No 348 – Friedrichshafen Outdoor Show 2012 – Part 2

This is the second podcast from the four part series recorded at the 2012 Outdoor Show in Friedrichshafen and based around the topic of UK Brands.


The Trailbalze, is a UK designed and manufactured lightweight collapsable pole from the small family company Mountain King. It has proved to be a great success, especially in the arena of Adventure Racing. Carolyn and Simon King take us through their story and plans for 2013. www.mountainking.co.uk


Montane continue to develop their range and following a sold out success of their 2012 rucksacks, they are introducing more into the line up.



Chris Jackman updates us as to some of the new clothing due soon and explains the key features of the larger and smaller packs. www.montane.co.uk


The ever chirpy Sam Fountain from Shewee, adds more background to her story and the reception this little company is getting from all female outdoors users around the world. Its always interesting to get the female perspective on something us guys take for granted and as usual, Sam always is one step ahead of the game when it comes to PR. www.shewee.com


An overheard conversation in the press room led to my interview with Sarah Howcroft who has started a unique website for those wishing to sell, donate or pass on their old outdoor gear to others who might appreciate it. Recycling is a responsibility we all need to take notice of and this website will offer comfort to those with conscience. www.recycleoutdoorgear.com/

More coming soon. Stay tuned!

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