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CREATION & DEvELOPMENT PHOTOGRAPHy: MONTANE® PROTOTyPE WORK

Lightweight packs do not have to compromise comfort. Pack comfort can lead you to go further and faster, ultimately enduring for longer in the mountains. Spending 18 years designing and developing some of the world’s leading mountain performance clothing has led MONTANE® to develop rucksacks using the same philosophy of lightweight functionality and excellence in design. This experience gained from years of clothing construction informs pack design. Details such as expert fabric knowledge, understanding of body shape, zip garages, internal storm baffles, waterproof shell friendly back fabrics, weatherproof capabilities, expert pattern cutting, tailoring, feature specification combined with a deep understanding of the mountains and the activities MONTANE® design for is a powerful recipe in creating serious mountain packs.

THE BRIEF LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT In our experience, many of the lightweight packs we have seen and used compromise comfort for the sake of weight. An uncomfortable pack limits your performance and your ability to endure. MONTANE® packs are category leading in their weight (all sub 1kg) without compromising back comfort in the mountains. FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE Functionality and the highest of standards is what sets MONTANE® clothing apart from its competitors. We understand what is required when you work hard in the mountains through first hand experience. Simplicity is often the secret to good design and we believe there is a tendency to overcomplicate rucksack design, resulting in a tangle of webbing and drawcords. By identifying and understanding exactly what demands will be placed on the packs in the mountains, MONTANE® has created innovative and simple solutions to rucksack functionality. DURABLE AND WEATHERPROOF Lightweight does not always mean loss of durability. In clothing design we choose fabrics that suit the function the garment is designed for in terms of weatherproof capabilities, durability and breathability. With experience dating back to the early 1990s, fabric selection to suit purpose and activity has become our expertise. This knowledge was applied when searching for rucksack fabrics. MONTANE® also understand and see the damage done to technical clothing by cheap rucksack back fabrics; abrasive fabrics can, like sandpaper, wear away technical shell fabrics. Great care has been taken in the selection of the fabric for the MONTANE® ‘Comfort Back Panel’, inner shoulder straps and hip fins.

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Montane Spring Summer 2012 Workbook  

Montane - The leading brand of lightweight, multisport, endurance mountain clothing and equipment for mountain running, biking and climbing

Montane Spring Summer 2012 Workbook  

Montane - The leading brand of lightweight, multisport, endurance mountain clothing and equipment for mountain running, biking and climbing

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