Archive for March, 2012

Trade in your old Ventile Jacket

Trade in your old Ventile jacket and depending on its condition, get up to 20% off a Glencoe  Double Ventile Jacket or Assynt Cotton Analogy Jacket.

We will refurbish your old jacket depending on its condition and give it to charity. 

The offer will be available to 30th April.

Contact us on sales@hilltrek.co.uk

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Looking for a challenging part time job in outdoor retail

Are you are into the outdoors and want a challenging and satisfying part time job?

Ideally you will already have retail experience, a strong interest in outdoor clothing and equipment and love of the outdoors.

You would be involved in retail, internet and mail order sales,  contribute to the selection of our retail stock and influence our product design.

Working in Hilltrek is not like working in another outdoor retailer because we manufacture our own clothing in our workshop on site. You would work closely with our design and production staff to convert customer requirements to customer satisfaction -and we already have satisfied customers in over 25 countries from Greenland to Australia.

Working with us is not like working in boring web sales because you will meet real customers in our shop who will give you direct feedback which you can use to help to improve our products using your excellent communication skills.

You will need to be strong on product knowledge which, along with service,  is our edge.

Outside our own Ventile, Cotton Analogy and Nikwax clothing ranges we carry a only few product lines from other manufacturers but in far more depth than other retailers.

We have had a long association with Páramo being one of the first retailers in 1994 to be convinced of Páramo’s Directional Waterproof concept.  Since then we have become a Páramo Partner and the only retailer authorised to carry out repairs to Páramo clothing. We also have a licence from Nikwax Fabrics, Páramo’s sister company, to use their Nikwax Analogy fabric to manufacture our own Made To Measure Clothing, Childrens Nikwax Clothing and incorporate within our Cotton Analogy range.

We will give you training in our products, including fabrics, and our services.

Working  hours are 10.00 to 16.00 three days per week however we can be flexible subject to agreement and you will be required to work one Saturday in four from 9.00 to 17.00. You will also be required to provide holiday cover.

If you want more information we can send you a job description and if you are interested please send your CV to sales@hilltrek.co.uk

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Bushcraft Adventures

Hilltrek customer Lawrence Clark runs his own Bushcraft company called Bushcraft Ventures.

Lawrence is a former Ray Mears instructor, a convinced Ventile user and has tested our Cotton Analogy garments in Scotland and the Arctic. 

Read more in his blog  and see his website.

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Adventure in the Cairngorms

Hilltrek customers the Aller brothers had a recent adventure in the Cairngorms.

Here is their story….

4 day trip to the Cairngorms National Park @ Scotland with my brother.

Pretty rough first night as our tent got ripped to shreds by hurricane force winds on the slopes of Ben Macdui.

Called mountain rescue for advice who told us to come down instead of sitting out the storm and waiting for dawn.

Literally had to crawl down with heavy packs in order not to get blown over off the mountain.

Met up with rescue team down in the valley and were driven back to our car.

Apart from some bruises and damaged gear we’re fine. there was nothing left of the Hilleberg Nallo 3GT.

Our Braemar Ventile Smocks held up to this beating though

What an experience! Not to be repeated

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Order from Hilltrek and get cashback from the Lyoness Cashback scheme

We now offer cashback through Lyoness, Europe’s most widely used benefits card. 

A Lyoness member receives  2% cashback and 3% loyalty bonus on Hilltrek outdoor clothing or gear, except for a special or discounted item.

To get cashback when you order through our website,  include your Lyoness ID in the information section of your order.

If you are not a Lyoness member and want to get cashback on your order,  let us know on the information section and we will set up membership for you.

Lyoness has an international network of over 2 million members and over 20,000 loyalty partners, including major retailers in Europe and the UK.

Part of the turnover generated via Lyoness goes to the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, which is used in aid and education projects to help give people in need a better chance in life.

To find out more about Lyoness see the  website.

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Win a Dee Wading Jacket

GlenTanar estate will give away a Hilltrek  made-to-measure Dee Wading jacket worth £265  to the fisherman who lands the second heaviest salmon on its River Dee beats this season.

The heaviest fish will win a weekend break in one of its luxury cottages.

Interested? See  http://www.glentanar.co.uk/salmon_fishing.html

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Rangers test a Hilltrek Assynt Jacket

We are not using troubled Glasgow football club to test our jackets but they could use the money…

Glen Tanar Ranger Service provide outdoor education and environmental activities in Glen Tanar, the ideal location to test our Assynt Cotton Analogy Jacket. The estate has internationally important conservation sites – eagles and osprey raise their young here, the elusive capercaillie and Scottish crossbills live among the pines of the old forest.

Mike Martin, one of the rangers,  is pictured on the Glen Tanar Rangers blog putting the Assynt Jacket through its paces on a Walking To Health walk.

To learn more about Glen Tanar and the work of the rangers see the Glen Tanar website.

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Blue Cross Event Friday 2nd to Monday 5th

March 2, 2012toMarch 5, 2012

Come to our Blue Cross Event this weekend.
No this is not an Scottish National Party Rally but is a one off event offering 50% off  selected winter stock to make way for spring.

On offer will be winter trousers, down jackets,
snow boots, kids ski clothing, fleeces, warm baselayers etc.
Sorry this is not available on line - you will have to visit us in sunny Aboyne

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