MILLET: spring / summer collection 2019 - Up-Climbing

MILLET: spring / summer collection 2019

We participated in the presentation of the Spring / Summer 2019 collection, in the new MILLET headquarters in Grassobbio.

Millet has been providing clothing and technical equipment for the mountains since the 1950s. In that year Louis Lachenal and Maurice Herzog were the first men in history to reach the top of an 8000, and on their backs they carried Millet’s Annapurna backpack specially designed for that expedition.

Success launched the brand and its products first in France and then in the rest of the world. A few years later, in 1959, Walter Bonatti became Millet’s first contract technical consultant, helping to increase the quality and functionality of the equipment he was experimenting with during his prestigious ascents.

From the Fifties to today the production of jackets, trousers, soft shells, backpacks, ropes, climbing shoes and boots of the Millet brand, now part of the Millet Mountain Group, has continued uninterruptedly to the benefit of generations of mountain lovers in all its forms.

The group currently belongs to the top ten outdoor companies at European level, and aims to become one of the top five by 2021 enhancing the three complementary brands of Millet (mountaineering and verticality), Lafuma (quality accessible at low prices and special attention to environmental aspects ) and Eider (transversity, skiing in winter and mountain active in summer).

We took part in the new headquarters of Grassobbio at the presentation of the spring-summer 2019 collection. Millet capitalizes the Rise Up slogan focused on verticality through a path of collaboration with mountain experts, important investments in innovation, and in the choice of materials and methods of low impact production.

We briefly present some of the new products that seemed to us more interesting and innovative.


Approach shoe for four seasons, official footwear of the “Compagnia des Guides de Chamonix”.
Protective, fluid, precise, comfortable and safe.
Proven resistance to wear.
Available in men’s and women’s versions.
Materials: Vibram sole and Gore-Tex membrane
Technical notes: upper in split leather – fitted fit, semi-rigid support – compatible with snowshoes – protection on the malleoli – shock-absorbing stabilizer on the heel, rubber parapets on the toe and heel.


Approach model that reinforces the current offer in Matryx (Amuri – upper made of nylon and Kevlar) and leather (Amuri Leather).
The Amuri Knit is ideal for the summer and in dry soil conditions, as the woven fabric ensures maximum comfort for use on rough terrain.
Available in men’s and women’s versions.
Materials: Knitted polyester upper
Technical notes: precise fit, finger protection for greater precision – Lightweight, comfortable and lightweight EVA midsole – Millet 4 Points Grip outsole: light, soft and with a lot of grip.
Weight: 310g (man); 250g (woman)


Backpack with two versions of 30 or 20 liters capacity, perfect for level mountaineering and multi-day expeditions.
Combines stiffness and comfort for maximum support over time, even on steep and challenging paths.
The Dyneema nylon concept guarantees the most resistant weft currently on the market.
The straps are multifunctional and / or removable (compression, hip belt, accessory holder).
Materials: P50D Dyneema complex
Technical notes: Rolling Closure protection closure with 5 liter extension – Side access with zip – Zipped front compartment – Detachable waist belt – FPP Ergo ice axle fastening system
Weight: 630g
Water resistance: 20,000mm


Mountaineering jacket designed for men, made of Gore-Tex PRO 70D for a perfect combination of strength, lightness and functionality.
It offers great performance together with lightness, abrasion resistance and a combination of details that make it suitable for mountaineering and hiking.
Technical notes: hood for mountaineering compatible with the helmet, adjustable, equipped with protective visor and panoramic vision – 2 large side pockets also accessible with the harness – Central double slider zip, adjustable cuffs and waist – Internal safety pocket with zip closure
Weight: 440g (Man)


Climbing pants, ideal for any type of climbing, indoor and outdoor, boulder or long routes.
The “casual” look makes it also suitable for wearing in everyday life.
The elasticized fibers offer freedom of movement in all situations, also facilitated by pre-shaped knees that guarantee comfort and correct wearability
Materials: stretch cotton
Technical notes: light and stretch cotton with contrasting interior – maximum comfort and freedom of movement – pre-formed legs and knees – Can be used with harness – 5 pockets.
Weight: 406g

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