I love outdoor gear especially if i can use it while cycling too. Topo Designs in the USA make a range of outdoor products like the Klettersack a tough, do anything waterproof backpack with a slot to keep your laptop safe. These make great commuting bags and you can hang a light off the back as well as sleeping bags for short cycle camping trips. The added leather on the blue version is a nice touch.
The Mountain Jacket and Fleece caught my eye too, both look like they can handle the British winter. I love the pocket on the fleece. Take a look at their new collection, makes me want to pack my thermos and spend more time outdoors!