I came across a gem of a website back in 2010 and posted about it then. A lengthy discussion was had last week about gear from the 70’s and 80’s. I am re-posting this as the link has changed and if you are like me, who was in his teens in the 70’s and can remember times before Goretex and other technical products, I think you will delight as I did looking through the old brochures of outdoor gear companies. How the memories came flooding back as I look through the website – Compass the Evolution of Outdoor Gear
Just a few of the memories for me:
The Blacks Catalogue showing The Good Companion Major tent that as Scouts we would take on many hiking trips along the South Downs Way and our canoe camp trips on the River Wye, Severn and across Lake Bala.
The Buffalo Systems Pertex Windshirt that I had and loved, only to have it nicked in Marrakech
Karrimor Jaguar, which I lugged up and down Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms, with my wife Mary twenty years ago -I still have it, although it has gone a bit mouldy!
Have a look at the site and comment/tweet some memories to share with us.
The top images courtesy of Tim Cotgrave