I was looking forward to my next walk. A last visit to the Walls of Jerusalem before all of winter’s snows melted. The forecast was promising, with more snow due to settle over the weekend. I had all my cold weather gear packed, snowshoes, Mont Spindrift sleeping bag, Mont Icicle down jacket, Mont Epoch tent etc. Then, a last minute check of the forecast the night before and it all fell in a heap. The snow forecast had turned into 2 days of steady rain..... Time for an alternative.
The release of the Brindabella and Spindrift series represents the biggest change in Mont sleeping bag history. A swathe of feature improvements including a unique Cordless Collar System, striking colour schemes and marked improvements in function and performance.
Staying warm and comfortable in a sleeping bag isn't easy for everyone, even if the sleeping bag is rated appropriately for the conditions. Here are a few steps to help you get the most warmth out of your bag and a better night’s sleep. Listen up cold sleepers!
"What was going to happen beforehand was a thing called CRAMRA, which was going to be a Convention for Regulating Antarctic Mineral Resource Activity. I said that’s ridiculous, I just could not believe that civilized nations of the world were going to really destroy the pristine quality of the last remaining and pristine continent."
With the explosion of merino being used as a base layer for adventure activities, we have seen a parallel explosion of complaints about leaking or non-breathable rainwear. Rather than the rainwear not keeping out and removing moisture like it should, users discomfort has been found to be, almost uniformly, caused by slow drying merino fabric sitting next to skin.
In recent years we've fielded a growing number of enquiries from customers about waterproofing on tents. Their research has led them to discover, often only hidden in the fine print, that many tents on the market are not seam-sealed. Seam-sealing is an essential step in making a tent waterproof. A tent without seam-sealing will leak in rain or even a morning heavy with dew.
Last night I headed off from home a bit after midnight and drove up to Mount Field National Park. The forecast was for clear weather overnight and I wanted to try out the new Moondance I from Mont Outdoor Equipment. At 1.5kgs this tent is remarkably light and packs up into a really compact package. As a result my pack weighed dead on 20 kgs before the walk. Now a lot of people would say that's not light,
Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars & sends. Four new films that’ll blow minds & buckle knees, deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs & pure inspiration. Mont Adventure Equipment is proud to present Canberra climbing’s social event of the year, Reel Rock 13! Big moves, big movies plus a big BBQ fundraiser by ANU Mountaineering … Continue reading Reel Rock 13 Canberra→
“Last week I received a new tent from Mont, the full nylon version of the Moondance II. This tent has had a number of updates, the most obvious one being that the inner is now full nylon rather than mesh making it more suitable for use in less clement and colder weather. It also has … Continue reading Review: The New Moondance 2FN Tent by Geoff Murray→
The new La Sportiva Women’s Skwama technical climbing shoe was released in the middle of 2018. Mont Adventure Equipment in Canberra was kind enough to give me a pair from their first shipment, just before I left to compete at the New Zealand Lead Nationals in Auckland, in late August. The women’s Skwama have the … Continue reading Review: La Sportiva Skwama Women’s→