June 13, 2019
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.
Merino absorbs up to 30% of its weight in water, compared to a technical synthetic fabric like Polartec Power Dry that absorbs only 1% of its weight in water.
Merino is often touted as being warm when wet. Even if this is true, you are guaranteed to be warmer if your next to skin fabric is not wet in the first place.
In almost all situations, allegedly leaking or non-breathable rainwear was tested as 100% waterproof and customers problems have been solved and comfort improved by changing their clothing system to fast-drying technical synthetic fabrics. Technical synthetic baselayers quickly remove moisture from the skin surface allowing the breathable Hydronaute shellwear to expel it, keeping you dryer, warmer and more comfortable.
If you would like more information or assistance about the best clothing systems for adventure please get in touch with Mont Customer Service.
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October 14, 2021
Choosing a new tent is one of those moments that calls for serious research. It's a big decision, and a potentially risky one, if you get it wrong you may have to live with the consequences for a long time. I live in Tasmania and love exploring wilderness Alpine regions, especially winter camping.
So, my non-negotiables in a tent are it being waterproof, that's #1, then weight and space. Ok, looks play a part, but they are a bonus :)