Montane secures Gore licence
- Thursday 4th August 2016
Montane and become the first technical outdoor brand to secure Gore licence in over a decade.
Specialising in producing lightweight performance clothing and equipment, Montane will mark the occasion by releasing a new collection of GORE-TEX based clothing which will include shell and softshell jackets, pants and accessories.
Montane’s brand director Jonathan Petty said, “From the outset, our philosophy has always been about enabling aspiring athletes to go further, faster by offering a combination of premium, specifically selected fabric technologies, cutting edge construction techniques and ensuring that our clothing and accessories are designed for distinct outdoor mountain pursuits. Earning this Gore license is a great testament to our development and passion for applying and adhering to these principles. We are excited that this new partnership will see outdoor enthusiasts benefit from Montane’s exclusive designs combined with the total weather protection offered by Gore-Tex.”
Rick MacDonald, spokesman for W. L. Gore & Associates said, “Montane dominates the ‘fast and light’ arena and its high adrenaline, ‘Further. Faster’ philosophy fits perfectly with the Gore brand ethos. As a young and dynamic British brand, Montane is growing quickly in size and status and our collaboration will see the development of some very exciting, cutting edge designs using leading Gore-Tex performance fabrics.”
A number of GORE-TEX fabrics will be used in Montane's new range including:
GORE-TEX® Pro for intense activities and extreme weather conditions
GORE-TEX® Active for high aerobic activities and cooler, mixed weather
GORE® C-Knit™ backer technology for low to mid activity levels and variable weather conditions
Gore WINDSTOPPER® is also incorporated in the collection to deliver high performance windproof breathable functionality.
An example of the new range is given below:
Montane Endurance Pro Jacket - £430 RRP.
Fully featured extreme conditions mountaineering shell
- Designed to cater for the technical requirements of climbers and alpinists
- 40 Denier GORE-TEX® Pro zoned with 70 Denier GORE-TEX® Pro offers ultimate weather protection and durability
- Tailored ‘action back’ fit for dynamic movement
- Slightly larger chest and bicep dimensions to accommodate multiple layers
- Fully adjustable, roll-away helmet compatible hood with wired peak combined with a tall collar
British brand Montane was founded over 20 years ago. It engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for endurance sports and activities in some of the world’s most extreme environments.
Montane works with leading expeditions and athletes in the world’s mountainous regions, supporting climbing, mountaineering, polar exploration and endurance trail running as well as sponsoring the world’s leading ultra distance endurance races.
This expertise is used to create a collection of running, walking and mountaineering clothing that is developed to withstand some of the most extreme conditions and environments on the planet, allowing everybody who experiences the quality of Montane to go FURTHER. FASTER.
For more on Montane click through here.
About W.L. Gore & Associates
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics.
Headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise's founding in 1958. Gore now has locations – sales offices as well as production facilities – in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore's product divisions. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, Gore has also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and has been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden.
For more on GORE click through here.