The National Outdoor Expo, at the NEC, is one of the biggest adventure community's meet-ups of the year – and for the first time we will be there too.
Highlights of the show:
This event brings together inspirational speakers, cutting-edge technologies and the very best in gear, all under one roof.
There is something for everyone at the show. Be inspired and motivated by some of the world’s greatest outdoor enthusiasts speaking on the inspirational stage:
Kicking off the event is Ben Fogle, award winning broadcaster and adventurer with a lot to share about his achievements and those that he has met on the way, most recently from his "Lives In The Wild" series.
Also on Saturday is Helen Skelton. After six-years with Blue Peter, Helen is the first woman to kayak the entire length of the Amazon and the first person to travel to the South Pole on a bicycle. Wow!
On Sunday you can hear from Julia Bradbury. Co founder of the Outdoor Guide and one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters. Best known for her ‘Wainwright Walks’ series shot in the beautiful Lake District.
To finish a fantastic weekend, Ray Mears takes to the stage. Recognised as the authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival, we are sure this will be the perfect way to complete a full weekend of everything outdoors.
At the Outdoor Skills Theatre you can get involved in activities such as paddle boarding and how outdoor swimming can change your life!
What we are bringing to the show:
This is our first time at this event where we will be showcasing our amazing partners Halti and Holebrook Sweden.
Halti is a Finnish outdoor clothing and footwear brand with over 40 years of experience.
"Halti exists to help you find your own peak moments to experience the balance, calmness and harmony that comes with connecting to the natural world."
With ‘Think Ahead’ Halti’s sustainable development programme, they take responsibility for the social, environmental and financial footprints.
WIN! Enter our £240 show competition:
To celebrate Halti's first appearance at the show, we have a fantastic competition running over both days of the show.
Visitors to our stand can win a Halti Huippu Gilet AND a pair of Walking Shoes
...there's one draw per day and each prize drawer is worth up to £240!
For chance to win these amazing products pop over to our Stand D61 to fill in one of our entry forms.
Have a photo taken with our ‘Outdoor Expo Selfie Frame’ and bring the outdoors indoors.
Each draw will take place on the stand at 4pm on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March.
We will have a full range of Halti walking / training / trekking shoes for our perusal along with waterproof jackets and mid layers, everything you need for the great outdoors.
Holebrook Sweden stands for Sustainable Materials, Slow fashion and Responsible Manufacturing.
Their best-selling windproof jumper is the Classic for men.
It is now available in 6 colours.
For women, the Martina is also a hugely popular choice.
Stylish and comfortable, this season it is available in two new vibrant colours, Raspberry and Peacock.
We have lots of other full-zip or pull-on windproof jumpers available – so come and take a look at this unique range.
All garments are made in Europe.
A refreshing place to make a connection:
You can enjoy a coffee in the Woodland Café in the heart to the show. A great place to meet up with friends.
There you will find some of the Halti range on our exclusive mannequins.
Once refreshed, we are only a step away, facing the café, ready to show you our range of outdoor inspired clothing and footwear: Stand D61
Meet our friends:
We are also teaming up with our friends Dicky Bag (G65) and Flanci (G50) who will also be at the show with us along with The Outdoor Guide who are just along the isle at H60. They are all great independent businesses, so don't miss then out!
We're really looking forward to this event and would love to see you there, so pop over and say hello, enter the competition and get a photo taken.
We can not wait to see you.
Katherine, Jamie & Helen. xx