Regatta is one of the most well-known brands of outdoor clothing and footwear, established in 1981 they supply a large range of outdoor gear for a range of activities including walking, camping & tents and everyday use. Now exporting to over 40 countries they have expanded across Europe with a number of dedicated outlets within the UK. They offer discounts of up to 50% off the RRP and release regular sales and voucher code incentives to help customers save money.
On first sight the Regatta website seems rather busy with lots to get your eyes around. However just a few seconds of looking got me used to the layout. After a short time there appears a popup showing the customer services number along with some useful links. The top level menu contains links to all the main product categories, hovering over the links reveals lots of handy sub-categories. This is a great way of finding the products you needs without too much hassle.
The homepage puts massive emphasis on the sales promotions. Much of the main links contain details of the sale offers as well as the main feature banner. The homepage gets busier the further down you scroll and continues well into the footer section. What is handy is the hovering mini side menu with links to a size guide, contact and delivery details.
I do like the detailed product pages that show an extended description as well as comprehensive delivery options and returns info. On to the basket stage I do like the quick checkout drop down where you can choose the standard or Paypal checkout options. At the shopping cart there are options to add a discount code and change the product quantity. Payment options are really easy to find and the site boasts to be 100% safe and secure and Norton secured by VeriSign.
The products offered by Regatta look good quality and are good value for money when compared to other brands such as The North Face etc.