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Beyond the Bale : September 2019
Since 1988, German mountainwear company and Woolmark licensee ORTOVOX has focused its attention on using wool throughout its apparel range – from base-layers through mid-layers to outer-layers. The company has expanded during these past three decades, now selling its products in more than 1,750 stores across Europe, North America and Japan. One of the company’s most innovative recent products is its Merino Windbreaker, which The unique blend of the yarn in the Merino Windbreaker comprises polyamide filaments wrapped around a core of fine Merino fibres – creating a very durable but comfortable fabric. ORTOVOX’s extraordinary super lightweight Merino Windbreaker provides protection from wind and weather. The Merino Windbreaker from German mountainwear brand ORTOVOX is not only windproof, it is also extremely lightweight, very strong and has all the breathability and comfort benefits of fine Merino wool. ORTOVOX MERINO WINDBREAKER SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT SUPER STRONG caught the attention of industry experts at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in July 2018 and which was rolled out to consumers for the 2019 summer season. What is innovative about the product? Put simply, this jacket is one of the lightest pieces of wool-rich outerwear that has ever been developed, with the fabric weighing in at just 59 g/m2. To put this figure in perspective, the page of paper on which you are reading this article in Beyond the Bale weighs 95 g/m2, that’s more than 1.6 times as heavy as the fabric. The men’s jacket weighs just 158 g in total while the women’s jacket weighs 136 g – about the weight of a small tub of low-fat yoghurt. This is the first windbreaker to be made of a material containing a majority of fine Merino wool fibres: 55% Merino wool and 45% polyamide. But not only is the fabric super lightweight, it is also very robust and comfortable. “At ORTOVOX, we’ve been putting our trust in wool since 1988. Influenced by our wool-DNA, we had an extraordinary idea: A windbreaker made of material containing fine Merino fibres – for the very first time! The result is the Merino Windbreaker – a unique windproof jacket that has all of the benefits of fine Merino fibres.” Lucia Wangler, ORTOVOX Product Development Mountainwear Using Beta-Spun technology from the Südwolle Group, fine polyamide filaments are spun around a Merino wool core. The protective polyamide coat makes the yarn more than 70% more tear resistant than conventional Merino yarn, and more abrasion resistant too. However, thanks to the elaborate spinning process, the wearer can still feel the fine Merino fibres on their skin – providing all the comfort benefits of fine natural fibre. Thanks also to its high wool content, the material can regulate moisture and temperature levels and is odour resistant. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects against light rain. The high quality of this lightweight windbreaker is also apparent in its manufacture. Intricate seams and neat workmanship on the inside prevent bulges so that all seams are flat, making this jacket pleasant to wear. And despite the high wool content, technical bonding has not been dispensed with. An elastic hem and elastic cuffs ensure that the jacket is comfortable when done up. While minimalistic, it is also very functional: A practical breast pocket provides space for a map, and the whole windbreaker is so compact that it can be stored in its own pocket and then fastened to a belt or backpack. A self-adjusting hood and long cuffs provide perfect protection against wind and weather. All this makes the Merino Windbreaker an exceptional all-rounder and the perfect companion in the mountains. MORE INFORMATION www.ortovox.com OFF FARM 15
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