Archive

2016

15/12/2016
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Jayson Cavill’s Montane Lakeland 50 2016

Almost five months ago, the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 ultra races were beginning in the Lake District. #TeamMontane’s Jayson Cavill repeated his 2015 performance to cross the ML50 finish line in 1st position. And while there’s no doubt that he’s a speedy runner, he’s not so quick at writing – here’s his newly finished ML50 race report to take you back to the July sunshine. I can’t remember when I made the decision to return to Coniston in 2016 and take part in the Lakeland 50 race for the... Read More

25/11/2016
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Outdoor Enthusiast double award for NEW Gore-Tex shells

UK magazine Outdoor Enthusiast’s Winter 2016 issue tests out winter mountain jackets with superb results for our brand new Gore-Tex shell range. Testers David Lintern and Lucy Wallace tested our Endurance Pro Jacket and Women’s Alpine Pro Jacket respectively, each awarding their jacket ‘Editor’s Choice Winner’. David ranked the Endurance Pro Jacket 5/5 stars, labelling it: ‘a standout winner’ and ‘the suit of armour I’ll be reaching for when the chips are down this winter’. The Endurance Pro Jacket combines durable 40 and 70 denier Gore-Tex Pro fabrics and is fully... Read More

23/11/2016
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Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt rated ‘best for longer trail runs’ by The Independent

National newspaper The Independent recently tested out kit for winter running and has rated our Women’s Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt ‘Best Buy’ The Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt is a year round wicking baselayer designed to perform at the highest level whilst keeping you cool and comfortable. Ideal for use as a baselayer as part of an effective mountain layering system, or perfect for use on its own in warmer conditions, it combines high wicking DRYACTIV Express fabric with odour resistant POLYGIENE technology to create a technical t-shirt ready for any challenge.... Read More

16/11/2016
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“Science fiction light”: Best on Test for the Featherlite 7 Jacket

he UK’s Totally Active magazine finds our Featherlite 7 Jacket “a gear geek’s dream”, awarding it ‘Best on Test’. At approx. 48g, the Featherlite 7 Jacket is quite simply the world’s lightest windproof jacket. Focusing on functionality and lightweight without compromise, the Featherlite 7 is minimalism in a nutshell. A tiny pack size (it stuffs into its own collar) and a gossamer weight water resistant fabric add up to ensure this jacket is gram for gram the lightest windproof jacket out there. Reviewer Paul Barton highlights the breathability, wind resistance and... Read More

31/10/2016
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Lightning strikes the Air

To mark the 31st October, we’d like to share an incredible true story. We were contacted a little while ago by a Marlon Richardson. He had recently returned from an expedition to Ecuador, which included trekking the Pasochoa volcano. Whilst descending from the crater at the summit, the weather turned and Marlon duly put on his waterproof jacket – our Air Jacket. As he went to put waterproof trousers on, he was struck by lightning. Read his account below. I have been interested in alternative travel / international adventure challenges... Read More

28/10/2016
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TGO recommends Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket

The Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket is new for Autumn / Winter 2016, yet it has already scooped a recommendation, courtesy of the UK’s TGO magazine. Following in the footsteps of the popular Hi-Q Luxe Jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket features innovative synthetic PrimaLoft® GOLD Luxe Insulation, which closely mimics the warmth, compressibility and lofting of natural down but with the added benefit of a proprietary water repellent treatment. TGO’s reviewer highlighted this synthetic fill, noting: “if you want maximum warmth from a lightweight synthetic jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe would be... Read More

24/10/2016
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Minimus 777 Jacket ‘Recommended’ by Backpackinglight

After thorough scrutinisation, our Minimus 777 Jacket has been awarded a coveted ‘Recommended’ award from the USA’s Backpackinglight. Focusing on long-term testing in cold, wet conditions trekking in Canada, the tester examined everything, from fabric technology and seam taping right the way through to compressibility and breathability in the field, before branding the Minimus 777 his favourite piece of gear from the 2016 backpacking season. “For an ultralight rain jacket, the Montane Minimus 777 Jacket reflects a design aesthetic and manufacturing quality that is expected from a $200+ piece of apparel.”... Read More

19/09/2016
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Endurance Pro Jacket recommended by Klettern magazine

In a waterproof jacket test this summer, German magazine Klettern awards our Endurance Pro Jacket ‘Recommended’ status. Brand new for Autumn / Winter 2016, the Endurance Pro Jacket is Montane’s fully featured mountaineering jacket constructed using GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics. Klettern singled out the Endurance Pro as being robust and perfect for winter alpinism with a hood that can be adjusted perfectly. The reviewer appreciated the small details, highlighting that they made the Endurance Pro perfect for facing grim days outdoors in the Alps. Also praised was the tailoring, which was found to allow for... Read More

19/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race days 6, 7 and post-race

RACE DAYS 6, 7 AND POST-RACE Date: 19 September 2016 Confirmed leaderboard for the 1st Montane sponsored Tor des Géants Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) – FINISHED 13:10 Wednesday 14 September | 75 hrs 10 mins 22 seconds 2nd = Oscar Perez Lopez (ES) – FINISHED 19:14 Wednesday 14 September | 81 hrs 14 mins 10 seconds 3rd = Pablo Criado Toca (ES) – FINISHED 21:40 Wednesday 14 September | 83 hrs 40 mins 10 seconds Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (ITA) – FINISHED 05:20 Thursday 15 September |... Read More

17/09/2016
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Air Jacket scoops ‘Editor’s Choice’ award in Trek & Mountain

Respected magazine Trek & Mountain awards our Air Jacket ‘Editor’s Choice’ in a lightweight technical shells gear test. Our brand new Air Jacket is fast proving itself. Launched to Montane’s collection in February this year, its remit is simple: versatility. Weighing in at approximately 350g and 300g (men’s and women’s styles respectively), the Air Jacket is lightweight. It utilises new Pertex Shield AP fabric, which delivers breathability, durability and waterproofness with a bi-component membrane that pushes moisture out from the inside. This cutting edge technical performance fabric combined with Montane’s... Read More