• Portland Cardigan

    Portland Cardigan 

    A timeless classic Norwegian Pattern with a twist. 
    A Shawl collar cardigan made with 100% licensed British Wool 
    Complemented with a coconut button front 
  • Take a look at our New Range

    Check Out the Prestwold 

    The same design features as the classic Shooting Sweater, this medium weight all-wool sweater has all the qualities you would expect, combined with 100% pure new British wool.

  • We are still open

    We are still open

    Being a British Manufacturer, we are still open for business online. 

    We have also updated our return policies for the festive period. 

  • Chatsworth

    Take a look at the Chatsworth

    A classic outdoor sweater with suede patches made from natural undyed British wool

  • The Blenheim

    Treat yourself to

    The Blenheim

    In either crew or vee neck styled with a distinctive double tramline on the front

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    Keep warm with

    The Exmoor

    A heavy knit quarter zip jumper with stylish suede patches. Made from natural undyed British wool

  • Greenwich action slide

    For that change in weather

    The Greenwick

    A stylish heavy weight sweater complete with brass zip. Part of the Niffy Nautical Range

  • The Bosworth

    Stylish and Warm  The Bosworth

    A fine knit quarter zip sweater with suede patches and a distinctive double tramline down the front.Made from pure British wool

  • The Windsor

    For any occasion

    The Windsor

    A fine knit classic sweater in crew or vee neck, with a distinctive double tramline down the front. Made with pure British wool

  • The Gatcombe

    A real classic

    The Gatcombe

    A fine knit sweater, in either a crew or vee neck with suede patches. Made from pure British wool

  • The Hardwick

    Its Hard to say no to

    The Hardwick

    A classic fine knit jumper in either a crew or vee neck. Made with pure British wool.

  • The Rothley

    A timeless classic

    The Rothley

    This chunky rib knit classic sweater comes with suede patches and is made from pure British wool.

  • York woolly pully

    An Original classic

    The york

    The original chunky rib knit woolly pully sweater. This jumper comes in various different styles and is made from pure British wool.

  • Dover

    A classic style

    The Dover

    This classic norwegian sweater is made from pure British wool and is guaranteed to keep you warm.

  • The southwold

    A breath of Fresh air

    The southwold

    A heavy rib knit cardigan with suede patches. Made with pure British wool.

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Welcome to Outdoor Knitwear

The home of heritage wool jumpers

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Specialising in quality wool jumpers, Outdoor Knitwear is part of the privately-owned Kempton Clothing Limited Group, whose origins date back to 1922 in our home city of Leicester. Today, we still uphold the traditional values of our founder, Thomas Kempton. 

From the 1920s through to the 1960s, T W Kempton Limited became the default knitwear manufacturer for defence organizations the world over, producing famous and high performance wear including the ‘Woolly Pully®' and the ‘Submariner Sweater’, which we still proudly produce to this day.

By 1980, the company employed over 1,600 staff involved in producing our premium knitwear for high street multiples, retail chains and fashion groups.

By 1989, the market in the UK had changed dramatically and the company withdrew from the fashion market, returning to its core values and traditional strengths in the military, uniform and corporate markets, and becoming known as T W Kempton (Corporate Clothing) Limited.

During the last 25 years, the company has continued to be a major manufacturer of military, uniform and corporate knitwear and clothing, with sales in over 30 countries.

We have also undergone planned expansion into PPE body armour products, with our successful 'Fortis®' ballistic protection brand. The acquisition of Commando Knitwear brought another dimension to the business, which has subsequently been rebranded as 'Outdoor Knitwear'; a quality manufacturer of country woolly sweaters under the 'Woolly Pully®' and 'Niffi®' brands, together with the newly introduced 'Niffi Nautical®' brand.

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