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Gecko race vest review | montane 26/06/2020
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Minimal Pack, Best Value

The Montane VIA Gecko race vest won ‘Best Value’ in a group-test of 12 minimalist running packs. Designed around the revolutionary FREELIGHT chassis, the Gecko allows efficient storage of all the essentials and nothing more. Ideal for training or chasing PB’s. ‘Best Value’ WHAT TRAIL RUNNING SAYS:   Testers were impressed that so many features were packed so cleverly into such a competitively priced pack, making it ideal for supported races and warmer weather runs, where a ginormous kit list isn’t warranted: “Tough and comfy, a workhorse of a small... Read More

pac plus jacket review | montane 04/06/2020
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Pac-ing a Punch

The Montane Pac Plus Jacket was recently awarded their coveted BEST IN TEST rosette in a ‘Summer Waterproof’ group test. Despite its apparent modesty, this simple, lightweight waterproof jacket seriously punches above its weight. The Pac Lite takes Gore-Tex’s 2-layer Pac Lite Plus technology and couples it with a dry-touch, abrasion-resistant inner treatment. This updated interpretation on quite an old-school 2-layer construction creates a lightweight super breathable shell system. Couple it with a tough 30D outer and a suite of intuitively placed features and you are left with a well-considered,... Read More

TGO Magazine terra pants | montane 17/02/2020
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Versatility is its own Specialism

The Montane Terra Pants have once again been awarded ‘The Great Outdoors Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ Rosette. Terra pants have been around for a while, but remain everyone’s go-to outdoor pant. We catch up with our product design and athlete teams to find out why. Since their introduction in 2001, the Terra Pants have been the mainstay outdoor pant for anyone wanting to do pretty much anything outdoors due to a comprehensive feature set. Their manifold construction, comprising of lightweight and breathable main fabric with durable reinforcement panels produces a low... 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

Pac Lite Plus Jacket review | montane 20/11/2019

PAC LITE JACKET ON TEST

Montane Ambassador Kenny Block uses his Pac Lite Plus Jacket during a sudden downpour on Sale Fell. As soon as the sun set, the rain started to pour.  The Pac Plus Jacket utilises Gore-Tex Pac Plus waterproof fabric, which keeps it very light and packable whilst remaining waterproof and breathable. Because of this, it’s been my go-to ‘just-in-case’ shell, sitting at the bottom of my pack, unnoticeable but ready to go. It’s a very low-risk strategy: so light you don’t notice, and immensely satisfying when it’s needed. Such a day... 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

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

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