British outdoor brand Montane has become synonymous with lightweight and breathable clothing and equipment. For over 25 years Montane has worked closely with serious mountain professionals working in hostile conditions across the globe as a proving ground for garment design. From the British Antarctic Survey to British Mountain Rescue Teams. Professionals who demand the toughest credentials from their clothing and equipment choose Montane.
The first to truly push the limits of single layer mountain clothing with the Extreme Smock and then, later realising the true value of windproof clothing, creating the first super packable, windproof and breathable wind shirt - the Featherlite Smock. The Featherlite Smock was probably the most functional and innovative piece of windproof garment design since Fridtjof Nansen, while planning the first crossing of Greenland over 100 years ago, realised that the windproof properties of a garment were the secret to moving quickly and comfortably in the mountains.
The importance of functionality in garments and packs does not stop at product design alone. Fabric technology is critical to producing the best product; Montane works with the world's leading fabric suppliers to engineer new cutting-edge materials that push the boundaries of what is possible with clothing, equipment and accessories to create the lightest, toughest and most functional products available on the market.
Endurance expeditions and athletes are critical in the development of our garment designs, ensuring Montane clothing is fit for purpose. They are our reason to be critical within our design processes. From unsupported ventures to the North Pole, smash and grab route attempts on the North Face of the Eiger to high profile scientific work in the high Arctic. All of these athletes help Montane develop clothing that will withstand the harshest of conditions, both physiologically and environmentally.
Where are the contemporary limits of endurance? They are in ultras. Imagine this: you've run 256 miles across the frozen Canadian Yukon. You've experienced consistent -30C and felt the low of -40C, you're cold and alone, and you still have 174 miles to go to the finish line...stay focused. In July you've run 65 miles of some of toughest trails in the British Lake District, some of the cruellest terrain underfoot in Europe. You've just left the shelter of a friendly checkpoint, and as you step out into the cold pouring rain, peer into the darkness and contemplate the terrain ahead, you realise you have 40 miles left until the finish line. From the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra to the Montane Lakeland 100, this is one of the main areas where we believe endurance is being tested to the absolute limit and where Montane products thrive.
Engineered for endurance, performance and comfort. The Gecko range covers a wide selection of lightweight backpacks, vest packs and waist packs designed for trial running and day hiking. From short walks out to long distance trail run, we've got plenty of options to store and transport your kit safely.
Our Trail Running Belts, Waist Packs and Vest Packs have been designed for maximum efficiency with the capacity for essentials. The perfect race day or training solution to help you push your limits and keep you there. If you're investing in trial running kit consider the Montane SoftFlask for quick, easy hydration when on the move.
Built to be worn not carried this ergonomically fitted, body hugging vest pack is as secure as a Gecko! An unrivalled large load carrying construction together with a multitude of storage options, most accessible whilst on the move, makes the Gecko VP 20+ the ultimate multi-day running vest pack.
Made for runners by runners, the GECKO VP 12+ builds on 100,000's of kilometres of experience. An improved, anatomically driven body hugging fit that's as secure as a Gecko! With increased accessible storage and POLYGIENE permanent odour control you now wear, rather than carry your kit when moving fast on trails and in the mountains.
Made for runners by runners, the GECKO VP 5+ builds on 100,000's kilometres of experience. An improved, anatomically driven body-hugging fit that's as secure as a Gecko! With increased accessible storage and POLYGIENE permanent odour control you now wear, rather than carry your kit when moving fast on trails and in the mountains.
Designed for maximum efficiency and high-level performance the Gecko VP+ maximises essential storage, has an improved anatomical, body hugging, stable fit that's as secure as a Gecko! Includes POLYGIENE permanent odour control. This pack helps you push your limits and keep you there.
Some will call it a vest top others a pack, all we know is it’s the perfect fusion of the two delivering the ultimate in anatomically fitted storage for carrying the essentials when running on the limit. Combining clothing and pack expertise the Gecko Ultra Vest fits close like a garment but with a multitude of pockets for carrying the essentials when racing or training hard.
The GECKO WP 1+ securely hugs the waist with a stretch fit that limits movement and ensures comfort on the trail. The central compartment and two side stretch pockets have enough space for food, hydration and essential kit on short to moderate trail runs.
Durable and versatile GORE-TEX waterproof shell jacket.
The Alpine Spirit Jacket is the perfect do-it-all waterproof shell. Using 70 Denier GORE-TEX technology throughout, it is a reliable outer layer for long days in the mountains.
Tried and tested in environments across the world, the classic Featherlite and Litespeed are back. Now with 100% recycled nylon PERTEX QUANTUM ECO fabric and as versatile as ever, the Featherlite Smock and Litespeed Jacket are super light and packable pieces of emergency kit, providing breathable wind protection for almost any mountain fast paced activity.
SUPER PACKABLE AND LIGHT
The Featherlite Smock is a super light and packable piece of emergency kit, providing breathable wind protection for almost any mountain fast paced activity.
Adjustable hem with cinchable drawcord
PERTEX QUANTUM ECO 100% recycled nylon outer with DWR
1/3 length YKK front zip with internal zip guard and close fit collar
Stuffs into own pocket
Provides warmth and stretch for fast paced activities. Use as a mid layer or outer layer.
Warm PrimaLoft ThermoPlume insulation in the core body and overarms is combined with STRIA Lite stretch fleece in the side body and under the arms for enhanced movement and comfort whilst moving fast when climbing or trekking. A jacket with versatility as a mid layer or outer layer.
Pre-elasticated under helmet hood with wired peak
Full length YKK zip with internal zip guard
Low profile cuffs and Adjustable hem with cinchable drawcord
PERTEX QUANTUM ECO 100% recycled nylon outer with DWR