We’ve always been a relatively outdoorsy family, often going away to Scotland and the Lake Distract with our waterproof jackets, fleeces and walking boots in tow. Growing up, the Coventry Go Outdoors store would be our main point of contact for outdoorsy supplies and we’d spend hours in there getting the family all equipped for our little adventures. The same happened when I went to Austria in January this year, and so when I was asked if I’d like to go and have a look around the new Nottingham store, I was more than happy to explore…
The first thing that hit me about the new Nottingham store was it’s location on a main road, perfectly situated on Mansfield Road, across the road from Madford Retail Park and therefore very easy to find. The staff were attentive, greeting you with a smile and a warm welcome.
I was given a tour of the new brightly lit store with easily identifiable colourful signs giving it clear definition between each section and therefore making it easier to find what you’re looking for. I was told that many people would come to Go Outdoors knowing what they’re looking for and so they’ve grouped items together to make it convenient for their customers, so if you went in needing a waterproof jacket, there’d be a section for that and the same with trousers, base layers or even bags. It’s also great for people like me to don’t like to rummage through endless rails trying to find a single t-shirt. That said, there’s also some mannequins on display to provide inspiration and help you piece items together too.
Go Outdoors cater for so many different hobbies from walking to fishing and cycling to horseriding, if it’s something you like doing in the outdoor environment, you can bet that you’ll find what you need there.
One thing that really impressed me was that within each section, Go Outdoors like to employ people who have an interest in what they’re providing, so there’s a employee whose hobby is fishing on the fishing section, some cyclists on the cycling section and so on. Why? Well it’s so they can provide expertise on products and give better advice, it all makes perfect sense and it’s refreshing to know that the staff really know what they’re talking about and care about the customer.
There’s also a bike workshop in the Nottingham store that provides servicing and repairs, and they offer the option of finance to pay monthly on items which certainly helps if you’re planning to pick up a bike for Christmas.
I also noticed that the range of more casual items in store seems to be expanding, with mannequins wearing jeans that are practical for both walking up a mountain and for everyday wear. I particularly liked this Women’s Regatta Fearne II Coat which is both practical and casual, watch out for it in a post soon.
For a limited time only, the Nottingham Go Outdoors store will be giving away their discount cards for free allowing you to get the best prices on all of their products, and there’s also a further 15% off in store until November 15th. Bonus!
The official store opening is Saturday 5th November where Ross Kemp will be opening the store. Read more about the opening here.
The new Nottingham Go Outdoors store is located at GO Outdoors Nottingham, Mansfield Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6BP. Website here.
Post written in collaboration with Go Outdoors.