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Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – The Silva Expedition 4 Militaire VS the Expedition 5

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

With the award-winning Expedition 4 Militaire, Silva have ensured that many of the necessary features needed for a military compass have been met, hence its popularity and use by various armed forces across the globe, it is a compass designed for those in the defence forces who use Mils for navigation and triangulation.

With a magnifier the Expedition ensures you understand every detail of topographic terrain displayed on a map. Glow in the dark markings on the North display and on the direction of travel allow the compass to be used in low light conditions. The Expedition 4 Militaire additionally features a hole for marking positions on a map with improved precision.

With its luminous point for night navigation, magnifying lens and weight of only 36g, the compass is an ideal solution for quick an accurate compass work.

However, Silva have a successor to the range, the Expedition 5 (6400/360). Following feedback, from the Royal Marines, the Expedition 5 has increased robustness, functionality and low light visibility. Robustness is increased by a thicker base plate and a sealed capsule, so it is now far less likely that you will get bubbles. Functionality has improved with the introduction of both mils and degrees, a better bezel provides easier use with gloves, all of the numbering on the bezel illuminates, following exposure to light, and it has variable declination as well as an inclinometer. In addition it comes with a lanyard that doubles up as a measuring scale.

The Militaire has been around for several decades and has now been replaced by a more capable and robust compass which is focused on the needs on the modern user.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com

OR Summer Market 19 – airNET Harness from Black Diamond

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Black Diamond created this Climbing Harness in conjunction with Adam Ondra for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Ultralight, yet comfortable, you can see a closeup of the airNET Harness’s construction.

Black Diamond – Vector Helmet

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

If you’re looking for a lightweight climbing helmet, check out the Vector from Black Diamond. It features a co-molded EPS foam and polycarbonate shell with lots of ventilation. The suspension ratchets to tighten and loosen and there’s an integrated light mount.

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – The Scarpa Maestro Alpine

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Designed for trad climbing at low temperatures (winter conditions), this version offers a high thermic insulation grade thanks to an additional internal layer and a thermic sock. The leather upper riding higher on the foot for extra protection.

It offers stability for standing on small edges and yet has enough flex for smearing. The Maestro Alpine has a straight and slightly downturned shape with a medium-to-low angled toe box. The shoe features a full-length leather base with seamless big toe panel and large seamless four-toe panel, which, allows the toe box to gently mould and shape to your foot.

This unique product, developed in conjunction with Leo Houlding for an expedition to Antartica, is suited to those pushing the boundaries of big Patagonian walls and alpine faces in cold conditions and it’s IPC Tension system (integral power connection) is designed to offer strong support to the foot during prolonged use.

 

Blending Scarpa climbing and mountaineering R&D teams and know how, has created a new level in precision meets warmth! The chassis boasts all the attributes of the Maestro mid, which is a full length 1.1mm/1.4mm Talyn midsole, specially shaped, to give maximum support with flex. The special design allows for flexibility at the ball of the foot for smearing while maintaining support on micro footholds. The midsole actively spreads the force for sustained periods on technical face climbs.

Added to these features is the full length Vibram XS Edge rubber sole unit that gives excellent stability for micro crystals and edges. The 2mm Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber inlay in the heel unit gives further structural support and tension to the shoe while helping maintain comfort level.

Making the Scarpa Mastro Alpine the perfect climbing solution in footwear that offers comfort, durability and support out on the crag.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com

Blade Show 19 – Scorpion 6 Knives Ice Axe

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

You walk around a knife show and you see a lot of the same stuff, so when I saw an ice-axe, I had to stop.

Created by Shane, an Army Veteran, he had grown up climbing and wanted an American made Ice Axe. What’s more, he wanted to be able to swap out the tool heads and adjust the angle of attack. He has built the handle out of aluminum and the head out of sword steel.

www.scorpionsixknives.com

SOF Select 19 – Mystery Ranch All-Terrain Maneuver Cold Weather First Pack

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The ATM CWF was created in response to renewed NATO SOF interest in mountain and arctic warfare.

It’s a modular system, scalable from 80-120 liters. It can be configured with a simple flap lid, daypack lid and extra large dapyapck lid as well as three removable MOLLE pouches.

It also features a specialized frame and hipbelt for pulling akios.

It will be delivered in 330D Cordura in Alpine MultiCam. Additionally, they’re using 3/4″ webbing to help keep weight down. Buckles are Grey.

Available immediately for contracts from Mystery Ranch.

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Hilleberg Allak 3 in Sand

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Simple, remarkably light, and completely free standing, the Allak is an excellent all-rounder.

Since its introduction over 10 years ago, the two-person Allak has been one of Hilleberg’s most popular tents. For 2019, they have introduced a three-person version, the Allak 3, and renaming the original model the Allak 2.

Both remarkably light yet impressively strong Allak models are well-suited for anything from summer paddling to winter ski mountaineering, as the outer tent fabric is Kerlon 1200 and with its 9mm poles, makes for a very lightweight yet supremely stable tent.

Hilleberg’s Allak 3 is light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day, and its two-entrance construction allows for superb ventilation options in warm weather. At the same time, the Allak’s three-pole dome structure is strong enough for summer or winter base camp use in all but the worst conditions, and the fully freestanding construction make it ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand.

In addition, its two integrated vestibules are set parallel to the sleeping area, giving excellent access to gear storage space as well as ease of entry and exit. Mountaineers appreciate both the Allak’s freestanding design, compact footprint, and its roominess, as well as its ability to deal with snow loading. And taller adventurers find its length a welcome comfort.

All these factors make Hilleberg the ideal solution for all military deployments, whether in areas of heat or extreme cold as well as being lightweight, easily portable and available in Sand.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK contact warrior@brigantes.com

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Deuter Guide 45+

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Off the success of the Deuter Guide 35+ in Multicam, Deuter and Brigantes are collaborating again in developing a slim and lightweight 45+ version.

The well-designed alpine backpack guarantees absolute robustness, a snug fit and maximum control on demanding tours. The development pack is the perfect companion for particularly tall mountaineers and it features Deuter’s Alpine System and X frame construction. The systems has two flexible softstripe back pads that are perfectly adaptable to the anatomy and follow the wearer’s movements. In combination with the pack’s sleek shape, this keeps the load always close to the centre of gravity, this guaranteeing full pack control.  

The adjustable lid provides additional space and the bottom compartment includes a removable separator for ideal gear access and load placement. The bag is side opening to provide easy access to items and with a stretch compartment on the inside, allows the stowe of sweaty/wet clothing away from other clothing.

The Deuter Guide 45+ removable padded hip belt with Vari Flex System leaves the generous hip fins fully mobile to ensure they follow even the most complex movements, allowing tricky sections to be negotiated without losing balance, especially important when carrying a hefty load.

Added to these features, the attachment loops for helmet holder, ski fixation attachments, attachment loops for ice axe or poles and sternum straps, make this pack the perfect solution for military mountaineering.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com