They produce excellent catalogues that make mail order purchase a popular choice, but their website is second to none in its ease of use and clear and comprehensive presentation of the products. The staff is expert and friendly, and are always more than happy to give advice and assistance to satisfy a diverse range of requirements.
There are great bargains to be found in the Penrith shop, online, or through the catalogue, with many products available at a fraction of the MRP.
No trek across the hills and heather is complete without a good pair of binoculars, and the Hawke Blackwatch Premier Range, with twist up eyecups and centre focusing, are not only elegant and professional but can be snatched up at £10 below MRP at the moment. The Hunter Footwear Polish kit, with its quality black and brown polishes and duster in a tidy pouch, costs only a quarter of what youd pay at other outlets, and is invaluable for keeping boots and shoes clean and shiny.
When you are not outdoors you can keep an eye on the shooting and major game open seasons with the 2010 Shooting Calendar, containing beautiful photographs by Marie Gordon of sites around Northumberland. This is currently under special offer at almost half MRP.
There is everything the well-dressed game shooter could want to cut a dashing figure, with elegant and durable scarves, caps, sweaters and ties made from top-of-the-range materials all at knockdown prices. The popular range of waistcoats shouldnt be missed either, with for example almost £50 off the Barbour Berwick Tweed Lightweight Washable Waistcoat, complete with cartridge pockets and made from 100% British Lambswool tweed.
The Musto Windstopper Shooting Jacket is a great favourite, offering the wind resistant properties of a full jacket but with more flexibility with its built-in sleeve articulation. With handy cargo pockets, two-way front zip and sleek design this has become the jacket to be seen in and an essential item with many game shooters. Its on offer at the moment at an almost 50% reduction. So, while stocks last, as they say
But apart from cutting a fine figure, mundane pieces of kit such as bags need to be considered with some care, and again John Norris excels in terms of quality and pricing.