Measurements refer to body size not garment dimensions.
Bust: Take measurement around the fullest part of the bust, just under your arms and across the shoulder blades.
Sleeve: With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back of neck, across shoulder, to your elbow and down to your wrist.
Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist (natural waistline).
Hip: Standing with feet hip width apart, measure around the widest part of the hips.
Inseam: Measure a pair of well fitting pants from crotch to bottom of leg.
Next to Skin Fit: Designed to be worn next to skin. Body hugging fit for thermal and moisture management.
Active Fit: Trim fitting garments, ideal for active pursuits. Designed to fit over a base layer as required.
Regular Fit: A classic comfortable cut. Designed to fit over base and mid layers without restricting movement.
Relaxed Fit: A generous and relaxed fit. Cut loose enough for layering.
Using a combination of different layers is the best system for staying dry and keeping warm in winter, or comfortable in summer. Below is a simple guide to the different layers and garment types that can build a great layering system for a wide range of adventures.
Base layers and Next to Skin: This is your first layer and it should be a layer that wicks moisture away from the skin and drys quickly. Polartec Power Dry® garments are the perfect first layer, keeping you dry and comfortable in a wide range of conditions. We do not recommend merino as a base layer as it will absorb up to 30% of its weight in sweat, will become heavy and is very slow to dry.
Fleece & mid layers: A perfect second layer should be a warm, mid weight fleece garment or similar. Something with good stretch and moisture management is ideal.
Insulation layers: In colder conditions and for snow and alpine sports, a warm insulation layer is a great idea. Depending on conditions and how much you feel the cold, consider another fleece layer or a synthetic or down insulated garment. Garments in this category may have a hood, and also be wind & water resistant to delay the need to put on your shell jacket in cold windy conditions. When purchasing insulation layers ensure the sizing and fit allows for a base layer and lightweight mid layer underneath.
Shell Jackets: This waterproof, windproof and breathable layer is your essential piece of gear. It will keep you dry when the heavens open up, or shield you from blizzards in alpine winter conditions. Wear it over a single layer in mild weather or layer up in extreme cold, this garment should always find a place in your backpack. When choosing a shell jacket for bushwalking, trekking, ski or alpine climbing always ensure the fit and sizing allows for a base layer and some mid layers underneath, this way you can use it on adventures all year round.
Insulated Shell & Belay Jackets: If you're heading to Antarctica or have an alpine climb in mind, then it is common to have a very warm insulated outer layer. You can wear it at a high camp or over your shell jacket and other layers whilst on a frigid belay or an unexpected bivy. This is a specialist piece of gear for those who feel the cold or are heading to the high mountains. Ensure the fit allows for multiple layers to be worn underneath.
The new Mont Supersonic Overpants for Women are totally waterproof, totally windproof, and provide freedom of movement with complete weather protection.
An active and athletic fit with reinforced articulated knees, stretch waist band, and clever pockets combine for a streamlined overpant providing comfortable climbing, un-inhibited traversing and streamlined descents. The new Supersonic Pants are ideal for resort and backcountry skiing, mountaineering and more.
Totally waterproof, 100% windproof and highly breathable Hydronaute PRO fabric protects you from the elements. A 3-layer fabric appropriate for snowsports, mountaineering and walking in harsh country.
Inside you will notice micro-tape factory sealed seams that are 100% waterproof while being significantly less bulky than standard seam tape. This new 14mm seam tape tests successfully at 3psi for 3minutes just as the previously used 22mm seam tape: waterproof seams with reduced weight and bulk.
When nature calls, the cleverly designed braces can remain in place over your shoulders while the side zips allow the seat to drop.
You will find a double layer of Hydronaute Pro fabric in the articulated knees with vertical darts (seams) that allow the pants to remain streamlined with minimal bulk. On the inner ankles are integrated patches of 500 denier Cordura Nylon to withstand boot, crampon or gaiter abrasion.
The Supersonic Overpants are fitted with water resistant YKK AquaGuard Zips throughout, including the full length leg zips, dual pocket zips & fly.
Comfort in the Extreme: In all conditions Hydronaute PRO provides a superior level of performance, delivering significantly enhanced breathability while maintaining a totally waterproof and windproof barrier.
Leaving in its wake the limitations of microporous waterproof fabrics, Hydronaute PRO, with its hydrophilic membrane, delivers significantly higher breathability in all conditions while maintaining a 100% waterproof, totally windproof barrier.
Hydronaute PRO; Superior Breathability: Hydronaute PRO utilises the latest technology in bonding breathable membrane to face fabric. Unlike the bonding agents of most microporous fabrics which clog pores, the adhesive on Hydronaute PRO is breathable in itself. This allows for a greater volume of moisture vapour to be transported through the membrane.