Why we chose the Montec Fawk Jacket and Montec Pants: A good level of functionality wrapped up in a trendy, stylish, package.
Price (Jacket): £171 / 200€ / $209
Price (Pants): £170 / 200€ / $209
Founded in 2016 beneath the overarching banner of Ridestore, Swedish brand Montec are semi-newcomers on the ski outerwear scene. Despite their relative infancy however, the Montec crew have wasted no time in making something of a splash. In short, they produce decent gear; the kind of stylish yet functional kit that allows snow enthusiasts to get fully stuck into the simple pleasures of sliding about on the white stuff and wholeheartedly enjoying the après.
Montec Fawk Jacket
Made with one eye on the highest areas of the mountain, the Montec Fawk Jacket hits that sweet spot between fashion and functionality. It looks good, which is nice, but it also has the technical chops to do a job for you beyond the boundaries of the resort.
With 20k/20k waterproofing and breathability, as well as a layer of compact insulation, the Fawk has a real all-mountain feel to it. It’s primed for the resort, more than capable of holding its own in the backcountry, and absolutely perfect for those sunrise to sunset shred days where you just can’t get enough of that sweet, sweet, adrenaline.
“The Fawk has a real all-mountain feel to it”
Putting on our technical hat for a second, what we’re specifically dealing with here is Montec Shield-Tec 20k and Dupont Sorona insulation. Montec’s Shield-Tec fabric offers real durability, and has a 300,000+ Martindale test score (it’s a fabric rubbing thing). This aspect of the ski jacket combines excellently with the hydrophilic membrane technology that actively draws moisture from the skin. The eco-friendly Dupont Sorona insulation meanwhile is composed of 60% plant-based fibres, and provides top-notch heat retention and regulation for optimum all-day comfort.