We were at Silva’s secret HQ in central Scotland today for a look at some 2010 gear from Silva, Gerber, Brunton, Lifesystems, Smartwool, Craft, Honey Stinger, Dermatone and Big Agnes. These mini-meets are much better than big trade shows because you can take your time, try everything on, turn off the lights and run about with headtorches and banter with the folks without pressure. It’s always good to talk about technical stuff, and getting to ask the questions that folk want to know the answers to, regardingdesign, price, why is there no wummins version?
I’ll get some stuff up on what we saw shortly, but there was some great stuff in there, and the the good news is that I’ll be getting some bits and pieces in to test. New Silva headtorches with a much better finish and better performance, Smartwool bikewear (and compression baselayers!) and the one that made me grin: Brunton is here in the UK, and properly this time.
The Big Agnes Fly Creek looks good and to celebrate its lightweight wonder, Aggie herself sent back a frisbee for Holly. Who was ovecome by emotion as you can see.