Escape to the Beacons

Just as the first of the Autumn storms hit, we packed our new Weller shell jacket and escaped into the Brecon Beacons to put it through it's paces. From the Beacons Way to the lake at Llyn y Fan Fach and all the way to the viewport on Picws Du, storm Ali did its best to beat us, but in the end was no match for the Weller.

The all purpose water resistant softshell for street or trail. It's lightweight, breathable and versatile eonough for biking, hiking, running or just getting around town in. Made from a Bluesign approved 55% recycled fabric. The Weller has four-way stretch to allow for plenty of movement. It's also crease proof and packs down small, making it the ideal travel buddy. PFC-free.

The forecast said rain and high winds. A bit of rain is ok, but being out on the hills in a storm is no fun so we nearly called it off.

But things seemed to improve and as evening drew in we headed up Llyn y Fan Fach to see if we could catch a good sunset from the top.

As we climbed we found ourselves heading into low cloud, disaster! Then small gaps started appearing in the cloud and as the sun set, we were treated to a light show that illuminbated the slopes with a million colours,. From the reds and pinks of the iron-rich soil to the greens and golds of the grass and blues and yellows in the sky. We completely forgot we were up there for work. The jackets were great. Wales is amazing.

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