TGO Kit List Highlights 2024

Posted by Andy Neil, Danny Pearson and Lois Fife on May 02, 2024

May means one thing in the Ultralight office: The Great Outdoors Challenge, or the TGO, for short. We are incredibly proud to sponsor this communal coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland. This year, Lois, Danny, and I are taking part in this years crossing. Lois is embarking on her first, and Danny and I are attempting our third TGO challenge.The TGO Challenge is a unique coast-to-coast trek across S …
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The Hiking Layered Glove System

Posted by Andy Neil on Dec 04, 2023

A hiking layered glove system provides a variety of advantages, including increased comfort and functionality during outdoor activities. The multi-layered design is adaptable to various weather conditions and terrains. The glove system is comparable to the layering system for the body. The base layer, or liner glove, is a thin, moisture-wicking glove that promotes good movement and dexte …
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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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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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Choosing Winter Gloves

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jan 19, 2023

You only have to go outside for ten minutes in cold weather to realise how important a decent pair of gloves is, if you go outside on a mountain for a full day out then your choice of glove could make or break your enjoyment of the day!Windy and wet conditions further exacerbate the problem of keeping your hands warm and comfortable because they rob your hands of heat.We look at the consider …
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Winter Trail Running – A Buyers Guide

Posted by Chris Futers on Dec 14, 2022

It's turning dark, the winds blowing and the temperature is certainly dropping, also it's wet! Welcome to winter in the UK. Fear not, we don’t have to hang our running shoes up until spring, the trails are still out there, even if they are hidden by a layer of snow.  The same basic kit list will see us through most of the year; t-shirt, shorts, socks and tr …
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Montane Anti-Freeze and Phase Families Explained

Posted by Fran O'Donnell on Nov 24, 2022

Seek new challenges this season. With cooler climates and challenging elements on the horizon, stay comfortable on the trails with Montane’s new Anti-Freeze down jackets and Phase Gore-Tex waterproof shells.The Anti-Freeze Hooded Down Jacket is an essential insulated layer that will keep you warm whilst you’re out pursuing cold weather adventure. Engineered using a micro baffle construction and fi …
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Knowledgebase Page - Choosing a Softshell Jacket

May 24, 2022

To understand the purpose of the softshell jacket is useful to talk about the performance of 'hardshells' focusing on the potential problems with them, problems which boil down to breathability and stiffness. Creating a waterproof fabric is relatively easy but if the fabric doesn't breathe then you'll get just as wet from sweat build up as you would have done from rain if you hadn't worn it. So, a …
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Montane Legwear Guide

Posted by Fran O'Donnell on 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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Choosing Winter Trekking Pants

Posted by Fran O'Donnell on Nov 16, 2020

Beat the BlizzardThe aim for winter conditions is keeping yourself protected from the elements. This means that your kit needs to keep out the wind, rain and cold when you are in the hills and mountains. There are different ways to approach winter clothing and it’s important to find out what works best for you personally but this article aims to help you decide which pants may fit your needs.Softs …
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Knowledge Base - Which Terra Pants?

Oct 22, 2018

Montane took the outdoor world by storm when they introduced the Terra Pants and since then they have expaned the range with different versions for slightly different purposes, we list them in weight order lightest to heaviest and summarise the differences here so you can choose the best Terra pant for your activity.In this post we look at the full range of Montane Terra Pants and summarise each o …
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Knowledge Base Page - Organic Cotton

Aug 06, 2018

What is Organic Cotton?Cotton is a naturally occurring plant that has been farmed on an industrial scale for thousands of years. Organic cotton is cotton that has been cultivated to high organic agricultural standards. The production of organic cotton over conventional cotton ensure that it sustains soil and ecosystems health whilst by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs such as …
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