Mountain Equipment is one of the leading outdoor clothing and equipment brands in the UK, and the world. They have been at the forefront of mountaineering now for over 50 years. Mountain Equipment’s heritage is such that they have assisted in every British first ascent of a peak over 8000 metres, and been part of over 175 Everest expeditions. Having been around for five decades, Mountain Equipment are trusted to take the world's elite to the most harsh and dangerous places on the planet.
Mountain Equipment is the perfect example of a brand that created by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and is held together by their passion for the great outdoors. Based in Manchester, we sometimes have problems getting in contact with them as they are frequently out in the Peak District, Lakes or North York Moors, testing out more Mountain Equipment gear and clothing! Consistently winning best in tests for their waterproof jackets, Mountain Equipment have an unequalled reputation when it comes to keeping you dry in the glorious British weather.
We’ve got an amazing selection of Mountain Equipment products here at Webtogs, from waterproofs and insulation to some of the warmest down sleeping bags in the world. Whether you’re opening a new route in the Himalayas or going on a day walk closer to home, if you’ve got the pedigree of Mountain Equipment behind you, rest assured that your kit won’t let you down.
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Finished off with Schoeller Dry Skin Extreme fabric, and featuring the tried and tested Pittards Armortan leather palm for maximum softness and durability. Roll tip and pre curved fingers enhance the overall dexterity of these excellent all round winter gloves.
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Helmet Compatible jackets have hoods that are compatible for use with a helmet. The hood allows four-way movement so never inhibits your vision while reaching or stretching in awkward positions.
Quick drying Items use fabrics which are known for their quick drying properties ideal for travel towels, walking trousers, climbing pants and outdoor equipment.
Gore-Tex are the makers of the well known waterproof and breathable membrane which is added to outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in order to achieve high levels of weather protection and performance when it's most needed.
Polartec are the fleece insulation giants. Polartec also have developed fabrics such as Alpha, NeoShell, Power Stretch, Wind Pro, Thermal Pro and Power Dry. Each of these fabrics have their own specific use and have been integrated into outdoor products which has enabled items to be perfect for certain conditions, altitudes and activities.
PrimaLoft One is the highest performing synthetyic insulation on the market for warmth, water resistance, softness and compressibility. PrimaLoft One is an ultra-fine microfibre insulation that is as warm, soft and lightweight, and is warmer wet or dry than all other insulation.
850 Fill Power Down is at the top end of the market, offering exceptional warmth to weight ratios. 850 fill power is rare and expensive but gives expedition level performance and heat retention.
750 Fill Power Down is high quality down which offers lightweight warmth and low pack size. High quality down gives lower weight but higher heat retention than lower fill power down.
700 Fill Power Down is high quality down which offers lightweight warmth and low pack size. High quality down gives lower weight but higher heat retention than lower fill power down.
675 Fill Power Down is mid range in the down market and it offers great warmth to weight ratios. Perfect for use in cold weather clothing and equipment.
600 Fill Power Down is mid range in the down market and it offers great warmth to weight ratios. Perfect for use in cold weather clothing and equipment.
Gore-Tex Active is the most breathable Gore-Tex variant, which uses a thinner version of their ePTFE membrane bonded to a lightweight face fabric, and ‘microgrid’ woven backer. This not only reduces weight and enhances breathability, but also helps Gore-Tex Active fabrics slide easily over mid layers. Gore-Tex Active is ideal for high intensity ‘done in a day’ activities.
Gore Windstopper soft shell fabrics. These are a 3 layer laminate of a hard wearing outer fabric, and a wicking lining fabric, with the windstopper membrane sandwiched between. This offers superb protection, being totally windproof and stops snow and rain in all but the worst conditions.
Gore-Tex Pro is the top end Gore-Tex fabric, designed for the most demanding conditions. Available in 2 and 3 layer varieties, Gore-Tex Pro has improved abrasion resistance. Targeted at the outdoor professional, Gore-Tex Pro Shell is the most hard wearing of the Gore fabrics.
Gore-Tex XCR Technology is the Gore-Tex eXtended Comfort Range, used where comfort and dexterity matter most, and designed to meet the challenge of keeping hands and feet dry whilst letting them breathe freely.
DriLite is an exceptionally light, highly breathable and water resistant shell fabric which protects down clothing and sleeping bags from dampness. Drilite is used on most Mountain Equipment down items due to it's unique ability to protect down from the weather at such a low weight.
Pittards Leather. Enhanced abrasion resistance, preventing wear and tear on contact surface for increased durability. Superior grip and exceptional dexterity and flexibility.
Polartec Power Shield fabrics feature a smooth, tightly woven nylon face for abrasion resistance equal or superior to the best shells, but without the stiffness and noise. A polyester velour back traps air and provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio.
Polartec Power Stretch fabrics feature body-hugging 4-way stretch and are very breathable. They keep you dry when you sweat and provide warmth without weight. These are the most versatile outdoor and fitness apparel fabrics available today.
Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft fabrics take insulation to a new level by maximising warmth without weight, compressibility, and breathability. They're the most technically advanced of the Polartec insulation fabrics, achieving the utmost versatility and performance under extreme conditions. This level of performance is critical when you're skiing, backpacking or rock climbing.
Polartec Classic is the most commonly used Polartec Fleece in the outdoor market. It comes in 100, 200 and 300 weights. The higher the rating the warmer the fleece. Classic is resistant to colour fading, pilling and comes out like new, wash after wash.
A4 Map Pockets are large pockets designed to add storage space so you can fit in maps, goggles and other useful items without feeling the extra bulk. Extra space is made by over lapping and tilting pockets to utilise space within the garment.
Rip Stop is a lightweight nylon fabric with interwoven rip-stop reinforcement threads in a cross hatch pattern. It's woven with a coarse, strong warp and filling yarns at intervals so that tears will not spread. Rip-stop is used in construction of hot air balloons and yacht sails but in this case very effectively on outdoor clothing.
RIRI Aqua Zips are used for technical items where weight cannot be spared. RIRI use a system of meshed plastic teeth which come together and form a hydrostatic seal so making the zips completely waterproof without having to use a storm flap.
YKK Zips are used for their robust and water resistant properties. YKK uses the combination of locking teeth together and a PU coated strip to create a barrier between you and the elements.
UPF is the Ultra-Violet Protection Factor that you receive from your clothing. The higher the number the more protection from the suns harmful rays you achieve.
Angled Foot Box: sleeping bags with this feature have been made to fit your feet so that you can lie in a natural position, making it more comfortable, also reducing compression of the down and reducing heat loss.
DWR. Durable Water Repellent, is a coating added to fabrics to help add to their water repellency and shed water and snow more effectively.
Articulated: products which have articulated sleeves or knees simply mean that the construction of a joint has been manufactured to fit the natural ergonomics of your body therefore increasing the range of movement and flexibility.
This garment Packs down Small and comes with it's own stuff sack so it packs small to take up less room in your pack and can be easily accessed in case of a downpour.
Pit-Zips are under-arm zipped vents, designed to allow the wearer of a waterproof jacket to quickly shed excess heat and improve air circulation, without having to remove the jacket.
Combination Down Construction - High Altitude and Expedition down gear tend to use a combination of box walled and stitch through construction to reduce heat loss and spread the down evenly across the product while keeping the down in place. Combining the two construction techniques and the finest down create the warmest and and most effective heat retaining products.
Lightweight products feature lightweight materials and constructions to reduce the user’s load and aid mobility. Lightweight clothing products are thin and provide very little or no cushioning and insulation. They are best used for high-intensity or warm-weather pursuits, or employed as part of a layering system.
Leather is a durable and hardwearing but also an elegant and flexible material. It is a natural product, so it breathes which means it is extremely comfortable footwear. It can be moulded, split, shaped and finished into numerous textures and patterns.
These are a 3 layer laminate of a hard wearing outer fabric, and a wicking lining fabric, with the windstopper membrane sandwiched between. This offers superb protection, being totally windproof and stops snow and rain in all but the worst conditions.
Made partly or entirely from man-made or synthetic materials. These enables the manufacturer to select materials to suit the objectives of their product, for example to achieve light weight, high breathability, or abrasion resistance.
Fitted with an adjustable Wrist Leash, which can be tightened around the wrist, preventing the loss of a glove or mitten when not being worn. This also enables the wearer to remove their hands from gloves or mittens to rapidly perform intricate tasks, without having to hold them or stow them in a pocket.
Under Helmet: features a hood or other headwear designed to be worn comfortably under a helmet for climbing, snowsports or cycling. A less obtrusive alternative to over-helmet designs, well-suited to lightweight windproofs, waterproofs or mid-layers.
Abrasion Resistant garments are constructed from highly durable high-denier fabrics, designed for use in challenging conditions where garments are exposed to high levels of scuffing, scratching or rubbing. These garments will hold up to abrasion from rock, ice and sharp outdoor equipment better than those made from thinner, lighter materials.
Dexterous gloves have been designed and tailored for maximum freedom of movement and dexterity, allowing the wearer to perform essential tasks without having to remove them. This is an important feature of many cold-weather mountaineering and snowsports gloves.
Stretch garments are constructed from fabrics that allow varying degrees of stretch, providing additional freedom of movement. Useful in highly mobile pursuits where movement must not be inhibited.
Garments with an Adjustable Hood feature draw cords with toggles or other adjustment mechanisms, to change the size and shape of the hood to better fit the head of the wearer. Such hoods usually adjust independently around the head, and around the face, for a snug fit and optimum weather protection.
Heavyweight garments are the thickest and warmest in their class, and are best suited to use in low-intensity pursuits in cold temperatures. Heavyweight socks and base layers for instance, would be best worn on cold-weather expedition or mountaineering excursions.
Midweight refers to products of intermediate weight or thickness, providing moderate levels of cushioning and insulation. They are best used for pursuits in cool weather, or to provide moderate support and protection for the feet in the case of Midweight socks.
Box-Walled Constructed down garments and equipment allow for an even distribution of down throughout, eliminating cold spots between baffles. Box-walled construction is more commonly used in sleeping bags and expedition down gear.
Stitched-Through Construction: down garments and equipment constructed using a stitch through construction which helps keep down in place and reduce clumping. This construction is used mostly on mid to low weight down items.
Liner gloves can be used as liners underneath thicker gloves or mittens for activities in very cold weather, such as ski touring, mountaineering or expedition use. Many liner gloves can be worn as lightweight gloves in their own right, for example those in fleece and powerstretch-type fabrics.