Kendal Outdoor Retail Show is a two-day trade only event held in the Cumbrian town’s Leisure Centre.
This year’s event featured many of the UK’s top technical distributors, agencies and brands, which combined represent more than 100 outdoor brands covering categories as diverse as footwear, hardware and equipment, accessories, apparel and tents.
Joey’s Cafe – on hand for a pre-Kors coffee.
Good range from Gregory backpacks.
Shady show from Lyon Outdoor.
GSI Outdoors has the kitchen covered.
Wine carafe – why not?
La Sportiva, since 1928.
Minimalist Petzl e+LITE.
Primus: Knife, fork, spoon.
Boots from Hanwag.
Nom nom nom from Forestia.
Reach higher: Moon Climbing.
Best foot forward with Five Ten.
Race vests from Ultimate Direction.
Toe the line: Injinji performance socks.
Guidetta hiking poles.
Big display from Meindl.
Smart bags from Deuter.
Comfort from Seat to Summit.
Colourful approach from Scarpa.
Italian style from CMP.
Climbing trousers from Prana.
A splash of colour from Black Diamond.
Big boots from Boreal.
Dry sack backpacks from Outdoor Research.
Tent pegs from MSR.
Lowe Alpine line-up.
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