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Subject Topic: Has anyone heard of Cotswold Outdoor Post Reply Post New Topic
14/10/2010 at 11:14am
 Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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I have just had our free paper posted through the door and there is a full page spread about a new outdoor clothing and equipment store opening in Newcastle upon tyne on Northumberland Street.

I cant say I have heard of them but wondered if  any of you lovely people had and what they were like

I have had a quick look at there website here is the link

http://outdoorclothing.at/ukcs?DURL=http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

Cheers

Dhaysi x



14/10/2010 at 11:35am
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Been around 30 years but opening you shops now


14/10/2010 at 11:36am
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Yep, fab people. They have a lovely store around Cirencester which we used to go to a lot when we lived close by. They weren't always cheap but their staff were always very knowledgeable and the store was lovely.

I notice they've got a new store in Bristol (where the old Next was in Broadmead (opposite Tesco Metro/H&M)

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14/10/2010 at 8:44pm
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Nice store's but my word they are expensive!

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14/10/2010 at 11:53pm
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As has been said before, fantastic people, great store but can be pricey due to the fact it tends to stock (mainly) top spec equipment.

Maybe someone from UKCS can barter a discount for members here? They do arrange discounts for clubs etc usually 10% and they used to give another 10% for bulk orders in excess of £2000.



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15/10/2010 at 8:37am
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We have one in Norwich, can be a bit pricey but it's all top range stuff.  I bought a good pair of regatta walking trousers there and they were actually cheaper than in Go Outdoors even with discount card.

They just don't stock the cheap brands



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15/10/2010 at 9:00am
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As everyone has mentioned; they are expensive but then if you want top quality equipment you are going to have to pay for it - Think Rab, Mountain Equipment, Terra Nova et al. You will be extremely lucky to find those sort of brands discounted because the companies involved can sell everything they make.

If you want affordable/cheap then I certainly would not be going to Cotswold. They do cater for the specialist end of the market. I have bought gear from them in the past and it has tended to be things like MSR stoves for snow melting - not the usual camping gear needed for the Family when on holiday in Cornwall

The staff attitude seems to have improved. When they first started, if you went into one of their shops and were over 25/30 then they tended to ignore you



15/10/2010 at 9:35am
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Great store and been around for years they are an Adventure and outdoor specialist . They tend to be on the higher end of pricing products up, but saying that they do have great sales now and then. I used to get 10% discount when i worked at the bbc so that helped.

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15/10/2010 at 8:19pm
 Location: Corinium in the Cotswolds
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Used to be known as Cotswold Camping at South Cerney Nr Cirencester. Started to expand with shops around the country. In those days they were more into camping.
To-day with a name change and a new shop on the Spine Road as said before they are more outdoor clothing (made in the far east), with a price tag to go with it!!!
I get the impression that camping is just a side line now.
Some tent prices aren't to severe.
Last year I called in there looking for a camping kettle. No chance.


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16/10/2010 at 9:29am
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They have two shops in Manchester, one located on Deansgate which is located close to all the big banks offices and all the Solicitors offices, so needless to say the store is always busy, withso many big spenders close by, top kit though so can't fault them for that, and they make Blacks/Millets which are close by, look like PoundLand lol, although Ellis-Brigham who also have two shops, one of which is accross the road from Cotswold, haveeven more high end kit, Costwold's other Manchester shop is on Oxford road, almost oppasite the BBC building, funny how Delta9 mentioned the BBC folk get discount, also the Oxford road shop is were you find the students blowing thier grants, in readiness for another gap year.
Noticed a Ti Mug in there at £42!


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There's one in Leeds - I use it as a showroom then buy the product I want online.



16/10/2010 at 9:39pm
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Lovely big shop in Betws y Coed. Even allow dogs in there.


17/10/2010 at 8:14pm
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Not cheap but good quality stuff mostly geared to outdoor serious camper types. Discount available for students.

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25/10/2010 at 12:19am
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I have found their pricing competitive it's just that most of their stuff is quality. After sales service I have found to be very good, most of the staff seem to be outdoor enthusiasts

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25/10/2010 at 9:19am
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Quality gear is their focus and for that you have to pay. However, many organisations provide a discount card for their members with 10% to 15% discounts available. Ramblers, CTC, Guides, Armed Forces to name just a few. You may be in an organisation that has negotiated such discounts for their members, so its worth checking. Wonder if this site has? Maybe the CC and C&CC should do so. My son is in the CTC so when we visit him in Harrogate we take him shopping at the Harrogate store!  

 

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