Home Wild Home (film)

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The Montanus duo have made another dazzling film. This time, the two rode from their home in L’Aquila, Italy and set off into the magnificent Apennine Mountains. Watch Home Wild Home here, find a beautiful set of stills from the trip, and see the new Corvid Corax, the bike they used on the trip…

Home Wild Home is the latest film by Francesco and Giorgio, aka Montanus. Unlike the films the two made in Patagonia and Iceland, this one doesn’t document a big expedition in a far away, remote locale. Instead, they created a sort of homage to their own native turf, filming the backyard trails that link their hometown L’Aquila, in central Italy, with the massif of Gran Sasso d’Italia, the highest peaks of the magnifiscent Apennine mountains. This is the environment where the two formed an appreciation for wilderness and developed the outdoor skills that have allowed them to travel and explore remote and wild places, farther afield. Home Wild Home is more than a bikepacking film, it’s a sign of gratitude to this place and an tribute to the recovery of L’Aquila, hit hard by a devastating earthquake a decade ago. Watch the film here, then scroll down for a photo gallery, gear list, and a peek at the new Corvid Corax…

  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy

BIKES AND BAGS

The bikes ridden in the film are the new Corvid Corax, the result of collaboration between Corvid Cycles and Montanus. Corax is a titanium 29”/27.5+ bikepacking rig, handmade in Colorado (USA) and specifically conceived for adventure. We’ll have more on that soon. In the meantime, here’s a teaser photo…

Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy

Francesco and Giorgio adopted a light and minimalist kit for better handling on the rough and technical singletrack that this area is known for. The setup includes Pronghorn system from Revelate Designs to lighten the weight on the front of the bike, and the Vole, a compact seatbag specifically designed to work with a dropper seatpost. Other bags include the Ranger frame bag, Mag-tank, and Egress pocket.

  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy

OVERNIGHTER CAMPING GEAR

Sleeping bag: Therm-A-Rest HYPERION 32F/0C°
Mattress: Therm-A-Rest NeoAir UberLite
Tarp: Homemade tarp
Stove: MSR PocketRocket Deluxe
Cup: MSR Titan cup
Cutlery: MSR Titan Fork and Spoon
Knife: Helle Alden
Straps: Voile Straps
Headlamp: Black Diamond Spot 325
Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy

FILMING EQUIPMENT

Camera 1: Sony RX100 MKVI 24-200mm f/2.8-f/4.5
Gimbal camera 1: Feiyu G6 Plus
Lens filter camera1: Mag Filter CPL 42mm
Camera 2: Canon EOS 100D
Primary Lens: Canon EF-S 60 mm F2.8 USM Macro
Spare Lens: Canon EF-S 24 mm F/2.8 STM
GoPro: Hero 5 Black
GoPro lens filter: Polar Pro CINEMA SERIES / Shutter collection / ND8 – ND16 – ND32
GoPro Gimbal: Feiyu Tech WG2X
Drone: DJI Mavic Air
Drone camera lens filter: Polar Pro CINEMA SERIES / Limited collection / ND32 – ND64 – ND32/PL – ND64/PL
Microphone 1: RØDE VideoMic Pro
Microphone 2: RØDE Lavalier GO
Camera slider: Grip Gear Movie Maker 2
Tripod 1: SIRUI T-025SK Carbon Fiber
Tripod 2: JOBY GorillaPod 1K
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy
  • Home Wild Home Film, Montanus, Abruzzo, italy

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