At Great Outdoors we strive to equip people with the gear and knowledge to enjoy the outdoors safely. It is important to us to reduce our impact on the environment where we can.

Over the past few years, we have been working closely with brands to buy more sustainable lines of outdoor apparel and equipment. We have not arrived yet but we are on the journey and are very happy with some of the products we now stock. We support brands that have environmental responsibility as a priority. If you want to read more and look at some of our favourite sustainable products you can read the blog we wrote.

Sustainable Brands: An overview 

SalewaSalewa are also a company that takes sustainability and reducing their impact on the environment very seriously. You can read their social and environmental care commitments on their website.

IcebreakerIcebreaker as a brand are leading the way in reducing their impact on the environment. They are currently 91% Merino or plant-based vs only 9% remaining synthetic. Their aim is to be a completely plastic-free company by 2023. Icebreaker use Merino wool that reaches ZQ Merino standard for Animal Welfare.

SmartwoolAs we mentioned previously wool is one of the most sustainable insulation fibres available. That is paired with Smartwool’s plastic-free packaging. Smartwool also uses ZQ-Certified Merino wool.

Explore More Sustainable Products We Stock

Great Outdoors is committed to meeting the requirements of the Irish Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.
Environmental Responsability

Free Take-Back of WEEE

Environmental ResponsabilityWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins. WEEE is taken back free of charge at electrical retail outlets on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. There is a bin for small batteries in your local store. Local
authority civic amenity facilities also take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge. WEEE and waste battery recycling is free.
Products for return under this agreement can be taken/sent to our store on Chatham Street, Dublin 2. Also note that the item being returned does not have to be the same brand as the one being purchased.