After returning from Chile, Chris left his job in construction to establish Montane. He was frustrated by the relative weakness of outdoor clothing available at the time and his quest was to produce clothing which was lightweight, low bulk and well-specified for prolonged, hard outdoor use. In addition to this he wanted to produce something that kept the wearer warm and comfortable over a wide range of conditions and activities. The answer lay in combining, warm, lightweight and very high wicking lining fabrics with water-resistant, hard wearing and windproof outer fabrics.
Montane is one of the most specialist outdoor clothing brands on the market to date, being at the forefront of innovative, lightweight design and the use of the most technologically advanced fabrics.