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Will my parcel be charged customs and import charges?

First published on 1st January 2021 – updated again 10th February. We are now offering our full international service to EU, Republic of Ireland and Rest of the World. This is very topical, now the UK is not part of the EU. In most cases, any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. You may be charged for handling fees and taxes as your order passes through customs. Any charges on a parcel must be paid by the person receiving the parcel (this also applies to... Read More


MI continue supporting cycling industry

Throughout 2021, MI have continued to work with cycling teams throughout the UK, providing off bike kit for both men’s and women’s teams up to UCI professional level. Due to obvious reasons, snoods and face coverings have proved immensely popular. One of our favourite photos has come from rider, Poppy Thompson from Lincolnshire based team Finish Line Racing. An awesome pic! Our sponsorship continued of Elite women’s team, Team Boompods who registered some impressive results throughout the UK this season. Ellen McDermott riding superbly throughout the Tour Series in Sunderland,... Read More



One of MI’s premium brands in our portfolio is the iconic Helly Hansen, over 300 items in the range from high end waterproof and breathable garments, super styles of footwear and stylish hoodies, baselayers and trousers. From their home in beautiful Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. In 1877 sea captain Helly Juell Hansen suffered with the tough Norwegian seas, and wanted a better way to keep protected. So, Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched... Read More


What is Helly Tech from Helly Hansen?

WHAT IS HELLY TECH®? Helly Tech® is the waterproof and breathable outer layer between you and the elements. Its unique membrane will keep water molecules out, while allowing sweat vapor to pass through – keeping you dry from the outside and comfortable on the inside HELLY TECH® is a tough weatherproof outer layer, specially designed for the harshest conditions. It is a combination of a DWR-treated outer fabric, a highly breathable and waterproof membrane, and often a highly breathable inner fabric, mesh or lining.


Discover Helly Hansen Baselayers

Our Helly Hansen base layers are worn by pros every day, for all types of climate and activity. Choose the one that best suits your needs and choose like a pro. We can vouch for these thermals after wearing for years! LIFA LIFA® ACTIVE HI VIS BASE LAYERS ARE FOR SUPERIOR MOISTURE MANAGEMENT IN ADDITION TO DELIVERING LIGHTWEIGHT WARMTH. IT HAS A TWO LAYER LIFA® CONSTRUCTION WITH LIFA® FIBERS NEXT TO SKIN AND SOFT POLYESTER EXTERIOR FOR RAPID MOISTURE MANAGEMENT. WEAR IT AS A LAYERING PIECE NEXT TO SKIN ON... Read More


Helly Hansen Rain Jackets

Discover the complete collection of men’s rain jackets. From high protective raincoats to lightweight shell jackets, our men’s waterproof and breathable gear is perfect for any rainy day.  Using the award-winning Helly Tech® waterproof membrane, HH have been able to create a wide range of durable, protective and seam sealed jackets for all-season use. It is important that the outer layer is also breathable, allowing for proper ventilation and moisture management to combat overheating. Depending on the temperature, the outer layer can protect you from wind, rain or snow, making... Read More


Carhartt Super Dux

Born from work. Built to play. Our all-new, re-vamped Super Dux collection was built for hardworking people who love exploring the great outdoors. This ultra-tough gear fights off wind and rain and flexes with your every move. Plus, it’s lighter but still more abrasion-resistant than our original duck fabric. View the Super Dux range here.


TWELVE new product drops today from Carhartt!

TWELVE new product drops today from Carhartt! Some truly awesome items that we will discuss more during the week. Order now for immediate delivery. The only site to showcase ALL these items for immediate despatch from our UK Warehouse. This is quite simply the best launch they have ever done.  Please enjoy. View the full range here. 


Carhartt Gilliam Vest Review at MI

Our regular Carhartt reviews today include the Carhartt Gilliam Vest. A fantastic staple garment in the Carhartt collection. In the Carhartt showroom today we’re talking about the wind resistant Gilliam Vest which is what I am wearing today, which comes in a blue, grey and also black. This is a comfortable vest and and an excellent fit. O am wearing a medium and this is what I would normally wear in other brands. The vest comes with four pockets plus an internal pocket inside which you can fit a smartphone... Read More


MI raising funds for Women v Cancer

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE… unashamedly begging post. I am helping my wife raise funds for Breast Cancer Now, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. I am begging for even a quid please! My mother in law died from breast cancer when my wife was 8 months pregnant. An unreal time and a mix of pain and joy and lots of tears. Following that my wife, Claire made it her mission to raise as much as possible for women’s cancer charities, and since then has raised over £50,000 for charity... Read More



Welcome to MI Supplies Carhartt showroom. Today we’re talking about the Rain Defender jacket which has just come out in the Fall winter range. Absolutely fabulous jacket and this is our favourite jacket in the building! It comes in a Basil colour and also in a Heather Grey on our model. It has four pockets with a stud one at the top where the Carhartt logo is. With a drawstring for the hoods. It also comes with a light fleece lining so you can wear this as a sort of... Read More