Montane Starlight Pull-On Gear News

The idea of the Starlight Pull-On comes from Montane Athlete Tom Ballard's own experiences during his 'Starlight and Storm' project a few seasons ago, where he became the first person to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter season.

Lightness is the key to moving fast in the mountains. True to this maxim the Starlight Pull-On is stripped back and refined to create an insulation piece of pure function. Its lack of hood and collar is borne of utility and the notion that most second and outer layers have a hood already. This keeps the weight down and the warmth where you need it - around your core. It's close-fitting Active Mountain Fit and articulated arms allow for an efficient silhouette whilst providing unrestricted movement.

This obsession with lightness and packability means it can be with you always - you won't even notice it in your pack until that moment you start feeling the cold. However, it still packs a formidable feature set and uses our FEATHERLITE™ XV a 15 Denier nylon rip-stop fabric - weighing only 32 grams per square meter - both inside and out. A durable water repellent finish was added to shed snow, spindrifts and light drizzle or the occasional shower.

It is down proof through its densely woven construction and calendered back side, windproof to protect warm trapped air within the garment. Insulated with 90/10 HyperDRY™ water-resistant goose down at 800+ fill power for maximum warmth for weight with a minimum pack size. Down remains the best insulator for weight, packability, and now with the HyperDRY™ finish can withstand a much wider range of adverse conditions, ensuring the best just got better.

The Starlight Pull-On, while very specifically developed, is hugely versatile as a super lightweight layering piece. It should be with you always; so light and packs down so small that you won't even notice it in your pack. Until that moment when you start feeling cold and you'll be glad to slip it on.

Click here for more information on the design process of this remarkable layering piece, complete with insights from the Montane Design Team and Tom Ballard.

For more information the Starlight Pull-On Page

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