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 1975 a mad scientist named Jim Jannard started Oakley with $300 and the simple idea of making products that work better and look better than anything else out there. In his garage lab, Jim developed a new kind of motorcycle handgrip with a unique tread and shape that fit the rider's closed hand, top pros took notice of the new design and its material that actually increased grip with sweat. His homespun company was struggling yet his next invention would become a mainstay in MX racing for 17 years. Jim created the O Frame goggle with a lens curved in the perfect arc of a cylinder, pros championed its clarity and wide peripheral view. Jim went back to his lab and started reinventing sunglasses for sports. He used innovations form his previous inventions to create Eyeshades, a design that began an evolution of eyewear from generic accessory to vital equipment.
Decades of innovation brought new product technologies, blends of science and art that have been awarded more than 600 patents worldwid. Jannard's brand has become the mark of excellence and the solution to challenges facing those who cannot compromise on performance.