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howard dracup | montane 01/07/2019
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HOWARD DRACUP: Brecon Beacons 100 Kit List

Here’s my kit list I chose to either wear, carry or have in my drop bag for versatility/change in weather! Pre, during & post race: Montane Transition 40 Hold-all Montane Razor Vest Montane Razor Shorts Montane Via Visor Montane Featherlite Trail Vest Montane Power Dry Glove Montane Fang Zip Tank Montane Fang Shorts Montane Dragon Pull On Montane Via Gecko Vest Montane Cadenza Cap Montane Allez Micro Hoodie Montane Primino 140 T-shirt Montane Fang Zip T-shirt Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket Montane Chief Montane Featherlite Down Jacket Montane Soft Flasks... Read More

Alpha Balance jacket climber magazine review | montane 19/06/2019
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CLIMBER MAGAZINE REVIEW THE ALPHA BALANCE JACKET

CLIMBER Magazine reviewed the Alpha Balance Jacket in its June 2019 issue, finding its technical fabrics enhancing an intuitive feature set. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE ALPHA BALANCE JACKET The Alpha Balance Jackets‘ unusual construction is the first thing that stood out to the CLIMBER reviewers, with Polartec’s Alpha Direct across the chest, shoulders and upper arms and covered by Featurelite Air nylon stretch overlay contrasting pleasingly with Pontetorto Technostretch on the arms and abdomen.  This mix of fabrics also fulfill a purpose, and the visual disparity highlights the garment’s... Read More

slim fit terra pants climber review | montane 18/06/2019
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CLIMBER MAGAZINE REVIEW THE NEW SLIM FIT TERRA PANTS

CLIMBER Magazine reviewed the iconic Terra Pants new Slim Fit option in its June 2019 issue, finding their unbeatable feature set improved by the updated silhouette.  CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE TERRA PANT The Terra Pant has been an outdoor icon for over ten years, but CLIMBER were still impressed by the combination of breathable, windproof, quick-drying and durable fabrics combined with ‘clever material profiling’ to produce a fit that ensures ‘…freedom of movement is very good despite the omission of any elastane from the material.’ CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW THE... Read More

17/06/2019
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MINIMUS PANTS RECEIVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS ‘RECOMMENDED’ AWARD

Gear Editor Chris Townsend reviewed the updated Montane Minimus Pant as part of a comparative waterproof pants review in TGO’s June 2019 issue.  Suitably impressed, the Minimus Pants were awarded a coveted ‘TGO Recommended’ rosette for their versatility and feature set whilst being the lightest waterproof trousers on test. CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW MINIMUS PANTS (MEN’S AND WOMEN’S) Cited as ‘the world’s lightest and most breathable waterproof mountain pants’, they were lauded as being truly ultralight.  As such, their compressibility was also noted.  Their close fit paired with the breathable Pertex... Read More

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 RECEIVES 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