found a local place who had the Arcteryx Stingray (Soft shell) which was very nice. Preferred the pro shell though (they had a Theta ascent jacket on the rack). Have seen bad comments aout the chin on the sidewinder so thinking about the Stinger - not available to try here so wondering if anyone has got this and can give some feedback. It is $550 from Altrec.com which is still much cheaper than UK or Swiss price.
My bro also recomended Haglofs stuff and the Couloir Jacket looks the business. Can't try that here though.
Not that comfortable about buying without trying but at least know I'm a medium in Arcteryx. Tempted to just get the Singer jacket and pants in black but would appreciate comments from anyone who's tried / bought.