Montane's AW16 kit features a new collection of Gore-Tex jackets and gloves – Adventure 52Adventure 52

Montane’s AW16 kit features a new collection of Gore-Tex jackets and gloves

Four Gore-Tex jackets and a pair of gloves made new for AW16

AW16 Montane-Gore - CREDIT Montane and Alex Buisse

This year Montane received a license to use Gore-Tex fabric in its outdoor kit and now the brand has just shown us some of the jackets and gloves made from it ahead of their launch on Monday.

Listed under the Gore-Tex® Pro category (for intense activities and extreme weather conditions) comes the Endurance Pro Jacket (£430) and the Alpine Pro Jacket (£330). The Endurance Pro is a jacket for extreme conditions featuring pretty much everything you can imagine in it, whereas the Alpine Pro is lighter in weight and classed as a technical shell.

Left: Endurance Pro and Right: Alpine Pro

Left: the Endurance Pro jacket and Right: the Alpine Pro jacket (our fave). Other colours are available too

Under the Gore® C-Knit™ backer technology category comes the Surge Jacket (£300) which is a lightweight and breathable mountain shell about £100 less than the Endurance Pro and slightly cheaper than the Alpine Pro jacket.

Finally, coming under the Gore-Tex® Active category is the Spine Jacket (£250), which is a minimalist, breathable mountain trail running shell, taking its name from the Montane-sponsored Spine Race no doubt.

 

Surge and Spine

Left: the Surge jacket and Right: the Spine jacket. Note Surge has two lower pockets while the Spine just has the one pocket diagonally across the chest

Womens Surge and Spine

Womens Surge and Spine jacket colours

Montane has also made a pair of Gore-Tex gloves called the Icemelt Thermo Glove (£90) which is made from softshell fabric and has a goat leather palm. Inside is a Gore-Tex® inner layer and there’s PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation on the back of hand and fingers for warmth.

IceMeltGlove

www.montane.co.uk

About the author

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.

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