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OutdoorGear.co.uk might not be as well knowns as the likes of Millets but they are on the way to making a super name for themselves in the sale of outdoor gear. Start your outdoorsy adventures with a trip to the online store. A full spectrum of clothing for trekking and top quality camping equipment.
Millets go way back to 1893. So one of, if not the oldest shop for selling outdoor clothing and all the equipment used in outdoor pursuits. Top brand camping and clothing on sale from Berghaus and Outwell to North Face. 1000's of items for camping, cycling, running, climbing, caravanning and fishing.
The Ordnance Survey website mapping Great Britain for the use of walkers, runners, cyclist, and all outdoor pursuit lovers. They don’t just sell maps but offer a range of gifts and products covering leisure, travel, fitness and personalised out-door pursuits gifts. Get inspired to explore the outside world.
A Little About
History of Go Outdoors
Go Outdoors was started by two unlikely chaps who left school at 16 with almost no qualifications to shout about.
Paul Caplan a dyslexic bankrupt who once lost his home in a failed business and climbing enthusiast John Graham who was living wherever he lay his sleeping bag. This would include bus shelters, barns and abandoned caravans. These guys are the deserving winners in this story, there’s hope for us all yet.
The business adventure starts its road in Sheffield. John Graham managed the well known CCC (Camping and Caravanning Centre) store. Paul Caplan was a regular customer. CCC Store was established in 1969 taking up a big plot on Bramhall Lane. Eventually moving to Hill Street Sheffield.
Getting together they organised a buyout of the store in 1998 with the help of a HSBC and private equity firm Yorkshire Fund Managers. Expansion and growth followed with over 50 stores opening nationwide. In 2016 JD Sports acquired Go Outdoors for £112 million. This earned the founders Paul Caplan and John Graham a personal financial windfall in the 10’s of millions. JD Sports shop is now the leader in the outdoor sports clothing and leisure market also owning Blacks and Millets.
The store and online website sell outdoor clothing and footwear plus retail camping and outdoor activity items like fishing hiking and climbing.
They use the Ultimate Gift Card which can be redeemed in more than 500 stores including shops like JD Sports, Ultimate Outdoors, Blacks and Millets.
Yes its easy to order online and collect from your local GO Outdoors store, choose click and collect at checkout pick from over 60 stores nationwide. Just wait for confirmation email then trot of and collect easy peasy.
To search for your nearest store input your postcode on this page https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/google/store-locator your local Go Outdoors store will be shown with contact details and directions.
The GO Outdoors discount card is a fabulous way to save money when purchasing camping and outdoor-clothing. For a small fee per year of £5 (At time of writing) it gives great benefits with money off retail prices and special card-holder only offers.