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Buying Guides

  • A Guide to Waterproof Technologies

    A Guide to Waterproof Technologies

    With Spring just around the corner and April showers a looming threat, good waterproof gear is a must. We’re here to guide you through the mystery of hydrostatic head, and give you a rundown of waterproofing technologies from our leading brands Read more
  • Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of special picks that we think will suit all shapes, sizes and budgets for the festive season! Read more
  • Buying Guide: Jackets and Coats

    Buying Guide: Jackets and Coats

    So it’s time to invest in a new jacket, but what type do you need? How much should you spend? All these questions and more will be answered in this easy guide. Read more
  • Camp Confident | A Total Guide To Tents

    Camp Confident | A Total Guide To Tents

    At Blacks, we've been designing and selling tents for over 150 years. We know that the right tent ought to last you for years of adventure, so here's a 'fundamentals' guide to help you make the right investment for your own Life Outdoors. Read more
  • A Guide To Lighting: Lamps, Lanterns and Torches

    A Guide To Lighting: Lamps, Lanterns and Torches

    The modern camper has a huge range of lighting gadgets and devices to choose from, all of which are tailored to each individual’s preferences. Here we will explore what is on offer, and put lighting in the spotlight. Read more
  • Backpacks and their features.

    Backpacks and their features.

    Every walker needs a comfortable backpack. But with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start! Aspects such as size, capacity, fit, storage… Read more
  • Buying Guide: Outdoor Trousers

    Buying Guide: Outdoor Trousers

    Finding the perfect pair of outdoor trousers can be confusing. This guide is designed to help you choose the right trousers for your next adventure. Tighten your belt and read on! Read more
  • Buying Guide: Outdoor Socks

    Buying Guide: Outdoor Socks

    Many believe that there is not much to the humble sock. This guide will show you that there is a lot more to socks than you might have realised. Read more
  • Buying Guide: Rucksacks and Daysacks

    Buying Guide: Rucksacks and Daysacks

    If you enjoy a ‘Life Outdoors’ lifestyle, you will know just how important a rucksack is. This guide has been designed to help you find the perfect backpack for your chosen activity. Read more
  • Buying Guide: Sleeping Bags

    Buying Guide: Sleeping Bags

    At Blacks, we know the importance of a good night's sleep in the outdoors. This fundamentals guide is designed to help you find comfort in a sleeping bag that’s right for you. Sleep tight. Read more
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