Waterproofs no longer working? Frozen fingers, feet like wooden planks, icy beard, frosted nose
The agony of hot aches when thawing out: you were too scared to go into the warm?
Soaked to the skin in a freezing wind, scared of the onslaught of hypothermia, not easy to forget?
Ever shivered all night in an unplanned bivouac, knowing that you mustn’t go to sleep in case you you never woke up?
Sound familiar? Then this is the book for you!
Our mission is to produce eBooks and related training systems, independently of brands, for the broader outdoor community, whether enthusiasts, instructors, sales or design, retail or manufacturing.
Totally inclusive, it covers fibres, textiles, products, physiology, layering and usage techniques to ensure waterproofs function as they should. Have a look at this video clip to get a feel.
“in years past I have been the owner of 2 well known outdoor brands and have been as guilty as any of creating new words and explanations. This book has grown from my passion to pass on my knowledge of the basic principles, for the benefit of the next generation. However this would not have been possible without the help and support of my wide range of contacts throughout the manufacturing and retail sectors of the outdoor industry, for which many thanks.”
We are addressing an identified training gap in the outdoor industry by complementing existing training.
Instead of being single activity focused, as is the norm, we cover our subject very broadly, including the ‘why and how’ clothing works for the following activities:
Unlike existing books which are usually single activity focused, eg Alpinism or Backpacking, we cover our subject very broadly, including the ‘why and how’ clothing works for the following activities in ways applicable on all 7 Continents.
A customer-facing person, working anywhere in the outdoor and bike industries, helping and advising others.
Brand and retail staff.
Outdoor activists, and early adopter types.
Product journalists and bloggers.
Bike retailers and other customer facing personnel who have excellent mechanical training system yet nothing for garments.
Outdoor instructor, guiding professional, sponsored athlete.
Our training complements that already provided by the brands. It helps staff develop a broad perspective on how waterproofs function for users in differing sports and conditions with a view to improving customer service and engagement.
Our eBook and eTraining materials will be published during 2017.
Video clips to introduce and support material.
Cartoons to lighten the load.
Specialised commissioned graphics.
Accessible explanations of technology and science.
Sustainability comments embedded in each chapter.
Digital format for flexibility and easy updates.
Emerging Technologies to capture new technologies which may or may not change the industry.
History provides context and narrative to aid retention.
The integrity, accuracy and relevance of our training derives from a 10 person, expert, editorial team, strengthened by extensive reviewing by garment brands, retailers and outdoor professionals.
We are professionals writing for professionals:
By Mike Parsons and Mary B Rose
with Chris Townsend and Tom Richardson
USA editor: Chuck Kukla
Textile editor: Jane Turnbull, PhD.(Leeds)
CSR advisors Anna Rodewald and Cira Riedel
Copy and style editor Marian Parsons
High altitude advisor Alan Hinkes
Published by OutdoorGearCoach.co.uk
Our related ebook and training courses and are split into 3 levels:
Level 1 The Basics, Level 2 for the more experienced, Level 3 for coaches. See Training for details