Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Nikwax Aqueous Wax Sponge On Waterproofing for Leather on eBay (end time 02-Dec-10 13:01:43 GMT)

Nikwax Aqueous Wax Sponge On Waterproofing for Leather on eBay (end time 02-Dec-10 13:01:43 GMT)

At this time of year, wet grass, damp paths and roads make waterproof footwear an absolute must. This aqueous wax from Nikwax is a sponge on waterproofer for leather and is suitable for many applications including; equestiran bridle work and horse saddlery, walking, hiking, work boots and sportswear shoes.

Also added this waterproofing wax to our website here at the page bottom: Waterproofing Wax

nikwax aqueous wax

Monday, 1 November 2010

Balaclava, Fleece, Face Mask, Hood

Balaclava, Fleece, Face Mask, Hood

Its the 1st November 2010 and a bright sunny day here in Norfolk, but even with the blue sky and warmth of the sun, it can be chilly especially if you are working outdoors, or will be travelling at night. This is where our warm winter gear comes in handy.

Our most popular clothing for these cold winter nights range from our balaclavas of which there are many styles

Open Face Balaclava

open face balaclava

3 Hole Balaclava (i.e. 2 eye holes, 1 mouth

3 hole balaclava

both of the above balaclavas are available in standard knitted acrylic or with the added benefit of Thinsulate thermal lining. Black or plain green colours and ideal to keep in your coat pocket, with your scarf and gloves or in the car for emergency warm clothing if the weather gets very bad and you get stranded.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Military Trader - U.S. Navy unveils two new camouflage uniforms

Military Trader - U.S. Navy unveils two new camouflage uniforms We sell blue urban camouflage trousers but obviously this us navy camo is new and is not urban i presume was it designed for camouflage at sea?

Our Blue Urban Camouflage on a ma1 jacket.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Digital DPM

Digital DPM Combats Digital camo is seemingly not going to be adopted by the British Army as it digital dpm may have been superceded now (2010) by the new multi-cam camo which looks great. Current operations seem more arid dry desert colours than dark green woodland colours.

For urban civilian street wear or paintball airsoft then the digital dpm camo pattern offers something different than the usual british army dpm camouflage pattern. For example these are digital camo trousers made by Viper.


Camouflage trousers are popular with teenaged children in East County USA and elsewhere but POINTS OF CONTROVERSY: SHERIFF DEPUTIES’ TREATMENT OF 3 KIDS JOGGING IN RURAL AREA RAISE COMMUNITY CONCERNS | East County Magazine

Urban Camo Trousers fashion

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Glorious Twelfth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Glorious Twelfth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia it isnt October 12th but August 12th when game shooting is started for the red grouse and to a lesser extent the Ptarmigan and indeed it isnt started until October 1 for Woodcock and Pheasant.

Monday, 11 October 2010


HAND WARMER - Military Kit Outdoor Clothing Survival Kit Got the full instructions for how these solid fuel hand warmers work?

This is for Highlander's Solid Fuel Hand Warmer pack version CS050.

Instructions for hand warmer use:
1. Press the catch of the hand warmer to open it.
Remove the foil wrapping of a solid fuel stick and light one end with a match or cigarette lighter.
Then blow gently on it and allow to burnd down about half an inch.
2. Holding it at its unlit hend, place the lighted fuel stick in the warmer case and closed the lid, ensuring that the spring clip ahs fully closed the two parts of the hand warmer.
solid fuel hand warmer
3. To intensify the heat output, the fuel rod may be lit at both ends but this will nearly halve the burning time.
If the warmer gets too hot, take it out of your picket for a while to allow air temperature to cool it down. But do not open it.
4. When not in use, the lighted fuel stick inside should be taken out and extinguished. If you must open the hand warmer when hot for this purpose, excercise extreme care and do so only on a level fireproof surface.

Assume these are kept in the pocket of your jacket or trousers?

CAUTION: These fuel rods can become very hot in use.
For adult use only. Not for children.
Do not use near flammable materials.
Do not handle fuel rods when lit or hot.
Open warmer only when cool.
Open warmer horizontally, beware hot ashes.

Common sense required, do not burn yourself.

Friday, 8 October 2010


This is a very nice camouflage pattern so we have pulled all our acu gear together on one page: ACU CAMO.

On that page you will be able to buy acu camo clothing including: acu camo trousers, boonie hats, backpack bags, the acu bdu caps all made from the pale grey blue colours of the acu camo pattern which originates from the american military acu camo digital uniform

The only thing we need for a complete outfit is acu camo tshirts!!

acu camo jacket

CARTRIDGE BAG - Military Kit Outdoor Clothing Survival Kit

Cartridge Bags make a good idea for him for Christmas: JACK PYKE SPEEDLOADER CARTRIDGE BAG - Military Kit Outdoor Clothing Survival Kit yes it is only October and we hate mentioning the C word (CHRISTMAS!) too early but if you are just thinking ahead we have these great looking and great feeling (Duotex) cartridge bags from Jack Pyke.

Bags available in plain olive green or the very attractive English Oak camouflage pattern these cartridge bags would make a better present than your average pair of socks for the hunting or outdoor sports man.

cartridge bag

There is in fact a whole new section on www.military-kit.co.uk where we have located all our cartridge bags, see here: CARTRIDGE BAGS and UK postage and packing is only £3.99 per order no matter how many items are ordered.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Whipperleys Military & Outdoor Ltd

Whipperleys Military & Outdoor Ltd responded to an email from Hotfrog and we really like their new add a product feature.

Only thing we don't like is the forced "add your location" entry as we are online internet mail order (no retail shop) so the find us on google map feature is not appropriate.
Hotfrog is a UK business directory.

Monday, 4 October 2010


Have spotted a new camouflage pattern seen both on a BBC news report and in a brochure called multicam.

First article to read will be http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Multicam followed by a google search. Is this pattern a replacement to or addition to uk British army colours. Will it appear on military fashion camouflage clothing?

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Mosquito Tent - Military Kit Outdoor Clothing Survival Kit

Mosquito Tent - Military Kit Outdoor Clothing Survival Kit this is available from www.military-kit.co.uk and is an olive green colour tent which provides protection against biting midges, mosquito, mosquitoes and other insects.

Mosquito Tent has a built in waterproof groundsheet and flexible fibre glass poles. Mosquito Tent is supplied packed in its own stuff sack for easy storage and portable for travel.

One of our favourite products and sent to customers in the UK, Norway and worldwide.

mosquito tent

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Airsoft Gun Over Reaction?

Is this yet another Airsoft Gun Over Reaction reported here:Armed response after gun shots fired | News | This is Gloucestershire

Airsoft Guns: Is it really true that in 2010 boys aren't allowed to play cowboys and indians or cops and robbers anymore with toy guns and bows and arrows? Admittedly the boys were older in the news article above but are we also afraid of teenagers? Is it ridiculous that airsoft guns or bb guns as they are also known create such panic.

Kids in the 1970s had great fun with the cap guns for example.

Is the next step to censor all film and tv programmes with anything that even looks like a gun shaped object.

You can buy brightly coloured or clear airsoft guns still but why bother trying to play outdoors these days, just go indoors and play xbox shoot em ups.

Modern airsoft guns dont always fire the extra dangerous sounding metal "ball bearings". They most often shoot brightly coloured plastic pellets aka bb gun ammo. bb gun ammo

An armed response is not necessary but common sense is.

airsoft guns

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Shemagh Scarf shemaghs

To the western world and in military use the British SAS (Special Air Service) discovered the Shemaghs potential when operating in northern Africa's deserts during the WW2. It has been a popular and valuable piece of the SAS soldiers equipment ever since and have spread from there.

The Shemagh (also known as an arab scarf or palestinian shemagh other names also see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh) was originally used for protection against hostile desert conditions, providing protection from the wind, sun, sandstorms and low night time temperatures.


Next to a soldier's rifle, knife and boots, the Shemagh, may probably be one of the most useful pieces of equipment he or she can have.

A Shemagh scarf is a square cotton cloth, a woven scarf of about 110cm x 110cm in size.

Especially since becoming fashionable it is generally available in a massive choice of colour combinations from pink to bright orange as well as the traditional colours; red/white, black/white, black/green, sand/black).

When used as originally intended (as a head wrap) Shemaghs are very comfortable.

What is a shemagh used for? Examples:

as a head wrap - for keeping sun or snow, wind, sand and dust - out of eyes, face and neck
as a face veil - concealing the face
as a scarf worn around the neck - retaining heat in the cold and absorbing sweat/protects the neck in hot / sunny conditions
as a small sunshade cover whilst resting
as an arm sling - giving a wounded arm support
as a foot wrap - replacing a lost sock
as a carrying pouch for equipment
as a towel
as a short rope

How to tie shemagh scarf find instructions on how to wear here: http://www.actiongear.com/agcatalog/shemagh.html

The Shemagh is a traditional head wrap originating from the Middle East/Arabic culture developed from the Arabic turban - and have been used by them for centuries. Now days it's perhaps publicly best know as used by the Palestinians.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Basha, Army Bashas, DPM Basha

Updated our page on the web-tex and standard bashas: Basha, Army Bashas, DPM Basha

Generally dpm bashas are used in woods, where trees give cover and support. Also available in plain olive green

A dpm basha can be a waterproof canvas or plastic sheet with eyelets or loops along the outside edge. Bashas can be used when camping, outdoor, or in military situations to provide shelter, shade, camouflage, as the army basha forms a portable overhead cover or tent or groundsheet. Most often supported with bungee cords or purlon attached to trees.

British Army Basha

OUTDOOR CLOTHING, HEADWEAR Whipperleys Military Outdoor Clothing UK

Find our complete range of outdoor clothing and equipment: OUTDOOR CLOTHING, HEADWEAR Whipperleys Military Outdoor Clothing UK

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


5 IN 1 EMERGENCY SURVIVAL WHISTLE Compass, Match Box on eBay (end time 12-Oct-10 13:07:36 BST)

Have refreshed the picture for our Survival Whistle both on ebay and in the larger product picture at www.whipperleys.co.uk. Essential piece of survival kit.

Military Badges, Patches

Military Badges, Patches

Some of our favourite military badges and patches are the SAS Metal Badge and the blue SAS Enamel Badge. Not expensive and great to decorate your army jacket, cap, beret or just to collect.


Linking this blog to our tradespace pages. Not sure if it is working! Tradespace

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mens Web-Tex 95 Patt British Army Real Leather Gloves on eBay (end time 20-Oct-10 11:42:44 BST)

Mens Web-Tex 95 Patt British Army Real Leather Gloves on eBay (end time 20-Oct-10 11:42:44 BST)

It is a lovely warm September day here in Norfolk and dry recently too. However as the autumn continues our thoughts turn to buying or replacing those leather gloves we find so useful. Just listed our web-tex black leather gloves for men on ebay.

Web-Tex Leather Gloves Mens

Friday, 17 September 2010

BT Tradespace

Long overdue update of our tradespace from BT. Finding it a little difficult to add and edit photos. http://whipperleys-military-outdoor.bttradespace.com/


JACK PYKE WELLINGTON BOOTS at www.military-kit.co.uk

Tough, olive green wellington boots also known as wellies, wellingtons but essential for wet winter weather. These Jack Pyke Wellington boots come in olive green and really are tough, i know as i wear them! Thick socks are essential and we do have wellington boot socks to go with.

Product Information:

Their wellies are formed from flexible, high density rubber and inside lined with 4mm sponge neoprene for extra comfort.

Boots Sizes: UK 7-12

Colour: Green

Friday, 10 September 2010

Olly Murs Wearing Maroon Harrington Jacket

Great to see the harrington jacket is back in fashion as Olly Murs is wearing a maroon harrington in his new video for his song please dont' let me go. We have a similar style jacket to buy at www.whipperleys.co.uk Harrington Jackets

olly murs red harrington jacket

If you are wondering where you can buy a similar jacket like Olly Murs.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

3 Hole Balaclava Black & Green

3 Hole Balaclava Black & Green
We are updating the text and pictures of our 3 hole balaclava black and 3 hole balaclava green at www.whipperleys.co.uk. Two types of balaclavas are available either the thermal balaclava which has a soft black thinsulate lining for extra winter warmth or the standard 3 hole balaclava which is unlined.

3 hole balaclava

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Baseball Caps

Interesting fact according to BBC Radio 2
The first official baseball hat was made of straw.
and having done a google search you can still buy a straw baseball caps such as this one http://www.parkerswhisky.co.uk/guinness-straw-baseball-cap-p-1126.html.

We sell baseball caps in cotton and also jack pyke stealth baseball caps in silent soft material.
You can get: desert baseball caps, security baseball caps
and english oak camouflage caps such as this: baseball cap from our BASEBALL CAP shop.

Wateproof Poncho

It is August 2010 and this month has been very un-summer like with cold, cloud and rain. Really must get our waterproof ponchos into the ebay shop while the sun shines (or in this case while the rain is raining!)
We have waterproof ponchos in camo, black, green or navy blue ponchos and also military waterproof ponchos (some may call them rain capes) from web-tex military.
green poncho

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Abbey Gun Oil

Just a reminder that our sister site www.military-kit.co.uk sells not just military kit but a whole range of quality outdoor clothing and equipment for the everyday walker to the dedicated hunting man.

For example we have:
Abbey Gun Oil

abbey gun oil
Abbey Gun Clean Oil
Assault vests ideal for paintball or airsoft
Camouflage clothing camouflage clothing

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Adding Photos to EBAY

Still on the subject of improving our whipperleys ebay shop sales with adding extra product pictures have just read this ehow information on using photobucket. So that is to investigate next!

We have a great website where we sell combat trousers and this basic html site is in desperate need of better pictures to provide the best view of the combat trousers to our customers.

Monday, 23 August 2010


A good watch at the cinema is the new 2010 A-team film for those of us old enough to remember the original A-team from the 1980s.
We particularly enjoyed seeing our products worn and you could buy these to make a good fancy dress outfit on the A-team theme.

B A Baracus wore a black acrylic bob hat and green scrim scarf
The Face wore a sand and black shemagh scarf
The American Army wore ACU BDU Caps and ACU BDU Boonie Hats
Plus the usa flag badge on the american soldiers uniforms.

Bob Hats

all available from www.whipperleys.co.uk or www.military-kit.co.uk

EBAY IMAGES adding extra pictures to ebay

Just had a quick search to see the easiest method of adding multiple images to whipperleys ebay shop listings at low cost. Have signed up with www.auctionpix.co.uk which says: AuctionPix is a popular website for FREE eBay image, picture and photo hosting, it has provided an eBay image hosting service since 1999.

Although your free account only gives a months worth of image hosting we believe. But i was able to quickly upload and insert 3 images on my survival whistle ebay buy it now auction.

We could use our own website hosting to host images for free so need to investigate whether auctionpix can do much for especially when a fee becomes payable.

Friday, 20 August 2010

360 Degree Product Pictures

When i am looking for a product on the internet which is available at more than one website, it is often the picture quality that adds to my decision to purchase. Therefore with that in mind we are going to dramatically improve the product pictures on our military and outdoor website www.whipperleys.co.uk

For instance if you want to buy a pair of combat trousers you might like to see not only the front and rear view of the pair of trousers laid flat but also the view of the combat trousers when worn from lots of angles. You might wish to see the pockets in detail, the waistband, the hem. And even the fabric texture if the close up picture will capture.

We will try:

TV Television Turntable 40cm
Camera Tripod
Web Based Application such as http://360-product-view.com/index.php

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Ebay Top Rated Sellers

We are pleased to have achieved the ebay status of Top Rated Seller in our ebay shop : Whipperleys Military & Outdoor Ltd where we have listed many of our products at competitive prices.

For sale there at the current time (JULY 2010) is for example a wide range of mens shooting vests for sale to buy online, these shooting vests are ideal for hunting, fishing or any outdoor activity where you need lots of pockets to store your equipment:

The eBay Top-rated seller status will recognise those PowerSellers consistently delivering exceptional service.


Shooting Vests, Safari Vests, Hunting Vests, Fishing Vests and Multi Waistcoats
We have a range of mens vests here suitable for any outdoor sport or hobby, in particular shooting, hunting, fishing, travel, photography or a vest for any man who requires a sleeveless jacket / waistcoat with lots of pockets.


Shooting Vests Green, Navy, Camo

Multi functional utility vest mens waistcoat
Made from hard wearing poly cotton material
Featuring padded shoulder area
Drawcord at waist
14 pockets on this shooting vest or fishing etc

Monday, 19 July 2010

Paracord, Purlon Rope

We have updated our picture for the new type of 100 metre rope width 3mm on a real.


3mm - 100m length
Available in Olive Green

Very good description of Paracord is found in wikipedia from which this is an extract:
"Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.

The braided sheath has a high number of interwoven strands for its size, giving it a relatively smooth texture..."


BALACLAVA : Taking advantage of the warm dry weather to stock take our hats and headwear including
It isnt the winter hat season here in the UK yet but we have sold these balaclavas to Australia where it is winter!
We have a big choice in the balaclava hat, you can choose black, green, camo and plain acrylic knitted or thinsulate lined thermal balaclavas.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Thrips Thunderflies Millions

Mosquito repellent with deet wont be useful for thrips.

Thank goodness we dont get mosquitoes in the same numbers as these tiny black flying thunderflies. There are billions of them flying around today (July 18 2010) here in North Norfolk.

We sell a good range of anti mosquito sprays, lotions and deet roll ons for those travelling abroad as bite avoidance is the first line of defence against diseases spread by insects.
For example:

Mosquito Repellent with Deet

We also have mosquito bed net which is great for night time protection against all biting bugs including mosquitoes.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Desert Camo for Hot Weather

Desert Camo Clothing / Hot Weather
We have been lucky to have some really hot dry weather here in Norfolk this July 2010 and the BBC weather forecast for NR12 has been very useful and accurate.

An ideal camouflage for heat is the british army desert camo pattern, obviously designed for arid, dry and hot regions! Clothing for the desert or hot country might include:

Friday, 16 July 2010

Children's Camouflage Clothing, Kids Camo Kids Tshirts

Children's Camouflage Clothing, Kids Camo Kids Tshirts

Must say big thank you to Ros for inviting Daniel and Liam to Harry's 9th birthday party at www.norwichpaintball.co.uk on Thursday. They did laser skirmish with laser beam guns and had a great time. It also meant Daniel and Liam could wear their kids camo clothing bought from us.

The camo pattern means the kids camouflage trousers, camo tshirts and camo bodywarmers dont show the dirt and are hardwearing coming through the woodland laser skirmish in tact!

this is the new picture of our camo paint wipes


We have had our military clothing website http://www.whipperleys.co.uk up and running since 2004 and noticed many of our outdoor clothing and equipment product pictures were looking.. well awful to say the least. Would you buy a product that you wanted if the picture was not up to scratch. Well i wouldnt!

For example: we have some great camo face paint wipes on our face camo cream page which make removing your face paint after manoeuvres or paintball simple and effective. The picture was small and unappealing. So has now been changed. Took only a few minutes but well worth doing.

Many more to check and replace!