Merino fleece is a revolution in merino wool. Ortovox combines a polyester outer skin with a 100 % merino wool inner. The merino wool is directly woven together with the outer skin and brushed. The result is an unbelievably stretchy, highly resistant and enormously breathable product.
Ortovox´s new fleece vest is the perfect 2nd layer for high intensity sports. The collar provides protection from cold and wind without a feeling of constriction, and iPod or other small objects can be stowed in the bonded chest pocket or one of the two front pockets. The merino fleece material is absolutely convincing: it is the perfect combination of high breathability and cuddly wear comfort.
Ortovox came to life when Gerald Kampel and Jürgen Wegner developed the first double frequency transceiver to aid in avalanche victim searches. They have since 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!