It seems, from reading other outdoor blogs, that it's customary to post when you acquire some new gear. Well I treated myself today to a couple of items from a new outdoor shop in Cardiff. Firstly, was a new daysack - the Vaude Triset Ultraslight 35. Having read good reviews on a few websites, I liked the look and the price of this sack.
The main plus-point has to be the weight. It is so light. When I took it home and put it on the kitchen table it immediately floated to the ceiling where it has remained ever since! B******s! Anyone know how to get rucksacks off ceilings?
The other purchase was a Montane prism 2.0 insulated softshell jacket. This should be ideal for winter walking and scrambling, etc. I already own a Mountain Equipment Lightline which is good for static stuff but too warm for on the move, even though I feel the cold, being 8 stones soaking wet!
Can't wait to get out there and try them now.