No more fatigue on endless climbs? A dream for all tourers! And that’s exactly why the Tour Compression could well become your new favourite sock on long, hard ascents. The sophisticated compression supports the muscles and protects against fatigue.
The compression function of Ortovoxs Tour Compression sock is in line with the European CEN standard and provides class 1 compression (mild pressure, 15–21mmHg). This means the compression effect is higher at the ankle than in the calf area. Compression helps the veins to carry low-oxygen, high-lactate blood back to the heart and replace it with fresh blood. In this way provision to the muscles can be improved and premature fatigue prevented.
The Tour Compression also excels in its fit: The Tour Compression has an extra ergonomic right/left fit that sits optimally on the foot. The flat body construction allows for a crease and pressure-free fit. What’s more, the ankle stabilization zone and the elastic cuff prevent unnecessary slipping. To avoid blisters and chafing, we have kept the toe seam flat. The padded heel and toe areas also improve the cushioning and protects against chafing. For good breathability, we have incorporated a 360-degree webbing system on the foot: You’ll, therefore, feel comfortable, even on strenuous climbs.
Merino wool means the socks are naturally moisture and odour neutralizing and feel very comfortable. The Tour Compression, therefore, feels at home on demanding ski tours as well as on alpine or long mountain tours – precisely when there is no room for fatigue.
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!