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We are active outdoors people and have been fortunate to be invited to get behind the scenes of many outdoor suppliers, manufacturers and key story makers in the industry.

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Backpackinglight Outdoor Show 2015 Review

Wednesday, 10 June 2015  |  Admin

Backpackinglight 2015 Outdoors Show Review

I have finally got around to writing this blog post. It has been really busy since the show, as Rose and I took off to walk 200 mile across Scotland on the TGO Challenge the following week. It is only now we have been able to catch up with the blogs, videos and podcasts. So please forgive the delay.

Our Outdoor Show at the end of April 2015 was another great success, with hundreds of people visiting to talk directly with the people behind the brands, to visit, see and touch lots of lightweight goodies and to chill out with outer outdoors people, in the glorious UK Spring weather.
Hundreds of people came and the refreshments stand kept up a continuous stream of goodies while everyone chatted.
We had quite a few famous bloggers arrive for a mooch and they all commented on Social Media favourably about the day they had.
Friends and family were all roped in and Bob (No 2) kept the home fires burning all day. He even did a few sausages at one stage!!
Hopefully we had things better laid out this year, with more space for everyone to get their hands on items of interest.
As last year, all the brands enjoyed chatting to well informed enthusiasts who had many challenging questions all day long.
All the terminals stayed live thank goodness. We didn't want that same disaster as in 2014, when everything crashed when the doors opened.
All the brands were able to let people have a hands on and share the fun of an outdoors lifestyle, with the cool gear.
Thanks again to all our family for 'volunteering' we couldn't do it without you.
Donations for the refreshments and the charity raffle came to just over £430 and we topped that up to present the British Heart Foundation with a cheque for £500. Thanks to everyone who came and to all the brands for donating such great prizes which totalled over £1000.