MONTANE FEATURES HEAVILY IN TRAIL MAGAZINE GEAR GUIDE 2019

Reviewed and compiled by numerous outdoor experts, The TRAIL Magazine Gear Guide is the quintessential review of the years’ best gear.  Montane featured heavily throughout its 100 pages of the best new outdoor kit.

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ATOMIC JACKET

A revised classic, updated with Pertex Sheild, YKK Zips and a few other modernizing tweaks, the Atomic Jacket won TRAIL Magazine’s ‘Best Value’ award:

“… a well priced low-weight jacket that is ideal for summer and mild-weather hillwalking, backpacking, and trekking.”

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ATOMIC PANTS

Fully articulated and articulated for active use, the Atomic Pants‘ thigh length zips were similarly lauded for their versatility:

“…If you want to save weight and cash, these trousers are an excellent choice….”

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ICARUS/PHOENIX JACKET

The Icarus/Phoenix Jacket‘s PrimaLoft ThermoPlume fill was highlighted as a frontrunner in synthetic insulation due to its technical performance and innovative, nature-mimicking structure.

“…A great animal-friendly choice with great warmth….”

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IRIDIUM HOODIE

A host of intuitively placed and thoughtfully executed features made the mid-weight Iridium Hoodie fleece win TRAIL Magazine’s ‘Best in Test’ award:

“…An excellent mid-weight fleece ideal for general hillwalking and active use on cooler days….”

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DYNO STRETCH JACKET

The versatility of the Dyno Stretch Jacket’s 4-way stretch fabric caused TRAIL Magazine to award it their ‘Best Value’ rosette due to its breathability and weather resistance, alongside well-designed features such as its hood and pockets:

“…An outstanding jacket that’s suitable for all but the coldest, wildest weather….”

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DART T-SHIRT

High-wicking, fast drying and with Polygiene odour control, the Dart T-Shirt was recognised as being a brilliant choice for those after a synthetic Tee with many of the benefits of Merino wool:

“…A well-featured synthetic hillwalking T-shirt….”

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TERRA PANTS

A modern classic, the Terra Pants‘ lightweight and durability belie a feature set unmatched by anything else:

“…Long established trousers that come close to being perfect for the hill…Classic hillwalking trousers that are hard to fault….”

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DYNO STRETCH SHORTS

In the Dyno Stretch Shorts, simple features are counterbalanced by a comfortable, weather resistant, fast-drying and stretch fabric to create a very useable pair of shorts:

“…Comfort is key…Little to dislike with these stretch, practical shorts….”

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VORTEX GLOVES

Ultra lightweight, breathable, and packable, the Gore-Tex lined and minimally insulated Vortex Gloves are an ideal slimline glove for all but the most adverse of conditions:

“…When a full winter glove is too hot these Vortex gloves keep mild chills and wet weather at bay….”

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NAUKAN 60

Weighing in at a near impossible 972g, the Naukan 60‘s feature set and comfort more than matched its far heavier counterparts due to its well-stiffened and padded back system:

“…An exceptionally lightweight pack… ideal when you need to travel as light as possible but still have a tent and sleeping bag on board….”

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TRANSITION 40

A lightweight, durable and simple, the Transition 40 duffel bag with a host of features to ensure your kit survives the pre-expedition flights:

“…Tough, reliable, lightweight and simple.  A typically good bag from the experts at Montane.”

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ENDURANCE PRO GAITER

The Endurance Pro Gaiter provides good weather protection and breathability due to its dependable Gore-Tex pro 70D fabric.  They were praised for their slim, unrestrictive cut and calf adjustment, going as far to call them ‘stylish’:

“…A classic mountain gaiter that will suit most British hillwalkers…”

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DIRECT ASCENT SLEEPING BAG

The Direct Ascent has been a well-established favourite of TRAIL Magazine for a number of years due to its pack size and clever trapezoidal baffles which maximise heat retention:

“…A superb option for backpackers…”

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ROCO SMOCK

Currently only available at GO Outdoors, the Roco Smock’s classic vintage styling juxta-poses against some very modern features:

“…As retro as retro fleece designs come, but with plenty of modern features…”

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BASECAMP CAP

The Basecamp Cap is a retro nod to montane’s past, whilst still boasting modern features such as an inbuilt CoolMax headband:

“…A great-looking cap…”

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VIA FANG 5

Described as ‘satisfyingly lightweight’, the VIA FANG 5 is comfortable during even the hardest ascents due to its stretch fit and efficient load management:

“…Lightweight, sleek, with clever hydration solution…”

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FEATHERLITE TRAIL VEST

With excellent breathability and a DWR coating on its flexible outer layer to help shrug off showers, the Featherlite Trail Vest is an effective wind layer:

“…You’ll barely know you’re wearing this Montane vest, but you’ll be glad you are…”

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