Walks And Walking – Mud Huggers Exclusive Reader Offer
Mud Huggers are specialists in walking clothing and camping equipment including barmah hats, trousers, walking gaiters, socks and backpacks so if you are thinking of enjoying a weekend trek across the Lake District or simply taking a stroll over the local hills, you can trust Mud Huggers to deliver essential kit at competitive prices.
As well as currently offering free shipping on all Tog24 items Mud Huggers have very kindly agreed to offer all Walks And Walking readers an exclusive 10% off their first purchase. Just use the discount code ww10 in the cart and to visit their website please click here.
Here’s their story:
Mud Huggers is a name that really appealed to us when we started our business, as it defines just about everyone that goes walking or camping, because from our experience they are the sort of people that make the most of every situation and can find fun if it’s raining or cold as well as on the sunny days. It also goes back to a time when I was doing some volunteer conservation work on the Yorkshire moors. We had the truly horrendous job of clearing a very muddy path, and adding drainage to make it passable. The first half hour was miserable as we tried carefully to avoid getting muddy, but before long things got out of hand and a large mud fight ensued. We were very soon so muddy that we didn’t care anymore and the job got finished quickly and was great fun for all even though we were truly covered in mud from head to toe.
So basically our customers are anyone that loves to be outdoors and having fun in all conditions. Customer service is really important to us, and in setting up the business we are very conscious that every order is important to our customer, whether for a weekend away, a holiday or a special gift, and we want to ensure we keep them informed every step of the way and help them by getting there order to where they want when they want it. We aim to keep stock of every product that we have on the site, which is difficult for a new business, but we feel it is important that we don’t let anyone down or delay an order when our customer may have a deadline.
It has been a learning curve for us and we have come to realise that people don’t want to spend a lot of money with a company they haven’t heard of before, so they tend to buy smaller products, looking for quality and value. This has lead us to concentrate more on selling socks, and gaiters, travel trousers and daysacks, rather than jackets, tents and sleeping bags etc. We are a family run business, with even on occasions the kids helping us when we are really busy.
Unfortunately for us the kids are much more into Football and Rugby than a weekend camping in Wales, but we are working on that. We are lucky in that the Peak District is on our doorstep so this is by far our favourite walking area, and a day out on Kinder Scout or the Roaches is an excellent way of clearing out the weeks cobwebs. Our aims for the future are to develop our product range much further and eventually to have Mud Huggers shops and perhaps a range of our own products. Mud Huggers is really an attitude life, and we are sure there are plenty of Mud Huggers out there who haven’t discovered us yet.