The reversible SWISSWOOL® PIZ BOVAL SOFTSHELL JACKET for men is developed for high-action mountain sports where good insulation performance at a low weight is required. The 90g/m² lightweight lining is not only produced in an environmentally friendly way but also has the advantage compared to down when it comes to warming, even when wet. Besides, wool can absorb and release more significant quantities of moisture than synthetic fibers.
Features such as the two front pockets on the multi-colored “wild side” provide plenty of storage space for equipment – or for merely warming your hands. You can store other small items safely in the inside pockets on the other side of the vest. The elastic seam and the ergonomic cut also ensure that the jacket offers an all-around good fit.
The basis for the Ortovox SWISSWOOL LIGHT line is the regional production of Swiss virgin wool. SWISSWOOL has set up collection stations specifically for this purpose in many Swiss Alpine valleys, some of which are very remote. At the shearing time in spring, shepherds can deliver their raw wool in exchange for a fair price. Thanks to the SWISSWOOL facilities, sheep farming, and wool production, which are often slightly unprofitable these days, have experienced a revival and are now more appealing than ever. After the raw wool has been weighed, it is washed and then processed. ORTOVOX provides the unique design and functionality of the end product.
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!