Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: E-Outdoor, The Online Shop of White and Bishop in the UK

From time to time people ask me how I can get things posted or ordered if I’m moving about so much and it’s a really good point. I hate going shopping on high streets and try to cut out time by ordering online and checking prices on a few websites first. Online ordering helps and I am currently in the UK with a base for a few weeks, so it was the best time for me to get a new rucksack and sleeping bag ordered. I’ll tell you where I got my recent latest backpacking equipment from – e-outdoor.co.uk.

Tuesday's Travel Essentials: E-Outdoor, The UK's Best Backpacking Equipment Shop

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: E-Outdoor, The UK’s Best Backpacking Equipment Shop

E-Outdoor is the online shop and website of a British institution that has been selling outdoor equipment for years and years. Back in the 1950s, White and Bishop Limited opened their doors as an outdoor specialist shop in Northampton in England, at number 13 Bridge Street. It was opened by a local guy Mr. White. The shop originally sold practical country clothes, scout uniforms and camping equipment and became very popular for those who love the outdoors – hiking, camping, travelling etc.

White and Bishop - original shops in the UK

White and Bishop – original shops in the UK – photo courtesy e-outdoor.co.uk

As demand for business increased so did the size of the company. The shops on Bridge Street, next door, 15 and 17, were bought and a new store was also opened in Rugby. These days, the internet has helped White and Bishop become one of the UK’s leading specialist outdoor companies. I ordered my sleeping bag and latest rucksack/backpack from them. It’s easy to order, safe to pay and delivery is normally next working day, or at the latest within 2 days. So here are the products I ordered from e-Outdoor.co.uk last week.

My new Osprey Rucksack and my Snugpak sleeping bag

My new Osprey Rucksack and my Snugpak sleeping bag

My New Rucksack is the Osprey Aether 70, you can buy it from e-outdoor.co.uk, currently with a 15% saving. I am currently travelling with it, testing it out and looking forward to doing a proper review of this one – my old rucksack (a Tahoe) lasted me over five years and visited every continent and about 75 countries.


My new rucksack the Osprey Aether 70

2.Sleeping Bag
My New Sleeping Bag is the Snugpak by Chrysalis, currently with a 15% saving. I’m currently staying with a friend sleeping on a mattress and testing out the sleeping bag.

My New Sleeping Bag: Snugpak by Chrysalis

My New Sleeping Bag: Snugpak by Chrysalis

I am backpacking in the south of England at the moment writing about my latest backpacking adventures to Faroe Islands, Ladonia, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Podjistan. I am putting my new rucksack and sleeping bag to the test the next few weeks and months, so look out for the reviews!

You can also check out the Facebook Page of e-Outdoor.co.uk, great company to order online specialist outdoor equipment if you are UK based.

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