Freeriding starts with the first layer of clothing. Since that is what determines whether the overall clothing system will work as expected. Ortovox trust merino wool in every layer. This natural fiber 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 without feeling wet. It transports moisture into the fiber core and then slowly releases it. At the same time, it helps regulate temperature and prevents unpleasant odors.
Ortovox rely on 100% merino wool for the Rock'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 are really low. From short sleeves to long sleeves and from boxers to long pants, this collection is characterized largely by colorful designs, fun features, loose cuts, and - of course - highly functional merino fibers.
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!