October 2016


Lightning strikes the Air

To mark the 31st October, we’d like to share an incredible true story. We were contacted a little while ago by a Marlon Richardson. He had recently returned from an expedition to Ecuador, which included trekking the Pasochoa volcano. Whilst descending from the crater at the summit, the weather turned and Marlon duly put on his waterproof jacket – our Air Jacket. As he went to put waterproof trousers on, he was struck by lightning. Read his account below. I have been interested in alternative travel / international adventure challenges... Read More


TGO recommends Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket

The Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket is new for Autumn / Winter 2016, yet it has already scooped a recommendation, courtesy of the UK’s TGO magazine. Following in the footsteps of the popular Hi-Q Luxe Jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket features innovative synthetic PrimaLoft® GOLD Luxe Insulation, which closely mimics the warmth, compressibility and lofting of natural down but with the added benefit of a proprietary water repellent treatment. TGO’s reviewer highlighted this synthetic fill, noting: “if you want maximum warmth from a lightweight synthetic jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe would be... Read More


Minimus 777 Jacket ‘Recommended’ by Backpackinglight

After thorough scrutinisation, our Minimus 777 Jacket has been awarded a coveted ‘Recommended’ award from the USA’s Backpackinglight. Focusing on long-term testing in cold, wet conditions trekking in Canada, the tester examined everything, from fabric technology and seam taping right the way through to compressibility and breathability in the field, before branding the Minimus 777 his favourite piece of gear from the 2016 backpacking season. “For an ultralight rain jacket, the Montane Minimus 777 Jacket reflects a design aesthetic and manufacturing quality that is expected from a $200+ piece of apparel.”... Read More