Reviewed and compiled by numerous outdoor experts, The TRAIL Magazine Gear Guide is the quintessential review of the years' best gear. Montane featured heavily throughout its 100 pages of the best new outdoor kit.
MONTANE ICARUS JACKET
The Montane Icarus Jacket's PrimaLoft ThermoPlume fill was highlighted as a frontrunner in synthetic insulation due to its technical performance and innovative, nature-mimicking structure.
"...A great animal-friendly choice with great warmth...."
MONTANE PROTIUM FLEECE HOODIE
A host of intuitively placed and thoughtfully executed features made the mid-weight Montane Protium Fleece Hoodie win TRAIL Magazine's 'Best in Test' award:
"...An excellent mid-weight fleece ideal for general hillwalking and active use on cooler days...."
MONTANE DART T-SHIRT
High-wicking, fast drying and with Polygiene odour control, the Montane Dart T-Shirt was recognised as being a brilliant choice for those after a synthetic Tee with many of the benefits of Merino wool:
"...A well-featured synthetic hillwalking T-shirt...."
MONTANE TERRA PANTS
A modern classic, the Montane Terra Pants' lightweight and durability belie a feature set unmatched by anything else:
"...Long established trousers that come close to being perfect for the hill...Classic hillwalking trousers that are hard to fault...."
MONTANE DYNO STRETCH SHORTS
In the Montane Dyno Stretch Shorts, simple features are counterbalanced by a comfortable, weather resistant, fast-drying and stretch fabric to create a very useable pair of shorts:
"...Comfort is key...Little to dislike with these stretch, practical shorts...."
MONTANE NAUKAN 60L BACKPACK
Weighing in at a near impossible 972g, the Montane Naukan 60L Backpack's feature set and comfort more than matched its far heavier counterparts due to its well-stiffened and padded back system:
"...An exceptionally lightweight pack... ideal when you need to travel as light as possible but still have a tent and sleeping bag on board...."
MONTANE TRANSITION 40L HOLDALL KIT BAG
A lightweight, durable and simple, the Montane Transition 40L Holdall Kit Bag with a host of features to ensure your kit survives the pre-expedition flights:
"...Tough, reliable, lightweight and simple. A typically good bag from the experts at Montane."
MONTANE ENDURANCE PRO GAITERS
The Montane Endurance Pro Gaiters provides good weather protection and breathability due to its dependable Gore-Tex pro 70D fabric. They were praised for their slim, unrestrictive cut and calf adjustment, going as far to call them 'stylish':
"...A classic mountain gaiter that will suit most British hillwalkers..."
MONTANE BASECAMP CAP
The Montane Basecamp Cap is a retro nod to montane's past, whilst still boasting modern features such as an inbuilt CoolMax headband:
"...A great-looking cap..."
MONTANE VIA FANG 5L RUNNING VEST PACK
Described as 'satisfyingly lightweight', the Montane VIA Fang 5L Running Vest Pack is comfortable during even the hardest ascents due to its stretch fit and efficient load management:
"...Lightweight, sleek, with clever hydration solution..."