Just in from PHD are a couple of slightly unusual items from their current range of limited run items made for their winter sale.
Above is the Minimus jacket, a simple stitch-through construction jacket with two handwarmer pockets, a weather resistant Drishell outer, a stud-off hood and elastic hem and cuffs. It’s warm, soft and light, light enough in fact that I’ll be able carry it to camp, or even just on the hill, at this time of year and beyond instead of a synthetic top.
I love the teal bluey-green colour, it’s retro for sure, but it looks different and fresh as well.
Below is a Minim 300 with a short right hand zip. Why the zip, and why on the right for a right hander? Because the Big Agnes Three Wire bivy specifically, and the Lasercomp conveniently, work well with a right zip. Now, it’s not necessary to have a zip as we know, but will it be nice to have it? Hard to say, but time will tell. I hate reaching a conclusion and then sitting with in a tupperware box, so it’s good to keep trying other stuff.
I’ll probably philosophise on that notion later, but for now we’ve got the usual standards of stripped down functionality and light weight. The Drishell outer is worth that wee bit of extra weight, and the M1 inner is soft and comfortable against the skin. I’m hoping this will be a great Spring/Autumn bag or an alternative the the Minim Ultra when the weather is looking a little iffy during the summer.
There’ll be more later I’m sure.