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atomic jacket review | montane 08/05/2019
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Nick Morris Atomic Review

Warm and dry in a Scottish winter and excellent breathability on a Spring day in a featherweight jacket: that’s the Atomic. The jacket has all the frills without the weight. A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, waist cords and pockets that work with a harness or waist strap. But how does it perform, the question everyone wants to know. I have taken the jacket out over the last few months through many different conditions including a Scottish winter and a Lake District Spring, so this review covers both extremes. The... Read More

02/05/2019
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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.   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.” CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO: ATOMIC PANTS Fully articulated and articulated for... Read More

TGO minimus jacket review | montane 25/04/2019
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MINIMUS JACKET RECIEVES THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Jacket as part of a comparative waterproof jacket review in TGO’s May 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus was awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette, citing a comprehensive feature set and excellent value for money. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE MEN’S MINIMUS JACKET The updated materials and improved features of this modern classic were applauded for creating a comfortable and useable waterproof jacket that more than stood up against a field of far more expensive competitor jackets.  Obvious changes such as the... Read More

14/04/2019
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ASH ROUTEN: NORWEGIAN SHAKEDOWN

“So when are you off on your shakedown trip Ash?” asked a North American friend. Shakedown sounds like an unwanted pat down at Airport security to me. However, this alien term actually refers to a short training trip to test out equipment and dust off your skillset. And so in late February, I headed to the Hardangervidda Plateau in Norway, to do a shakedown of my Arctic travel skills in preparation for a 35-day ski along the sea ice of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. This was my third-time... Read More

TRAILBLAZER 30 | MONTANE 09/04/2019
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TRAILBLAZER 30: MUD & ROUTES REVIEW

Our Trailblazer 30 Pack was tested by Rick Henderson from Mud & Routes who found the harness to be excellent and packed full of useful features. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO FOR THE FULL REVIEW Rick took the Trailblazer 30 on the Glyderau on a chilly dry day to put it through its paces.  He found the Covalent harness system easy to use and adjust to ensure a comfortable and secure fit, and the shoulder-mounted chest pockets more than ample. ”  in summary, I do love this pack…. You can tell they... Read More

09/04/2019
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ANTI-FREEZE JACKET WINS ‘BEST IN BEST’ FROM UKC

Our Anti-Freeze down jacket has been tested by UKC who found the combination of cut, fill, features and price hard to beat, awarding it the coveted ‘Best in Test’ accolade. Stand-out aspects of this ultra versatile midweight down jacket were its active mountain fit, describing it as ‘snug without being restrictive’ and praising its ability to stay unrestrictively close to the body regardless of activity level. “…good for active pursuits, chilly bouldering, as an outer layer for belaying and, due to its attractive appearance, for wearing around town.” CLICK BELOW FOR... Read More

trailblazer 30 | montane 29/03/2019
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TRAILBLAZER 30: DESIGNED BY EXPERIENCE

Time outdoors is precious, and moving quickly towards specific goals has become the best way to maximise this finite commodity.  Efficiency of movement is the key to unlocking hitherto out of reach summits, and the Trailblazer range of packs are perfect for exploiting brief windows of opportunity and help you push on, further. faster. The rules have changed. A new style of enjoying the outdoors is emerging. Fastpacking, run-camping; it’s so new its terminology has yet to properly evolve. Whatever you call it, its philosophy of pushing hard to achieve... Read More

new trailblazer packs | montane 15/03/2019
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NEW: TRAILBLAZER PACKS

Introducing the Trailblazer packs – designed for fast-paced mountain adventures.  Whether it be done-in-a-day summit missions or multi-day fastpacking adventures, the Trailblazer will keep you moving just beyond your max. ABOVE: TRAILBLAZER 30.  CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO The innovative Montane® COVALENT harness delivers a customisable, body-hugging fit without restricting movement.  Available in 3 sizes; 18, 30 & 44L with ample storage capacity and a multitude of pockets, they offer easy access to hydration, food and essential kit while on the move. Features include: Composite construction; 210 D base panels, 70 D main body,... Read More

14/03/2019
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UPDATED: FAST ALPINE 40L CLIMBING PACK

The FAST ALPINE 40 pack – for half a decade the go-to pack for the discerning climber and mountaineer interested in maximum efficiency and robust, intuitive design – has been updated for this spring/summer. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO Drawing upon extensive testing and feedback with Montane athletes and leading British mountain guides, the Fast Alpine 40’s design has been improved to enhance functionality. New updates include: Asymmetric bivi opening with Cord Lord quick release adjustment and bivi flap Extendable and removable lid Low profile wand pockets Off-centre Click and... Read More

trail running magazine trailblazer 30 | montane 05/03/2019
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TRAIL RUNNING MAGAZINE: TRAILBLAZER 30 NEAR PERFECT SCORE

Jen and Sim Benson recently reviewed the Trailblazer 30 as part of a large-scale fastpacking pack test. The Trailblazer 30 was the largest pack in-test.  However, its efficient use of intuitive features and fantastic back/harness system allowed it to stand out amongst the pack: “The brand new Trailblazer has an adjustable back system offering a great fit across a range of sizes.  The 30 L capacity makes it perfect for longer adventures and the well-designed features allow you to keep kit organised and nutrition within easy reach.  The stiffened back... Read More