Tag

Fastpacking

TRAILBLAZER 30 | MONTANE 09/04/2019
, ,

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

trailblazer 30 | montane 29/03/2019
, , ,

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
, , ,

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

Fastpacking 101 packing guide | Montane 09/10/2018
, ,

JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: PACKING GUIDE

In fastpacking, the less you carry the further you travel and the faster you get there.  Jenny tough is an expert in packing JUST enough. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Fastpacking is all about finding the balance between efficiency and utility.  It is important to ensure your kit remains lightweight without compromising safety, but also remember a modicum of comfort – used sparingly and strategically – will help you perform. As mentioned previously, I tend to follow the rule that everything in my (preferably... Read More

tom kahler fastpacking chasing the alpine sun 08/10/2018
,

TOM KAHLER: CHASING THE ALPINE SUN

During a smash-and-grab trip to the Alps, Brand Ambassador Tom Kahler reflects that Fastpacking is as much a state of mind as a means of moving through the mountains. Fellow Brand Ambassador Elliot Simpson in his Future Lite Hoodie. Follow Tom’s adventures: <Previous Page          Next Page> I always find packing very difficult.  In many ways, the success of an outing in the mountains can be decided at home by what I put in my bag.  The problem is that photography equipment is heavy and bulky, and... Read More

Fastpacking 101 packing | Montane 08/10/2018
,

JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: SYSTEMS

Success in the outdoors can be greatly improved by mastering a few systems in a manner suitable to your pursuit.  Jenny Tough knows the tolerances of these systems is exceedingly fine when it comes to fastpacking success. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Like so much in the outdoors, your enjoyment of it – and how you move through it – relies heavily on how well you look after yourself.  call it what you want; self-maintenance, personal admin, grooming etc, if you don’t know how... Read More

Fastpacking 101 basics | Montane 07/10/2018
, ,

JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: THE BASICS

Jenny Tough touches on the fundamentals of fastpacking, forming the basis of kit selection and expedition ethos. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Fastpacking, endurance running, runventuring, runtouring… The sport is so new and fledging that we can’t even agree on what to call it yet. Basically, fastpacking is where ultra running meets trekking – covering long distances, at a running pace, with a backpack full of kit to stay out overnight (or a few nights). I can’t remember ever being introduced to fastpacking, but at... Read More

, ,

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