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Montane’s Trailblazer LT and Lite-Speed Trail Pull-On

Jun 14, 2022

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The Competition starts on 17th June 2022 and ends at 11:59 pm on 18th July 2022. All entrants between these times/dates will be entered into the draw. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 19th July 2022, and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will get their choice of Montane Trailblazer® LT Backpack (Subject to availability). No substitute prizes can be offered.

Every correct entry submitted between the competition dates/times will have their email address entered into the draw. The draw will be made using a random number generator and will be completely fair, each email address will have the same chance to win as any other. Only one entry per person will be accepted. You can also be entered into the draw by sending your entry to us by post to the following address; Unit 2, Tees Valley Court, Wynyard Business Park, Billingham, TS22 5FE, United Kingdom. Simply add your name, answer, and email address inside. No dialogue will be entered into about the administration of the competition/draw.


Montane’s Trailblazer LT and Lite-Speed Trail Pull-On

Especially engineered with Montane’s Made for More ethos in mind, the Lite-speed Trail Pull-On and Trailblazer LT pack are made for moving fast and light. These are the ultimate pieces for those who demand the lowest weight, but who cannot compromise on performance.

 

This season our design team wanted to redefine these pieces so that they met the users needs, without compromising on the feature-set, performance and durability. By refining how we developed them, we’ve created lightweight, high performing products that promise to deliver when you need it most. In turn this enables trail runners and hikers alike to get more out of their adventures in the great outdoors.

Trailblazer® LT Backpacks

The Montane Trailblazer® LT Backpack builds on the innovative COVALENT harness system, with its customisable body-hugging design and accessible pocket configuration used in our market leading Trailblazer packs. The difference here is the construction and fabrication have been completely remastered to weigh an impressively low 300g (for the 20L). Fully taped seams ensure the Trailblazer backpack also provides waterproof protection against changeable conditions. This ultra-light, technical pack has been built especially for active adventures where low weight and speed are paramount.

Construction

RAPTOR Fly Lite 40 denier siliconised nylon ripstop fabric with a TPU coating

Minimal seams with seamless design in the pack body

Folded bonded seams minimise stitched seams increasing durability and watertight construction

Fully taped waterproof construction

Full seam taping, minimal stitched seams and siliconised nylon fabric create a waterproof construction

Pack Pole attachments

Underarm pole carry system

Waist harness

Customisable, body-hugging COVALENT harness, with two harness pockets with security zips

Hydration bladder compatibility

Hydration bladder pocket is external to the main watertight compartment. Features velcro hang loop and elastic tube tidies on the chest straps

Materials

Main: 100% Nylon; Back pad / shoulder straps / hip fins: 100% Polyester

Roll top opening

Fully taped roll top opening, when folded 3 times seals the opening keeping it watertight

External Storage bungee

Integrated bungee for external storage or compression, for quick access and extra storage

Our Verdict

Montane's Trailblazer LT 20 Rucksack is a superbly designed product, even though it weighs less than 300 grams it packs well and carries well. We love the side pockets which extend into the hip fins giving you masses of easily accessible storage. Seating the bladder pocket on the out side of the pack behind the back panel also makes it really useful to access it when it needs to be refilled.

The Trailblazer LT packs pack an amazing feature set into a small package. - Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Lite-Speed Trail Pull-On

Using a supremely lightweight PERTEX QUANTUM® ECO, which is 100% recycled, the Lite-Speed Trail Pull-On is one of the lightest wind shirts in its class. It can live almost unnoticed in your pack or pocket and provide a fast and efficient barrier against wind chill in a flash on trail runs, climbs and hikes.

 

“This is a beautiful piece. I think everyone should have one. It’s all about the fabric - Pertex have really refined how to make lightweight textiles. In doing so they have found a balance between weight, strength and durability.” - Liam Steinbeck, Materials Manager

Construction

PERTEX QUANTUM® ECO 100% recycled outer with environmentally friendly PFC-free DWR

Materials

100% Nylon (recycled)

Features

Super light deep front YKK zip
Close fit collar
Pre-elasticated cuffs and hem
Stuffs into itself

Fit

Active Mountain - Close-fitting for fast-paced activities.

Our Verdict

Montane went back to the drawing board with this one, with the intent of creating a new super light, super packable wind shield, that’s also 100% recycled.

 

The jacket is made from a lightweight Pertex quantum eco, which as stated above, is 100% recycled and the DWR (durable water repellent) coating is environmentally friendly and PFC free, all things we like to see here, the more sustainable options on the market the better.  

Because of its DWR, this wind shell will also stand up to moderate rain, which for a jacket that only weighs 59g, is extremely impressive. The jacket packs down into its own pocket, to something smaller than a tennis ball, but can also easily be stashed in a hip belt pocket.

 

As you can imagine the jacket has done away with all the bells and whistles, including pockets and a hood, its simple, sleek, minimalistic design is all about saving weight. The deep YKK zip is perfect at shielding you from wind and rain when done up, and brilliant at ventilating heat when zipped down. The partially elasticated hem and cuffs, help to keep the wind out and the weight down, by doing away with draw string and Velcro.

Its an “active fit”, for context I’m 6 foot and about 90 kilos, and the medium fitted me fine with a thin base layer underneath, but I would have room for a thin fleece if required. As it’s an active fit, the jacket doesn’t blow or flap around in the wind, it fits nice and close without being constrictive. - Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Especially engineered with Montane’s Made for More ethos in mind, the Lite-speed Trail Pull-On and Trailblazer LT pack are made for moving fast and light. These are the ultimate pieces for those who demand the lowest weight, but who cannot compromise on performance.