Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Range Review & Giveaway!


Since getting our dog almost 2 years ago we’re finding that we’re spending more and more time outside.  It’s easy to find things to do in the great outdoors when you have a rather large dog you need to exercise.  With the weather in the Northeast being what it is we need some pretty robust outerwear.

Recently we were asked to review something from the Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Range.  Squidge is a HUGE Steve Backshall fan (she has all his books!) and was waaay excited when I told her she could chooe something from the Steve Backshall Range at Mountain Warehouse, she chose the Penguin Youth Hoodies in Blue.  Squidge is crazy about penguins and I’m all about layering- perfect.  When we’re out hiking around the Cheshire countryside the tendency to put on the warmest coat usually leads to me feeling like a pack animal as the family strips off. To stop this from happening we layer layer layer.  The top  is usually a light waterproof, then hoodie and a tee. I can stuff the waterproofs in my backpack and if it gets warm enough we can knot the hoodie around our waists.

What we thought of the penguin hoodie- the weight of it is really substantial but not bulky and it’s very soft.  The blue is a rich colour and the penguin graphic is nice and clear.  We’ve already washed the hoodie and it’s held up in the wash and without piling.  My only issue with the hoodies is that I would have liked it to be a bit bigger.  We ordered the size 12 (Squidge is 10) and it fits perfectly but as I selected the larger size I was hoping for a bit more growing space. A small issue but if you’re like me and like things to last a couple of seasons this is something you might want to take into account when ordering.


The very kind folks at Mountain Warehouse have offered one Squidgyboo reader the chance to win an item of their choosing from the Steve Backshall kidsโ€™ range. Yay!!

All you need to do to be in for a chance to win is to let me know what your favourite bit of outdoor kit is- what can’t you do without when your out and about.  Bonus entries are available so donโ€™t forget to complete the competition widget. The competition closes on 20 November 2016 at midnight!

Win an Item from the Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Range

#Win Steve Backshall Kids’ Clothes from @MountainWHouse and @lindy_


Good luck!

Terms: Open to UK adults aged 18+. One winner selected at random from all eligible entries after the closing date of Nov 20, 2016. Entry is via a comment on the competition blog post. Bonus entries available. Maximum one entry (plus bonus entries) per household. Winnersโ€™ details will be displayed on this website within 7 days of the closing date.  



  1. Lisa Brown
    October 27, 2016 /

    I love my Mountain Warehouse Softshell Jacket. Perfect for British temperate weather and the odd showers.

  2. Lindsay Billsborrow
    October 27, 2016 /

    We are always out and about easy care hoodies and a good quality coat are what’s needed

  3. Natalie Gillham
    October 27, 2016 /

    Thanks for the chnace x

  4. Tracy K Nixon
    October 28, 2016 /

    I love the blue penguine top! Great review and giveaway thank you!

  5. emma walters
    October 28, 2016 /

    would love to win for my son ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sharon Jackson
    October 28, 2016 /

    Great giveaway, we have a nearly 6mth old Cockapoo who loves being outside so I can’t do without my warm hat now the days are getting colder ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Isabel O
    October 28, 2016 /

    Really good waterproof walking boots. Preferably with a good pair of socks underneath. Nothing worse than wet cold feet!

  8. Katie skeoch
    October 28, 2016 /

    These look like great products. Would love to get something quality for my teenager, he’s always out & about

  9. Anthony Harrington
    October 28, 2016 /

    how lovely! they look fab!

  10. Kim Styles
    October 28, 2016 /

    Loving the penguin! and it looks warm and snuggly

  11. Laura Nice
    October 28, 2016 /

    I love the colour! Looks so warm!

  12. Alison Macdonald
    November 10, 2016 /

    Fab giveaway! That penguin top is soooooo cute x

  13. Lindsey Stuart
    November 10, 2016 /

    I have a beautiful red coat that keeps me super warm and makes me look great haha I really suit red! (not so good in the rain though!)
    I couldn’t be without my hat and my gloves especially in these cold frosty mornings

  14. aj
    November 10, 2016 /

    beautiful giveaway thank you very much for the chance.

  15. Martina Pichova
    November 10, 2016 /

    My favourite part of outdoor kit is waterproof trousers for kids – a must for rainy British weather.

  16. Jo McPherson
    November 10, 2016 /

    Useful prize, thanks

  17. jennie kerley
    November 10, 2016 /

    A must for me is a comfy pair of waterproof walking boots

  18. Sophie B
    November 10, 2016 /

    Loving this new range. x

  19. pete c
    November 10, 2016 /

    a smart pair of comfy waterproof walking shoes

  20. Sharon Lou Johnson
    November 10, 2016 /

    your items look so warming for this nutty winter ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. michelle o'neill
    November 10, 2016 /

    Great giveaway,, fingers crossed x

  22. Katie
    November 10, 2016 /

    Not heard of this before but what a fab range! Thank you!

  23. Jennifer Haden
    November 11, 2016 /

    they look like they have amazing products, thank you so much for the lovely chance x ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Laura Pritchard
    November 11, 2016 /

    What a great range, and nice to see kids sports items!

  25. Ruth Harwood
    November 12, 2016 /

    Fantastic giveaway! Great range xx

    • November 28, 2016 /

      Congratulations Ruth- you’re our Mountain Warehouse winner!

  26. claire woods
    November 12, 2016 /

    Great range.

  27. Michaela Hannah
    November 14, 2016 /

    I love this shop, only discovered it on a recent trip to the Lake District

  28. Anthea Holloway
    November 15, 2016 /

    What a lovely competition and there are so many things to choose from – I love hiking and often visit friends in the Rockies where we hike.

  29. Layla Thomas
    November 15, 2016 /

    I can’t do without a pair of good waterproof boots.

  30. Christine Caple
    November 15, 2016 /

    A light waterproof rucksack is ideal

  31. Sadiyya maryam
    November 16, 2016 /

    My husband loves the outdoors and hiking and thankfully our daughter is exactly the same. A good fleeced waterproof jacket is a must have for us. Many thanks for running this lovely giveaway.

  32. Victoria Prince
    November 16, 2016 /

    I think my favourite bit of outdoor kit is a good rucksack! Comfortable, lightweight and waterproof

  33. Kimberley Ryan
    November 17, 2016 /

    My favourite bit of kit has to be my walking boots, waterproof and comfortable

  34. cheryl hadfield
    November 17, 2016 /

    Thanks for the chance to win

  35. maria blythin
    November 17, 2016 /

    thanks for the lovely giveaway x

  36. Julie Paton
    November 17, 2016 /

    My flowery wellies ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. HANNAH Ingham
    November 17, 2016 /

    I can’t do without my woolly headband my mum made me, always keeps my ears warm!

  38. Kim Neville
    November 18, 2016 /

    Comfortable walking boots and waterproof jacket

  39. janine atkin
    November 19, 2016 /

    id love this for my nephew

  40. Richard Green
    November 19, 2016 /

    Great chance for some Steve Backshall gear

  41. Jayne Kelsall
    November 19, 2016 /

    Would love a new fleece for my daughter .x

  42. elaine norrie
    November 19, 2016 /

    would be lovely for my neice

  43. Leanne Bell
    November 19, 2016 /

    My coat – nothing worse than being cold. A decent coat lets me explore the outdoors with my girls x

  44. Nancy Bradford
    November 19, 2016 /

    I love Steve Backshall and it would be amazing to win a fleece for my daughter x

  45. Pauline Black
    November 20, 2016 /

    Fab giveaway! Love the range!

  46. Kelly Hirst
    November 20, 2016 /

    I can’t be without my Walking boots – they make my walks that bit easier

  47. Tracey Hallmark
    November 20, 2016 /

    My must have item is my ‘Pac a Mac’ for those unpredictable downpours – great giveaway thanks for the review too!

  48. Susan B
    November 20, 2016 /

    Anything to get the children away from their gadgets is good.

  49. Julie Scattergood
    November 20, 2016 /

    A good pair of walking boots – comfortable and waterproof. There’s nothing worse than cold, damp, sore feet ?

  50. sharon martin
    November 20, 2016 /

    my must have would have to be warm gloves as my hands get painful when cold, oh and a warm jacket

  51. Peter Watson
    November 20, 2016 /

    Thanks for the great giveaway of very useful clothing

  52. Mike Gerrie
    November 20, 2016 /

    Great Giveaway, Fingers crossed

  53. Cara S
    November 20, 2016 /

    Good boots and a decent layered waterproof.

  54. Tee simpson
    November 20, 2016 /

    Great giveaway. Love my wellies when our walking

  55. Natalie Crossan
    November 20, 2016 /

    I love the colour!