Winter's going to be colorful! Freeriding starts with the first layer of clothing, since this is what determines whether the overall clothing system will work as expected. We've put their trust in merino wool in every layer. This natural fibre is great in every season of the year, but it is simply fantastic for winter sports when body temperature fluctuates between heavy perspiration during periods of activity and rapid cooling when at rest. Merino wool has the unique ability to absorb large volumes of moisture yet not feel wet. It transports moisture into the fibre core and then slowly releases it. At the same time, it helps regulate temperature and prevents unpleasant odors.
Ortovox uses 100% MERINO WOOL for theirROCK‘N‘WOOL collection. These products have a material weight of 185 G/M², making them highly versatile from the beginning of winter to the end, even when temperatures take a dip. From short sleeves to long sleeves and from boxers to short pants, this collection is characterised largely by colorful designs, fun features, loose cuts, and - of course - the highly functional merino fibre.
THE NATURAL PARADISE OF TASMANIA
Incidentally, 100% of the merino wool from this collection comes from the Australian island of Tasmania. The wool from this natural paradise is high-quality, thin (18 microns), and tear-resistant. But just as important for ORTOVOX, the material is ethically and ecologically sound. Ortovox have very high expectations for the farmers. A large portion of their working time is committed to ensuring sustainable farm management and animal welfare.
Ortovox came to life with the invention of the first double frequency transceiver to aid in avalanche victim searches. With their passion for keeping skiers and snowboarders safe, Ortovox has grown into one of the biggest producers of avalanche safety gear on the market. In 1995 they added merino underwear to their selection, and we have been hooked ever since!