This company, Thru-Hiker, is so brilliant. People that like camping and hiking tend to be a little more all-natural and do-it-yourself right? And they might also be quite crafty right? Some might sew, or at least be willing to right? Right! So, voila, they supply you with kits to make your own hiking gear including down vests and coats, sleeping bags!, tent tarps... amazing. You can also by goods from them too.
I'm eyeing this vest kit, 1) because it's easy (no sleeves), 2) i'd learn to work with outdoor fabrics and filling, and 3) it comes in pretty colors. They supply the fabric, filling, pattern and instructions, and you can even call them for help.
And they even have a (free) easy sewing pattern for fleece mittens. Really, just brilliant.
The vest and mittens could be perfect for some autumn hikes in the area (or some cider-donut trips to Hacklebarney...).
listening to: The Greyboy Allstars - How Glad I Am