UKC Climbing Competition – Win a Spider Hoodie

A new addition to Montane’s Spring/Summer 2018 range, the Spider Hoodie incorporates a variety of new technologies and materials to produce an efficient and durable technical mid-layer

Montane Spider Hoodie, Firefly Orange

The Montane Spider Hoodie is an all new lightweight and technical alpine hooded fleece pull-on designed for climbers, by climbers.

High performance is hardwired into the inherent materiality of this lightweight and quick-drying midlayer.  Its high stretch Pontentorto Tecnostretch fabric incorporates a CORDURA face for enhanced durability whilst fitting close to the body through a full range of movement – ideal for vertical terrain, where high-effort, dynamic manoeuvres are commonplace.

The Spider Hoodie’s sleek, minimalist silhouette belies a set of intuitive features designed to increase efficiency when operating in Alpine environments. A discreet front security pocket is strategically positioned clear of pack chest harnesses or straps, whilst its zip opening is ergonomically angled to reduce garment movement when opening or shutting. Similarly, its close fitting under helmet hood has a low bonded peak and pre-elastication which maintains visibility even with rapid head movement.

This focus on dynamic motion stability is further reinforced by bonded and partially bound low profile cuffs with thumb loops, which improve sleeve stability regardless of layering or glove systems. Furthermore, low profile micro-flatlocked sewn seams are used throughout the garment, ensuring uncompromised comfort.  A deep ½ length, baffled YKK front zip provides ventilation when the going gets tough, or can be used to help batten down the hatches when the weather turns.

So the Spider hoodie is a master of many trades: it is warm and comfortable enough to be used as a high-performance mid-layer underneath a shell, yet durable enough to fulfil a lightweight softshell role.  Its technical features are perceptively realised, and discreetly executed, creating an inherently elemental garment with capabilities far beyond its apparent simplicity.

To commemorate the release of the Spider, and to celebrate its technical climbing credentials, Montane has teamed up with UK Climbing to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Spider hoodie


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