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New site goes live

After a slight hiatus Outdoor Enthusiasts is back. The site has been updated to a new mobile friendly theme with a slight restructure. Old product previews and blog posts have been migrated over, updates will be made to the old product reviews while adding new product reviews.

This process will be an evolution so there are still a number of changes yet to go live and slight design improvements – the main one being mobile friendly being complete.


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We’re back!

After more than a year on the road backpacking around the world we’re back and ready to start-up the site again. It’s been an amazing year visiting 14 countries over in 3 continents. 100’s of hours on buses, boats, planes etc.

Julia and I climbing the volcano in Pucon, Chile

We’ve now got some extra experience in outdoor clothing / travel clothing and gear. So stay tuned for more blogs and reviews!

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Beat the VAT Increase

There’s only till the end of the day to beat the VAT increase. As of midnight tonight VAT increases by 2.5% to 20%, you have till the end of the day to buy at the current rate of 17.5% which can be a fair chunk of money when buying expensive items.

If your out at the shops you’ll only have a few more hours to grab a bargin, but online you’ll have all the way until midnight tonight to pay at the lower rater.

Currently Blacks, Millets, Webtogs, Go Outdoors all have great sales on with some amazing savings. So have a look around our site at the products we have reviewed and you might find a great deal just in time.

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Back from Mexico!

Hola, we’ve been away on holiday in Mexico recently hence the lack of blog posts or product reviews. We had a great time near to Playa del Carmen which is south of Cancun. While on the week’s beach holiday we managed a day out to one of the wonders of the world Chichen Itza.

Chichen Itza

As well as being a great day out it was a great chance to test out some gear including the Berghaus Men’s Cuesta II Multi-Activity Shoes and the Berghaus Freeflow Pro 30 Rucksack all performed really well!

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Exclusive 20% discount voucher for Blacks and Millets

We’ve got an exclusive 20% off Blacks and Millets voucher to share with all our fellow outdoor enthusiasts. To qualify for the discount all you have to do is go to the Outdoor Enthusiasts website and go to a product review where there is a Millets or Blacks link at the bottom of the review. Click the link. You will then be taken directly to either the Millets or Blacks website. Conduct your shopping as you would, and once at the check out type the following codes in the promotional code box.  Or just click to via the links below to Blacks and Millets.

Blacks: bRWqCh

Millets: CkwWvQ

This should give you a 20% discount on your total basket price.

Here are some products that we recommend:

Berghaus Torridon 6 Man Tent

Eurohike Buckingham 8 Man Tent

The North Face Rock 22 Tent

The voucher is valid from August 11, 2010 until September 30, 2010.

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We’re back!

After a long holiday we’re back into the swing of things on the site ready to post some more interesting news articles and product reviews.

With the festival season coming up and some great weekend weather we’re expecting plenty of people to be getting ready for some time outside walking or camping.

We’ll have some posts coming up over the coming days including a guide to watching the world cup outdoors!

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Outdoor Enthusiasts to go to The Outdoors Show 2010

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This weekend we’ll be heading down from Manchester to the Birmingham NEC for the The Outdoors Show 2010. The show is a mix of exhibitions, stalls, information stands and talks. This years speakers include Joe Simpson, Leo Houlding, Kate Humble, Simon King OBE, Doug Scott CBE, James Cracknell and Ben Fogle.

There’s also a chance to get active with a surf emulator, climbing wall, ice wall and a zip line. There’s a tent city, wilderness section and a fashion walk. You can also buy products from any of the 100’s of exhibitors. They’ll also be showing off their latest products some not even in the shops yet.

We’ll be heading down on the Saturday, the event lasts from Friday to Saturday with the main speakers on the Saturday. We’ll be reporting live via our twitter account @outdoorenthusia and then reviews on our blog on Sunday and the following week.

If you fancy still going you can still get tickets but some of the speaking events are sold out for seating. Head over to to the Outdoors Show website for ticket information.