LOLZ! That was my instant reaction to the Alpkit Aireo 120 sleeping mat. Perhaps working in IT with people 10 years younger is rubbing off on me.
Super light (<400g) compact (would fit in a 2L cider bottle) and stealth black. £35. Super fast delivery as usual from the Alpkit staff. Can't wait to try it out.
I ordered a new tarp to replace my MASH poncho for light weight trips as it will weigh less, be more compact and not have a hood in the middle of it! To keep it upright I ordered some Dyneema cord and glow-in-the-dark line-loks from Backpackinglight which arrived today with some jelly babies included! The line is 1.5mm thick, 1.3g/m and will support 11stone (14lbs per stone...work it out!) 15m of it should be plenty for the tarp and the line-loks will make pitching and packing back up a snap. Thanks guys!
So no excuse not to get back out this weekend!
Interesting debate about the "Ride The Divide" movie on Bedrock+Paradox blog...some really experienced riders and interesting folks commenting...and some loud-mouth Brit :)