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Our new Ultimate Direction Test Centre is ready to go


We’re really excited to announce that our Ultimate Direction test centre has arrived and it’s ready to go…


Getting the right kit is always a challenge whether you are an experienced “Old hand” or a relative “newbie” looking to push the boundaries and go further and faster. We can offer masses of advice (as an independent retailer we’re all experienced runners and walkers here and we talk to thousands of customers about their passions and pick up a thing or two along the way) but sometimes that’s not enough.


Despite all the advice in the world, a pack, item of clothing or pair of shoes might feel 95% right but you are still not sure. Sometimes the only way to truly tell if something is right for you (and thereby lower the risk of you wasting your hard-earned money) is to try it before you buy it. Now you can with our Ultimate Direction test centre.


What’s so special about having an Ultimate Direction test centre anyway? Running and fast hiking packs are an essential piece of equipment for runners and hikers alike. They are core to keeping you out there in the hills with all the kit and supplies you might need and to keeping  you comfortable while doing it. We are delighted to announce that now you can call in and try all the packs, belts and handhelds from the UD range in the hills.


A bit about Ultimate Direction if you don’t know them already: Ultimate Direction is a US brand that’s been at the forefront of making the best running packs, belts and handhelds for trail runners for many years. We believe they are making some of the best packs for trail runners and ultra runners on the market. Alongside running packs, belts and handheld bottle carriers, Ultimate Direction make the 20 and 30 litre Fastpacks – these have been gaining a hard-won following with anyone needing that extra capacity and looking to travel fast and comfortably in the mountains.


How does the test centre work? Simply call in and we’ll talk you though our extensive range of packs. If an Ultimate Direction pack is on the cards (and we think it should because they are amongst the best out there) you can try one out for 7 days free, with no obligation to buy.


Alongside Ultimate Direction we have a massive range of high quality clothing, packs, shoes and equipment for trail runners and hikers. We’re a family-run, independent retailer which means you get great advice, friendly, approachable staff and products selected for how well they will work for you.


All our great Ultimate Direction products are here on the website but please do call in if you are passing and see all the range in the shop.