Functional outdoor products and professional advice
„We have everything you need. What you don’t need, we don’t have“ – according to Harry Gröger, these words best describe the assortment of TrekkingLaden in Regensburg. As the name suggests, you can find everything on the subject of „outdoor sports“ on an area of 40m². TrekkingLaden offers equipment suitable for the „mushroom seeker to the 3-week tourer“ and includes backpacks, hiking boots, stoves of all kinds, sleeping bags, compasses, knives and much more. It is particularly important to the owner, Harry Gröger, that especially in the age of online retailers and sports outlets the clientele benefits from expert advice without previously having compared „100 opinions on the Internet“. Especially today, in an abundance of offers his customers also appreciate this service. In addition, he himself is an enthusiastic sportsman and shares his passion for sports with his customers. Thus, only products that he has tested himself, he would use himself and he can recommend out of his own conviction and love can be found in his store.
Many years of experience in the outdoor industry
TrekkingLaden has already existed for over 30 years in Regensburg and was the first store of its kind in the entire region. Over the last 10 to 15 years, due to the increasing boom of the outdoor industry, more and more stores settled in the Regensburg area. Harry Gröger took over the TrekkingLaden from its previous owner two years ago. Before that, he gained experience as the manager of larger stores in the outdoor sector and had always been active in the sports industry. Today, he says he has turned his hobby into his profession because customer proximity and specific advice are very important to him. The exchange with like-minded people and sports fans also delights him and makes him open his store every morning with a smile.
Innovative products for trekking enthusiasts
He is particularly proud of the self-discovered and unusual products in the range, such as the hand-forged Swedish trekking axe. Handmade in Sweden, the axe has a handle made of Canadian hickory and a blade made of genuine Swedish steel – a gem for outdoor enthusiasts. Basically, Harry Gröger strives for an assortment for guests who already have everything and are eagerly looking for innovative products. The assortment impresses with unique articles and one-of-a-kind items. The latest addition is a fire kettle with an integrated thermos flask. This allows water to be boiled directly in the fireplace. There are also very practical gift ideas, such as anti-blister socks. Even if the idea of giving socks as a gift is rather „unsexy“, this pair of socks is an absolute hit and enriches the tour of every trekker.
Author: Anna Grundner