It began with two brothers back in 2006. These two brothers, who we’ll call Emil and Linus (because that’s their names), had some difficulties finding quality gear that they wanted to hit the slopes in. A small project kicked into life, one which simply involved importing gear that was previously unavailable in Sweden to satisfy the needs of a small group of friends. This operation, however, quickly escalated into something more; something, dare we say, special.
Ridestore has always been about the customers, creativity, and fostering a sense of community. The business can trace its beginnings back to a ‘taking care of friends first and foremost’ approach and so, with that in mind, it’s nice to see that sense of caring for snow sport enthusiasts is still evident in their work. Customers equal mates, and mates look after each other. All getting a bit dusty in here, isn’t it?
Anyway, one thing led to another and Montec came into existence; a brand that shredders and rippers swear by. Here’s what you need to know about their bib offering.
Look up all-mountain predator in the dictionary and, chances are, you won’t see this item. You’ll see some sort of snow leopard or something, one of David Attenborough’s lot. What you should really see though, and would see if we were in charge of the books, is The Fawk. With its class-leading technical prowess and uncompromising design, this bib looks at all kinds of conditions and says “Yes. I will excel in these.”
“Built from the ground up to be comfortable, reliable, and ready for whatever the backcountry throws at you”
Built from the ground up to be comfortable, reliable, and ready for whatever the backcountry throws at you (it will also, of course, do a job for you in the resort). That tall, slightly-cinched, upper creates the perfect powder barrier while the baggier fit lower down provides more space, and ultimately greater comfort, for those long riding days. Want lots of external storage and an easily-adjusted suspender system? You’re in luck. It’s got these features too.
Utilising Montec’s highest performance materials and design, this piece of kit provides maximum environmental protection. It’s been designed for riding the biggest lines and the deepest powder. A cliche as old as time, sure, but this collection will do a job for you no matter what the conditions are serving up.
Insulated / Shell Option
This pant comes with two insulation choices depending on your riding style. The ‘Insulated’ option comes with 40g insulation for an excellent warmth to weight ratio, while the ‘Lined Shell’ option is insulation-free to keep you light on your feet and the layering power, well and truly, in your hands.