Established in 1986 Trekitt is family owned and run. We have always been driven by our passion for wild places and mountains and have enjoyed sharing those experiences with our customers for over 30 years.

Trekitt provides top quality equipment and clothing for mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers and travellers and has grown over the years to cater for a wide range of outdoor activities. We hold large stocks of specialist clothing and equipment from the worlds best brands backed up by our award winning customer service.  We are more than a shop, we are a service for adventure, we fully understand that to get the most from your passion you need the best kit that is fit for purpose and suits you personally.  We offer expert boot and rucksack fitting services in our Hereford shop and are always happy to discuss your equipment needs, so just call us.

The Hereford shop is open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 - 17:30.

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays because we value our free time and want to keep it that way.

51 Eign GateHereford Herefordshire HR4 0AB

About Trekitt

Our Story

Established in Abergavenny at the foot of the Black Mountains in 1986, Trekitt is family owned and run. The thing that continues to drive and inspire us is our passion for the mountains and wild places and being able to share our experiences and adventures with our customers. We do this because we love doing it; and because the independent outdoor industry remains one of those rare places where the people and their passions matter much more than meeting shareholder expectations or corporate growth forecasts.

Trekitt strives to supply the best quality kit from the best brands for walkers, mountaineers, climbers and travellers so you can be assured of its performance whatever your adventure. We carefully select our range to provide kit that is fit for purpose, high performance, and as gear freaks ourselves, is the sort of stuff that excites us and we would buy personally.

Our aim is to hold excellent stock levels of the kit we have selected; so, the stock level you see on our website is the actual stock that we hold in our dedicated warehouse (and the shop) in Hereford. All orders are processed in the warehouse by our own processing team. We also have a dedicated Customer Support team who can answer your questions and queries or even run around and measure clothing so you can be sure of the correct fit.

Our normal operating hours are Monday to Saturday from 09:00 - 17:30, we are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays because we value our free time and want to keep it that way. If you have any questions about your requirements, or just want to talk to a fellow enthusiast about kit, give us a call, send us an email, or go on "live chat" online.

Over the years we have forged strong links with like-minded organisations and we strongly believe in supporting those who support others. Both Paul and Mark have been active members of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team and Trekitt is proud to be the main sponsor of their annual fundraising event, the "Big Black Mountain Challenge". Find out more about the team, their valuable work and the BBMC event at www.longtownmrt.org.uk

Desk Jockeys

Paul Trepte

Managing Director
I joined the family firm in 1989 and started working in the Abergavenny shop. I now look after most things Trekitt'y with an emphasis on the website and marketing...

Mark Trepte

Commercial Director
I have been at Trekitt since 1986 and apart from keeping me in a job, it has given me the chance to enjoy the world in many ways....

Fiona Trepte

Financial Controller
I have been working at Trekitt for many years as Financial Controller, originally on a part time basis but since March 2017 I have joined full time...

Steve Davies

Buyer & Database Manager;
I've been working for Trekitt since 2012 having previously worked as an Outdoor Instructor. I'm normally to be found upstairs tucked away...

Will Condie

Website and Digital Marketing
Before I joined the Trekitt Team I had gained experience in the outdoor industry teaching people bushcraft and survival skills...

Harry Bradbury

Website and Digital Marketing
I started off life roaming the local Herefordshire countryside as a "professional" den builder and general messer-upper of land...

Jamie Osbaldiston

Assistant Merchandiser
My Job at Trekitt began with supervising on the shop floor, however I've recently taken on the role as an assistant merchandiser...

Front Line Troops

Dave Cassidy

Retail Manager and Director
You might know me as that guy who works at Trekitt and calls everybody dude. You would be right; I've been working for Trekitt on and off for over thirteen years now....

Dom Haseldine

Retail Assistant Manager
Living in the shadow of the Catsback I have grown up with an affinity toward the outdoors...

Saul Davies

Retail Sales
Trekitt is where I originally went to recharge my batteries. As strange as this may sound, my past commitments required a different amount of care...

Hannah Campbell

Retail Sales
I'm one of the first smiling faces you'll see if you ever decide to pay us a visit in person. I'm a climbing, paragliding, trail running, hiking, adventuring kinda human...

Chick Godsell

E-commerce Operations Manager
I have been with Trekitt (doing many varied jobs) since 2003. I currently look after all our lovely internet customers and make sure all things internet'y run smoothly....

Ian Lydford

Customer Services Assistant
I'm working with the Internet team, looking after our customers who telephone, email, message and now chat online to solve their queries...

Warehouse Elves

Pam Owen

Warehouse Manager
After many years of spending most of my disposable (and non-disposable) income at Trekitt, I was finally adopted into the Trekitt family in April 2016...

Nick Martin

Warehouse Supervisor
I've always had a thing for the outdoors, from a young age spending all day exploring the countryside around the village I grew up in, to taking part in the Big Black Mountain Challenge...

John Lowe

Warehouse Assistant
I work behind the scenes processing internet sales and making sure the shop is stocked...

Brennen Page

Warehouse Assistant
My role within Trekitt involves picking orders, transporting stock between locations and general warehouse duties...

Family

Dick Trepte (1937-2010)

The original founding father of Trekitt, and actual father of the two current directors. He was a keen walker, leading walks all over the globe...

Murphy

Biscuit Eating Team
Murphy is the official "shop dog", his main role is to come to work with Paul to keep him company and pester him to go out for a walk at lunchtime to escape from the computer...

Dick Trepte 1937-2010
The original founding father of Trekitt, and actual father of the two current directors.

He was a keen walker, leading walks all over the globe, particularly in Nepal, a country that he came to love dearly. He has passed on his enthusiasm for the mountains and the natural world to the business and we are all still very much aware of his great presence and influence.

Dick was a natural leader, sociable and great company; he loved nothing better than a pint of ale and the good company of mates after a day in the hills. He also liked to put something back, working as a voluntary warden in the Lake District, and as a walks leader for the Ramblers Association and HF Holidays.

Trekitt is Dick's legacy to us all.

Paul Trepte
Managing Director

I joined the family firm in 1989 and started working in the Abergavenny shop. I now look after most things Trekitt'y with an emphasis on the website and marketing. For the past 25 years I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the outdoor industry with its friendly and many varied characters.

I started exploring the hills and mountains of the UK as a child; being dragged up Helvellyn by my Dad at eleven years old was my first experience of a proper mountain. This adventure ignited my passion for the outdoors and I have enjoyed the Worlds Mountains and special places on foot, under canvas, on various bikes, on the end of a rope, on skis, and even on the back of an elephant.

Being in the wild places of creation feeds my soul; even if it's just dog walking around my local woods in the Monnow Valley.

Mark Trepte
Commercial Director

I have been at Trekitt since 1986 and apart from keeping me in a job, it has given me the chance to enjoy the world in many ways.

As an outdoor novice when I started, I had a great time climbing and Mountain Marathon-ing in the nineties and still partake in Snowboarding and Mountain Biking to this day. Added to this have been Fell-Running, Scrambling and Climbing as well as good old-fashioned Hill Walking. All of these varied outdoor sports have fed my passion for this great business.

I have travelled extensively in India (mostly on a Royal Enfield) and summited Mt Elbrus in Russia a couple of years ago. This has ignited a late surge of desire for some Alpine Mountaineering before my legs give out.

I consider myself very lucky, and hope to stay this lucky for many years to come.

Chick Godsell (I don't answer to my real name!)
E-commerce Operations Manager

I have been with Trekitt (doing many varied jobs) since 2003. I currently look after all our lovely internet customers and make sure all things internet'y run smoothly. I have always been involved within the outdoors and have tried my hand at most things including walking, climbing, caving, diving, archery and sailing. I studied outdoor pursuits at college and have volunteered as a leader for a charity called Fairbridge who helped inner city youth by getting them outdoors.

The pinnacle of my time with Trekitt was being the first female winner of the Outdoor Industry Retail Employee of the year award in 2009.

Dave Cassidy
Buying and Training Manager

You might know me as that guy who works at Trekitt and calls everybody dude. You would be right; I've been working for Trekitt on and off for over thirteen years now, and it just keeps getting better. I have worked in most capacities for the company and am now the Retail Manager and Director. In short, I get to run the Hereford shop and look after all the staff there; I also help with product ranging and buying.

In my spare time, I'm a bit of a jack of all trades. I like to bike, climb, walk and surf a bit when the opportunity arises. I'm always up for seeing new countries and experiencing good people.

Steve Davies
Buyer & Database Manager

I've been working for Trekitt since 2012 having previously worked as an Outdoor Instructor. I'm normally to be found upstairs tucked away, pouring over an Excel spreadsheet trying to decide what to buy and of what quantity.

My role as a Buyer suits me perfectly as I am quite possibly the biggest kit geek going. When not engrossed with numbers and spreadsheets, I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors. I'm a keen Mountain Biker, Climber and Hill Walker. I also dabble in Caving, Canoeing and Kayaking.

Although Hereford is probably not top of people's list for an abundance of outdoor activities, it has what I refer to as "The 40 Minute Rule". You’re literally 40 minutes from a wide selection of AONB's, National Parks and are surrounded by countryside. All ideal places to venture out into and explore.

Will Condie
Website and Digital Marketing

Before I joined the Trekitt Team I had gained experience in the outdoor industry teaching people bushcraft and survival skills. This meant spending long periods of time outdoors, often uncomfortably due to my prior lack of knowledge about outdoor kit, but hey, at least I could light a fire and dry off when I got wet.

I started out working a couple of days a week on the shop floor serving and advising our local customers. This soon evolved into a fulltime role in realms of website and digital marketing. It sounds fancy but what it basically means is that I make sure all of our stock is showing up online as it should, while also finding new ways to spread the Trekitt love via email and social media.

When I'm not at work I'll either be on my mountain bike with the rest of the Trekitt biking crew, climbing and bouldering down the local wall or crag, or camping in south Wales trying to surf.

Nick Martin
Warehouse Supervisor

I've always had a thing for the outdoors, from a young age spending all day exploring the countryside around the village I grew up in, to taking part in the Big Black Mountain Challenge.

As a child I was a scout and a member of my local Army Cadet Force, I'm now an Army Cadet Force adult instructor. I spent a short time in the British Army but left due to an injury.

I love to travel and have spent time living in Sao Paulo and Istanbul, as well as taking trips to Africa and many other places. I believe in gaining new experiences and in the future I plan on doing lots more travelling!

Murphy
Biscuit Eating Team

Murphy is the official "shop dog", his main role is to come to work with Paul to keep him company and pester him to go out for a walk at lunchtime to escape from the computer. His days of chasing mountain bikes and tearing over the fells are coming to an end as he grows old (disgracefully) but he's still happy to leap in the river after a stick and chase squirrels around the woods.

Harry Bradbury
Website and Digital Marketing

I started off life roaming the local Herefordshire countryside as a "professional" den builder and general messer-upper of land. Together with my equally obsessed friend and work colleague Jamie, we would spend our days spinning about the family fields on quad bikes creating havoc and mess, "borrowing" supplies of wood to expand the ever-growing Den or simply exploring on our bikes. I've since then abandoned that and progressed onto mountain biking, street trials, a bit of photography here and there and anything mountainous with my lunatic spaniel. If I'm exploring somewhere new with a camera and a bike, I'm happy.

My role within Trekitt involves anything from photography, videography and post film editing, to social media and writing the descriptions you see on our website. Essentially, I'm the one half of the 'internetty social media people'. You'll find me upstairs tucked away behind my desk, most likely in my own little world of editing.

Brennen Page
Warehouse Assistant

My role within Trekitt involves picking orders, transporting stock between locations and general warehouse duties. Prior to working at Trekitt I worked as an outdoor pursuits instructor for Taste for Adventure where I gained all of my experience in the great outdoors working with "The Stokes" family. I enjoy climbing and extreme dog walking, I love to ski at least once a year and love the odd Canadian canoe trip down the River Wye.

When I am not outdoors my other passion is martial arts. I have been doing Tae Kwon Do since the age of 7 and hold a 5th Degree black belt. I am the chief instructor at both Hereford and Abergavenny clubs and teach 4 nights per week.

Pam Owen
Warehouse Manager

After many years of spending most of my disposable (and non-disposable) income at Trekitt, I was finally adopted into the Trekitt family in April 2016. I am now the Manager at the Warehouse with a wonderful team.

When I'm not organising van loads of stock to be sent out, I love nothing more than getting out in the countryside with Peggy the Dog or whizzing around on my bike with the wind in my hair. Finally, when I want to truly escape the hustle and bustle (and the boys at the warehouse), a spot of camping is definitely my tonic of choice.

Jamie Osbaldiston
Assistant Merchandiser

The majority of my time is spent staring at my ever-expanding fleet of bicycles from a variety of disciplines; Enduro, XC, downhill and road. The remainder of my free time is spent chasing my maniac Cockapoo around the hills and trails.

My Job at Trekitt began with supervising on the shop floor, however I've recently taken on the role as an assistant merchandiser. Essentially, this involves controlling stock and focusing on spreadsheets full of products. This being said, due to my mean brew making capabilities I spend a lot of time working closely with mugs.

Saul Davies
Retail Sales & Crackhead Watchout

Trekitt is where I originally went to recharge my batteries. As strange as this may sound, my past commitments required a different amount of care, concentration and skill that you'd expect when being a general handy man for the elderly. I've since then become full time at Trekitt, becoming the friendly face of the shop floor, assisting with general internetty jobs and enjoying the new challenges that my roles offer me.

When I'm not working, I will either be building or riding one of my many bikes, camping out in the woods doing my bushcrafty thing or just generally ambling around the local countryside taking in all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Harry

I started off life roaming my local countryside as a "professional" den builder and general messer-upper of land. Together with my equally obsessed friend and the use of a quad bike we spent our days spinning about fields creating havoc and mess. I've since then abandoned that and progressed to Mountain Biking and Brakeless Street Trials. In my spare time I'm generally riding a bike of some description, up the mountains with my lunatic Spaniel or day dreaming of all the above.

My role within Trekitt mainly involve sales on the shop floor advising customers and as of late I now assist with a few social media aspects such as Instagram and Facebook.

Dom Haseldine
Retail Assistant Manager

Living in the shadow of the Catsback I have grown up with an affinity toward the outdoors. When I'm not on the shop floor I can be found in various locations around Herefordshire, shooting, climbing and walking. Photography is also a passion of mine, so as you can imagine, I have plenty of pictures of the Black Mountains.

When I'm not out n' about enjoying life, you can find me "getting my nerd on" constructing and painting little plastic models ready for battle.

Hannah Campbell
Retail Sales

I'm one of the first smiling faces you'll see if you ever decide to pay us a visit in person. I'm a climbing, paragliding, trail running, hiking, adventuring kinda human, so I've always been well supported by Trekitt, even prior to working here.

Before all of this I grew up in various locations across Africa, I blame this for my constant hunger for the outdoors and desire to travel. I currently live in Crickhowell, so I'm very fortunate to have the Brecon Beacons in my front garden. Because of this I am constantly out in the mountains, so if you ever need advice on where to explore then I'm your lady.

Ian Lydford
Customer Service Assistant

I'm working with the Internet team, looking after our customers who telephone, email, message and now chat online to solve their queries.

When not in Trekitt, I'm frequently outdoors. I started as an adventurous child, just exploring the countryside with friends, working my way through Cubs, Scouts and Air Training Corps, volunteering for everything. Now my outdoor activities are principally with a local Scout troop, teaching camp-craft, navigation, pioneering and general self-reliance. I like to travel light, so I'm refining my kit and my packing discipline to carry the minimum to camp.

John Lowe
Warehouse Assistant

I work behind the scenes processing internet sales and making sure the shop is stocked.

I have always been an outdoor person, with 22 years of military service under my belt. At the weekend you will find me on my mountain bike, mainly around my local Welsh hills and Forest of Dean, or getting my boots on and walking over the Beacons and Black Mountains.

Fiona Trepte
Financial Controller

I have been working at Trekitt for many years as Financial Controller, originally on a part time basis but since March 2017 I have joined full time to meet the demands of this growing business. Basically, I look after all the money stuff and am (jokingly?) nicknamed the "real" boss.

Married to Paul, I love working in a family business and especially one where the "team" really matter. In my spare time I enjoy getting out into the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside with Murphy but draw the line at being dragged up mountains on the end of a rope. Travel is my other passion and I have been fortunate enough to visit some beautiful and exotic locations across the globe.

  • A view from outside of Trekitt Hereford
  • A Rab Knit from our Ladies Outdoor Clothing section.
  • A Rab Jacket from our Ladies Outdoor Clothing section.
  • An Icebreaker Baselayer from our Ladies Outdoor Clothing section.
  • Salewa Shoes from our Shoe wall.
  • Aku Footwear from our Shoe wall.
  • A view into our equipment area.
  • Cams and headtorches line our centre wall.
  • Helmets above our till area.
  • Haglofs and Kuhl Shirts layer up nicely with our Fleeces.
  • Fjallraven Jackets are somewhat of a favourite at the minute.
  • Rab Gilets galore.
  • Serving a customer at the till.
  • Mens outerwear is fully-stocked.
  • Petzl headtorches.
  • Fjallraven baselayers.
  • Osprey packs are top-quality and reliable.
  • There's plenty of Rucksacks to choose from.
  • And more gloves you can shake a fist at.
  • Paul talks Salewa.
  • Dave - store manager and Maltesar fiend.
  • A shoe fitting in progress.
  • A customer tries their new shoes on.
  • We have the only First Tactical showroom in the UK
  • We have the only First Tactical showroom in the UK
  • We have the only First Tactical showroom in the UK
  • Brodie and Murphy "keep Paul company". A.k.a sleep.
  • Lunch-time excursions to the local area are always fun.
  • Will working hard on adding the latest items to the website.
  • Paul offers "interesting" insight into the new AKU Pilgrim range.

   

The whole ordering and delivery process went very smoothly but unfortunately the boots I had ordered were slightly too narrow and had to be returned, the no quibbles returns process was quick and easy, with Trekitt keeping me informed by email at every step of the way, including receipt of my parcel and when my refund had been processed. Service and communication with this company always excellent.

Steve.B  •   8th Aug.

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