For the first time, we are combining Merino wool with locally obtained SWISSWOOL to create the new SWISSWOOL
HYBRID line. The results are garments with individualized functionality adapted to the various heat zones of the body!
SWISSWOOL is synonymous with regional sourcing and fairness at every step in the supply chain. The wool is exclusively of Swiss origin and is currently collected at 22 collection stations, including remote Alpine valleys. In 2011, regional farmers delivered 400 metric tons of wool per year. This material, which was transported utilizing the most efficient routes of transport, was then processed into fleece layers within Europe. The resulting product is the ideal insulating material for our mountain clothing.
MERINO WOOL is characterized by a very small fiber diameter (18 microns). Because of their fineness, merino wool fibers can be worn directly against the skin without causing a scratchy sensation. Both wool types are outstanding functional fibers. They have the ability toabsorb large volumes of moisture (>30% their own weight) without feeling wet. The fibers direct moisture into the core and then slowly release it to the outside environment. In addition, wool helps regulate temperature and gets rid of unpleasant odors.
Our new SWISSWOOL HYBRID collection feature SWISSWOOL inserts (60 g/m²) at cold sensitive locations on the body, such as the stomach zone on jackets or the thighs on pants. The fibers are packaged in windproof and water-resistant ripstop nylon, giving the wearer the best possible protection. Parts of the body that are constantly in motion and therefore less sensitive to cold are insulated with mixed fibers of merino wool and polyamide/polyester. In these areas, we've placed priority on high functionality and wear comfort rather than retention of heat only. On the (SW) HYBRID PANTS, we've equipped these areas with MERINO NATURETEC material, which provides a high level of water resistance.
We've developed the SWISSWOOL HYBRID line for people who enjoy ski touring even on very cold days. We've significantly advanced the pants technically, and given them an extremely ergonomic cut. Our removable suspenders ensure an outstanding fit. Top-to-bottom, lateral four-way zippers provide ventilation during times of strenuous activity and make it easier to get into the pants. We've added active ventilation to the knee area. Covered ventilation slits offer comfortable cooling when in motion and provide insulation when standing still. Merino mesh inserts keep snow out. The entire lower area of the pants is made of SCHOELLER® KEPROTEC, a cut-resistant material that protects the garment from sharp ski edges. The leg bottoms have zippers for width adjustment, while a silicon coating keeps the pants in place. "