Stuff aquired over the Christmas period
Having bought a couple of bits in pre-Christmas sales, had a couple of items for Christmas and another couple bought in post-Christmas sales, I had a fair few things to try out. Today was the first opportunity, so I headed out with the wife for a steady 6 or so mile wonder out on the moors overlooking Bradford and Halifax. Temperature was about 4c, with a fairly strong wind, especially over the more exposed areas that we crossed, so it was a good day to be trailing colder weather stuff.
fabulous, peaty, smoky, a proper island scotch, lives up to expectations.
will take it for a walk when i've properly become acclimatised to it.
I got gear tokens rather than gear and haven't spent them yet.
re: Smartwool merino tops - I've discovered that the Icebreaker tops are slightly longer in the torso in women's cut, so my most recent merino purchases have been the latter. Otherwise, not much difference in comfort and quality in my experiences so far.
I had a bottle of this for Christmas too Weevil.
I'm a Laphroig man by habbit but this is a nice tipple.
I got given some Caol Isla
Peat is good in whisky, not on clothes.
I also recently bought a Rab Meco top for my winter commute, as I was getting tired of the stench of synthetic baselayers, and hoped it would dry fairly quickly.
It's good and long in the back, doesn't smell too bad, and does seem to dry quickly.
A bit pricy, but I'll be getting a lot of use from it.
lost jeff wrote (see)
After weeks of dithering bought a rab stretch neoshell today from up and under in cardiff
Had a quick look around Tiso in town to see if their sale had any goodies. On the whole it didn't, but an exception were ME Randonee mitts a tenner off (now at £45). I've been most impressed with the glove version so sprang the readies for the mitts which are slightly longer and should be a bit warmer though with obviously less dexterity. Weather turned utterly bogging cycling home and my hands were the warmest bit of me so looks like they work...
Santa brought me a wool Walz cycling cap with ear flaps. Have to be ordered from the US but a very nice bit of kit if you don't subscribe to the point of view of helmets being an obvious headwear choice.
I was pleased to open a Primus Eta Packlite for Xmas - really happy to get one as it's fast and nicely built. As always, Primus have done an ecellent job! I was a bit worried at first, as it didn't seem to be heating the water at all, but a full cartridge of gas soon did the trick!
A Deuter Futura rucksack was a good find in Cotswolds as well.
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And also, not really gear until it gets transfered in my sigg bottle, A Balvenie Double Wood
Spooky?........must be the spirits.
Got some Penderyn Madeira cask and my boss got me some miniatures of cooking whiskies, always handy to have one in the bag for a night out...
I'll have the rest of my Bowmore 17 later...quite a nectar!
For a taste of salt and seaweed, try Old Pulteney.
I recevied a bottle of Doublewood from my daughter. It must have been on special offer.
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