Mountain Equipment makes outdoor clothing and equipment, producing some of the best waterproof jackets in the UK.
Mountain Equipment takes their task of keeping us warm in adverse conditions, extremely seriously. These insulated jackets are tested and tried in some of the coldest places on earth including the high peaks of the Himalayas and the Ice-caps of Antarctica. Mountain Equipment insulated jackets are known to be comfortable and known to be warm. That is why they are the choice of professionals and experts. 100% of the down used by Mountain Equipment is Down Codex approved and comes from independently audited and traceable sources.
Mountain Equipment and GORE-TEX are like hand and glove. The resulting range of waterproof jackets are top of the game and are intended for intense storm and wet weather. The fabrics used in this range of waterproofs are multi-award-winning and Mountain Equipment design for comfort in the worst weather imaginable. Bring it on, rain wind and snow.
Layering is the essential ingredient to comfort and core warmth in all situations. Mid layer fleeces help to effectively regulate body temperature whatever your activity. Mountain Equipment fleece range is so comfortable that you could live in them, but their intention is to provide the ideal outdoor layering system. High performance, exceptionally light fabrics are used to bring to technical outdoor clothing that you will want to wear every day.
Wind resistant soft shell jackets protect against the chilling wind and give some protection from light rain and snow. The Mountain Equipment range of soft shell clothing consists of both totally windproof and water-resistant GORE® WINDSTOPPER® and more breathable, wind-resistant EXOLITE soft shell clothing to provide you with versatile layering systems for the slopes and every environment.
Mountain Equipment was founded way back in 1961. Mountain Equipment is still based in the north of England, within easy reach of the Peak District and the Lakes. Which is really useful for their chief designer who's a dedicated climber and loves putting his designs through their paces. Mountain Equipment products are made largely in eastern Europe, where a skilled workforce is employed in modern facilities with high employee welfare standards.
Mountain Equipment specialises in warmth for cold environments. Primarily clothing and sleeping bags. Some of which will give you a good night's sleep at Polar minus 45 degrees centigrade. Indeed Mountain Equipment gear has been used on every major British mountaineering expedition for over 50 years.
You may know the Lightline, is the definitive down jacket, first created by Mountain Equipment in 1971 and unrelentingly popular ever since. Mountain Equipment leg-wear is some of the best for the value of any brand, with the Ibex softshell mountain pants having a real cult following. Their sleeping bags are second to none with the Helium range being especially popular.
Mountain equipment has also led in the field in ethics too. Promoting ethically sourced materials such as Down Codex and materials made from recycled product. This has extended to a highly rigorous ethical policy towards anybody employed anywhere in their supply chain, anywhere in the world. With Mountain Equipment you can be sure the kit you buy has had minimal impact on the environment, a positive impact on the people who made it, and will make a significant impact on your ability to achieve in the outdoors.