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Sweden Joins Forces with Scotland – New Fjallraven Forest Range

The world-renowned Scottish Shetland Wool used since the 1800s for the British Army has now been combined with a Swedish Fjallraven twist. Fjallraven, who pioneered the exclusive G-1000 fabric (one of the most durable cloths for the outdoors in the world), has teamed up with the famous Scottish cloth mill, Abraham Moon, to produce the fantastic Forest No. 3 Hunting Jacket and Forest No. 26 Hunting Trousers.

Wind and rain resistant, the warmth of Shetland wool is now reinforced with the toughness of G-1000 Heavy Duty for these pieces, new for Autumn Winter 2013. Available to buy online today at The Sporting Lodge.

The garments can be waxed with Fjallraven Greenland Wax for enhanced durability. The No. 3 Forest Jacket has practical details and pockets for convenient storage of items you want close at hand, such as a clip-on radio attachment on the left shoulder and large top-loaded bellow pockets with side pockets built in behind them. There are also two pockets with ammunition holders, two chest pockets and a large top-loaded back pocket. Inside, there are a further three pockets. Buttoned sleeve cuffs. Forest Jacket No. 3 is a durable, stylish and hard-wearing garment that will keep you warm and provides excellent insulation, even when damp.

The No. 6 Forest Trousers are reinforced at the knees, back and leg endings with G-1000 Heavy Duty, which can be waxed for enhanced durability. They have several practical pockets, including two large leg pockets for maps, a GPS, gloves and other goodies you need to keep close. The knees are pre-shaped and have openings for Fjallraven Knee Pads, while the section over the inner thighs is seamless to minimise the risk of chafing. The waist is cut high at the back for extra comfort when squatting down, and has belt loops and reinforced brace zones and buttons for braces. The rear seam is triple stitched to withstand wear. Zippers from the side of the knee down simplify putting on/taking off and leg endings can be adjusted with press buttons. Silent, pliant and comfortable hunting trousers that are suitable for both sitting for longer periods and for moving around.

Scotland meets Sweden. The perfect match for quality, durability and functionality.

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Our Essential Festival Kit 2013

Festival season is well and truly upon us.. are YOU all kitted out? We’ve put together four of our festival favourites so you can learn more about them as we explain why they should be at the top of your packing lists this year!

1. The bag. Fjallraven Vintage Backpack (30 Litre).

You won’t believe that this retro lightweight wonder can carry up to 30L of festival necessities! With real leather straps and a variety of different coloured weatherproof fabrics to choose from (in Fjallraven’s signature G-1000), we’ve judged this the ultimate festival backpack! With two outer side compartments, water (or beverage of your choice) is just a small reach away, along with the all important safety pocket in the top lid, ideal for your mobile phone or music player. Our favourite feature of this bag is in the wearing – the more rugged and worn it gets, the better it looks in our opinion! Have a look for yourself!

2. The pillow. Fjallraven Travel Pillow.

Heading to an overnight festival? Possibly preparing for a few nights of fun, wishing for nothing more than to collapse into bed at the end of the night and be in a cocoon of comfort and plushness. Sounds like an exaggeration doesn’t it? Well we kid you not, this value for money saviour promises to command your wish of just that! Nobody wants to be lugging round their own bed pillow, with the possibility of it getting dirty or ruined. This tiny treasure travel pillow copes with moisture and nasty weather conditions, ensuring your comfort for the best nights sleep possible at a noisy festival. The red colour means you will always be able to find it, and it also comes in its very own pack bag. How cute.

3. The jacket. Fjallraven Greenland Jacket.

Available in women’s and men’s sizes, this beauty of a jacket is THE jacket of the season, combining weatherproof features with true, classic Fjallraven style – which helps the jacket reign supreme as one of Fjallraven’s top selling products. This 6-pocketed marvel leaves no room for improvement, and there’s a pocket for just about everything (possibly excluding the kitchen sink). Also equipped with a hood, once you’re zipped up you’re well and truly ready for anything a festival throws at you! A wide range of colours also enables you to pick a colour to go with any outfit!

Available to buy online as both Women’s Greenland Jacket and Men’s Greenland Jacket.

4. The flask. Fjallraven Limited Edition 10oz Flask and Cup.

The festival go-er’s best friend. Providing nutrients, energy and an option for warmth, all from one packable vessel. We present to you, a unique stainless steel flask, bound in brown leather, and not one but two cups, reads to serve the beverage of your choice. We don’t know about you but when we queue up at a festival, excited to get coffee at the coffee stall, our thoughts are going wild at the thought of a warm beverage tantalizing our tastebuds.. until we see the price. For a stylish and durable casing to protect and preserve your favourite drink, look no further, we’ve got it covered.

We hope you love all the pieces we’ve picked out for you – but remember, we also have a full range of festival clothing and accessories in our festival shop, all available for immediate dispatch!

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Father’s Day Feature – Fjallraven No. 21 Backpack

One week to go and typically, Father’s Day has either been forgotten about or clouded by (excuse the pun) the current top notch British weather we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy!

Never fear, the team at The Sporting Lodge have handpicked a product we’re sure any father would be excited to get his hands on, and are very excited to tell you about! We present to you, the Fjallraven Number 21 Backpack. This delightful yet durable rucksack has been recommended by the likes of the undeniable Teen Vogue.

So, why this backpack? It’s just a bag, right? Wrong. This creation is made from Fjallraven’s signature G-1000 fabric, boasting both reliance and durability. It is also available in four exclusive colours (Black, Green, Navy and Ochre) and three different sizes, too! (SmallMedium and Large). If this doesn’t prove dedication to style, we don’t know what does. Combined with leather detailing within the adjustable, padded straps, fastenings and thick piping, there’s not a lot that this bag can’t withstand. There’s even a seating pad within the bag, ready to pull out and use wherever you fancy. Want more?

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Featured – Fjallraven Greenland No. 1 Special Edition Jacket

At the Sporting Lodge, we’re big fans of the whole Fjallraven range, but once in a while we come across a particularly stand-out product that deserves its own spotlight! The Greenland No.1 Special Edition jacket is an new twist on an old favourite – with the original Greenland Jacket devised and launched back in 1968.

Extremely comfortable to wear, in a lightweight fabric, but still resistant against showers owing to the G-1000 fabric, this is the perfect jacket for summer. We found it really easy to apply Greenland Wax, and loved how effective the application was for increased durability – this jacket will take you from summer into autumn with no trouble!

Practical as well as stylish, the chest pockets are surprisingly deep, especially considering their understated appearance – so you won’t be short of storage space. Leather edging around the cuffs and hood have great functional application (as well as aesthetic!), and allow the fabric to avoid chafing and remain comfortable against skin when wet. The Greenland No. 1 Special Edition’s double fastening closure with both zip and buttons also create an effective
wind barrier, perfect for unpredictable UK summers!

In addition, 5 Euro from the sale of every jacket is contributed to the SEFALO Arctic Fox project, working to reverse the decline and threatened extinction of the Arctic Fox in Sweden and Norway.

We hope you love it as much as we do – available to buy online now at the Sporting Lodge in four fantastic colours!

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Father’s Day is Coming Up

This year, as a special Father’s Day promotion, we’re offering a fantastic 15% off all brands at the Sporting Lodge (applicable to full-price products only), including Fjallraven, Beretta, Perazzi, Brady, and many more. Simply enter the code FATHERSDAY15 at checkout to claim your discount.

Why not take a look at our hand-picked Gift Collection to get you started? You’ll find a varied range of gift ideas to suit all tastes. We’ve also recently launched our new optics collection, featuring high-quality binoculars from Steiner.

Offer ends Monday June 17th, so don’t miss out!20013

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Fjallraven Greenland Wax – Waxing Lyrical..

Every so often, you come across an item that you just can’t do without. As a keen outdoors person I spend most of my free time and work time in the great outdoors – and all weathers offer oportunities to test the products we sell.

Fjallraven clothing is fast becoming a must have brand when stepping outside to work or play. Fjallraven’s G-1000 material (a unique blend of polyester and cotton) works well in all weathers and terrains, and can simultaneously withstand the rigours of thousands of washing machine cycles.

While Fjallraven G-1000 fabric is a workhorse, it’s not water resistant – and this is where Greenland Wax comes in! When you apply Greenland Wax, an eco-friendly mix of paraffin and beeswax, the material performs even better, capable of repelling water even in the heaviest of downpours. Forget sticky, smelly wax – this stuff is clean and easily applied in a matter of minutes, using an iron or hairdryer.

We’ve been using Fjallraven Greenland wax for many years, and in short, it works! Fjallraven have also introduced the Greenland Wax in a handy drawstring bag for Summer 2013, ideal for a rucksack or jacket pocket. And don’t forget, Fjallraven Greenland Wax isn’t limited to Fjallraven products – it works well on ventile, canvas, or any cotton based material. If you have a pair on Converse shoes, try it out for fantastic results!

Happy waxing and keep dry!

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Fjallraven Spring Summer 2013

Spring is here! Our brand new Fjallraven Spring Summer 2013 collection is now in stock, featuring some old favourites in vibrant new colours (including Ochre), as well as several brand new never-seen-before releases.

Included in the collection is the eagerly awaited Fjallraven Greenland No. 1 Special Edition jacket, as seen late last year on Orlando Bloom, as well as a great selection of lightweight jackets, outdoor shirts trousers and headwear.

For a limited period, we’re also offering 20% off any full-price Fjallraven trousers, using the code FJALLTROUSER20. Pick up a bargain!

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Argo Celebrates Oscar Win

We’re thrilled for the cast and crew of the critically acclaimed ‘Argo’, who won the coveted ‘Best Picture’ Oscar yesterday evening, in addition to ‘Best Editing’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’, plus a slew of other accolades this awards season. The Sporting Lodge Westmorland bag, designed for the use of Ben Affleck in ‘Argo’, and manufactured by Brady, is now available to pre-order exclusively from the Sporting Lodge.

The Westmorland bag has been featured in numerous publications, including The Times and The Daily Mail, and will also be showcased on Channel 4 News.

After the popularity of our initial run of the Westmorland, we’re now pleased to release the individually numbered editions 050 – 100, available now for pre-order at the Sporting Lodge.

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Winter Sale Now On

The Sporting Lodge Winter Clearance Sale is now on, with up to 50% off great brands including FjallravenBerettaLe Chameau and James Purdey. Offers are only available while stocks last, so don’t miss out – browse online today!

In addition, we’re also running two promotions – get 30% off any full-price Fjallraven product with the discount code FJALL30 at checkout, plus 20% off full-price ties using the code TIES20 – offer applicable to all tie brands.

Happy New Year from all at the Sporting Lodge!

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Brady Westmorland Bag Featured in ‘Argo’

We’re pleased to announce the release of the Sporting Lodge and Brady Westmorland collaboration – designed by the Sporting Lodge and produced by Brady exclusively for use throughout the 2012 Ben Affleck movie ‘Argo’. The movie is directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and centres around the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 – currently the winner of a Hollywood Film Award and Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award. The Westmorland bag was designed for use by Ben Affleck’s character, Tony Mendez, and appears throughout the movie.

The Westmorland is a classic shoulder bag in triple layered waterproof Olive Green canvas with Tan bridle leather trim, and we are now offering a limited run of these bags to buy online. Each bag is stamped in leather with its own unique number – Numbers 02 and 03 were used on the set of the ‘Argo’ movie by Ben Affleck, and we are offering numbers 04 to 13 inclusive.

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