As a global platform, the ISPO Awards recognize innovation in products and services throughout the sporting industry, honouring pioneers in the field. The Solution Jacket, which will be available to consumers as part of the Montane SS24 collection next year, showcases Montane’s increasingly considered approach to their product line as an integral part of the brand’s “shell” collection.
Careful consideration has been taken in the design process of the Solution Jacket to provide optimal performance whilst adopting a more responsible approach to materials, construction, and communications ahead of the launch in February 2024.
Every aspect of its build has been carefully thought out to ensure optimal performance, while adopting more responsible materials including its use of recycled Pertex Revolve fabric [100% face fabric, 75% membrane, and 100% backer], a PFC-free DWR, and progressive use of trims such as YKK Natulon zips which use recycled tape.
Product longevity is further progressed by the solution dyed plain weave face fabric. The use of this technology, where the color pigments have been mixed with raw recycled polyester pellets, results in the jacket being permanently colorfast to washing and sunlight due to the color being completely integrated into the yarn. Using this technology can reduce the water and energy consumption in addition to producing fewer CO2 emissions.
The Solution Jacket features includes meticulously placed vented storage with recycled inner pocket mesh, providing dual function front pockets that also adapt into large front venting for improved breathability and temperature regulation. A front adjustable hood with a reinforced peak and pre-elasticated back offers an exceptional fit and cover, with a raised collar providing both protection and comfort.
Matt Hickman, Montane’s Marketing Director said: “We’re delighted to learn that the Solution Jacket has been recognized on the international stage by ISPO. The Solution has been years in the making, with it being deeply rooted in our core mission – enabling a journey through nature whilst knowing our impact and correcting our path and this is an important step forward for Montane.”
Pushing the limits of endurance, efficiency, and exploration for 30 years, the British outdoor performance specialist, Montane, engineers timeless, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment that doesn’t compromise on protection. From robust waterproof jackets to category leading warm down jackets, technical fleeces, and durable legwear – Montane’s layering systems are designed to shelter you in the toughest conditions. They’re built for more.
Montane has been engineered with the idea that adventures evolve in the outdoors, and with that, the brand understands the importance of constructing items that are designed to be adaptable both physically, aesthetically, and responsibly. In 2023, Montane developed its ‘Further. Forever: Our Responsibility’ platform to support increased transparency, continue to lower its environmental impact, and help customers to make responsible, educated choices when purchasing outdoor clothing & equipment.
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