I was looking for a pair of size 8.5 Brooks Ravenna 4 at a cheap price as they have now been replaced by the 5’s but unfortunately nowhere had this size left. I have a couple of leads to try so i am not giving up yet. If anyone knows where i may lay my hands on a cheap pair then by all means let me know.
Lots of new items are out for spring but i will just show here 2 items that caught my eye and having tried them on are now on my wish list.
First is the Rab Vapour Rise Lite Alpine jacket.
Vapor rise tops have been going for quite a few years and available in various guises. I was very fond of the 2011 or 2012 version and i almost thought Rab had blown it by changing it. However, i stand corrected, i was impressed with this latest offering. When my TNF Zephyrus starts to tire this will replace it. The staff in Ellis Brighams were very helpful.
Next may come as a bit of a shock to some because i saw these Nevica Nevis shoes in Sports Direct. Yes i know lots of people like to have a dig about Mike Ashley bla bla bla and how he’s ruining Karrimor etc etc. But i disagree. Karrimor were down and out and most of what was on offer was rubbish. But i find the new gear is ok and sometimes you can find some of the Japanese Karrimor which btw is highly regarded over there.
But onwards, I was really impressed with these trail shoes from Skiing gear company Nevica. Having tried them on, very comfy and the sole unit looks excellent. I cannot say further than that because i obviously i havn’t tried them in the field. But i put them up here because they are only £20 and i think a bargain worthy of consideration.
I would also like to say the staff in SD were also very helpful. Is Nevica now part of the Ashley brand? I guess they must be.
Nevica Nevis excellent sole unit design.