Archive

2019

Prism Jacket review | montane 17/10/2019
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PRISM JACKET REVIEW

The Montane Prism Jacket has been awarded the coveted ‘Recommended’ rosette from The Great Outdoors Magazine. Tested as part of a comparative insulation review of ten jackets, the Prism’s host of intuitive and reliable features – coupled with price point – made it stand out amongst its competitors. “…this is an excellent top wo wear as a combined mid and shell garment in winter weather.” Being highlighted as the ‘best in the review’, the Prism’s hood was applauded for its excellent weather protection and adjustability. It was conceded that, whilst... Read More

Woman's Back | montane 16/10/2019
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Woman’s Back

Montane has partnered with Woman’s Back to help provide a safe and comfortable backpack system that helps survivors of breast cancer to get the most out of the outdoors – and life in general. Woman’s Back is the only backpack specially designed and patented to reduce the risk of developing Lymphedema in women who have gone through breast cancer and encourages them to pursue an active life. Born from the personal experience of Maria Prandi, who underwent surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. The following summer Maria... Read More

hannah campbell minimus stretch ultra review | montane 16/10/2019
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Minimus Stretch Ultra Review

Montane Ambassador Hannah Campbell from TheFeralLady puts our mountain trail running waterproof jacket through its paces in preparation for Winter. Over the past few months, Hannah has been using her Minims Stretch Ultra jacket almost continuously for over three months thanks to the overly accommodating British ‘Summer’. Included in this was a near solid 14 hours at the 2019 Montane Lakeland 50. Men’s Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Women’s Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Shop Now Shop Now < “A fantastic Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket from Montane. A reliable waterproof jacket that’s... Read More

further faster podcast episode 15 | montane 27/09/2019
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Further. Faster. Podcast. Ep15: Galen Reynolds

In Further, Faster Daniel Neilson meets explorers, mountaineers and athletes to understand exactly why, and how, they do what they do. What is it that pushes them to the limit of human endurance and why do they feel the need to do it. Click to listen Daniel posed this question to Galen Reynolds, an ultra runner from Canada, now living in the UK. A few years ago, Galen felt the need to get fit; he could barely run 5km. But this running thing soon turned into a passion. He has... Read More

CLIMBING BLIND Trailer | montane 26/09/2019
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Climbing Blind Trailer

Climbing Blind is Premiering during the opening night of the Montane supported Brit Rock Film Tour on the 24th October 2019 . A documentary of Jesse Duftons’ world-first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, culminating at 22:10 on 4th June when Jesse and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history. Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. The film – supported by Montane – documents Jesses’ year-long campaign to achieve this world first, serving as a billet doux to the grit that is... Read More

tom hollins TOR report | montane 25/09/2019
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Tom Hollins: TOR Report

On 8th September, with some trepidation and a lot of excitement, I placed my feet on the start line of the Montane Tor Des Géants. This was the second year running I had tried to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s finest ultra runners at one of the world’s best events. Last year had seen me DNF 1/3 of the way in, unable to cope with the heat and the 3000m plus cols. This year I had come out 2 weeks before the race and spent some... Read More

Halogen 25 review | Montane 24/09/2019
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Halogen 25: UKC | UKH Highly Recommended

The UKH Test team recently got their hands on a Halogen 25 Pack as part of a group test for small day packs. Standing out as a spacious and comfortable pack with lots of storage options and handy features that are well-judged for all-season mountain use, it was awarded the coveted ‘UKH Highly Recommended’ Rosette. “If you want a 25l pack that can do it all, the Halogen is a good option.” Stand-out features included comprehensive storage options (especially side ‘baguette pockets’), its alpine/winter emphasis being none the less incredibly... Read More

spine race | montane 19/09/2019
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Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra Endurance Series to sponsor the event for another 3 years. The Montane Spine Race is a non-stop 268 mile winter ultra-marathon encompassing the entire length of the Pennine Way, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. “At Montane we have a passion for endurance sports, and the Spine delivers an epic journey that ticks all of the boxes. Over the next three years we are looking forward to working closely... Read More

galen reynolds | montane 11/09/2019
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TORX: Day 4

A day of seconds Oliviero Bosatelli wins his second TOR with a time of 72:37:13, whilst Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds finishes soon after for his second second-place finish at 77:06:12. < Day 1 <Day 2 <Day 3 Bosatelli crossed the line today at the age of 50 and having only started trail running relatively recently. In doing so he has joined a very elite club of people who have won the TOR twice. So elite, in fact, only Franco Collé has replicated the feat . 4 1/2 hours later Galen... Read More

day 3 tor des geants | montane 10/09/2019
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TORX: Day 3

Leading positions remain unchanged through the second night. Race leader Oliviero Bosatelli runs just behind course record pace, with Montane Athlete Galen Reynolds hot on his heals. < Day 1 <Day 2 Day 4> Galen held Oliviero within an hour ahead of him for most of the day. However, with cold-induced asthma and a blinding change of pace from Bosatelli, the gap has begun to increase. Elsewhere, fellow Montane athlete Kevin Hadfield continues to make gains in the rankings, climbing into the top 30. Meanwhile, Tom Hollins remains in the... Read More