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Outdoor Clothing

Outdoors

Serious birders will often need serious clothing if they are to pursue their hobby in all weathers or in overseas climates. For some this may be a fashion statement or a walking gallery of places they have visited, but for most of us its a matter of wearing the best clothes we can afford that do the job. Below we list some of the top manufacturers and retailers in nations around the world who will be able to cater for your needs.

You will find that the majority allow you to shop on line so it may well be worth trying an overseas supplier if you cannot find what you need at home.

Weather is not the only consideration - wearing subdued colours typical of the habitat is as much part of fieldcraft as keeping a low slow profile and not making undue noise - kahki, greens and browns are favourite for most places we bird. Clothes that do not crackle and russle nor restrict your movement is also worth giving thought to. Whatever your needs one of the suppliers below should be able to help.

As always Fatbirder welcomes additional links…

Useful Information

GearWeAre

GearWeAre are a website dedicated to reviewing outdoor clothing and accessories.

Outdoor Clothing & Footwear Recommendations

http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/gear/clothing.html See this website for some excellent info…

Organisations

RSPB

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The RSPB sell a number of clothing items branded or with bird images…

Other Links

Arc'Teryx

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Our designers strive to challenge assumptions about how outdoor products should be built and radically improve the status quo. We have created ground-breaking construction technology, developed paradigm-shifting designs and been the catalyst to major new fabric ideology. We have cemented our reputation at the pinnacle of the outdoor world by producing the most innovative and superbly crafted packs, harnesses and apparel available…

Berghaus

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There's no point having product if there's no-one around to use it. It’s really the people who make Berghaus what it is and have built the company into the leader that it is today. We work with some of the world's leading outdoor activists, from mountaineers, climbers and walkers through to mountain bikers and trail runners. In addition, there are people in the company itself who get out and get up to some pretty wild stuff themselves and then there are the many others who's involvement with Berghaus is based simply on the fact that they use our products and then tell us what they've done…

Big Pockets

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To complement our BigPockets clothing line, we have added many new gear and accessory items to the BigPockets Online Catalog. These items have been recommended by our customers and field testers to make your birding adventures, whether near or far, more enjoyable. We have expanded our gift section so you will find something for everyone on your gift list from age 3 to 93.

Binosuspenders

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OK - not quite clothing - but near enough…

Birdnet

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We now have in stock a wide range of outdoor Jackets, Fleeces, Overtrousers & breatheable shirts & lightweight Jackets from the Keela Range…

Campmor

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A whole range of clothing and other outdoor gear…

Cotswold

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Welcome to Cotswold Outdoor, part of the A.S.Adventure Group (Europe) and one of the leading outdoor retailers in the UK, with 13 ideal store locations, spanning the length and breadth of the county…

Country Innovation

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Specialist in clothing and equipment for the birding community…

Craghoppers

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Serious adventure travel has meant thinking innovatively - designing product that is durable, comfortable, lightweight,fast drying and good looking…

Field & Trek

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We generally concentrate on discounted products...

Fitness Footwear

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Specialist boots and shoes for hiking and other outdoor pursuits…

FroggToggs

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Outer wear…

Hawkshead

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This UK company specialises in mail order outdoor wear…

MacPac

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NZ Supplier of outdoor gear…

Marmot

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Ski-wear specialists but some good generalist stuff too…

Montbell

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Lightweight gear…

Paramo

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Welcome to Páramo - outdoor clothing with a difference. If you need to keep dry and comfortable in the outdoors, you`ll appreciate finding out more about Páramo waterproof jackets, waterproof trousers, reversible shirts, windproofs, fleeces and base layers…

Patagonia

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We prefer the human scale to the corporate, vagabonding to tourism, the quirky and lively to the toned down and flattened out. We used to call our own world of alpinists and surfers a dirtbag culture: of temp jobs and long summers; of foraged meals and tribal travel that followed the seasons, from summer climbs in Yosemite to Baja's winter surfbreaks to spring kayaking. And if many of us now work more than we climb, and care more for our families than for bumming about, we still sound our appeal to the dirtbag within, the need for the wild dirtbag spirit to survive in our e'd-out culture.

Protec

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Outdoor Clothing, Weather Protection & Waterproof Clothing…

Rail Riders

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Welcome to RailRiders and the world of adventuring. I often get asked this question: What is the origin of the name RailRiders? Surprisingly enough, RailRiders was not conceived in a Union Pacific freight car rattling across the country, but at sea in the prestigious Edgartown-Round-the-Island yacht race, off Martha's Vineyard…

Rainshield

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Rainproof clothing…

Rei

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Lots of outdoor styles…

Rohan

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Rohan is the original travel clothing company. Since the 1970s our clothing has been worn literally everywhere, fraternising in Indian Trains, birding on the Norfolk coast, grafting in the Antarctic (and the Arctic), behind the lens on safari, on business on Vancouver, labouring in Yorkshire cowsheds, stripping under the car and drifting in the Amazon…

Scarpa

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A specialist footwear company based in the NE of England… makers of walking boots etc.

SealSkinz

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Welcome to SealSkinz - our range of waterproof, breathable socks and gloves offers you the most advanced technology for protecting your hands and feet from the elements. I am still using sdome of their gloves - excellent Fatbirder

Singers Outdoors

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Clothes and other accessories… order on-line.

Stewardsons

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Waterproof breathable jackets, fleece jackets, trousers, rucksacks, walking boots, sleeping bags, camping gear…

Surfdome (UK)

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The elements can be unforgiving and unpredictable but our outdoor wear and equipment collection means that you'll never be unprepared. Selected only from the industry's leading brands, this range covers you for all seasons and against every great outdoor scenario...

Tilley Endurables International

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Not just the famous hats but other outdoor wear too…