ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE
Our Mission Statement
Montane engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for endurance sports and activities in extreme environments
Montane has become synonymous with lightweight and breathable clothing and equipment. The first to truly push the limits of single layer mountain clothing with the Extreme Smock and then, later realising the true value of windproof clothing, creating the first super packable, windproof and breathable windshirt; The Featherlite Smock. The Featherlite was probably the most functional and innovative piece of windproof garment design since Fridtjof Nansen, whilst planning the first crossing of Greenland over 100 years ago, realised that the windproof-ness of garments was the secret to moving quickly and comfortably in the mountains.
The importance of functionality in garments and packs does not stop at product design alone. Fabric technology is critical to producing the best products, Montane works with the world's leading fabric suppliers to engineer new cutting edge materials that push the boundaries of what is possible with clothing, equipment and accessories in order to create the lightest, toughest and most functional products available on the market.
For over 21 years Montane has worked closely with serious mountain professionals working in hostile conditions across the globe as a proving ground for garment design. From the British Antarctic Survey to British Mountain Rescue Teams. Professionals who demand the toughest credentials from their clothing and equipment choose Montane.
Endurance expeditions and athletes are critical in the development of our garment designs ensuring Montane? clothing is fit for purpose. They are our reason to be, and critical within our design processes. From unsupported ventures to the North Pole, smash and grab route attempts on the North Face of the Eiger to high profile scientific work in the high Arctic, all of these athletes help Montane develop clothing that will withstand the harshest of conditions both physiologically and environmentally.
Where are the contemporary limits of endurance? They are in ultras. Imagine this: you've run 256 miles across the frozen Canadian Yukon. You've experienced consistent -30C and felt the low of -40C, you're cold and alone and you still have 174 miles to go to the finish line....stay focused. In July you've ran 60 miles of toughest trails in the British Lake District, some of the cruelest terrain underfoot in Europe. You've just left the warmth of a friendly checkpoint and as you step out into the cold pouring rain, peer into the darkness and contemplate the terrain ahead, you realise you have 40 miles left until the finish line. From the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra to the Montane Lakeland 100, this is one of the main areas where we believe endurance is being tested to the absolute limit and where Montane products thrive.
One of the UK’s leading head torch brands, with over 80 years of experience in quality lighting for runners and adventurers. www.silva.se
IN 1933, A MERE 14 YEARS AFTER MODERN ORIENTEERING became a competitive sport, three entrepreneurial Swedish orienteering champions invented the liquid-filled compass. Their solution was more precise and easier to use than other compasses at the time. The SILVA brand was born.
We also set the scene for innovation in diverse outdoor sports areas by launching our first headlamp already in 1935. Although our company has changed since then, Silva compasses remain the preferred choice for orienteers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. As farmland, fields and forests pass underfoot, our instruments guide their steps.
As a company, we are navigators that circle the globe, solving cross-country complexities. As individuals, we range from multi-adventurers to everyday exercisers. We test all new products via our ambassadors and compare the findings with other sources, such as the valuable input we receive from clients around the world. All this vast experience and knowledge are injected into the design and harsh testing of our renowned world-class products.
Scandinavia’s varying seasons, especially our rainy autumns and our snowy and dark winters, expose outdoor gear to the ultimate test – and they challenge us as well. We have risen to these challenges time after time. In recent years, our innovative and attractively designed headlamps have received several awards. However grateful for this recognition of our hard work, we continue to constantly reinvent ourselves, passionately searching for the ultimate designs and functions of our products.
Presently, our main business areas are Sport, Outdoor and Professional. Within each of these areas you will find headlamps, compasses, pedometers, binoculars, professional instruments and other products. Every single one of them charged with the unstoppable passion of the Silva people.
This leading running retailer has experienced staff and over 28 shops nationwide, stocking all the best quality brands in store and online. www.upandrunning.co.uk
About Up & Running
Up & Running has been serving the running community since 1992.
Upandrunning.co.uk has been an integral part in runners training plans nationwide for over 21 years and we're still here to keep you motivated and achieving.
Upandrunning.co.uk, started as a small 'Bricks and Mortar' company in 1992, now with over 28 stores, and an e-commerce arm that stocks over 1500 products, we are now more dedicated to keeping you on your feet. We specialise in running shoes, running clothes and running accessories with products from today's key running brands such as Garmin, Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, Inov-8, Sub 4 and Ronhill. We are confident that we have the right products for you to achieve your personal goals. With more than 21 years of running retail experience, we never stop thinking about you the runner and your running needs. On hand either in store, online or over the phone we are here to offer you expert advice and to help you choose the gear that's right for you.
Technical socks for running, walking, sports and foot health, 1000 Mile Socks has a range of over 60 styles, many with its famous, blister-free guarantee.
About 1000 Mile Socks
Leading the way in innovative performance and technical socks for running, walking, sports and foot health, the 1000 Mile range boasts over 60 styles and has been building its solid reputation and brand recognition for over twenty years.
Trusted and worn all over the world many of our socks offer a blister-free guarantee using a 'sock within a sock' design. The inner layer stays with the foot as the outer layer moves with the shoe, thus eliminating friction on the skin and protecting your feet from blisters. So whether you are looking for a moisture wicking sports sock or a sock which blends Tactel and wool for walking and trekking, 1000 Mile has a sock to suit every individual.
A family owned and run business for over 20 years, 1000 Mile Socks has at the forefront of innovation, incorporating new fibre technology into our range and coming up with new designs to keep the country on its feet! We now offer over 60 styles covering activities from hiking and running to skiing and foot health.
Our trademark double layer socks, with blister free guarantee, are still amongst our most popular but if your preference is for single layer, padded socks, we have plenty of options to choose from. And if you can’t choose, we now offer a fusion of both; our top seller, the Fusion Sock is both a double layer AND a padded sock.
Operating in over 60 countries, we pride ourselves in designing high quality, innovative products in both the running and performance training sectors.
Our origins and footprints remain firmly etched into the muddy British fells but over the years we have optimized our products to meet the needs of the many terrains we have travelled.
From the mountain summits of the Alps and Rockies to the desert wilderness of the Sahara and Antarctica, our adventures have led us to one single truth:
The athletes’ interaction with the environment is the single most important factor when designing products.
With this sharply in mind and driven by a desire to deliver athlete-centric innovation, our range architecture caters for all terrains.
Those who use our products seek fearlessness, adventure and to discover their edge. Now under the ownership of Descente – a Japanese sportswear maker with an 80-year history of craftsmanship and excellence – and with Inov-8 founder Wayne Edy still at the heart of product innovation, our future is packed with exciting possibilities.