A New Era in Breathable Design, Columbia Ventelation

A new era in breathable design, Columbia Ventelation technology incorporates a selection of innovative technologies and premium quality constructions to create the ultimate series of shoes. Boasting a range of extraordinary qualities including breathability, lightweight, flexibility, cushioning, versatility and comfort this latest series of shoes from Columbia has something for everyone.

Ventilating materials and innovative channels create the perfect breathable shoe and allow superior water drainage.  From the seasoned hiker to beginners in the world of adventure; these versatile shoes are perfect for all of your outdoor pursuits. Ventilating materials and innovative channels create the perfect breathable shoe and allow superior water drainage.

Here at Webtogs.com we are excited to announce that we now stock this innovative range of shoes so you too can enjoy their amazingly advanced design.

 

Columbia Ventrailia Mens Walking Shoes - Platinum HeatwaveColumbia Ventrailia Mens Walking Shoes

These versatile men’s walking shoes feature an innovative design to deliver maximum comfort and performance. They incorporate midsole ports to deliver superior ventilation and cooling as well as a Techlite midsole for a lightweight feel. Despite their lightweight and breathable design they still deliver unrivalled grip and support thanks to the OmniGrip outsole and welded synthetic overlays.

 

 

Columbia Sunbreeze Vent Womens Sandals - Mud SorbetColumbia Sunbreeze Vent Womens Sandals

This feminine sandal features an attractive design and superior comfort to create the ultimate water friendly women’s sandal. Perfect for all of your adventures on and off road, it has an OmniGrip outsole for superior traction and a lightweight Techlite midsole with air-flow and drainage ports. Stylish, lightweight and ready for wherever the adventure takes you these sandals are a summer essential.

 

 

Columbia Conspiracy III Outdry Mens Walking Shoes - Black LuxColumbia Conspiracy III Outdry Mens Walking Shoes

These superior men’s walking shoes feature a comfortable, breathable and waterproof design to deliver maximum performance. They feature an OutDry waterproof and breathable construction for comfortable protection and have FluidFrame multi-density underfoot support. For grip with every step they incorporate the popular OmniGrip outsole with high traction rubber and a synthetic toe cap protects the toes from bumps.

 

 

Columbia Ventero Mens Sandals - Cordovan CedarColumbia Ventero Mens Sandals

These casual men’s sandals are ideal for all of your outdoor adventures. The breathable mesh upper and midsole ports offer superior ventilation and cooling when you’re working hard. The synthetic toe cap and internal support frame offer outstanding protection and support, whilst the OmniGrip outsole provides unrivalled grip. Comfortable, casual and supportive these attractive men’s sandals are ready for the adventure.

 

 

Columbia Drainmaker III Mens Shoes - Black NuclearColumbia Drainmaker III Mens Shoes

The Columbia Drainmaker III Mens Shoes are the ultimate water friendly sports shoe. They feature a comfortable and supportive design thanks to the Techlite midsole, and offer superior water drainage and ventilation through their midsole ports, open mesh and synthetic upper. They also feature the outstanding OmniGrip outsole for unwavering grip. Fast drying, comfortable, grippy, stylish and water friendly the Drainmaker III are ready for any action packed adventure.

 

 

Columbia Megavent Mens Shoes - Azul BlazeColumbia Megavent Mens Shoes

Stylish and exceptionally breathable the Columbia Megavent Mens Shoes are ideal for getting your sweat on. They offer outstanding comfort and superior support thanks to their lightweight Techlite midsole and Cast PU cage. They feature the famous OmniGrip outsole for unrivalled grip and have innovative ports in the midsole to offer high performance ventilation. This combined with the open mesh upper offers all day long comfort when you’re out adventuring.

 

 

As you can see, the Columbia Ventelation series is extremely impressive. The combination of innovative design with tried and tested technologies offers unrivalled comfort and performance. To see the rest of Columbia’s outstanding expertise and clever design check out the rest of our Columbia collection.

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SS15 Lowe Alpine now available at Webtogs

Lowe Alpine Packing Cube Medium Accessory CaseGetting ready for some serious spring and summer adventures? Here at Webtogs.com so are we and we have expanded our range to include the best products from the SS15 Lowe Alpine collection, so you can tackle any adventure that comes your way with some seriously high quality outdoor equipment. Lowe Alpine have a reputation for innovation and have been setting trends and solving common problems with outdoor gear since they created the very first internal framed backpack. Never one to disappoint, Lowe Alpine’s SS15 collection looks promising to be their best yet.

Lowe Alpine Zephyr ND 55.65 Hiking BackpackGet ready for stress free travel with the first product to land from the amazing SS15 Lowe Alpine collection. The travel ready Lowe Alpine Packing Cube Medium Accessory Case. Ideal for camping, flying or any summer travel adventures this handy case has a webbing handle for carrying and hanging as well as a packable cube shape; store clothes and essentials easily to remove the stress from your summer vacations and trips. Or perhaps you’re going to take on some great British adventures. Whatever the weather this spring and summer be prepared with the all new Lowe Alpine Zephyr Hiking Backpack. This versatile backpack is ideal for hiking in warm or wet weather and features a rain cover as well as hydration compatibility so you can always be prepared. Or, maybe you need to get your trLowe Alpine Waterproof Liner Small for Backpackusty hiking rucksack ready for the unpredictable British weather. The Lowe Alpine Waterproof Liner for Small Backpack has now landed. This handy liner means you can use your favourite rucksacks whatever Mother Nature has in store for you this spring or summer. Plus with the roll top close and side release buckles it’s easy to take on and off when you need it.

Now that you have a taste of our SS15 Lowe Alpine collection, please check out the rest of our stock for serious outdoor solutions and performance.

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New Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season Footwear

Just in time for the colder seasons Merrell have launched their latest seasonal shoes and boots collection which sees some favourites mixed in with new models but all feature a slightly darker overall colouring due to the slick and rugged oiled leather uppers the majority of them feature.  Many of the new and enhanced designs both include exclusive Merrell technical fabrics and components like their M-Select series, Air Cushion system and the versatile Remember Me Foam footbeds which have been updated for greater comfort and support or alternatively well-known brand components like GORE-TEX and Vibram soles; either way these new Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season footwear collection is one here at Webtogs we’re pretty excited about.

Merrell Moab Rover Footwear

Merrell MoabLet’s start with a design that’s practically a classic: the Merrell Moab.  The versatility of this design is what makes it so successful as not only do you often have multi-purpose footwear in each one but there is a variation for every season or occasion so as well.  The models include the bestselling Moc for casual everyday wear; the low-profile shoe for summer walks and treks and the mid-height boot for tougher hikes and trails in colder weather meaning everyone can enjoy the Moab style throughout the year and now with stylish oily leather uppers.

Merrell Annex Mens Walking Shoes

Merrell Annex 63992-500-1The Merrell Annex shoes are a new design which has a modern styling with the intention of them being worn both on and off the trail yet are packed with features and technologies that make each pair quite formidable walking footwear.  Besides the standard Annex shoe there is a GORE-TEX version which gives greater waterproof protection but both models have the same supportive and comfortable midsole and footbed constructions, anti-odour treatment and the oiled leather upper construction that most of this range uses for water and abrasion resistance.

 

Merrell All Out Blaze Shoes

Merrell All OUt 63999-large1If you prefer an active outdoor sporting shoe then the Merrell All Out Blaze Shoes are perfect with a very light construction and plenty of flexibility for a more natural feel while the UniFly cushioning system makes the shoes responsive, supportive and helps to activate your muscles with every footstrike.  These will provide lasting comfort enabling you to go further for longer and even have technologies seen in the rest of the collection like M-Select FRESH, waterproof oily leather uppers and a Vibram soles too all in an athletic sport shoe design.

 

Merrell Azura Womens Walking Shoes

Merrell Azura 64010-large1The Merrell Azura shoes are a bestseller for a reason; stylish with a number of features making them ideal for all kinds of treks and trails in a lightweight construction and this season not only are they available in two different versions; a standard waterproof nubuck leather version with M-Select GRIP or one with a GORE-TEX liner for greater moisture protection and the addition of Winter Compound for snow and ice conditions but also feature the oiled leather look that makes all of these new footwear so distinctive yet obviously Merrell in design.

You may be looking for a higher and more fashionable ladies boot style but with all of the reliable technical features you would expect to find in a high-performance outdoor hiking shoe so no matter where you walk in the colder weather; around town or on a woodland trail the Merrell Dewbrook and Merrell Captiva Boots are perfect.

Also if you want something a bit more casual looking if you prefer a laid back style or just want a decent pair of shoes for everyday life that have lasting comfort and support try the Merrell Traveler Shoes, Traveler WTPF Boots or the Merrell Helixer Trainers instead.  All of these from the new Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season footwear collection are available with us at Webtogs.

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Jack Wolfskin, Salomon and more New Brands at Webtogs


We always aim to bring you the best outdoor gear from all the best manufacturers and brands and at the best prices which is why recently here at Webtogs a number of well-known and diverse names have been added to our roster.  It’s always exciting to have the privilege of being approved for stocking products of brands new to us; even more so when we have a number of different types in one go.

 

Jack Wolfskin

Jack Wolfskin are a name well known amongst experienced outdoor enthusiasts having over three decades worth of experience in making high quality outdoor clothing such as jackets, tops, pants, headwear and shorts; plus footwear, rucksacks and handy accessories like water bottles, walking socks and more.  The extensive range of Jack Wolfskin outdoor gear covers every kind of activity from a simple short walk to braving a mountain trail as their aim has always been to get everyone out and exploring the wilderness whatever their ability or favoured type trail by being as comfortable as possible and you can find their premium products with us at Webtogs.

Also now at Webtogs are the bestselling footwear brand Salomon who since 1947 have specialised in durable technical hiking boots, shoes and sandals for hikers, climbers, trail runners and everyone who likes to take a walk outside.  The Salomon designs are stylish fairly distinct as shown in their popular 4D GTX boots collection and the entire range features the pinnacle of footwear technology such as Vibram outsoles, OrthoLite footbeds and GORE-TEX lining and constructions so that they can take on the terrain and climate conditions so you stay comfortable and supported.

We’ve also acquired brands that produce accessories and equipment that make adventures in the wilderness much easier such as Pure Hydration and Water To Go who produce canteens and water bottles designed to allow you to drink more safely plus BioLite who make compact and highly effective stoves that merely require small amounts of biomass to ignite a contained fire that will cook and charge electronic devices.  Other brands include Extremities with their range of gloves, socks and headwear that work to keep your appendages and head warm and dry without losing any flexibility at all and Buff who have quite simply created the most versatile range of garments around that can be used as everything from a balaclava, to a neck scarf and even a wrist band.

So please take a look at the great new brands and products we have for even more options for making any journey into the outdoors much more comfortable and enjoyable so you can focus on the trail ahead.

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Brasher and Berghaus to “Tie the Knot” under Berghaus Name

Some surprising news reached us last week; Brasher, one of Britain’s most loved footwear brands, is to ‘join together’ with fellow UK Brand, Berghaus. The result of this will be that the Brasher brand will effectively cease to exist, and selected Brasher boots will be sold under the Berghaus name from Spring/Summer 2015 onwards.

Brasher boots will be sold under the Berghaus name from Spring/Summer 2015
Brasher boots will be sold under the Berghaus name from Spring/Summer 2015

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Lowe Alpine DryFlo… The Legend Returns

Lowe Alpine DryFlo is back. And it’s better than ever.

DryFlo is a baselayer technology that first hit the market in the early 2000s to universal acclaim. Its superb wicking, cooling and odour-resistant properties came at an affordable price, and were appreciated across the board by professional bodies and customers alike. Sadly, due to the various financial troubles experienced by Lowe Alpine over the past decade, with it’s former owner Aspen battling to cut costs, DryFlo, along with all Lowe Alpine Apparel, ceased production in 2011.

But thankfully this is not the end of the story. Under the new ownership of Equip, production of Lowe Alpine Apparel has resumed. DryFlo is back, and it’s better than ever! (more…)

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#Walkwednesday Route – 2 Day Circular walk from Corfe Castle via the SW Coastal Path

We’ve got just the route for you for this Walk Wednesday, with a spot of sand, sea and hills on the glorious Isle of Purbeck. Starting at Corfe Castle, you’ll head out for a stupendous 2 day hike. The routes first day (14 Miles) takes in the Purbeck Hills, Swanage and follows the South West Coastal Path for some time, before heading up to camp at Tom’s field camp site. For the second day you’ll again follow the South West Coastal path before heading inland at Kimmeridge bay to follow the downs back in to Corfe (15 miles). We’ve also got alternative routes for the second day with a shortened 5 miles or 12 miles if you need to get back early, or fancy a more relaxing return to Corfe Castle.

Corfe CastleThere is plenty of Parking near Corfe Castle. Our recommendation is to turn left at the bottom of the castle mound heading uphill by East Hill to the walkers car park at SY 963 821. It states no overnight stays, but that’s for motorhomes. Head out of the car park to take a stroll over the Purbeck Hills towards the coast. Follow the Purbeck way along the ridge path on Ailwood Down and Nine Barrow Down. Keep going along Ballard Down and head back along the SWC Path in to Swanage where there’s plenty of scope for luncheon stops should you fancy.

Toms FieldAfter Swanage, follow the SW Coast path out through Durlston Country park, past the castle, caves and lighthouse until you get to Dancing Ledge. Stop a while to watch the one of the best sport climbing spots in the country, there should be quite a few people on the rocks. Leave the sea behind and head uphill to take the path to Tom’s field and relax in the general loveliness of one of the best campsites in the UK. Consistently voted one of the top campsites in the Uk by Cool Camping & The Guardian it is a stunningly beautiful campsite with great views over Swanage Bay from the top field.

Swanage BeachDay Two you have a couple of options, the route we would suggest is the one in pink on the map below. Head out from Tom’s field down to the coast, following the SW coastal path along to Kimmeridge Bay before heading up to join the Purbeck hills and back along to Corfe Castle. If that’s a bit too much for you after day one you can do a shorter route at 12 miles that heads along the SWC path to Rope Lake Head before heading up to Corfe Castle. Finally, a good half day option is to simply head cross country straight back to Corfe which comes in at 5 miles – perfect for those who have a longer journey home or want to be back in plenty of time.

All the routes are available to download on Viewranger, but we’ve also included links to the GPX files below as well (right click on them and select “save link as”) if you want to take them for your favourite device. As always, walking can be hazardous so we would recommend you walk within your abilities and check the route thoroughly before heading out.

Day 1 Corfe Castle to Toms field GPX file
Day 2 Toms Field to Corfe Castle 15 Miles GPX file
Day 2 Toms Field to Corfe Castle 12 Miles GPX file
Day 2 Toms Field to Corfe Castle 5 Miles GPX file

 

Photo Credits:- Corfe Castle Photo – David Bunting – Flickr,  Swanage Beach – R Schofield – Flickr,  Tom’s Field – Treehouse 1977 – Flickr

 

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Farnham round walk or off road cycle – take your pick!

The Museum FarnhamThis weeks #walkwednesday route is one we have created in Farnham, Dorset and is either a challenging 13.5 miles of walking, or a quick hour and a half on the Mountain bike – whichever you prefer. Set in an Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cranbourne Chase, this is a walk or ride that takes in downs, ancient deer parks before delivering you back to a pub of course!

Parking starts at the Museum in Farnham (do make sure you stop in for a pint afterwards, it’s a cracker) and there’s a little bit of up and down to whet your appetite. You start off heading past Chettle Down where you can take a detour to look at an abandoned ancient settlement. View of Chettle Down from Dunspit LaneQuite a bit goes through Harbin’s Park which was once a Medieval deer park covering, more or less rectangular in shape and surrounded by a bank up to 16 feet (5 metres) wide and 5 feet (1.5 metres) high and a ditch over 15 feet (4.5 metres) wide. See if you can spot any of these features as you head around. You come back through Chettle which has been described as the perfect English Village before heading back to Farnham.

Chettle churchWe’ve put a map of the route up beloow, but if you’ve got Viewranger you can download this route for FREE on to your mobile and follow it around. Please note Walking or MTBing can be challenging activities, so do check out the weather and be honest about your level of fitness before setting off.

 

 


© CC The Museum Farnham by Bert 23 – Flickr 
© CC Chettle Church by jfarnhill Flickr
© CC Chettle Down by Toby

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Essential Guide to Walking Kit

We had fun earlier in the year meeting up with Andy from Walks around Britain and Dave from MyOutdoors whilst up in the Peak District. We were already shooting a short video on a walk around Coombs Dale, whilst we were there, we had a chance to shoot the following short video on what sort of gear you might need when starting walking.

 


 

For those of you new to walking, the video gives a great intro to the sort of kit you will need to take when heading out for a days strolling, whether that be in the hills or valleys. We would recommend at least the following gear, as weather conditions can change rapidly when you are out and about.

– Small rucksack of between 15 & 25 litres in size
– Good pair of walking boots, spend the lions share of your budget on this.
Baselayer to push or wick sweat away from your body, it should be synthetic or merino wool (not cotton!)
– A Midlayer, generally fleece, either heavy or light depending on the weather and a spare one in case of emergency.
– An outerlayer, usually a waterproof jacket, but can be a soft shell which is a water resistant and wind proof layer.
– Good pair of walking trousers and a pair of waterproof trousers if the weather looks bad. Don#’t wear jeans, if they get wet, they are rather uncomfortable, again stick to synthetic options which are hard wearing, water resistant and dry quickly.
Compass.
– Map (great guide from Ordanance Survey here on choosing the right map).
First aid kit.
– Food & Drink as you burn a lot of calories out strolling.
Hat & Gloves (make it a sun hat for summer along with some sun cream).

This is just a basic list, so take in to account if you are doing anything more strenuous, or if you are heading in to the mountains, you may well need more equipment.

What would you consider essential for your rucksack or clothing when heading outside?

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