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Who are Japanese brand Snow Peak?
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Who are Japanese brand Snow Peak?

While Japan and Scandinavia may sit at different ends of the map both cultures’ have an innate appreciation for considered design. Whether it is the Japanese principle of Kanso or the Swedish concept of Hygge – there is a shared appreciation for simple, beautiful, and functional design. Nowhere is this link clearer than the products of Snow Peak who have gained a global cult following since their inception in 1958.

 

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Nordic Outdoor Colouring Book
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Nordic Outdoor Colouring Book

As the perpetual lockdown drags on and the view from our window begins to show signs of Spring arriving the current restrictions can down hearten even the most optimistic of campers.

Homeschooling has become a running battle fought across the kitchen table and date nights have reverted to shared bowls of pasta from the comfort of the sofa.

Enter the Nordic Outdoor Colouring Book.

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Best Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Best Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts

This guide should help alleviate some of the panic that comes with this time of year. As a reader of this blog we can confidently assume you’re into the outdoors, or are shopping for an outdoor enthusiast. Practitioners of outdoor sports and activities are some of the easiest people in the world to shop for. So whether it’s your hiker husband's big gift or a small token of affection for your weird aunt who lives in a tent we’re sure to have something to put a smile on your gift recipient's face. 

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Wander Women Scotland
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Wander Women Scotland

In our latest blog post we have time travelled back to a pre-pandemic world to see what happened when Nordic Outdoor's very on Julia Kepp went on a trip with the Edinburgh Based 'Wander Women' group. The group which was founded in 2018 encourages women to experience the outdoors and pratice mindfulness to rediscover a connection with nature. Offering events from wild swimming to foraging and yoga the Wander Women perfectly encapsulate the ethos of Scandinavian Outdoor living and you can read how Julia got on now!

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Fjallraven Re-Wool
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Fjallraven Re-Wool

Here at Nordic Outdoor Wool is considered one of the most important fabrics around and some of our favourite brands focus their entire collection on using high quality wool to create the most functional outdoor clothing available. Whether we are cooing over the latest Aclima Merino Wool base layers or furiously studying Dale of Norway’s Norwegian Wool providers the Nordic Outdoor office is constantly talking wool. With this in mind, we decided to take a deeper dive into the Fjällräven Re-wool collection to find out a little more about what one of our biggest brands is doing to innovate the wool market.

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A Scandinavian Approach to Spending Time As A Family

In an age of video games and on-demand television, children are spending less and less time outside. A survey conducted last year showed that almost three quarters of UK children are spending less than an hour a day playing outside. Now consider that the UN guidelines for prisoners require “at least one hour of suitable exercise in the open air daily”. The comparison highlights an alarming issue.

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Thoughtful design

If you look at the history of a lot of the brands we sell, you will notice a recurring theme – almost all of them were started by people who wanted to improve the clothing and equipment they used for their own adventures and activities outdoors. This compassion and desire to use the products themselves meant, and still means, that extra care and consideration of the end use is always in mind during the design process, making the products not only durable but thoughtful and functional to the highest level.

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