Just ordered the new Scarp 1 from Henry Shires. It just had to be done even though it’ll be months before I can use it. I don’t know how long it will be before it arrives but I can enjoy the anticipation!
On a different matter, I used my modified Macpac Matrix jacket today for dog walking (mesh vent covered by pertex patches) and it seems to have solved the problem of excessive underarm ventilation. I’m quite excited by this jacket now as it’s like a Paramo jacket but half the weight (c.380g).
Lastly, sad to hear about the floods in Cumbria and the drowning of a policeman. Makes me think how lucky I was with the weather for the walk I did, considering how awful the weather has been in the North West recently.