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trail running magazine trailblazer 30 | montane 05/03/2019
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TRAIL RUNNING MAGAZINE: TRAILBLAZER 30 NEAR PERFECT SCORE

Jen and Sim Benson recently reviewed the Trailblazer 30 as part of a large-scale fastpacking pack test. The Trailblazer 30 was the largest pack in-test.  However, its efficient use of intuitive features and fantastic back/harness system allowed it to stand out amongst the pack: “The brand new Trailblazer has an adjustable back system offering a great fit across a range of sizes.  The 30 L capacity makes it perfect for longer adventures and the well-designed features allow you to keep kit organised and nutrition within easy reach.  The stiffened back... Read More

iridium hoodie review | montane 24/02/2019
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IRIDIUM HOODIE WIN’S TRAIL MAGAZINE “BEST IN TEST”

Versatile hoodie wins prestigious ‘Best In Test’ from TRAIL Magazine: Our Iridium Hoodie was recently given to Jon Bennett of TRAIL MAGAZINE as part of a group test. “An excellent, well-designed, comfortable, mid-weight stretchable fleece with a useful chest pocket and hood for use when active on cooler days.” Features such as its intuitively-placed pockets – including the third GPS-sized chest pocket – and fully complimented front zip, were praised for their usability. What impressed most was the Iridium Hoodie‘s more passive features; the Pontetorto Technostretch’s external ceramic print, and the... Read More

Antonia Bolingbroke-kent Prismatic Review | montane 07/12/2018
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Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent: Prismatic Review

This autumn, amidst the throes of an ‘oh my god I’m going to be f-f-forty’ mid-life crisis I decided the only thing for it was to go for a stroll in Georgia’s High Caucasus. Picture and Words by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, follow her on Twitter and Instagram For ten days I walked through the wild mountains of Svaneti, a crucible of forested hills and jagged peaks clinging to the southern shoulders of Europe’s highest peaks. There were thundering rivers, lung-busting 3000 metre passes, rain, a dusting of early snow and forests... Read More

ATOMIC JACKET BEST VALUE TRAIL MAGAZINE | Montane 08/10/2018
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ATOMIC JACKET: WINS ‘BEST VALUE’ IN TRAIL MAGAZINE REVIEW

The Montane Atomic Jacket wins ‘best value’ award in Trail Magazines November 2018 waterproof shell test. The Atomic more than held its own against jackets over double its price in the November issue of TRAIL Magazines Waterproof Jacket ‘Big Test’.  Tester Graham Thompson was impressed by its extensive feature set and efficient design: ‘This light jacket packs down so small, you’ll hardly notice it in your rucksack…there is lots to like here.’ Breathability and manoeuvrability were also significant factors in the Atomic receiving the award.  Its mesh lined, harness compatible pockets were... 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

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

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KEVIN HADFIELD: TRAIL 2SK SHORTS REVIEW

“An amazing update on the fabric construction and WOW look at those pockets!!!” Click image to view product. KEVIN SAYS: Once again, these were my go to shorts choice for TDG. I changed from Black to Grey in Gressoney. These shorts just work! They fit well, the pockets are awesome and I only had to apply anti-chafe cream twice for the entire 330km. I had enough room in the new updated pockets to confidently stow away my trash and much of the trash I found along the trail from other... Read More

KEVIN HADFIELD: MINIMUS STRETCH ULTRA REVIEW

” Almost disconcertingly light and packable for a running shell.“ Click image to view product. KEVIN SAYS: I Carried it in my pack from Ollomont to finish. I never was able to wear this during the race. I carried a Minimus 777 Pullover in my pack for the first 280km. Recommendations/Feedback: I have worn this jacket now twice since the race. Initial impression is that it seems reliably waterproof and the stretch + face fabric make for a quieter, more comfortable ride.