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Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions – Scarpa Manta Pro Tactical  

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Scarpa Manta Pro has been one of the top Mountain Boots in the UK for the past decade.  It has had a number of variations over this time and continues to be the go to boot for winter mountaineers.  As part of our ongoing program of bringing top quality outdoor product to the military user Brigantes has been working with Scarpa on producing a tactical Manta Pro.

The Manta Pro is a B2 rated winter mountaineering boot weighing in at 1640g per pair.  It is the perfect balance between technical climbing boot and high quality walking.  Built on the excellent Scarpa FT last and using a Gore-Tex membrane it is ideal for all conditions from Alpine to Hill.

The tactical boot is a subdued version of this famous boot.  As the military user requires it for general mountaineering rather than sports climbing the B2 offers the ideal compromise between stiffness and flexibility making excellent for long hard days across difficult and varied terrain.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers warrior@brigantes.com.

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Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions – DMM Helix Raptor Tactical Ice Axes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Helix provide their high-quality technical equipment to the UK mountain troops.  Made in the DMM factory, in North Wales, to the highest possible standards these tools are ideal for use by specialist troops.

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As we are about to enter the season for mountain training it is time to look at your kit and update what is looking a little tired and worn, or maybe not Gucci enough.  The DMM Raptor is an ideal multi use tool.  Great for covering the kind of terrain we need to in winter conditions but with the ability to go into harder areas if required.

The gentle curve in the shaft gives clearance when swinging without compromising the Raptor’s ability to self arrest.  A full size hammer and adze make light work of cutting steps and ledges and bashing in pegs for security. The spike on the base of the handle rounds out the Raptors mountaineering capability by giving security on snow and ice slopes.  For those wishing to venture into steep terrain the Raptor can be fitted with a Fly pick that improves climbing performance. A Choke Hold Leash prevents you accidentally dropping the axe and allows resting opportunities if climbing steeper ground.

Gone are the days of long heavy walking axes now the lightweight and highly capable Raptor gives mountain troops everything that they need.  The snow may not be here yet but it won’t be long before you are putting on your Bergan and heading up the hills.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers warrior@brigantes.com.

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High Angle Solutions – Brigantes Presents – Tactical Grivel G12 Crampon  

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Who would of thought it?  Yellow isn’t a tactical colour!  This poses a small problem for Grivel who use yellow on the majority of their products and specifically on the balling plates and straps for their crampons.  Thankfully this has been an easy problem to fix and they have produced all black versions of their key crampons including the G12.  This is the primary crampon used by UK specialist mountain troops.

Designed for use with a B2/B3 boot, like the La Sportive Karakorum or Scarpa Manta Pro, the G12 is a 12-point crampon designed for general mountaineering, glaciers or easy ice.  The four points that are perpendicular to the crampon rails, prevent shearing in soft snow and improve security while descending (facing outward).  The crampons are fully adjustable by hand, without tools. G12 is easily folded for transportation.  The crampon comes with a variety of attachment options.  This can either be classic or use a new-matic system which provides fast easy on and off for moving quickly across mixed terrain.

The G12 is complemented by an all black Monte Rosa 10 point crampon to be used by normal mountain troops.  This is a great quality walking crampon designed to work with a B1 rated boot.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers warrior@brigantes.com.  www.brigantes.com

Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions – Montane Alpine Stretch Jacket MultiCam

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

As part of the Montane tactical mountain clothing project we have developed a light weight soft shell.  The Alpine Stretch Jacket is designed to provide protection from the elements whilst not interfering with any rope systems or harnesses.

The jacket has an athletic cut with drop tail to reduce drag and protect the lower back when bending over.  Despite the fit the stretch fabric allows excellent freedom of movement as well as wind and moisture protection.  The cuffs have a generous gorilla grip closure to allow for easy use even with gloves.  Long sleeves ensure good arm coverage when reaching and a raglan sleeve construction means that there are no seams to dig into your shoulders when carrying heavy loads.

The jacket is closed with a double zip and there are two large napoleon pockets.  The fully adjustable hood has a stiffened peak and is helmet compatible.  This follows common design features of UK garments which are made to cope with the intense weather conditions encountered in the British hills and mountains.

This is a ultra-focused product which is galaxies away from the standard issue jacket that we are all used to.  A must for all operators.

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High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – La Sportiva Karakorum Evo GTX

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

When you are operating high in mountainous terrain you need a boot that you can rely upon.  One that you can confidently climb in and move aggressively over the most demanding ridges and mountains.

Light, technical, B3, crampon compatible boot it comes in at 1.750g (3.85lbs) for a pair of size 42 EU.  Made with 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather it is robust and hard wearing. With its Gore membrane it provides waterproof and breathable protection for your feet.  This combination of features makes it the ideal boot for mountain troops operating far in advance of conventional forces in all conditions be it snow or arid.

La Sportiva have a long tradition, starting in 1928, of building outstanding boots and making products that you can depend upon in the most extreme circumstances.  Based in the Dolomites they are ideally situated to design and build the best.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers tribe@brigantes.com.  www.brigantes.com

High Angle Solutions – Brigantes Presents – Optimus Polaris Multifuel Stove  

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Optimus have long been at the pinnacle of stove design.  The Polaris is right at the forefront of this development.  It is capable of burning almost any fuel and certainly any that you would encounter within military operations.  It uses the tried and tested burner head from the highly successful Nova but also provides the opportunity to use gas.  This gives a very functional and efficient system to -15 degrees centigrade and then the ability to switch to liquid fuel for colder temperatures.

Highly robust it comes with an integrated pin to pierce the burning aperture.  This is activated by the use of a magnetic multitool which enables full maintenance of the stove whilst in the field.  There is no need to change burner heads with this stove it is simply attach your fuel and then follow the procedure to light.

The high level of flexibility and functionality makes it an ideal stove for expeditionary forces or small teams providing formation recce.  The system is simple to use and maintain and provides a highly efficient way to heat food and water and better maintain the fighting capability of troops in the field.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers tribe@brigantes.com.  www.brigantes.com

High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – Silva Expedition 55 Commanders Compass

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

If you are looking for the one compass that does it all then this is it.  Gone are the days where you carry a plastic lightweight compass for navigation and a brass prismatic sighting compass for accurate direction finding.  This combination provides a tool that will enable you to not only move from point to point but also effectively call for fire and give target indication using mils or degrees.

Not only does this massively reduce the weight that you have to carry, by combining these two devices, but it also drops the cost considerably.  The compass is available in northern and southern hemisphere varieties and comes with a distance measuring lanyard.

Silva have produced compasses for 85 years and supply the European militaries with their navigational tools.  This compass along with the Expedition 5 constitute a small but tight range of military compasses that focus on the needs of a dynamic and flexible force.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers tribe@brigantes.com.

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High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – Silva Expedition 5 Operators Compass

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Silva is the company that you go to for your way finding solutions when in the military. Following feedback from the Royal Marines the standard compass has been updated to better fit the needs of the user.

The base plate has been thickened and the bezel housing sealed to greatly increase robustness and therefore life span.  It still has all the great functionality of its predecessor but with a list of additional features.

The bezel has improved grip allowing it to be much easier to use with gloves.  In addition, it now has variable declination and an inclinometer making it much more usable around the globe and in mountainous regions.  The back of the bezel also has a full degree scale giving it full functionality.  As can be seen in the image it comes with a distance measuring lanyard for 1:25 and 1:50 scales.

The expedition 5 comes in northern and southern hemisphere varieties as well as with a brand new global needle option making it the absolute ideal choice for expeditionary forces who don’t know where they might be one week to the next.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers tribe@brigantes.com.

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