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extreme smock review | montane 27/01/2020
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OLD SCHOOL COOL

The utterly bombproof Extreme Smock featured as part of a ‘Pertex/Pile’ retrospective in The Great Outdoors Magazine recently. In the seasonal spirit of retrospection, we take a look at how this pivotal piece of technical outerwear came to prominence, why it still has its place in the modern outdoorsman’s wardrobe, and what the future holds in store for this simple yet effective technology: The combination of thick, heavy pile insulation under a breathable Pertex weather-resistant shell membrane first came about in the 80’s. They were warm, windproof, fast-wicking and quick-drying,... Read More

prism jacket award | montane 10/12/2019
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MORE AWARDS FOR THE PRISM JACKET

The NEW Montane Prism Jacket proves its pedigree once again, adding more accolades to its haul   COUNTRY WALKING MAGAZINE TESTER’S CHOICE | BEST VALUE | 95% WHAT COUNTRY WALKING SAY: “For versatility and adaptability, this one is a winner.” “The Prism is a well-established insulator but Montane have just given it an overhaul… i’ve worn it while pounding up Yorkshire hillsides in bitter winds and never felt either too cold or too hot.”       WALK MAGAZINE GREAT VALUE WHAT WALK SAY: “It’s lightweight and durable, and offers... Read More

TGO Magazine winter accessories | montane 03/12/2019
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TGO REVIEW THE WINTER ACCESSORY TRIFECTA

Chris Townsend tested three quintessential winter accessories in the December issue of ‘The Great Outdoors Magazine’, awarding two ‘Best Buy’ and one ‘Recommended’ Rosettes. And little wonder – the three products in question work immensely well together. Prism gloves provide lightweight, low-bulk warmth and work excellently in conjunction with Minimus Mitts for cold and wet days. Similarly, the Mountain Squall Cap is equally at home in the greater ranges as it is battling Scottish deluges or Lake District downpours. Between the three, you have almost all situations covered. Read on... Read More

Country Walking 2019 Winter Gear Guide | Montane 28/11/2019
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MONTANE IN COUNTRY WALKING WINTER GEAR GUIDE

We featured in the CLASS OF 2019 Winter Gear Guide from County Walking – 32 pages of the best gear for cold, snowy, and rainy days. INSULATORS PRISM JACKET WHAT COUNTRY WALKING SAY: “Incredible value: brand new, with Pertex Quantum fabric and 100% recycled PrimaLoft Silver insulation. Outstanding work.” WHAT MONTANE SAY: “The Prism is an outdoor classic. We have updated this iconic, super-versatile insulation to with recycled eco insulation and an even more balanced feature set to ensure it can serve another decade of adventures.” Also available as the... Read More

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

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

nick morris out of hours | montane 29/08/2019
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Adventure; an unusual and exciting or daring experience

Montane Ambassador Nick morris talks us through what adventure means to him, and why everyone can benefit from it. Walking along the ridgeline of Beinn Alligin in the Scottish Highlands in a world of adventure, discovery, my ice axe in one hand steadying myself against the icy breeze and my crampons piercing the snow underfoot.  I track the ridge moving up the ascent to the summit, feeling my heart race as my heavy legs power me up the crisp white untouched blanket of snow towards clear skies and vast views.... Read More

Matt cooper hydrogen direct | montane 28/08/2019
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HYDROGEN DIRECT JACKET REVIEW

Professional mountain guide and Montane Ambassador Matt has been using his Hydrogen Direct Jacket since January 2019, putting it through its paces in all manner of conditions in mountainous environments across the UK. Matt in his Hydrogen Direct Jacket (click for more info). Matt spends almost every day in the mountains guiding clients and teaching courses with his business The Mountaineering Company, or for his own recreation.  As such, he values dependability and usability over all else.  His kit has to perform reliably regardless of meteorological condition in potentially dangerous... Read More