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New Montane kit

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Temperatures are getting colder and snow has arrived in the Yukon. Time to look at our kit and see what may be missing or what’s new and exciting. All of Montane’s new winter 2021/2022 clothing is now in stores. As always their range is amazing and they feature many items that work perfect for the Montane Arctic Ultra and any other cold weather adventures. Here are just some of the highlights:

The Montane Axis Alpha Jacket is the ultimate piece of protective clothing for fast-paced activity in cold and changeable conditions. Based on cold chamber lab research and extensively athlete-tested, this jacket has been engineered with body-mapped fabric and insulation technologies from GORE-TEX INFINIUM™, PERTEX AIR and POLARTEC® ALPHA® DIRECT to balance protection from the elements with efficient heat and moisture management, keeping you comfortable when working hard in the elements.

While the MYAU is not necessarily fast-paced, it does require a lot of physical effort and changing terrain and temperatures cause the body to react. You may get cold or too hot. So, any piece of clothing that featues a hybrid construction to deal with what happens when you are working hard, is a great thing. Another issue is the strain of wearing a harness and/or backpack on clothing with insulation. Especially if it’s down. The Axis Alpha Jacket takes this into consideration and offers great solutions.

Construction

  • 30 Denier GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ nylon in the core body and over arms
  • 30 Denier PERTEX QUANTUM AIR nylon across the back and under the arms
  • 120g/m2 POLARTEC® ALPHA® hi-loft insulation across the back, under the arms and in the hood
  • 90g (M) of 90/10 water resistant fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™ goose down at 800+ fill

Features

  • Micro chamber construction in the core body
  • Fully adjustable roll-away insulated climbing helmet compatible hood with stiffened peak
  • Full-length two-way YKK VISLON front zip with internal storm flap
  • Two zipped hand pockets
  • Concealed zipped chest pocket
  • Pre-elasticated cuffs
  • Adjustable hem with cinchable drawcord

Designed for all types of expedition, the Featherlite Down Pants are a luxuriously warm PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO pant filled with high quality 800+ fill power goose down. Light and packable, they are the ideal way to boost lower body warmth whether as part of a layering system, in a bivi situation or for hut to hut use.

For the MYAU down pants are not a must. There are other options, like having good layers and for the really cold temperatures something with a synthetic fill, like the Montane Prism Pants. But obviously when temperatures reach the absolute extrem and you are not on the move, a down pant will give you extra warmth and comfort. If that’s what you are looking for, look no further!

Construction

  • PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO 100% recycled outer with DWR
  • 140g (M) of 90/10 water resistant fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™ goose down at 800+ fill
  • PEAQ Down lining
  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track my Down™

Features

  • Midi baffle construction throughout
  • Pre-elasticated waist with adjustable waistcord
  • Zipped fly opening
  • 3/4 length two-way side zips
  • Two insulated hand front hand warmer pockets
  • Low profile hem cuffs
  • Montane stuff sac

The Icarus Vest is a classic mid-weight insulated micro baffle vest filled with PrimaLoft® Thermoplume®; a 100% recycled synthetic insulation which mimics the heat-trapping properties of natural down whilst being extremely fast drying. Combined with the PERTEX® Quantum Eco outer fabric which has a DWR for shedding light rain, this is the ideal core body insulation choice for mountain walking in mixed conditions.

Vest are perfect for cold weather activities. They give you warmth where it is most needed, at your core. Thus you can work hard, reduce your sweat and still get enough warmth to the rest of your body.

Construction

  • PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO 50% recycled outer with DWR
  • 105g (M) of PrimaLoft® Black Thermoplume® 100% recycled insulation
  • 100% recycled PEAQ synthetic ECO lining
  • Micro baffle construction

Features

  • Close fit collar
  • Full length YKK front zip with internal storm flap
  • Lightly elasticated armholes
  • Two zipped hand pockets
  • Adjustable hem with cinchable drawcord

Montane has got many more great products for this upcoming winter! To check it all out, please have a look at their website montane.com.