When we talk about the perfect set-up, we’re talking about the best jacket, pants, and accessories for any given situation. Whether you’re a powder-hunting backcountry hound, or a rail slapping jib-monkey, Montec has something for everyone.
If you’re in the market for some new gear this coming season and you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your set-up, then you’ve come to the right place. You may have heard the saying — the right tool for the job. And when it comes to snow gear, that’s true as well. Different brands make different types of gear for different disciplines. Park, resort, backcountry, or all-mountain gear will all have different attributes, features, and stats. So if you’re looking to get clued up for the coming season, need some inspiration for your next outfit, or you just want to dial in your set-up for your favourite riding style, then read on, and enjoy!
The term ‘All-Mountain’ gets thrown around a lot. But what does it mean? Well, it means the whole mountain. The groomers, the park, and everything else, too, including all that tasty powder. For something ski jackets, ski pants, base layers and ski accessories be truly All-Mountain, they needs to excel everywhere, in equal measure, and be just as usable in the park as it is dropping pillows in the side-country.
When it comes to the ‘do-it-all’ jacket, nothing beats the Montec Fawk. It’s been in the Montec lineup for years, and it keeps getting better. Available as insulated or non-insulated depending on your preference, and with amazing tech specs, plenty of internal and external storage, there’s nothing it can’t do.
The Montec Doom is a close cousin of the Fawk, and serves up the same specs and insulated/non-insulated option. What makes the Doom unique , though, is the asymmetrical zipper placement, which provides a big parcel of internal storage, blending the best of an anorak and convenience of a zip-through for total versatility.
The Moss jacket takes cues from the backcountry-ready Fenix jacket, and makes it more all-mountain friendly with the addition of a lining for improved comfort and versatility. With lots of waterproof external storage, and the ability to dominate both on and off the piste, the Moss is a great all-rounder if you prefer to warm up through layering.
What would a Fawk jacket be without the matching bib? The Fawk bib comes in both an insulated and non-insulated version with an easy-access front zipper to make getting in and out simple. With plenty of storage and a slimmer cut, it’s a stylish bib capable of riding everything.
If you’re looking for a classic pair of pants that can do it all, the Dune pants are ideal. With the same awesome specs as you get in the Fawk bib but with a relaxed and stylish classic-pant cut, they’re ready for every adventure.
The Montec Moss bib offers a slightly wider and roomier cut than the Fawk, a side-zipper opening, and comes in a non-insulated option. Perfect for those with bigger thighs or butts, or if you just need a little extra space to move, the Moss is a great all-mountain choice for your pants this year.
The Montec Zulu base layer is the only base layer that montec makes, but it’s perfect for all occasions. With a fleecy inner and a breathable, quick-drying polyester construction, it’s perfect for every ride.
The Echo fleece is a classic microfleece with a quarter-zip collar for quick cooling. Comfy, warm for the weight, and super cosy, it’s the perfect midlayer for those long days on the mountain.
The Kilo gloves from Montec are a great pair of waterproof gloves that offer reliable warmth and dryness all day. If you’re going all-mountain gloves off the extra dexterity needed for the variety of tasks different terrain demands!
The Echo Tube face mask is a warm and cosy micro fleece mask that has great breathability and natural water resistance thanks to its fleecy construction.
Red goggles offer a medium VLT rating, which means they work in all light conditions. If you need to just carry one colour for all your riding in variable conditions, then red is the best colour.
When venturing out into the backcountry, as riders, our needs change a little. Backcountry riding often comes with two things — added physical exertion, either in the form of hiking, splitboarding, traipsing back up to the lift, or just muscling your way down a steep; and lots of powder shots to the face. And all that means that you need gear which is light, with plenty of room to move, lots of breathability, and great waterproofing. So that’s what we’ve rounded up!
The Fenix jacket is the closest thing to a true backcountry jacket that Montec produce. It’s highly capable both inside and outside the resort, and is what’s known as a 3L shell. This means that the tough polyester outer, the waterproof membrane, and the comfort-liner are all compressed into one hard wearing and lightweight fabric. This jacket offers amazing weather protection without the added bulk, and plenty of waterproof storage, too.
The Moss jacket blends the performance of a backcountry shell with the comfort of a resort jacket. With a liner (but no insulation), it’s super comfy, but remains lightweight. And with styling modelled on the Fenix, there’s lots of waterproof external storage and other great features. If you’re not a fan of a technical shell, then the Moss is a versatile and reliable choice.
Made with the same ethos as the Fenix jacket, the matching bib offers maximum weather protection in the form of a lightweight technical shell pant. Best paired with a midlayer trouser or thicker base layers to ward off the cold, the Fenix is highly waterproof bib pant that’s ready to slay the backcountry.
The ideal companion for the Moss jacket, the Moss bib pant is a lined shell with the same features as the Fenix, but a little extra comfort thrown in. Offered in a non-insulated version only, it’s equipped with plenty of storage and other handy features to keep you dry and powder free on the mountain.
The Zulu base layers from Montec are a super cosy and breathable 100% polyester base layer made for performance. They’re the perfect base layer for all types of riding. Enough said.
The Echo Fleece from Montec is a breathable and warm, yet lightweight microfleece that’s made for layering. It seals heat in without feeling bulky or restrictive thanks to its ergonomic cut.
If a fleece won’t cut it, the Toasty jacket is a lightweight insulated midlayer that offers warmth as well as extra wind-resistance. When it’s really blowing and super cold, then the Toasty is a great choice to keep you warm when you absolutely need it.
The backcountry is tricky — you’re either sweating, or its freezing cold. The Roast mittens are the warmest, most waterproof mittens Montec make, and with their wrist straps, their ideal to leave hang when you’re hiking and then wear on those powdery, cold descents.
The Ice Tube facemask is a lightweight, water resistant mask with built-in air holes for maximum ventilation. You want to make sure you can breathe when you’re going up and down, and with the Ice Tube, you’ll feel that cool mountain air in your lungs all day long.
When it comes to backcountry, you’ve gotta pick your moments. The best trips are done under bluebird skies, which means lots of bright days, reflection from the snow, and all the eye-strain that goes with it. Black or green lenses offer the lowest VLT rating, and are best for bright days. We recommend them for any backcountry focused set-up.
When it comes to finding the right park set-up, things can get pretty diverse! If you’re hitting the streets of Finland in mid-January, you’re going to be dressed a little differently than if you’re going to a Mt Hood session in mid-July! Park riding gear is all about comfort either way. You need to feel good, be able to move, and if you can show off a bit of your signature style, too, then it’s points across the board.
The Typhoon is a lightweight and simple anorak with plenty of waterproofing and breathability, but none of the features that’ll weigh you down. With no insulation and missing a powder skirt, it’s a simple slip-on and go style anorak with a large zip opening collar and secure phone storage in the front pocket.
A simple zip-through with a cool design, plenty of waterproof outer storage for your phone, and a slick dropped tail, this casual-looking jacket packs a big technical punch, making it ideal for those colder, more wintery park sessions where you can’t afford to ditch the waterproofing and insulation.
The Tempest is the only softshell jacket in Montec’s lineup, and comes with a large waterproof front kangaroo pouch for simple storage, a dedicated media pocket, and a cowl-style collar for added warmth and snow protection. Simple, waterproof, and perfect for spring sessions, the Tempest is a team favourite.
If you prefer a bib for your park riding — whether it’s with a full jacket on top or just a softshell, then the Moss is the way to go. With a roomier fit, no insulation for better mobility, plenty of waterproof storage for your phone, and loads of waterproofing, it’s the ideal park bib for the whole season.
The Dune pants from Montec are the perfect pants for every occasion. Available in an insulated and non-insulated version, you can get whatever works best for your needs. With a baggy, timeless cut, plenty of waterproofing, and durability guaranteed, they’ll stand up to every stack and then some.
The Zulu baselayer is, as always, the perfect base layer! It’s highly breathable so it’s great for working up a sweat, and is quick-drying, too, ideal for any park session, come rain or shine.
The Delta fleece is a chunky 280gsm microfleece with a built-in cowl collar. It’s perfect to throw on for those extra cold days. And if you’re nursing a bruised ego (or tailbone), it’s great to cosy up in to lick your wounds.
The Kilo mittens are a great addition to any park rider’s wardrobe. Warm for cold sessions, waterproof for the bails and block stacking, and equipped with a non-slip palm to help with slick button lifts.
Too warm for big mittens? The Utility ski gloves are lightweight, water-resistant and DWR coated, and can be worn under mittens or on their own. Perfect for spring sessions (and scrolling Insta thanks to their touchscreen-friendly design).
The Classic mask is, as the name suggestions, classic. With a polyester knitted design, it’s breathable and warm, and adds some retro style points to your outfit too.
Are you a fair-weather rider or an all-weather rider? If you wait for bluebirds before you hit the park, go with the black lens. If a blizzard can’t keep you away, yellow is the best for low-light conditions!
A resort riding set-up should focus on convenience. If you’re a groomer cruiser (and maybe partial to the odd side-hit or two), then you want gear that’s warm, comfy, and reliable. There’s no need for a complex layering system or any of that stuff. Just throw on your gear, get a few laps in, then hit the bar for a well-earned beer. There’s no shame in it. None at all.
The Dune jacket from Montec is a classic anorak with an asymmetrically placed zip. We love anoraks for their convenience in the resort. Lots of easy, safe, and waterproof external storage, and a full-side zip opening mean the Dune is easy to get in and out of, and lets you carry lots of stuff without needing to take a backpack!
The Fawk is an excellent resort jacket with its simple zip-through design, great waterproofing, and option insulation. The most versatile jacket in the range, it comes with external waterproof storage, and enough versatility to ride in everything from bluebirds on the groomers, to blizzards in the powder.
The Tempest is a stipped back softshell jacket ideal for simpler resort-bound adventures! If the weather’s good, nothing beats cruising the groomers in a comfy softshell. When the spring begins to break, this is our go-to, and with plenty of waterproofing and waterproof storage, it’ll be yours too!
The staple classic pants in the lineup, the Dune have a baggy, timeless cut, plenty of waterproofing, optional insulation, and everything else you could need from a simple, effect, all-season capable riding pant.
If you prefer a bib, then the Fawk is a great resort riding option. With a classic cut, optional insulation, and enough waterproofing and protection to take you into the deepest powder, if you like to dip a toe into the side country then this is the one for you.
The Zulu is the ideal base layer for every rider. When it comes to lapping the resort, comfort is king, and with a fleecy inner, the Zulu will deliver that in spades.
The Echo is a classic micro fleece mid layer that’s great to throw in a bag for colder days at the resort. Layering is made easy with this comfy, lightweight fleece.
The Kilo gloves offer a great mixture of weather protection and dexterity. Resort riding comes with lots of extra quirks like getting on and off lifts, undoing and redoing bindings and zippers, and so much more. Gloves are the way to go for a resort rider.
The Echo Tube face mask from Montec is a microfleece tube-style mask that’s super comfortable, quick-drying, and highly breathable. Perfect for all weathers, it’ll see you through a whole season with ease.
If you’re going to be lapping the resort, then a medium VLT lens is always a good call. Red or champagne provides a great amount of coverage for all conditions, and is what we recommend when you can only carry one!
While Montec gear is all designed to work well all over the mountain, these are our top choices for each discipline. But the ride is all about you, and everyone has their own top picks! We hope we’ve inspired you to create the perfect set-up, but if you need any more help or advice, reach out to our customer experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to help however we can!