mnichols wrote:Wow, that looks amazing, but more than I was expecting to pay. There is some great stuff on this website, but all very expensive.
I thought you would say that
It's run by the bloke who set up Mountain Equipment, and is mostly top of the range down gear, including custom modifications. They have "sales" a couple of times a year when you can get some stuff a bit less expensively.
I use a Primaloft top that I got in a sale (Finisterre Etobicoke). There's a reasonable range of similar jackets (Rab generator etc) which are less extortionate, more damp resistant than down, and stuff into reasonably small bags. Still not cheap cheap, but more affordable.
It's usually the sort of thing that it's worth thinking about well in advance so you can wait for the bargain offers to show up.