Getting out there.

  • Posted by emma
  • 17 March 2011

Scott and I headed East yesterday to visit our friends Sara and Mickey who run a lovely shop called Flow in Hay- on-Wye

They have stocked howies for quite a while now, some of our true believers.

Sara, Mickey and I spent a long time talking about our passions for snowboarding and skiing.  Scott and Mickey spent a long time talking about kayaking.

We showed them the AW11 range and then ate yummy soup and gorgeous homemade scones.

It was good to get out of the office, meet up with nice people and chat to Scott.

If you are ever in Hay-on-Wye pop in and say hi to them, the shop is full of lovely things

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GoPro HD

  • Posted by aron
  • 6 January 2011

I'm sure most people are aware of this camera. It did the rounds on the internet earlier this year, everyone went crazy about it, and all for the right reasons. It captures HD quality footage, has the ability to be strapped to most parts of your body (thanks to its small size) and comes in at a reasonable £200. It gets me even more excited at the thought of having one for my snowboard trip at the end of this month. Tomos and I are heading to Val d'Isere with a group of 41 people. Filming a convoy charging down a mountain would be epic.

I would happily trade back my socks with Santa for one of these.

Snow - Work = Play

  • Posted by ruben
  • 17 December 2010

Guide to snow

1cm - Can still get to work. Unsatisfying.

5cm - Schools closed, people start walking
like the marionettes from Thunderbirds.

10cm - Wear walking boots to work.
Snowmen appear on lawns.

15cm - Bike wheels collect ice and snow.
Braking gets interesting. Kettle works overtime.

20cm - Get your snowboard out and build the
biggest jump you can in the local park.

25cm - Head for the hills.

There are a few empty seats in the office today. The snow is coming back.

If you place an order over the weekend, we will get your parcel over the mountain to the
outside world on Monday and it should be with you by Christmas, depending on the snow.

Don't forget the 50 things under £50 offer, which is full of great last minute gift ideas.

See the Men's here
See the Women's here

Just to let you know, we're running low on a lot of sizes already so if
there's something you like, order now before it sells out.

Scotland delivery times

  • Posted by ruben
  • 13 December 2010

Hello Scottish friends,

Because of impending snow, Royal Mail and Parcel force have only
given us a small time frame in which we can guarantee delivery of
orders to certain parts of Scotland in time for Christmas.

If you live in Scotland and need your package before the big day, you
will need to place your order before 12pm on Thursday 16th December
in order for us to guarantee it gets there in time.

Until then, please quote the code: SCOTS on the website checkout or
over the phone and we will give you free postage and make sure your order gets priority.

The postcode areas where we can guarantee delivery start with the letters:
KA, ML, EH, G, KY, FK, PA, DD, PH and AB

Unfortunately we can't guarantee pre-Christmas deliveries to the following
postcode areas: IV, KW, ZE and HS (Highlands and Islands), but we will
make sure your stuff gets to you eventually.

So, batten down the hatches folks and stay warm!

T-Shirt of the Month

  • Posted by ruben
  • 2 December 2010

In case you were unaware, it's National Tree Week.

So in honour of our forest friends we've brought back a tree-inspired
old favourite for our T-shirt of the Month.

Keep Them Vertical is available on men's or women's Heather tees.

And 10% of the profits will go to The Tree Council charity.

National Tree Week Keep Them Vertical - Men's Chamonix - Men's Rear View - Men's Adventure Capitalist - Men's Men's Tees Prozac Helps - Women's Whistler Calling - Women's Adventure Capitalist - Women's Women's Tees

The Dudes of Hazzard - 1

  • Posted by ruben
  • 17 August 2010

Joe Barnes just sent us this video from a recent trip round Europe with some mates.

Thanks, Joe. As if living in the shadow of Ben Nevis with some of the UK's best trails on your doorstep wasn't enough to make us all jealous, you've gone and made things even worse with this!

I'm just kidding. There's some beautiful stuff in episode 1 of their trip.

Part 2 to follow!

riding solo?!

The sports that we're into aren't team sports...they are sort of solitary really.  But if you ask anyone about their best days riding, they will always say a day when they've been out with an awesome group of mates who inspire them.  There are certain friends who push me more to ride faster and try something new.

I just stumbled upon this edit of an interview with a snowboarder called Jess Kimura.  It's from an all girl's production Peep Show, which was released this winter.  Anyway she sums up that feeling of riding with your mates perfectly.  It's a really sweet video, so check it out...

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spring riding

  • Posted by howies
  • 6 April 2010

Ah yes...the sun is shinning, all eyes forward to summer.  But not quite yet for me.  I have managed to sqeeze in a snowboarding trip right at the end of the season.  Four days to go, and I am seriously getting excited now!!!

So spring riding isn't as snow sure (although lucky for me France had a bit of a dump last week), but I've always had fun whatever...just got to make the most of it!

Been watching some snowboard movies on my lunch break (as if I wasn't stoked enough already!)  I will leave you with this...enjoy... ;feature=related[/youtube]

Adventurists Film Festival

  • Posted by howies
  • 25 March 2010

This film festival on Saturday sounds great fun, wish it was in Bristol.....

The first ever Adventurists Film Festival

For six glorious, mayhem-filled years The Adventurists' teams have been filming their mischievous, daring and often downright shocking exploits.

The first ever Film Festival will be a showcase of the very finest of these films made while thundering across continents in ridiculously unsuitable vehicles. There'll be talks from adventurers and film makers and an exclusive screening of a documentary about the Rickshaw Run and Mongol Rally. Plus of course the winning film will be announced by the judging panel and the prizes awarded and backs slapped heartily.

The mac daddy of adventure films, Benedict Allen, is giving a talk at 2.45pm. As the pioneer of filming authentic journeys for television he has made 6 TV series for the BBC, written 10 books and been described as “part of television history” by the Director General of the BBC. A proper legend of adventure.

27th March 11:30 - 6pm at Coronet Cinema, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB

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