Mastering Winter Hiking: A Layering Guide

Posted by Andy Neil on Nov 14, 2023

Hiking in the winter can be a magical experience, with pristine, snow-covered landscapes and crisp, invigorating air. However, it also comes with unique challenges, including fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions. Mastering the art of layering your clothing is essential to ensure you stay warm, comfortable, and safe during your winter hikes. In this comprehensive guid …
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The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Baselayers

Posted by Andy Neil on Oct 02, 2023

Arguably, the most essential piece of outdoor clothing is your baselayer. The base layer is the layer that sits closest to your skin and is the fundamental layer of the three-layer system, baselayer, mid-layer and protective outer shell. The baselayers move moisture away from the body, which helps with temperature regulation. They tend to be made from synthetic materials, usually polyester, …
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Montane Dynamic Nano Pants Review - ''An excellent pair of no-frills hiking pants that should last a long time''

Posted by Joel Brennan on Sep 07, 2023

The first thing to notice on the Montane Dynamic Nano Pants is their slim fit design, making them super versatile, as they can be used for walking or running. They fit well, hugging the legs without being too tight and the Raptor 4-way stretch fabric seems really durable and offers some protection in light rain too. The design is simple, but extremely effective. The slim, tapered fit …
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Montane's New Season: Autumn Collection

Aug 24, 2023

We know plans can change in the mountains, just as the weather can. Our new season gear has adaptability built in, so you’ll be prepared, no matter whatever you encounter. Discover lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment that doesn’t compromise on protection. From protective waterproof jackets to warm, down jackets, technical fleeces and durable legwear – our technical layers are designed t …
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Andy’s 2023 TGO Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on May 09, 2023

May means one thing here in the Ultralight office, The Great Outdoors Challenge, or the TGO for short. We are incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this communal coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland. Three of our team, Danny, Chris and myself, are participating in this year’s TGO, so I thought I’d give you an insight into what’s in my pack and some of the gear I’ll be taking for this year’s chal …
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Rab Torque Mountain Pants Review - “Apart from winter conditions, these are my current favourite hiking pants.”

Posted by Mark Richardson on Oct 18, 2022

The  Rab Torque Mountain Pants (TMP) are a lighter weight version of the Torque Pants (TP) but there’s not much in it – for a medium size the TMPs are 30grams lighter so you perhaps wouldn’t choose the TMP over the TP because of the weight saving. The main fabric for both pants is the same but the reinforcement panels on the TPs are burlier than on the TMPs. The other main …
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Montane Terra Alpine Short Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Rob Farquhar on Aug 08, 2022

Montane’s Terra Alpine Shorts form part of the Terra Pants range that cover a variety of activities in a range of weathers. In this case, these softshell shorts were designed for milder conditions. To test this out a few days hiking in, what happened to be, changeable weather was certainly the ideal start for someone that hasn’t tried this range of gear before. To give you a brief i …
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Rugged Flex Pants Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Andy Neil on Jul 29, 2022

I spent 2 whole weeks, day in, day out in  Haglofs rugged flex Pant, a soft shell, durable hiking trouser. I walked a coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland and, wanting to save weight, brought one pair of trousers to hike in, and a Marino woollen base layer to sleep in, so this pair of trousers and I became well acquainted, they come with one caveat, as I will get on to, but overall …
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Montane Legwear Guide

May 24, 2022

When it comes to clothing there is often a dizzying assortment of options so one of the simplest ways to make your choice is to think about what you will be using them for most of the time. Rather than trying to get an item that does everything in all conditions, it is much better to be realistic and get something that performs brilliantly for the activity you get out and do most. We have tried …
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Montane Terra Stretch Pants - Trail Magazine Review

Posted by Trail Magazine on May 04, 2022

I've used these every week for 4 years, all year round, and they're still going strong. Leg vents mean they're nice and cool in the summer. The stretchy material makes them super flexible when you're scrambling. I find them a slightly strange cut at the top of the legs, but other than that they're money well spent.VERDICTEven comfy enough to sleep in. …
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