After decades of working to design gear for big companies like Mountain Hardwear, Jansport, and Eddie Bauer, climber and guide Peter Whittaker teamed up with Polartec at the beginning of 2017 to launch his own gear company — MtnLogic. A year later, the company is now rebranding as Bight Gear.
While the name may have changed, the approach to gear design hasn’t. With Bight Gear, Whittaker is still leveraging the collective knowledge of the RMI Expeditions guides to build a head to toe alpine clothing kit that includes 21 styles.
Taking the best from the original MtnLogic collection, Bight Gear promises that each product they design has gone through a minimum 100,000 vertical feet of human-powered field testing and use (Whittaker claims 50 million vertical feet of testing to date).
One of the flagship products is the men’s and women’s NeoShell Nuker ($429) — a waterproof breathable shell made from Polartec’s NeoShell fabric for when the weather turns bad. The jacket includes water-resistant zippers, a helmet compatible hood, a chest pocket with internal antenna portal, and stash hand pockets.
For an insulating layer, Bight Gear offers the men’s and women’s Ember Down Jacket ($329). This insulated hoodie is stuffed with 800-fill, DWR treated, ethically sourced down and uses Polartec Power Stretch Pro cuffs to keep cold air and snow from getting in through your wrists.
Finally, the men’s and women’s Solstice Hoody ($69) serves as your 100% polyester wicking layer with anti-stink treatment to keep you smelling fresh on those multi-day expeditions. An oversized hood protects your head and face from the sun, while the dropped back won’t ride up over your harness.
The all new Bight Gear site goes live today.