Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

If it’s too good to be true…

4th January 2009

Being the time of year that it is, I have been doing a spot of browsing of outdoor retailers on the web to see if any tempting bargains lay in waiting. One that caught my eye was Cotswold’s reductions on Raichle Mountain Trail boots of around the £60 mark. However, all may not be what it seems because a furtive wander about the web revealed durability issues. Whether these are as prevalent as they would appear to be is something that I cannot confirm but any reports that I saw certainly took the shine off the offers and I for one will be hanging onto my money. If there is a genuine problem with longevity, it does sound like something that Raichle should be addressing rather than garnering a lower rent reputation than the likes of Meindl or Scarpa while charging similar prices.

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