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Authentically
OutdoorsSince 1893.

Camping, Walking, Family Fun & TravelOur Story

History

Creating Fun in
the Great Outdoors

With over 100 years of trading, heritage is at our heart. Laying its foundations in the late 19th century, Millets has steadily grown to the well-known outdoor store we recognise today. From kit to get the whole family camping, to the iconic Peter Storm cagoule, we come equipped with a passion for providing practical and functional products, to guarantee that you’re prepared for adventures in the great outdoors.

1893

From Humble Beginnings...

J.M Millet opens a drapers and outfitters in Southampton. By 1939, the business had been passed on to his grandson, where the product range was widened, and Millets as a company grew to five stores.

1920

In The Meantime...

While the J.M Millet business continued to expand, another Millett, Morris Millett, opened a haberdashery. After a series of reacquisitions and expansions by various businesses, by 1984 Milletts were making their mark in the outdoor industry.

1986

Bringing it together...

Both businesses came together as one, and so began the Millets we know today

Present day

More than just a high street store...

With roughly 100 stores, a website, and an app, Millets continues to move into the digital age whilst our high street stores are ready with outdoor experts to answer your queries.

Our Exclusive
Brands

Originating in 1954 with the conception of the renowned cagoule, Peter Storm have been creating functional outdoor clothing and footwear fit for unpredictable British weather.

Initially named The Brasher Boot Co., the first Brasher boot went on sale in 1983. Alongside their timeless footwear, Brasher have also branched out into clothing and accessories.

Focused on supplying great performance gear, Technicals delivers a range of clothing, equipment and accessories to enhance your lifestyle.

Since the 1980s, Eurohike have produced an array of camping kit, including furniture and accessories together with their staple tents and bags for reliable equipment on all outdoor adventures.

Mixing high quality fabrics with fresh innovation makes the Berghaus Tent collection a real success story. From lightweight backpacking tents to luxurious, easy pitch inflatable air tents, Berghaus has a tent to suit every camping trip. Complete your set up with unique camping accessories to match.