kit and equipment


Gromit get Factory Works Team treatment

On Oct 28th, 2013

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Gromit is a very special trailer, with an unbelievable pedigree. I have already written about Nik Cooke, Dave Bramley and Paul Haxby in ‘Gromit is born : Serendipity in deed‘, but for the next leg of the journey he had some special needs. The next leg of Gromit’s story begins in the design offices at […]

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Gromit is born : Serendipity in deed

On Aug 28th, 2013

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What I love about my little trailer, Gromit, above the huge advantage of being able to carry heavy loads easily, the simplicity and the lightness, is the manner in which he was born.  Although I run the risk of despoiling the readers’ affection for the superb chick flick with John Cusack, I must report the events leading […]

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Super Furry Kit

On Jul 4th, 2013

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Seizing the opportunity to go to the Lakes for some fell and leg time, I went up to Marmot HQ in Kendal today to meet up with Martin Panton. Any excuse to get to the Lakes and play with kit – a double whammy – yeah. After being visually accosted by the 3’ high monster […]

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A true Olympian – Dave Bramley

On May 1st, 2013

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One of the most important things about taking all this time out, to travel half way round the world, is my desire to meet lots of different people. If they are anything like the ‘one and only’, kind and generous Dave Bramley, it’s going to be a wonderful trip. Arriving completely unnanounced at the Wicker […]

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Choosing underwear needn’t be all pants

On Mar 20th, 2013

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Sheffield is a wonderful city, I love it, but it’s not always the greatest retailing experience. Wandering around the city centre I found myself drifting into Wayne’s shop for some advice and a chat. I left the shop a while later all loaded with advice and some great Patagonia base layer pieces. A thin Merino […]

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