Who apart from Velocity makes a polo-strong deep section v-brake rim in 26"??
Any real need for deep section? If you can live with a more classic look then Rigida Grizzly in 36 hole format are a favourite of the off road touring set and well proven. SPA have them in for a mere £18 a piece atm:
The Rigida Sputnik is also well loved and reckoned to be even stronger. A little heavier but again yours for £18 a pop:
I like my halo freedoms but they're only for disc, or their tornadoes are quite deep and for V but a bit heavier, they have a lighter, deepish rim but only in 32h. I think if you want deep V with 36h you'll have to go velocity. There are plenty of decent, strong but not deep rims about though.
Vuelta Airline 1 26" 36h are amazing!! As it happens I have a new pair for sale for £15. 26mm deep 21mm wide. They are bright gold aswell!
Good spot Scott, on the dot.
My Airlines, even though they're a bit old (NOS I believe) and are in horrid retro blue, are freaking bombproof, heavy but lovely and solid.