Usually shopping in the UK & Europe is more expensive than North America, but with the strength of the dollar, there’s some awesome deals to be had overseas. Usually outdoor gear such as rucksucks, backpacks, etc. can easily be over $200 for a good one since we only have the expensive brands like NorthFace and MEC available. In the UK, I recently discovered Millets. It’s an outdoor clothing/equipment store. I like what i’ve been seeing so far.
Their prices and selection are great, and their clearance sales are even better. I grabbed some running gloves, a new rucksuck, and a camelpack for half of what I would have paid back home.
No more touristy crap for me.