I look for items that are going to last, are durable and that I can use for multiple activities. I'm happy to spend a little bit more if I’m confident the item will give me everything I need.
Having the best technology is also important. In the Scottish Highlands, the weather can be wild, and it can be very remote, so having kit I can rely on to keep me warm and dry is essential to staying safe and feeling confident outdoors.
I particularly love GORE-TEX products because I know I’m getting an item that’s completely waterproof and breathable. I really value that, especially in the summer - we get a lot of rain, but milder temperatures and GORE-TEX really suits this environment.