The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich that is ISPO. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in mountain clothing.
Montane - Quattro Fusion Jacket RRP £140
Synthetic down primaloft thermo plume - montane are an early partner on this new product. It looks very lofty and downy!
Montane - Quattro Fusion Jacket RRP £225
This jacket was developed with thermal imaging!
Paramo - Nikwax Fleece Plus RRP £N/A
An air permeable material that seems to be extremely water resistant.
Paramo - Torres Activa
A light, active insulation piece.
Mountain Equipment - Superflux RRP £200
A new down-like synthetic piece from Mountain Equipment
Marmot - Novos Hoody RRP £180
An active insulation piece with an athletic cut
Marmot - Featherless Hoody RRP £180
A synthetic fill with the equivalent of 700 fill power down
RAB - Alpha Direct RRP £200
A very breathable lightweight jacket
RAB - Kinder Smock RRP £160
A reimagining of the classic Kinder Smock
RAB - Photon X Jacket RRP £220
A get out of jail free card for Scottish winter belays
Black Diamond - Helio Glove RRP £200
A system featuring an inner and outer glove.
OR - Alpine Ice Range, Ascendant Gloves RRP £300, £285, £50
A range featuring Alpha Direct
Mountain Equipment - Havoc Pants RRP £350
Close fit ski/mountaineering pants made from Gore C-Knit
Mountain Equipment - Super Couloir and Direct Gloves RRP £125 and £75
A warm Goretex lined glove and one for when you need dexterity
Berghaus - Hyper 100 RRP £260
Less than 100g, the lightest three-layer waterproof in the world. A durable, breathable construction built for performance.
Berghaus - Ramche Micro RRP £300
A unique ultra-light metallic fabric inside to reflect body heat back in keeping you 10% warmer for longer
Arc’teryx - Alpha IS
A blend of light insulation and Goretex outer.
ABK - Newstone and Parkour Pants
The Newstone Pant features include Ripstop cotton and a minimalist style. The Parkour pant is made from cotton elastane and is very stretchy
Paramo - Ostro Fleece RRP £160
A fleece inner that can be used on its own, plus a wind proof that can either be used in partnership or - as per the fleece - be used on its own.