Montane have started the Autumn/Winter 2016 season with some major updates. Their Gore-Tex offerings are now available with a range of Waterproof Jackets, Overtrousers and accessories. A shift in their down policy sees them using ‘Hyper Dry Eco’ down from Allied Feather & Down, one of the most socially and ecologically ethical sources of high quality goose down. Alongside all of this they have some new technical, synthetically insulated garments too. Read on for more details.
Montane have finally introduced their first offerings using Gore-Tex’s technical waterproof and windproof fabrics. They have come up with a great range of Shell jackets that range from indestructible Mountaineering jackets to minimalistic Trail Running shells. With the proven high performance of Gore-Tex fabrics and the incredible design ability that Montane has shown over the past few years, this is a partnership to stand up and take notice of.
Extremely versatile and lightweight GORE-TEX® Pro 40 Denier mountain shell with just the right amount of features, the Alpine Pro Jacket is for perfect for climbers and mountain walkers alike.
Light, packable and breathable GORE-TEX C-KNIT 30 Denier mountain shell. Featured with versatility in mind, the Surge Jacket offers weather protection for mountain walkers and backpackers.
Using GORE-TEX® ACTIVE SHELL 30D, the Spine Jacket offers weather protection for high output trail activities , and has been developed with minimalist design features to reduce weight and enhance packability.
Montane is proud to announce that all its down garments will be produced using Allied Feather & Down’s HyperDRY ECO™ water resistant down. In the name of transparency, Montane will also become the first brand in the world to commit to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) across its entire clothing range.
Using Allied's Track My Down portal and unique sourceTRACK lot number on each Montane down jacket, you can learn in detail about the actual fill used in your jacket.
Allied Feather & Down, the outdoor industry’s primary supplier and processor of down, introduces its newest proprietary down technology; a fluorocarbon-free water resistant down called HyperDRY ECO. HyperDRY ECO is Allied’s latest development in water resistant down technology and environmental responsibility.
Allied worked closely with bluesign® system partners to develop the fluorocarbon-free treatment to apply to its down that adheres to all bluesign®-approved chemistry standards. Developed for some of the most demanding technical brands, HyperDRY ECO exhibits an optimal blend of water resistance, fill power, durability, cleanliness, and washability while diminishing its impact on the environment.
“We are mindful of our footprint on the Earth, which is why we implement many environmentally conscious initiatives into our business practices,” said Daniel Uretsky, COO of Allied Feather & Down. “HyperDRY ECO is the next progression of our commitment to the environment.”
HyperDRY ECO fluorocarbon-free technology can be applied to Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified down, offering one of the most environmentally conscious and responsibly developed down products on the market.
With a technical material specification, comprised of light and tough PERTEX® Quantum CS-10 fabric, PrimaLoft® GOLD Luxe insulation and stretch DRYACTIV Stretch fleece panelling, the Hi-Q Luxe Pro Pull-In is a fast drying insulation layer perfect for long days in the mountains.
Primaloft Gold Insulation Luxe looks like down, feels like down and performs like down with one brilliant exception - it offers the superior wet-weather performance of Primaloft Gold Insulation. To make it, Primaloft blends millions of Primaloft ultra fine finbres, each given the Primaloft proprietary water-reppellent finish that keeps moisture out and warmth in for all-day comfort and freedom. the result is a luxuriously silky fill with the warmth, compressibility and lightweight loft of down.
Primaloft Gold Insulation Luxe is the highest performing synthetic insulation with an unrivaled warmth to weight ratio.
Millions of Primaloft microfibres work to trap body heat for incredible warmth even when wet. A proprietary water repellent technology ensures microfibres are kept free of moisture that can add weight and suppress insulating loft. This marks a game-changing innovation with the lightweight warmth, loft, packability and comfort of standard down only in a water resistant all sythetic package. Primaloft Gold Insulation Luxe pushes the boundaries of performance.
Now that Montane have access to the highly technical fabrics that Gore-Tex produce, why not introduce a range of bombproof Hats & Gloves that utilise classic design along to provide incredible weather protection. That's exactly what they've done with their new winter 2016 accessory range. More details below.
Constructed from GORE WINDSTOPPER® softshell stretch fabric with a soft microfleece backer, the Windjammer glove is lightweight and very comfortable.
The Mountain Squall Cap is a modern take on the classic mountain cap. Utilising GORE-TEX® ACTIVE SHELL 30D fabric, it is extremely lightweight, exceptionally breathable and fully waterproof.
Made for mountain pursuits where protection from the elements is required, the Tornado glove is an essential piece of kit for use in the high mountains. It is lightweight and extremely versatile offering waterproof protection from the GORE-TEX® inner layer and warmth from 60g PrimaLoft® GOLD Insulation.