Montane are a brand focused on core values – performance and lightweight. Here’s a bit more about the brand...
Montane is focused on creating lightweight and breathable clothing. In the early days they created the Featherlite Smock – a classic ultra light windproof shirt for moving fast in the mountains. Alongside being a lightweight innovator, Montane have been a champion of the eVent fabric - with great levels of breathability, eVent is a durable, reliable, solid performer.
Montane are also known for the Terra Pant range. Tough – yet lightweight, the range is a classic amongst the outdoor fraternity – they are a combination of Tactel and Cordura.
Montane works closely with outdoor professionals working in hostile conditions across the globe as a proving ground for garment design. From the British Antarctic Survey to Langdale Mountain Rescue (the busiest Mountain Rescue team in the UK). Professionals who demand tough credentials from their clothing equipment choose Montane.
Endurance expeditions are critical in the development of our garment designs ensuring Montane® clothing is fit for purpose. They are our reason to be, and critical within our design processes. From unsupported ventures to the North Pole, smash and grab route attempts in Patagonia to high profile scientific work in the high Arctic, all of these 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 ran 60 miles of toughest trails in the British Lake District, some of the cruelest terrain underfoot in Europe. You've just left the warmth 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® clothing thrives.