Launched back in 1952 and named after the popular Monestier-de-Clermont ski resort in the French Alps, Moncler is a leader in apres-ski wear. The brand utilizes the knowledge of mountaineering experts to create collections that merges fashion and function. Moncler have mastered the art of creating sporting garments specially made for mountaineering and ground breaking expeditions. We love their lightweight yet insulating down jackets.
Invest in some Moncler for an update to your outerwear wardrobe. The Maya jacket is designed with a gloss finish, and filled with goose down for warmth. Featuring a central zip closure, branded black metal hardware, a removable quilted hood, toggle neckline and hem finished with a signature branded embroidery patch to the sleeve pocket. It is definitely one of our favourite statement pieces.
On 6 November, a few days before his 45th birthday, the Italian extreme athlete Michele Pontrandolfo sets off from Russia’s Antarctic science base at Novolazarevskaya on his 15th polar expedition. This time, the challenge is to make the world’s first lone treck across the continent’s icy interiors to the south pole. The mission was daunting crossing 4,000km of snow and ice in varying altitudes of up to 3,800m above sea level on nothing more than a wind- driven SnowKite sledge.
At this time of the year, temperatures are expected to range between -20°C and -48°C. Mental and physical fitness are a given, but staying insulated against such extreme cold is a different matter. Which is where Moncler steps in, the French outerwear specialist loyal to the last in its support of Pontrandolfo’s expeditions.
For despite his insistence that he feels ‘completely alive and free, even when icy gusts of wind are whipping at my face and the icy dust blurs the horizon’, Pontrandolfo’s survival depends largely on how well he is physically protected from the elements. Moncler – a company that’s made its name on an unlikely blend of technology, innovative design, high-performance fabric and fashion – outfitted Pontrandolfo in the AW16 collection for his mission.
At the core of each outfit is fabric that is highly water repellent, designed to withstand very low temperatures thanks to heat-taped seams and thermal insulation with an extremely high filling coefficient. Moncler says the garments ‘guarantee the utmost comfort under extreme conditions.
Combine style with technical innovation, and protect yourself from the elements. Moncler's new men’s and women’s AW16 collection is online at Cruise now.
You can also find premium Moncler sweat tops, polos, t-shirts and more, all complete with logo branding. You can happily hang them on the rails of your wardrobe rather than needing to wear on the most distant mountains.
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