Summer is just around the corner and all mountaineers can hardly wait until the high peaks are mostly free of snow again. Then it is time to discover new and technically demanding routes. With the Athletic Mountaineering collection, Dynafit has developed equipment especially for long and enduring outdoor tours in the mountains.
Athletic Mountaineering: Many vertical meters and long distances
Athletic Mountaineering is a combination of mountain climbing and trail running. It is about covering long distances in a short time. Great effort and few breaks are preprogrammed. However, one is rewarded with a fantastic experience. When planning such tours you have to be able to assess your own abilities: Can I manage the indicated altitude and distance, do I overcome the technical difficulty, is my experience enough?
On long tours the weight of the equipment plays one of the most important roles. Since the tours are usually designed for one day, you can do without many items and reduce the equipment to a minimum. No sleeping bag is needed, food and drink as well as changing clothes only have to be enough for one day. Because of the comparably low equipment an trail running backpack with 10-18l is usually sufficient.
In high mountainous areas one is not spared from icy winds or low temperatures even in summer. You should always be prepared for abrupt changes in the weather and have packed the right outdoor clothing. The Dynafit Athletic Mountaineering collection covers all these factors. Lightness, speed, protection and durability are the 4 basic characteristics of the collection.
Dynafit Athletic Mountaineering in test
Due to the fresh snow of the last weeks, the high peaks of the home mountains remain snow-covered and are not yet feasible with trail running shoes. Therefore I went on a scenically unique and long round tour in the local Alps. It will be a long day, which is why we start early at the parking lot. Headlamp on and off we go.
The Dynafit Transalper Dynastretch soft shell jacket
In the morning it is still cold and for the ascent I chose the light Dynafit Transalper Dynastretch jacket. It is particularly breathable and ensures an optimal body temperature during activity. Dynafit has equipped the soft shell jacket with the pleasant Dynastretch material.
The material offers maximum freedom of movement and a soft feel. The stretch waistband at the hip prevents the outdoor jacket from slipping even during dynamic movements. At the back the jacket is equipped with a mesh insert and offers ventilation in addition to the underarm area.
With 217g and due to the small pack size, the jacket can be easily stowed away in a trail running backpack. On stormy and cold days you should also pack a wind stopper. The breathable outer material is quick-drying. On my tour the jacket was dry in no time even in cool temperatures.
The Dynafit Transalper Dynastretch soft shell jacket at a glance
The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid pants
The long hybrid pants are suitable for fast summiters. They are made of a material mix of Durastretch and Jersey Stretch and you have no restrictions even with dynamic movements. The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid pants are reinforced at the end of the pants and protect against wear and tear, even when in contact with stones.
The robust fabric makes the outdoor pants suitable for trail running units as well as for climbing through difficult terrain. The elastic waistband can be adjusted quickly and individually with a simple loop. The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid pants in combination with the Dynafit Dynastretch softshell jacket offer a perfect third layer set for alpine athletic mountaineering tours.
The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid pants at a glance
The Dynafit Speed Mtn GORE-TEX® trail running shoes
In the high mountains there is usually snow until late summer. To avoid getting wet feet during the tours, a waterproof outdoor shoes is essential. The Dynafit Speed Mtn GTX is equipped with GORE-TEX® material. The waterproof membrane offers reliable protection even in inconsistent weather and wet trails.
The Dynafit Speed Mtn GORE-TEX® is a stable mountain boot with many useful features for demanding terrain:
- Ballistic Bumper: A reinforced toe cap to prevent shocks to the forefoot.
- Ballistic Fabric: The toe area is covered with abrasion resistant material to minimize wear and tear.
- Heel Preloader: Diagonal reinforcement at the heel to support comfort and precise support.
- Tech Leather: Firm material on the upper side which offers protection even in loose gravel.
Especially on the fast downhill you have to be able to rely on your shoe so that you can concentrate fully on the demanding trail. The Dynafit Speed Mtn GTX has a harder shaft end, which protects the foot from twisting and provides a firm grip. The innerboot is perfectly adapted to the anatomy of the foot: Reinforcement around the ankle, soft profile at the heel and a tight Quick Lacing lacing.
Despite the comparable solid shoe, Dynafit has incorporated a comfortable cushioning. This ensures good performance even on long trails, as the knees and joints are protected. A successful alpine trail running shoe that scores points for both comfort and functionality.
The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid Shorts
The temperatures are rising and the warm summer months offer the best place to really get your energy up on the mountain. The long trousers are exchanged for comfortable outdoor shorts. As you avoid long summit breaks on enduring tours and are always on the move, you don't cool down quickly even in thin shorts in summer.
The waistband is cut slightly above the hips and has a wide elastic band. The seamless waistband prevents unpleasant pressure points caused by the backpack and makes the shorts a comfortable companion even on long tours.
The Dynafit Transalper Hybrid Shorts at a glance
The Dynafit Transalper Graphic Short-Sleeved Tee
A stylish and functional outdoor shirt with a Dynafit graphic print. The T-shirt serves as a breathable base layer and also cuts a fine figure when you stop for a bite to eat in a mountain hut. The firmer jersey fabric was very comfortable to wear and is an all-rounder for all outdoor activities.
The Dynafit Athletic Mountaineering clothing has an athletic fit and is tight-fitting. The simple design makes it a timeless companion for all seasons. The modern and fresh colours of Dynafit are immediately recognisable.
The Dynafit Transalper Graphic Short-Sleeve Tee at a glance
Dynafit has become an integral part of the outdoor industry. A manufacturer that brings high-quality and durable products with constantly innovative improvements to the market.
With Athletic Mountaineering, Dynafit is creating a new possibility for alpine mountaineering and offers outdoor enthusiasts and athletes reliable equipment for mountain tours in the high mountains. I'm already looking forward to the mountain summer and many more meters of altitude with Dynafit Athletic Mountaineering equipment. #speedup
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