We love our kit!
We got to thinking recently about the brands we’ve been
wearing and found that some of our top-rated bits of kit have been named for
our favourite mountains. We thought we’d dig a little deeper and see how many
mountain-themed items we could find and what they are. You know, just for fun.
Other high-performance outerwear by the same brand include the
Mountain Equipment Rupal jacket named after a peak in the Pakistan Himalaya,
the Mountain Equipment Saltoro jacket named for a mountain range in the
Karakoram range close to China and the Mountain Equipment Annapurna jacket
which is a top down jacket choice for those travelling to subzero regions and
is named after one of the most dangerous peaks in the world. The final mention
goes to the Mountain Equipment Fitzroy jacket which is named after Fitz Roy, a
high peak in Patagonia, South America, which is a technical jacket that
can be worn for skiing or climbing in colder conditions.
SCARPA walking boots are super comfortable, incredibly
grippy and ideal for trekking in all sorts of conditions. In particular the
SCARPA Marmolada boot is a gorgeous, modern walking boot renowned for its
support and aesthetic. Named after the highest point in the Dolomites,
this boot is a recommended footwear option by the Kandoo team for any of its
trekking expeditions. For a more technical boot the SCARPA Mont Blanc,
named after the highest mountain in the Alps was created for technical mountaineering
and winter conditions and is a popular boot for mountain guides and
Patagonia is another favourite brand of the Kandoo team and
is named after the lesser-known region of Patagonia, a region in southern Argentina and Chile famed for off-the-beaten trekking through some of the most
biodiverse landscapes in the world.
Everest has given its name to all sorts of businesses but in
particular is a popular European brand known for its quality outdoor clothing.
And lastly but by no means least, the brand Montane was
actually named after the word mountain in Latin, montanus.