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New GORE-TEX Surround Technology

New GORE-TEX Surround Technology

In the outdoor industry, we see an awful lot of new technologies, some are truly innovative, some just seem to be technology for technology’s sake, but this new GORE-TEX Surround technology is just stunning. With GORE-TEX waterproofing and all round breathability, the new range of MEINDL shoes and boots for spring 2015 delivers unprecedented levels of comfort and breathability.

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BI Ambassador Cress Allwood blog update. Sea kayaking off Arisaig

BI Ambassador Cress Allwood blog update. Sea kayaking off Arisaig

​Bi Ambassador Cress Allwood has declared 2014 her ‘year of volunteering’, and it’s already returning personal dividends. Her last project, taking a group of special needs school children sea kayaking in Scotland has rekindled her passion for this activity.

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Trail Magazine Bhutan MFS Gear Test

Trail Magazine Bhutan MFS Gear Test

When Meindl released the Burma Pro in 1997, it was a game-changer – a tough 3-season boot with a multi-piece leather upper and an extremely comfortable lining. For the first time hillwalkers who wanted a stiff boot for rockier mountain trips and year-after-year durability didn’t have to suffer more uncomfortable traditional leather boots. The Meindl Burma Pro was ‘Best in Test’ in Trail for many years, and remains to this day a hallmark of quality. Now Meindl is replacing it with the Bhutan, which features the hallmarks of the Burma Pro, but with a freshly designed leather upper, a new softer ankle cuff and slick speed lacing eyelets.

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The Walking Shop - Leyburn, Meindl factory visit

The Walking Shop - Leyburn, Meindl factory visit

Many people share the idea that modern factory production is an automated process which involves very little human input apart from pressing the odd button or two. However a recent trip to Meindl’s HQ and factory in Germany was a real eye-opener . ...

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Everest iPorter project relies on Meindl and Source footwear

Everest iPorter project relies on Meindl and Source footwear

​Bramwell ambassador, adventurer, photographer and all round top chap, Rob Fraser is currently working as a porter to Everest

Basecamp. He will be working, eating and sleeping with the other porters to gain an insight into their lives. Bramwell provided the footwear for Rob on this trek. Read on for Rob’s introduction to this amazing project.

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NEW MEINDL BHUTAN WINNERS AT COTSWOLD OUTDOOR

NEW MEINDL BHUTAN WINNERS AT COTSWOLD OUTDOOR

Competition winners Zee and Nick both received a new pair of Meindl Bhutan MFS walking boots at the Cotswold Outdoor store in Covent garden.

Over the Christmas and New year period the Cotswold stores in the London area held a competition for staff members to see who sold the most Meindl footwear during this busy time.

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Retailer Trip to the Meindl Factory in Kirchanschoring

Retailer Trip to the Meindl Factory in Kirchanschoring

The month of March saw another successful retailer’s trip out to the Meindl factory in Kirchanschoring, southern Germany.

Accompanied by Nick Bramwell, Mike Rummery and Marina Carmichael from Bramwell International, Meindl retailers from Ireland and the UK all converged at Munich airport for the drive south through the Bavarian countryside. As the snow covered Bavarian mountains started to come into view, we arrived at our hotel, a former monastery, in the border town of Laufen. After a hearty dinner and a beer or three, we all set off to our

beds for an early start

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Bramwell International provide Meindl shoes for actress Anna Friel’s WWF safari

Bramwell International provide Meindl shoes for actress Anna Friel’s WWF safari

When actress Anna Friel visited east Africa with WWF to raise awareness of how oil exploration could threaten its outstanding natural beauty and diverse wildlife, she turned to us for help in getting around, by asking if we could provide the necessary footwear!

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The Great Outdoors Winners

​Competition winners Will Clarke and Anna recently received their Meindl Vitalis Mid boots from the staff at The Great Outdoors in Dublin

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