Gaynors is the largest independent retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK. Gaynors delivers unbeatable prices and unparalleled choice and depth of product, from all the major outdoor brands. Gaynors is in the heart of the Lake District, with a 25,000 sq ft distribution centre in Lancashire, but remains a family business that puts customer service first.
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In 1988 bicycle enthusiast, Michael Edison was competing in the "Hotter'N Hell 100," a 100-mile road race in the gruelling summer heat of the Wichita Falls, Texas. Water is vital to surviving the race, and there are few places to refill a water bottle. Edison an emergency medical technician by trade decided to fill an IV bag with water and slip into a white tube sock. He then put the contraption into the back of his jersey, threw the thin hose over his shoulder and clamped it with a clothespin.
Hands-free hydration was born.