None of us really know who first came up with the name Gear Pest. All we know is that it was a term of endearment that a bunch of us working in the outdoor industry used to describe the most passionate, enthusiastic and occasionally a little obsessive customers who came to the shops we worked in.
But that’s when the penny dropped, that’s when we realized why we liked them so much; we recognised, we empathized and we understood the obsession; And the reason …well because of course we are Gear Pests too.
Gearpest.com started off life as product review blog that a group of us Gear Pests put together to review all kinds of kit and clothing; but the discussions and debates that came from the site, helped inspire us to develop gearpest.com further.
To explain, one topic that often came up was why many outdoor kit websites that we had bought from never quite delivered the same service that you receive from your favourite independent outdoor retailer. Well we think there’s absolutely no reason that this should be the case and it’s why the blog has evolved to be gearpest.com the outdoor specialist site.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality and specification of outdoor kit, at competitive prices, but with the best possible service and we want our customers to enjoy the convenience of online shopping without sacrificing the advice, help, education and knowledge that you’d expect from a great retailer.
So if there’s anything you think we could be doing better, or a product or a service you’d like to see on our site, please don’t hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or better still call for a chat on 01224 481 441.
Angus MacPherson and Ian Morrison
Co Founders and original Gear Pests
Company registration number 8700967