I’ve yet to write a decent introduction to my Bargain Gear series yet, but earlier this week I wrote to a number of online retailers to ask if they could recommend some great and affordable gear from their current ranges. I asked for gear which was at a good price but which still offered great performance and light weight.
First to respond is Webtogs:
Sure we can recommend some products. Perhaps the standout item in terms of bang for buck is the Montane Mohawk Jacket. It’s a fully-featured alpine shell in stretch eVent, complete with helmet-compatible hood, aquazips etc. A couple of the staff have purchased and it’s a miracle we still have any in stock at 50% off.
We’ve got all The North Face stock at 15% off RRP at the moment – which considering the price of TNF normally, is good value (and brings it in-line with ceaper products). The pick of the TNF products in my opinion are: Zephyrus Optimus Hoodie – a great, well-featured primaloft jacket. And Point Five NG Jacket (£20 cheaper even at RRP than its predecessor in the olf Gore Pro Shell).
The Montane Men’s Slipstream GL is a fantastic wind layer at 20% off. At 65g it’s pretty much the lightest and most compressible you’ll get – good on the performance front.
There are loads of great deals (of course) in the Clearance section – but stock is usually pretty limited, hence the above suggestions. All of the Scarpa boots in there are an absolute steal – e.g. The Women’s Scarpa Cristallo GTX. Paying less than £100 for a B1 Italian mountain boot is a rare thing!
I can give you general recommendations not taking price into account if you like. Just let me know!
The Mohawk Jacket is something that I am seriously considering myself!
I’ll get the series off to a proper start over the weekend.