Anyone used it?
I've see this on the offer leaflet from GO Outdoors, the North Ridge Kailas Jacket. Has anyone used North Ridge gear and is it any good?
Also on the same leaflet is the Berghaus Torrey Peak Jacket. I can't find much about this anywhere, it seems Go are the only stockists. Again, any info is appreciated.
I'm going along to Go tomorrow and having never used North Ridge I'm stumped. No one else sells it so I assume it's an own brand type of thing. If it's good quality I don't mind, but I'm a bit wary.
I'm afraid I cant comment on the North Ridge specifically, but can say I've bought odd bits of 'own brand' stuff from GO before, mainly just for cheap dog walking sunday stroll use than any serious activities. Some of it has stood up well like the trousers I bought about three years ago which have lasted better that the old favourite Craghoppers, some less well likek the own brand fleeces which have shrunk after 1-2 washes.
For £99, or ideally another £20 or £30 you could probably pick up something from a better known brand if you shop around on the net.
They were out of stck, so I didn't get to see them. If it's a one off, not available at any other time, how can they advertise it as £220 RRP?
I have just sent Go Outdoors an e mail tonight to inform them that I will be writing a blog to inform consumers how bad Go Outdoors Customer Service is. I recieved an e mail from Go Outdoors on 27/7/11 saying that my complaint regarding 'Go Outdoor Price Guarantee' would be delt with.
This has been the third time I have e mailed Go Outdoor regarding my complaint since July 2011. If Customer Service at Go Outdoors do not correspond with my third e mail I will be sending an e mail to Traiding Standards as well as writing a blog about the appalling Customer Service I have recieved!
Bet that has Go Outdoors quaking in their boots...
Since you havent substantiated what complaint you think you have but have just asserted how appalling the service is...forgive me if I dont take you seriously.
Come back...tell us what happened..and we will make our own minds up as well as telling you what we think.
For instance - Rob Smith, membrane lined boots are notorious for failing (which is one of the reasons many here bemoan the searth on non-lined boots) - the slightest piece of abrasive grit, even a long toenail seems to cause issues. By not allowing your boots to be tested, I'm afraid you have no claim (and no sympathy from me either)
Rob SMITH 3 wrote (see)
I bought a pair of North Ridge Men's Corrie eVent Waterproof Walking Boots from Go outdoors, they lasted 6 months then started to leak. Took them back to GoOutdoors to be told it was not a manufacturing fault and would probably not be covered by the guarantee. But would need to be sent away to be assessed. I was not happy with this and didn't leave my boots.I contacted GoOutdoor to get some information about North Ridge, Phone number etc, as their website appears under construction, For a month ?I have not heard from GoOutdoors for 3 weeks ( 10th July). Very poor service as I believe they own North Ridge.
blzeebub wrote (see)
while North Ridge is also their own brand but at the higher end of the market
Has a good snigger.....
I quess that the operative word in that statement is "Higher" and judging by the rest of the thread about 1.5" "higher" than their 'Value for money' brand.
Have to admit looking at some of the North Ridge stuff it LOOKS ok but thats not the point is it!
i have just received a load of the kit for testing and will be taking it to Africa in january, watch this space and I will tell you how it gets on...or how i get on with it.
My Corries have proved to be pretty decent cheap boots. Warm but not sweaty (if this makes any sense), waterproofing is not perfect but after 5 hours bogtrotting in wet conditions there was just a bit of dampness rather than flooded shoes to report.
They'll do the trick for easy walks.
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