Regatta is a family-owned outdoor and leisure clothing company that has been established in the United Kingdom since 1981. It competes with Karrimor, Peter Storm, and Slazenger.


Regatta is an outdoor clothing company. The company’s clothing is amongst the most popular in the leisurewear market, with products including jackets, fleeces, trousers, and softshells. Many of Regatta’s clothing is waterproof and/or water repellent. Jackets include; Matt, Hesper, Dover, Thronridge, and Icebound. Regatta has clothing for women, men, and children. Men’s sizes range from Small to 6XLarge. Women’s sizes range from 8 to 26. Children sizes for boys and girls are available in sizes 3–4 years to 34″. Footwear can also be purchased in Regatta stores. Outdoor and camping accessories are also available for purchasing.[1] Leisurewear is also sold via its Craghoppers brand, and it also produces clothing and accessories for the snow-wear and cycling market with its Dare 2b label.


As of July 2017, there are 1459 employees working for the Regatta group of companies, which operates in 55 countries. Its headquarters are at Trafford Park Manchester close to the Trafford Centre. The company’s world distribution warehouse now operates out of Ellesmere Port Since 1981 Regatta remains owned and run by the Black family. Father, Lionel Black, is the chairman, son Keith is the managing director and daughter Joanne is the buying director. Regatta bought the Hawkshead outdoor clothing stores in 2010.


The company has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade on two separate occasions (2012 and 2013) due to its international growth.

When the Regatta adventure began, there were just 12 of them. It was 1981.

Back then the outdoors was about intrepid explorers, but they just wanted to open their front door and have fun. And they wanted everyone else out there with them too.

So they made great products that people could afford, clothing to get people outside and enjoying the fresh air without worrying about what it would cost. That’s still what counts for Regatta.

And they are still doing it. Still thinking of new ways to help people, still inspired by the great outdoors and still hanging by the front door when you need them.

And it’s still what counts for the ramblers, amblers, hikers, and bikers, campers, and gardeners and daily commuters, dog walkers, show jumpers and multi-tasking mums, picnickers, backpackers, kids playing ball and dads at the footie, urban roamers and beachcombers and puddle-loving children and everyone else they’ve helped start their own adventure.

There were 12 of them.

Now there are millions.

For every Adventure!


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