Top 10 Outdoor Brands 2012

We asked our customers their favourite outdoor brandsĀ 

Wanderlust magazine brings the readers travel awards each year and especially interesting to us is the top ten outdoor brands category. A favourite outdoor brand generally comes with the type of outdoor activity you undertake, it’s difficult to not feel some loyalty toward a brand when you find a piece of kit that covers all the bases you need. So below we’ll talk about the Wanderlust top 10, and our own top 10 after asking GO outdoors customers their favourites.

According to Wanderlust Magazine in their 2012 awards the top outdoor equipment brands are as follows:

Wanderlust Readers top 10 Equipment Brands:
1. Rohan
2. The North Face
3. Craghoppers
4. Berghaus
5. Paramo
6. Karrimor
7. Regatta
8. Columbia
9. Kathmandu
10. Patagonia

An interesting list, after reading it I took to the official GO Outdoors Twitter and Facebook accounts to ask our customers which were their favourite outdoor brands. The response was great with many struggling to pick just one brand. The results came in as follows:

GO Outdoors customers top 10 outdoor brands
1. Rab
2. Berghaus
3. The North Face
4. Craghoppers
5. Paramo
6. Mountain Equipment
7. Montane
8. Mammut
9. Regatta
10. Outwell

Interesting to see the UK’s own Rab took the number 1 slot, without even appearing in the Wanderlust list. One thing we did take from asking people was that fit for purpose and quality was obviously high on your list of expectations when it came to an outdoor brand, and we couldn’t agree more.

With plenty of new ranges coming in through 2012, it’ll be interesting to see if this list changes in 2013.

Got a favourite outdoor brand and a reason? Why not leave us a comment on the blog.

– Brandon