The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

New Trousers

Husband had been umming and ahhhing over whether to take one pair of trousers or two.

He’ll definitely be taking his Montane Terra Converts, but was still undecided as to whether to also take his Terra Pants. The weight penalty was 255g, but he wasn’t happy to go with only one pair of trousers (personally, I am going with just one pair; if that pair is being washed and dried and I need to go out then I’ll just have to look silly and wear my waterproofs).

Last week Montane Featherlite Pants were mentioned to him. The postman delivered them today (top marks to Hike-Lite as they were ordered yesterday and arrived today; fewer marks for the postman who didn’t even think to knock on the door to see if we were in, but at least he left them in the shed).

Admittedly, they’ll never win a fashion parade and at a glance it does look like he’s wearing shell-suit bottoms, but they give that extra pair of emergency trousers whilst only weighing 115g.

His starting trouser position is now decided. He starts with the Converts and the Featherlites. If he finds it unsatisfactory then he has the option of getting the Terra Pants forwarded on.

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