About the Store
To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Montbell in 2005, the very first European store was opened in Switzerland at the foot of the Eiger. In 1969, CEO and founder of Montbell Isamu Tatsuno fulfilled his childhood dream and climbed the north face of the Eiger. It was on this climb that Tatsuno would become inspired to make outdoor equipment based on the concept of “Light and Fast.”
Located in the scenic town of Grindelwald, a peaceful resort town surrounded by the mountains of Swiss Alps, Montbell serves a wide variety of our latest products, technical outdoor clothing, down jackets, travel wear and accessories, backpacks, sleeping bags, and more. The store also exhibits the historical artifacts from Tatsuno’s climb of the Eiger and also the door from the original Mittellegi Hut from the Eiger’s East Ridge.
|Address||Dorfstrasse 107, 3818 Grindelwald Switzerland|
Until June 8th
[Monday - Sunday] 9:30-19:00
As of June 9th
[Monday - Sunday] 8:30-21:30
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The Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka represents the lightest mid-weight insulated layer available today. Made with some of the world’s thinnest nylon, 1000 fill power goose down, and gram shaving construction techniques this garment challenges the limited definition of Ultra Light kit.Fully functional in 3 seasons we see the Plasma 1000 Alpine offering as the ultimate “warmth to weight ratio” performer for the ultra light backpacking crowd, but just as useful during done in a day winter treks, ski mountaineering missions, or the occasional group snowshoe outing.
New Versalite Jacket has always followed our "Light & Fast®" design philosophy. From its inception, we have continually attempted to improve upon the design and create the best ultralight rain shell possible. We are now happy to bring about a major change to the design of the Versalite and have decided to change the user experience and improve the Versalite's comfort. The redesigned Versalite Jacket is made using K-Mono Cut, a unique, originally developed pattern based on our Ki-no-bi philosophy. Utilizing a 10-denier GORE® WINDSTOPPER®, the jacket now feels smoother and has increased durability. By seam sealing the GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric, Montbell has reinvented the Versalite Jacket as a super lightweight, waterproof rain shell.
New Tachyon Parka has been redesigned to significantly increase breathability without sacrificing its wind blocking performance. With the new fabric, we have manipulated the weave and how we process the material to expertly balance its ability to release built up humidity inside the jacket, yet still block wind. The new 7-denier nylon fabric is coated with Montbell's Polkatex® durable water repellent for shedding light precipitation. The redesigned Tachyon Parka now weighs 66g, but the marginal weight gain by using the new fabric makes up for this by being what we consider an exceptional wind shell with improved comfort due to its ability to breathe. We have controlled weight throughout the garment, using thinner elastic bands in the cuffs and eliminating unnecessary ventilation mesh.
Based on the success of the Plasma 1000 Down Jacket, this vest takes it to another level. Straight forward core insulation, this piece utilizes only the finest 1000 fill power goose down and gossamer 7-denier nylon. This item has the same cut trim to work more effectively with outer layers.