A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands as possible to check out their newest and hottest kit.
In this report we look at some awesome new mountain clothing - from shell jackets and pants through to insulation pieces. If you want to stay dry, warm and look good then this is the report for you. The report is lots of videos and a few photos too.
Misson Pant from Black Diamond
These ski touring pants received an ISPO Gold Award and have a pocket specifically designed to hold an avalanche beacon.
Nuclei Ar from Arc'teryx RRP £350
A very lightweight and neat synthetic insulation jacket. Ideal for those Scottish winter belays - and general cragging.
Powerwool from Polartec
A blend of nattural and synthetich fibres in to a single bi-component fabric. "By isolating a merino wool interior and a synthetic fiber exterior we developed a hybrid fabric with distinct surface features to optimize wicking, breathability, odor resistance and durability."
Black Ice 2.0 from Montane RRP £190
A fantastic looking insulation piece using a mixture of down and synthetic fibre from Montane - an update of the original Black Ice jacket.
C-Knit Technology from Patagonia
Looking at both alpine climbing and back country touring, the Refugitive Jacket is a very versatile outer shell piece.
Strata Guide Jacket from Rab
Featuring Polartec Alpha, the Strata Guide jacket from Rab is a warmer piece with increased insulation.
Paradox from Rab RRP £100
A lightweight Polartec Alpha insulation piece that is a half zip style.
Kinesis from Mountain Equipment RRP £150
A brand new single layer piece for the alpine environment. Really breathable, lightweight insulation piece - the idea is you don't have to take it off all day, whether you are moving or belaying, it stays on.
Spectre Pant from Mountain Equipment RRP £200
Available from September 2015, the Spectre Pants are a 100% windstopper back country and ski mountaineering pant.
Baffin Island Jacket from Berghaus RRP £300
New for Autumn/Winter 2015, the ISPO award winning Baffin Island Jacket is a technical climbing jacket that is a hybrid of 2 waterproof fabrics. It uses Hydroshell Elite Pro and Hydroshell Air fabrics.
Headwall Jacket from Marmot RRP £250
A fantastic looking jacket from Marmot. Air Permeable, waterproof, with a huge hood and featuring an insulation that is exclusive to Marmot.
West Ridge Pant from Marmot RRP £70
A new stretch climbing pant from Marmot. Made from 65% cotton , it is stretchy, with a tapered leg and articulated knee. Great for cragging, bouldering, sport climbing - you name it.
Diode Winter Jacket from Outdoor Research RRP £240
A brilliant looking piece from Outdoor Research that is shelled with Pertex Quantum as a face fabric and has the Primaloft gold insulation.
Ice Line Jacket from Outdoor Research RRP £190
The Ice Line Jacket is available in both men's and women's styles, and there is a matching pant to go with it too.