May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to continuing business with you in 2021.

Please be advised that our last day for sending next working day items by courier will be Tuesday 22rd December for delivery on Wednesday 23rd. If goods are not dispatched on the 24th, they will be held and dispatched on our return in the new year, 4th January 2021.

Our last working day before Christmas will be Thursday 24th December.

We will be closed over the holiday period but will re-open on Monday 4th January.

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 Yours sincerely,

All the staff at


When it comes to protective workwear on-site and on the job, few items of clothing command the respect and importance of protective headgear.

With the ability to save your life quite literally built-in to every item, protective headwear is arguably the single most vital piece of kit for many workers tasked with working in hazardous environments.

For those that work in a setting where falling objects are a common hazard, no such argument is necessary – protective headgear is an absolute must.

Luckily, here at, we’ve got plenty of safety options available to ensure your head remains safe and sound, regardless of the task at hand.


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Hard Hats

Specifically designed to provide affordable and effective head protection, our range of low-cost hard hats are perfect for on-site use and extremely affordable.



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Lightweight Impact Protection Hard Hat

Part of our own signature LifeGear range, these budget-friendly hard hat helmets are comfortable and protective in equal measure.

Fully compliant to CE and EN397, this product is available in yellow, white and orange varieties.


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Safety Helmet with Ratchet Adjustment Premium Style

Also part of the LifeGear range, these durable yet lightweight safety helmets provide impact protection in the form of long-lasting ABS polymer.

Complete with chin-strap and ratchet adjuster, this helmet features six-point PE harness with soft sweatband for enhanced cranial comfort.

Also available in yellow, white and orange and fully compliant to CE and EN397 standards.


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Elastic Hard Hat Lanyard ERGO-19150

The brainchild of safety specialists, Ergodyne, this elastic hard hat lanyard is the perfect hard hat accessory for those working at height.

Compatible with most headwear, this handy addition is perfect for preventing helmet droppage, keeping your head protected in tricky and awkward conditions above ground.

Featuring a double-lock buckle, high-stretch material and hi-vis colouration, this low-cost lanyard is a valuable addition to any toolkit.



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Arborist Helmets

Arborists (aka tree surgeons) naturally find themselves at risk from falling hazards; however, these helmets can be of great use to anyone who finds themselves working at height.

Unlike standard hard hats, arborist helmets also provide protection from the side and back, in addition to the overhead safety.

As such, these products can be particularly useful for climbers, as well as rope access professional that work at height.


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SKULLGUARD Tree Climbing & Rope Access Safety Helmet

The most economical option in the arborist head protection range, the SkullGuard safety helmet is perfect for minimising the force of small falling objects.

The helmet comes with a central ratchet headband system that can be adjusted for comfort and stability. Meanwhile, it also comes with a safe and sturdy chin strap for additional security.

Available in white, yellow, blue and black, this item complies to EN397 and ANSI Z89, with a lifespan of three years from the date of manufacture.


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Forestry Helmet Set

The perfect kit for anyone looking to conduct forestry or arborist work, this set is the one-stop shop for all your head protection needs.

The set itself includes a safety helmet for head protection, mesh visor for eye safety and a set of earmuffs for aural shielding as well.

Adjustable and affordable, this set is the ideal precautionary measure for those dealing with arborary tasks, including amateurs and professionals alike.



Edelrid Climbing Helmets

Edelrid is a brand that has been strongly associated with the mountaineering game since the 1950s. As such, suffice to say they know a thing or two about climbing headgear.


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Edelrid Zodiac Tree Climbing Helmet

Featuring a lightweight and durable design, this model comes with a unique “wing fit” system that provides maximum overhead comfort, as well as safety.

With its impact-resistant ABS outer shell, the Zodiac also boasts an expanded polystyrene foam inner shell for enhanced shock absorption.

Complete with adjustable chin strap, head torch clips and spare padding, this product also features large vents to maintain a consistent supply of air for comfort.

Available in green, orange and white.


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Edelrid Ultra-Lite Climbing Helmet

Also fitted with the “wing-fit” system for precise helmet adjustment, the Ultra-Lite offers many of the perks of the Zodiac, such as the head torch clips, robust ABS hardshell and chin strap.

However, unlike the Zodiac model, the Ultra-Lite also offers protection against molten metal splatter and side attachments for ear protectors and a visor, if required.

Available in red, yellow, white and black, this stellar head protection solution is also compliant to EN 397.


Petzl Climbing Helmets

Much like Edelrid, Petzl is a brand that has long established itself as a go-to name in both the climbing game and working at height equipment. With a history that dates back to the ‘70s, the guys and girls at Petzl know their stuff, as seen in these items below:


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Petzl Vertex Best Climbing Helmet

Specifically designed for those that work at height, the Vertex Best has a number of features tailor-made for the task at hand.

Featuring a CentreFit adjustment system for headband stability and central positioning, visor/ear defender attachment points and strong chinstrap, it also boasts a six-point textile suspension to comfortably fit the shape of your head.

Meanwhile, from a protection perspective, it also offers effective shock-absorption through reactive deformation of the outer shell. The Vertex Best has a lifespan of 10 years from manufacture date and is available in six different colours.


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Petzl Vertex Vent Climbing Helmet

The Vertex Vent offers all the features of the Vertex Best with the notable difference of featured vent holes on the outer casing.

Best of all, these vent holes come complete with sliding shutters for adjustable comfort, allow the user to alter the ventilation while wearing the helmet to suit their preference.


For more information on head protection or any of the protective headgear mentioned in this article, why not get in touch with Life-Gear today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or drop us an email using the link below.

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With British summertime slowly creeping into the rear-view mirror with each passing week, some Brits are already beginning to turn their attention towards their next excursion. For many, this means leaving the poolside vibes behind in favour of snowy slopes and alpine adventures.

However, carving up the frosty mountains can be an expensive endeavour. Skiing and snowboarding equipment is rarely cheap and stocking up on gear can quickly turn into a hefty bill. Luckily, we ‘re here to help prevent your funds from going downhill with our budget-friendly skiwear.

So, pull down your goggles and prepare to go off-piste as we take a look at the various snow gear on offer here at


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Skiing & Snowboarding Gloves

Globally recognised as a leading brand in safety gloves, Dirty Rigger have extended their expertise into the world of winter sports with the SubZero ski glove range.

Complete with adjustable cuffs and nylon fastenings, each glove features heavy-duty synthetic leather on the palm for durability and grip.

The wind/rainproof fabric also has a silicone/neoprene knuckle padding for comfort and protection, while the thumb, middle and index finger are also touchscreen compatible for added convenience.

Lined with thinsulate fleece and a breathable, water-resistant membrane, these gloves are the perfect accessory to keep your hands protected while you tear up the slopes.


Thermal Wear

While gliding through snowy terrain and speeding down frosty slopes can lead you to build up quite a sweat, the icy surroundings are naturally going to bring with them crisp, wintry temperatures.

To keep your body protected from the elements, check out our BlackRock range of thermal wear. Providing a snug fit for superior warmth, featuring brushed fabric for superior comfort, these polyester garments are engineered for maintaining a comfortable temperature in icy conditions.

Cuffed at the wrists and ankles respectively, both the thermal vest and thermal leggings are made with low-density fibres to trap air next to the skin for warmth, while the inclusion of a wicking layer removes moisture and prevents chilling for maximum comfort on the slopes.


Snowboard Bindings

We know that snowboarding gear can quickly rack up a hefty bill, which is why, when it comes to board necessities like bindings, we’ve made a conscious effort to offer you a budget-friendly solution that won’t break the bank.

Part of the Fastec System Series, the FT270 from Raven offer high-back support with secure 3D-Tech ankle straps and 3D ultra-light toe cap straps. Meanwhile, the footbed features rubber pads for ultimate comfort and grip.

Made from lightweight, 30% fiberglass material with toothless, forward-lean adjustment, these bindings also boast seamed pipings for maximum durability. Each binding also features a release button for convenience and a sturdy composite buckle that won’t let you down.


Snowboard Bags

Lugging your board around when it’s not in use can be an arduous task. Make transportation off the slopes as easy as travel down it with a handy carry case for your board.

We offer a number of board bags for you to choose from, including the Pathron Evo. Extremely lightweight for ultimate hassle-free transportation, the Pathron Evo is made of high-quality Codura for tear and abrasion resistance and features a removable/adjustable strap and size zipper pocket.

Meanwhile, we also offer two equally awesome alternatives from Raven in the form of the Raven Taster and Raven Bliss ranges. Both versions offer ample storage robust yet lightweight, with padded lining and removable/adjustable shoulder strap for comfortable travel.

Featuring heavy-duty zippers and tear/abrasion-resistant material, as well as additional storage compartments, the only real difference between the two is the colour: the Taster features black/green trim, while the Bliss boasts a black/pink design.


Snowboard Sets

For the average tourist hitting the slopes, knowing what’s what when it comes to choosing the right board, boots and bindings can be a real headache. Avoid being snow blinded by the masses of snowboarding products available with this handy all-in-one set.

The primary feature of this package is the stunning Pathron Slash snowboard. Made from European poplar and Tasmanian oak for incredible pop and flex, this sleek board features a Flatrock profile that’s well-suited to freestyle use.

The most forgiving of the Flatrock range, it’s ideal for both intermediates and advanced users. Also included in this set is a Raven Taster snowboard bag and two FT270 medium-flex foot bindings, designed for unisex use.


For more information on our skiing/snowboarding gear and accessories, drop us a line today on 0117 9381 600. Alternatively, get in touch online using the button below.

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When it comes to an emergency situation, a stretcher can be an invaluable piece of equipment. Ideal for the safe transportation of a person to receive medical treatment, our collection of stretchers is just what is needed in the event that an individual becomes injured and requires immediate evacuation.

Here at, we supply a wide range of different stretcher types that are designed for maximum comfort for the victim, that can be used in various different situations. Made from the highest quality materials, our different types of stretchers are extremely reliable in the times that are needed most and are easily transported from location to location when the person is strapped in! 

So, let's take a closer look at some of the stretchers that we have to offer! 

Folding Cotton Aluminum Rescue Stretcher

This G-Force lightweight stretcher has the ability to be folded, allowing it to be stored and transported easily! As well as being able to be folded, this stretcher contains quick-release straps, enabling the aluminium frame to be quickly locked into position, creating a strong and robust stretcher. View full product features below. 

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Stainless Steel Folding Rescue Stretcher

Another foldable rescue stretcher from G-Force, this time made with a stainless steel frame. This stretcher offers the same great storage and transportation benefits of the cotton aluminium stretcher above, however, this stretcher provides users with the ability for suspension rescue from vertical or inclined locations. View full product features below. 

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Confined Space Rescue Stretcher 

This restricted access rescue stretcher from Lyon has been specifically developed for the difficult conditions experienced when removing a casualty from a confined space. The deep wrap-around design provides enhanced impact protection for critical head and torso areas. This stretcher also includes an integral casualty harness to allow effective positioning and connection in difficult locations. View full product features below. 

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No matter what type of stretcher you're looking, Life-Gear has you covered. Our collection of different stretcher types are perfect regardless of your situation or needs. As well as possessing a number of innovative features, our range of stretchers is also extremely cost-effective! Providing you with the perfect addition to any emergency kit. 

For more information on our different types of stretchers or to place an order for one of our rescue stretchers, be sure to get in touch with a member of the Life-Gear team today. Also, do not forget to take a look at our entire collection of stretchers before placing your order.

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When it comes to keeping safe on-site and at height, it pays to use your head. As such, keeping that head protected should be pretty high on the list of safety precautions.

Luckily, here at, we have a wide variety of safety headgear and many different types of helmets to choose from.

What’s more, we also stock several different brands of helmets and headgear as well, providing you with plenty of options, whatever product you’re looking for.

To help you avoid a headgear headache, here’s a quick rundown of the biggest and best safety headwear from the biggest and best safety headwear brands.