Feeling Nippy? Going Skiing?

With the cold weather persisting don't get chilly. Arthur Beale are the largest London stockists of Devold Norwegian Woollens.

If you haven't tried wearing merino thermal base layers then you are in for a treat. We stock the top quality Devold Expedition Merino Long Johns and Tops in various styles and colours. Take a look at the Merino Thermal Zip Top shown above - it is designed for extreme conditions and proven on several Polar Expeditions. The base layer is 100% merino wool and the outer layer is 90% aquaduct treated merino reinforced with polyamide to improve durability. Moisture will wick away from your body. At 235 g/m2 it is one of the warmest base layers available. The 18.7 micron fibre is wonderfully comfortable against the skin. This style has a zip neck to keep your neck warm even without a scarf or snood, just unzip it to cool off. The arms have thumb holes so your hands can be kept super cosy. We also stock Expedition Merino tops in a "Shirt Style" with a plain round neck and no thumb holes and also a hoody which is often described as the most comfortable garment ever!

Merino wool can be worn continuously on expeditions or on long sailing trips even without being washed as the fabric never smells due to its natural properties.

Once you have invested in a merino base layer why not layer up with a 100% pure wool Thermo Top with zip front and pockets. Being 470 g/m2 it will keep you warm in extreme conditions. This is one of the most vesatile garments - wear it as a mid layer or even a jacket in dry conditions.

Alternatively go the traditional way and treat yourself to a Classic Devold Norwegian Sweater just as the

Polar explorers have for over 100 years! 

Come and visit Arthur Beale's upstairs showroom full of cosy clothing.

Another successful evening!

On Thursday evening we had a virtually full house to hear Philip Temple talking about the adventurous expedition that he took part in to land on the remote Antarctic Heard Island and then climb its 9,000ft volcano which happens to be the highest peak in Australian Terriory. The yacht was skippered by none other than H. W. Tilman. The story is also told in full in the newly released book "The Sea and the Snow" which would make a great read for anyone interested in expedition sailing. The...

The Sea and The Snow - How we reached and climbed a volcano at the ends of the earth

6th October at 18:45 Our next event should be a corker, especially if you have an interest in real adventure and high latitude sailing. Fifty years ago ten young, or youthful, men set out to climb one of the world's most inaccessible peaks—an unclimbed 9,000-foot volcanic island, thousands of miles to the south-west of Australia. To make sure they got there against the prevailing winds—and back—they had as their Skipper none other than the renowned high-latitude sailor H. W. 'Bill' Tilman. One...

Never Fear - Reliving the Life of sir Francis Chichester

We are delighted to be able to announce that Ian Strathcarron has agreed to hold an illustrated talk about the life of Sir Francis Chichester. Lord Strathcarron is the author of several travel biographies and is about to publish "Never Fear - Reliving the Life of sir Francis Chichester". It should prove to be a fascinating talk on a man who inspired many of us to take up sailing - including myself! STOP PRESS! The book has just arrived on my desk and just like a decent piece of hardware it weighs just a bit more than you expect! A very good quality hardback packed with interesting...

"Countercurrent" - An Exhibition by Staff of BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins

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SOLD OUT - Tom Cunliffe's illustrated talk "Hand, Reef and Steer - Good Times and Bad in Gaff Rig" at Arthur Beale!

To celebrate the release of the fully updated second edition of his famous book "Hand, Reef and Steer" Tom has agreed to give us a fully illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of sailing with a gaff rig. 15th September 2016 at 18:45 In Hand, Reef & Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his knowledge of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to manage heavy loads using...

Oliver Joins the Team!

We are really pleased to announce that Oliver Coghlan has joined the team at Arthur Beale. Oliver is a very keen sailor with a Yachtmaster Ocean certificate and at least 5,000 nm of ocean sailing experience. Although he has worked on large super yachts and sailed big Oysters his passion is racing the XOD keelboat "Athena". Of course Cowes Week starts on the 6th August so Oliver will be competitively racing all week. We will have to cope without him for a while but we expect him to win some...