About us

Aiguille De Midi & Mont Blanc Du Tacal in evening alpen glow

The brands we stock at Mountain-Lite have been tried and tested by ourselves in the mountains. We are committed to supplying you quality outdoor clothing and equipment from the leading UK and World manufacturers for your enjoyment in the mountains

Mountain-Lite (formerly the Outdoor Warehouse) has been born out of our desire to enjoy the beautiful & mountainous regions of the UK, Europe & the rest of the World. By enjoy, we mean to walk, hike, backpack, fastpack, run, climb, bike, camp & tramp or just spend time soaking up the beauty that these places have to offer. 

Mountain Lite is run by Charlie & Nicola, with some extra special people who make the behind the scene's stuff work. Both Charlie & Nicola are committed outdoor enthusiasts, training people in Navigation, Mountain Skills, Natural Running Coaching & Nordic Walking though Mountain Lite's sister company MountainRun.

Meet the Mountain Lite Team HERE

We supply only a very limited number of brands, but in their entirety, meaning you can be sure you can order everything you need from the brands we stock in one place. We will never stock a brand without offering the full range, including all the accessories available to us in the UK. If an accessory is not brought into the UK by the suppliers we deal with, then we're afraid we can't stock it, but only due to its lack of availability. 

We have been very careful to select only top quality brands & have chosen brands that have a great story behind them. 

The brands we stock, at present are: 

True Mountain - The British made outdoor clothing company

True Mountain are a brand producing performance outdoor apparel in Preston, England (that is in Lancashire for those of you whose northern geography may be a little rusty!) This company is only using components (zips, thread, etc) and materials sourced mainly inside the UK shoreline with a few specialist technical fabrics from within the EU.


True Mountain are producing their ever growing range of products in a smaller quantity than many of their bigger competitors. Bigger isn't always better... In fact this allows us to offer the facility of a 'Design Your Own' range. The True Mountain factory in Lancashire monitors quality very carefully and products are evolving from the design team and put each and every one through a rigorous testing process by the True Mountain Testing Team. Here at Mountain Lite, in the heart of the English Lake District we also test the existing and new products in mountainous locations in volatile and challenging weather conditions.

Customer reviews are also building on our site to show the satisfaction which can be found by wearing our products. Similarly True Mountain are developing skills in their production team that are in danger of being lost from the UK. Britain has been a big pioneering part of the outdoor industry, and so they think they have an important role to play beyond just making great products.

 

Aarn Body Packs

Aarn are a small New Zealand company with a passion for creating the best load carrying systems on the planet. Aarn FlowMo Bodypacks are the most efficient, comfortable, stable, practical and healthy way to carry load on the human body. They challenge traditional thinking on pack design. Backpacks significantly disturb the posture, balance and movement of the body. Backpacks create leverages on the torso that act to distort the natural curve of the spine. Backpacks are a stressful and energy wasting way to carry a load.

Andrew Burton ascending CatstyCam with Aarn MM22L  Aarn Packs in use on Place Fell

Suprabeam Lighting Solutions

Suprabeam designs and distributes innovative LED-torches and LED-head lights of highest quality and destined for professional craftsmen in industry, automotive and outdoor applications. Suprabeam are innovators in LED lighting & designed and made in Denmark!

Shelley & Russ using Suprabeam Head Torches on True Mountain photo shoot Suprabeam head torches in use on True Mountain photo shoot

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