Montane, the global outdoor brand known for their innovative, breathable clothing for extreme environments, has developed a two-piece expedition-specific down jacket and salopette called the Apex 8000 that offers unmatched features for use at high altitudes or on polar expeditions.
New for autumn / winter 2020 is the Apex 8000 Duo, one of the most breathable down suits of its kind, which was developed in collaboration with expedition-leading mountaineers and tested in extreme environments at an altitude of over 8000 m.
Both the Apex 8000 jacket and the Salopettes have a box wall construction throughout in order to achieve optimum thermal efficiency. The down suit has the highest performing water-resistant inner linings, including filling with more than 850 waterproof, fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY goose down for ultimate protection against the coldest temperatures on earth.
Matthew Hickman, Montane Global Marketing Manager, commented, “We are very proud and excited to launch our Apex 8000 jacket and salopettes, a two-piece system that, due to its unmatched breathability and key features, will help Expedition experience for many to change over the years.
Designed with Montanes’ Further. More quickly.’ The Apex 8000 suit is an expedition device that does not compromise on functionality or features, resulting in important insulation for the wearer while warding off and protecting the most extreme environments on earth. ”
Montane Apex 8000 down jacket
The main features of the Montane Apex 8000 down jacket include articulated arms for long-range movements and a fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood and a protective screen for the face opening and the ability to hold an oxygen mask.
In addition, the excellent PrimaLoft® insulation in the shoulders and lower back ensures that the heat is retained under pressure. The synthetic filling resists compression and holds its shape better than the down. Hence, this inclusion is one of the key areas of down baffles like these and helps improve overall performance.
Montane Apex 8000 down salopettes
The Montane Apex 8000 down salopettes have articulated knees and a gusset for freedom of movement as well as extra durable three-way side zippers with insulated internal storm flap and press studs to prevent snow from getting in when venting, fixed clamps with Velcro adjustment and silicone grippers and a cable harness compatibility zip double insulated storm flaps.
Additionally, the suit plays a ton of passive technology where the fabrics work together to create the optimal internal environment that is warm and dry at high altitudes.
The Apex 8000 suit offers a perfect synergy of science and practical experience as well as the result of rigorous testing. Scientific tests were performed in cold chambers to quantify key indicators such as indoor temperatures and relative humidity * during rest and activity. Under these laboratory conditions, the suit has been shown to perform better than other down suits.
Working extensively with top Montane athletes, both on-site and under laboratory conditions, the designers pushed the suit to its limits to ensure that its technologies and functions met the high standards required.
The Apex 8000 jacket and salopettes are sold separately but are intended and designed as part of a two-part system. They are unisex jackets and are available in “Firefly Orange”. Both are now available online at montane.co.uk and at selected retailers.
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