Before OMM we had KIMMlite, the name reflecting the sponsorship of the race by Karrimor. Luckily a parting of the ways led to the name change to OMM and Karrimor’s descent into the abyss of selling piss poor gear from Sports World didn’t damn the brand by association.
I’ve got a few KIMMlite pieces, some Kamleika clothing and a couple of packs. Below is the AR22SSL, a totally crazy wee thing that only made a brief appearance a few years ago.
It’s got some great features, the front mesh flap is permanently attached and works really well for quick storage and load compression, it’s got hip and bottle pockets and nice low profile shoulder straps.
But the fabric? It’s Pertex Blue parachute fabric, and among the last fabric to be made in the UK factory. It’s very light and strong, as well as being very see-through.
And it’s pink, eye watering pink at that.
Pulling that out has certainly brightened up my Monday morning.