As the weather improves it’s time to think about some of the great British traditions – camping and hillwalking! Despite our often unsettled summer climate, we’re definitely a nation that’s willing to risk a soaking to spend time in the great outdoors. However, it’s important to be well prepared, so this week we’re going to list the best camping shops in Leeds for stocking up on all your outdoor supplies.
Cotswold Outdoor – The Core, The Core Shopping Centre, Lands Ln, LS1 6AW
Located in the outer reaches of The Core on Lands Lane, Cotswold Outdoor is a well-appointed supplier of everything the intrepid camper could require. With everything from walking boots, waterproofs and tents, to camping stoves and GPS devices, the friendly and welcoming staff are always on hand to help you find everything you need. They’re open every day, so you can prepare for spontaneous trips too!
Blacks – The Core, MSU6 The Core SC, LS1 6JE
One of the country’s largest suppliers of outdoor gear is Blacks, and their store in Leeds is a popular and well-stocked addition to the high street. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will help you stock up for your next camping trip with the minimum of fuss. The online store is also excellent and gives you the option of sending gear to the shop so you can check it out before buying.
Jack Wolfskin – Unit B, Trinity Square, 58-63 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW
The German company, Jack Wolfskin, has been producing some of the best outdoor all-weather gear since the early 80s. The Leeds store is full to the brim with a great selection of clothes, and the manager and staff are encyclopaedic in their knowledge of the product range.
Rohan – 10-12 Thornton’s Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LQ
If you’re looking for something a bit different and want to look the best you can while you traipse across the country, Rohan is the shop for you. With men’s and women’s collections of high-quality clothing from base layers to waterproofs, Rohan is well worth a look.
As you can see, there’s a great choice of camping shops in Leeds for the intrepid adventurer who wants to be warm and safe whilst looking cool! It’s probably worth your while to leave your car with us at Trafalgar Street when you shop for outdoor gear – you don’t want to drag all that bulky gear onto public transport, after all!