Wash which does exactly what is says on the bottle.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Increased range of Suunto Watches

We have now increased the range of Suunto watches (or wristop computers as they like to call them) on the website. The range now includes all the X range including the original Suunto Vector in all colours, the T1/T3/T4 training range and also the Gps watch the X10. In addition to this we now offer the largest selection of Suunto spares and accessories such as straps, batteries, heart rate monitors and even screen protectors.

In case you havent seen them already try and take a minute to look at the new Suunto Core, we have this in all sorts of colours and variations but my favourite is the bling Suunto (you'll spot the one.

I also found this cool video on Youtube of a dude so please with his Core he went to extremes to share it with everyone

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Full Montane Hot '09 range online now!

Having recently worn my fingers to the bone during the endeavour, I'm please to announce that gear-zone now has the full
Montane Hot '09 range online...

...we stock many items all year anyway, but fear not...
...if Montane have it in stock, we'll get it in for you!

Hopefully those of you who know Montane's gear will find this a fantastic opportunity to pick up those hard to find bits that no-one ever sells, and all at a discount from RRP!

For those who don't know Montane...they're a small UK based company staffed by outdoor enthusiasts, specialising in lightweight, highly breathable (and I mean as breathable as it gets!) and durable clothing for performance sports like running, cycling, trekking, mountaineering or climbing. (although they're fine for around town or walking the dog too!)

Once you've seen what Montane's ethos does for your comfort and backpack weight you'll wonder how you ever managed with other manufacturer's 'lightweight' stuff!


Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Online Prices Instore. - What does this mean

You may be aware that we sell all our products at the same price instore as we do on the internet. I bring this up as I think it is a great offer which I wish everyone did. I was in HMV yesterday looking at some box sets and they are a lot lot cheaper on their website. I think our system of having transparency should be copied elsewhere around the high street, or the high street will suffer.

So if you can pay us a visit in Norwich you will benefit from the friendly advice of the staff, get to try things on and the best prices in town. We also have a price promise where we even match online prices (unlike most other stores).

Do you think this is a good idea?

Montane Terra Pants tested - But not to destruction

I just saw this review of a pair of Montane Terra Pants in a magazine and thought I should share it with you. Not the normal review as they don't say much about the trousers. What they do say is that they are amazinly tough. These trousers have long been a staff favourite and probably one of the best technical walking pants we have in stock. By the way we now have short leg length available.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

New Blog has arrived

Big thanks to Oli at Rackspace for helping us launch the new blog. From here you will be able to see what new gear we have and also any news we want to let you know about.

The first thing to tell you is a big order has just come in of Littlelife Voyager Child carriers with a big discount.