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JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: ICELAND

Jenny Tough travelled to Iceland for a week of fastpacking. A runventure completely lacking in agenda except for finding hot springs, killer bivvy spots, ice and fire, trolls and fairies. This is what Iceland is all about. Staring up at the looming peaks ahead of her, revealed for the first time by the typical Icelandic weather, she decide this adventure definitely needs a pointless summit, too. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND “…It wouldn’t be right to call this hard – this is a true... Read More

primaloft thermoplume icarus and phoenix snowglobe at kendall mountain festival 2018 | montane 02/10/2018
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MONTANE AND PRIMALOFT PARTNER UP FOR KMF2018

Montane is teaming up with PrimaLoft at Kendal Mountain Festival to celebrate a partnership spanning more than 15 years. Focus at the festival will be on PrimaLoft’s innovative loose-fill ‘ThermoPlume’insulation, which is the closest any synthetic insulation has come to mimicking the structure of natural down. Montane was the first UK outdoor brand to use the innovative ‘blowable’ insulation in its Autumn/Winter 2017 range and has extended its range of products for this season to include hoodless jackets (Micro), vests, and climbing specific pieces in both the Icarus (men) and Phoenix... Read More

kevin hadfield 2018 tor des geants review | montane 26/09/2018
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TOR 2018: KEVIN HADFIELD KIT REVIEWS

Montane Athlete Kevin Hadfield returned to the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants for his second year, finishing in an amazing 53rd position REVIEWS: (click images to view) The beauty of Courmayeur, the sound of thousands lining the medieval streets, the fanfare, environment and course are all familiar but there is a layer of anxiety blanketing the experience that is all-together uncomfortable and foreign. I have returned to the site of my largest accomplishment to date in this trail running game. I am toeing the line of the Montane Tor des Geants... Read More

Starlight Pro Pull-on: designed by experience | Montane 12/09/2018
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STARLIGHT PULL ON: DESIGNED BY EXPERIENCE

Named after Montane Athlete Tom Ballard’s now legendary ‘Starlight and Storm’ Expedition. A collaborative effort between Tom and Montanes’ expert technical designers, the Starlight Pull-on is the ultimate ‘Fast and Light’ technical insulation layer. TOM SAYS The idea of the Starlight Pull-On comes from my own experiences during my Starlight and Storm project a few seasons ago. When attempting to solo an alpine North Face the first obstacle to overcome is what to take with you. Lightness is the key to moving fast in the mountains. If you take bivy... Read More

award winning oxygen and halogen packs in Wander Magazin | Montane 11/09/2018
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WANDER MAGAZIN REVIEW: Halogen 25 and Oxygen 24

Wander Magazin reviewed the Halogen 25 and Oxygen 24, finding them versatile mountain day-packs with an excellent back system. THE VERDICT: ‘The two models are great for day trips.’ „Die Note „ 1 “ … Haben die Praxistester des Wandermagazins bei ihrem großen Rucksack-Test den beiden Montane-Rucksäcke Halogen 25 und Oxygen 24 gegeben. Die beiden Modelle seien prima für Tagestouren geeignet und gut ausgestattet so ihr Urteil. Das freut uns natürlich. Denn genau dafür sind die Rucksäcke konzipiert: Ob alpine Bergtour, Klettersteig und Ski- oder Schneeschuhtour: die Ausstattung lässt hier... Read More

bmc terra pants limited edition 23/08/2018
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BMC TERRA PANTS LIMITED EDITION

To Celebrate Montane being the recommended clothing and pack partner of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), we are exclusively launching  Limited Edition BMC Terra Pants. Combining the versatility and award-winning performance of our iconic Terra Pant with unique custom styling and a low quantity run creates a functional piece of history commemorating the excellent work of the BMC in encouraging the nation into our beautiful outdoor spaces.  The Terra Pants’ low weight, small pack size, fast drying properties and extremely durable reinforcements make them the ideal choice for any serious adventure... Read More

brad matthews featherlite smock limited edition at chrome hill | Montane 21/08/2018
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Twilight in the Peaks

Armed with only a camera and a Featherlite Smock Limited Edition, Brad Matthews and friends took to the dramatic hills of the southern Peak District. (Click on any of the images for more information on the Featherlite Smock Limited Edition) A couple of days after a long weekend in Snowdonia, myself, Tom Kahler, Josh Kilby and Gee Milner decided to take advantage of the summer weather and head to one of the Peak District’s most epic landmarks for a sunset and blue hour shoot. From the French ‘l’heure bleue’,  the... Read More

19/08/2018
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FRANCO COOKSON: 14 Lives, 13 Souls

Montane Ambassador Franco Cookson finds peace amongst technical Cornish granite despite the sadness of its past. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of waking up to the bright summer sun as it starts to make its way through the tent canvass: I half want to go back to sleep, but I’m getting excited at what the day will bring. Eventually, the lure of a nice cup of tea outweighs the desire to stay languishing in piles of soft blankets. It’s early and despite the Cornish sun making me feel quite... Read More

halogen 33 review | Montane 16/07/2018
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ALPIN REVIEW: HALOGEN 33

ALPIN Magazine Reviews the Montane Halogen 33, praising its versatility & features. Our New Halogen 33 has been scrutinzed by the testers of the German ALPIN magazine. T H E   V E R D I C T : “A universal all-rounder with very good details and a great back system, which is also quite light.” “Ein universeller Allrounder mit ein paar sehr guten details und einem angenehmen Rücken, der außerdem recht leicht ist.“ HALOGEN 33 (UK) HALOGEN 33 (DE) Shop Now (UK) Shop Now (DE)

BAIML TEST featherlite down vest 05/07/2018
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Featherlite Down Vest : BAIML Tested

As part of our BAIML Test Team, Kirsty travels the world guiding people in a wide variety of challenging terrains and climates.  Here, she reflects on a piece of kit that finds its way into her pack a lot more often than not:   Kirsty atop Mount Olympus I would hazard a guess that anyone who works in the outdoors owns at least one down gilet.. possibly two..? A hasty search through my kit store (ok, the stuff shoved under my bed) revealed that I own 2 down gilets and... Read More