If you haven’t heard of Montec, we don’t blame you. They’ve flown under the radar in the UK (for now) but you might be surprised to hear they have been going strong for over a decade, producing top end ski and snowboard jackets, pants and clothing at a great price.
All the design and logistics are taken care of in-house, and the end product goes direct from factory, to warehouse to your front door. This cuts out the middleman and thus a load of cost, resulting in a cheaper jacket to you, bonus!
Montec Fawk Jacket Review
We've picked one of Montec's more popular jackets, the Fawk to see exactly what you get for your money. In short, a quality all mountain ski and snowboard jacket with all the features you need for a hard, but fun day in the mountains.
The Shield-Tec membrane offers 20k waterproofing and 20k breathability. For those unsure about ski jacket specs, consider this to be at the high end of both. The outer shell is highly durable and resistant to wear, this ensures that your investment lasts for many seasons to come. It also features a DWR treatment which helps shed water rather than letting it saturate the material. All seams on the Fawk jacket are taped, this stops water getting through the stitch holes to the inside. If you haven't got the picture yet, the Fawk is ready for any weather you can throw at it.
Montec offer the Fawk jacket in insulated and shell versions which is a genius move that should widen its appeal. The insulated version gets a thin layer of body mapped Sorona Eco synthetic insulation. This has been specifically designed to be warm but breathable for outdoor use and is partially made from renewable, plant-based fibres so is better for the environment. The shell version offers a mesh lining for a touch of extra warmth, but really this is a jacket optimised for high tempo use. Both versions feature large zipped underarm vents to quickly dump excess heat.
Everything about the Fawk is designed to provide full protection against the elements while keeping you warm and comfortable. The elasticated snow skirt and wrist gaitors keep snow out and the storm guard hood offers maximum protection from driving snow and wind. On top of the usual hand pockets, you get practical lift pass and media pockets and mesh inner dump pockets for large bulky items like gloves.
It’s surprising to see a jacket with this level of attention to detail for such a low price, especially when faced with top end jackets costing upwards of £600. We recommend you check it out.