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28/10/2016
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TGO recommends Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket

The Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket is new for Autumn / Winter 2016, yet it has already scooped a recommendation, courtesy of the UK’s TGO magazine. Following in the footsteps of the popular Hi-Q Luxe Jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket features innovative synthetic PrimaLoft® GOLD Luxe Insulation, which closely mimics the warmth, compressibility and lofting of natural down but with the added benefit of a proprietary water repellent treatment. TGO’s reviewer highlighted this synthetic fill, noting: “if you want maximum warmth from a lightweight synthetic jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe would be... Read More

24/10/2016
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Minimus 777 Jacket ‘Recommended’ by Backpackinglight

After thorough scrutinisation, our Minimus 777 Jacket has been awarded a coveted ‘Recommended’ award from the USA’s Backpackinglight. Focusing on long-term testing in cold, wet conditions trekking in Canada, the tester examined everything, from fabric technology and seam taping right the way through to compressibility and breathability in the field, before branding the Minimus 777 his favourite piece of gear from the 2016 backpacking season. “For an ultralight rain jacket, the Montane Minimus 777 Jacket reflects a design aesthetic and manufacturing quality that is expected from a $200+ piece of apparel.”... Read More

19/09/2016
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Endurance Pro Jacket recommended by Klettern magazine

In a waterproof jacket test this summer, German magazine Klettern awards our Endurance Pro Jacket ‘Recommended’ status. Brand new for Autumn / Winter 2016, the Endurance Pro Jacket is Montane’s fully featured mountaineering jacket constructed using GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics. Klettern singled out the Endurance Pro as being robust and perfect for winter alpinism with a hood that can be adjusted perfectly. The reviewer appreciated the small details, highlighting that they made the Endurance Pro perfect for facing grim days outdoors in the Alps. Also praised was the tailoring, which was found to allow for... Read More

19/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race days 6, 7 and post-race

RACE DAYS 6, 7 AND POST-RACE Date: 19 September 2016 Confirmed leaderboard for the 1st Montane sponsored Tor des Géants Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) – FINISHED 13:10 Wednesday 14 September | 75 hrs 10 mins 22 seconds 2nd = Oscar Perez Lopez (ES) – FINISHED 19:14 Wednesday 14 September | 81 hrs 14 mins 10 seconds 3rd = Pablo Criado Toca (ES) – FINISHED 21:40 Wednesday 14 September | 83 hrs 40 mins 10 seconds Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (ITA) – FINISHED 05:20 Thursday 15 September |... Read More

17/09/2016
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Air Jacket scoops ‘Editor’s Choice’ award in Trek & Mountain

Respected magazine Trek & Mountain awards our Air Jacket ‘Editor’s Choice’ in a lightweight technical shells gear test. Our brand new Air Jacket is fast proving itself. Launched to Montane’s collection in February this year, its remit is simple: versatility. Weighing in at approximately 350g and 300g (men’s and women’s styles respectively), the Air Jacket is lightweight. It utilises new Pertex Shield AP fabric, which delivers breathability, durability and waterproofness with a bi-component membrane that pushes moisture out from the inside. This cutting edge technical performance fabric combined with Montane’s... Read More

16/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race day 5 (Thursday)

RACE DAY 5 (Thursday) Date: 15 September 2016 At the start of day 5 of the first Montane sponsored Tor des Géants, the confirmed leaderboard looks like this: Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) – FINISHED 13:10 Wednesday 14 September | 75 hrs 10 mins 22 seconds 2nd = Oscar Perez Lopez (ES) – FINISHED 19:14 Wednesday 14 September | 81 hrs 14 mins 10 seconds 3rd = Pablo Criado Toca (ES) – FINISHED 21:40 Wednesday 14 September | 83 hrs 40 mins 10 seconds Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (ITA) – FINISHED 05:20... Read More

15/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race day 4 (Wednesday)

RACE DAY 4 (Wednesday) Date: 14 September 2016 At the start of day 4 of the first Montane sponsored Tor des Géants, the leaderboard looks like this: Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) 2nd = Oscar Perez Lopez (ES) 3rd = Pablo Criado Toca (ES) Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (ITA) 2nd = Stephanie Case (PS) 3rd = Maria Semerjian (FR) Day 4 of the 1st Montane sponsored Tor des Géants is when the celebrations start! The first of the runners arrives, signalling the slow, but steadily increasing stream of... Read More

14/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race day 3 (Tuesday)

RACE DAY 3 (Tuesday) Date: 13 September 2016 At the start of day 3 of the first Montane sponsored Tor des Géants, the leaderboard looks like this: Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) 2nd = Oscar Perez Lopez (ES) 3rd = Julio Cernuda Aldecoa (ES) Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (ITA) 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 3rd = Stephanie Case (PS) Day 3 of the 1st Montane sponsored Tor des Géants is the first day that any degree of accuracy can be given to predicting the final race... Read More

13/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Race day 2 (Monday)

RACE DAY 2 (Monday) Date: 12 September 2016 At the start of day 2 of the first Montane sponsored Tor des Géants, the leaderboard looks like this: Men 1st = Oliviero Bosatelli (ITA) 2nd = Voeffray Julien (CH) 3rd = Alexander Rabensteiner (ITA) Women 1st = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 2nd = Liza Borzani (ITA) 3rd = Raffaella Miravalle (ITA) Day 2 of the TDG is considered the hardest day, with ascents including Col Entrelor (3,0002m), Col Loson (3,299m) and Fenêtre di Champorcher (2,827m) so no doubt we will... Read More

12/09/2016
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Montane Tor des Géants: Pre-start and Day 1 (Saturday and Sunday)

PRE-START (Saturday) Location: Courmayeur, Italy Date: 10 September 2016 It is the day before the notoriously brutal Montane sponsored Tor des Géants begins. The Italian town of Courmayeur nestled at the foot of the southern side of Mont Blanc in the Alps is buzzing. Ultra distance runners, spectators and supporters, volunteers and press from around the world have travelled to this picturesque location for the race start at 10:00 (ITA time) on 11 September. The atmosphere is bustling – well organised, but busy. Friends greet friends, new friends are made... Read More