Ortovox Swiss Wool Piz Bianco Jacket Mens insulated with 150 g/m2 Swiss Wool these jackets are ideal mountain wear for a multiple tasks, not only skiing but ski touring mountain climbing plus they pack down to a super small size. Ortovox have produced these jackets for the last couple of seasons but to be fair we did not like the finish on the outer fabric this season they have changed and now really are a perfect Alpine jacket for multiple uses.
The Swiss Wool is fair trade Swiss virgin wool, they have a membrane so windproof and water resitance is good.
Heres what Ortovox say about these jackets:
Our Swisswool collection stands for natural warmth and sustainable production!
Swisswool is not only a product that looks extremely good and keeps you warm - it is particularly unique as it is in harmony with nature. The lining is made of Swiss virgin wool. The wool manufacturer, the company Swisswool, provides the shepherds in many remote Alpine valleys in Switzerland the possibility to deliver their wool to the Swisswool collection points. This happens especially in early summer. The sheep kept on some very remote pastures get their summer shearing there. The shepherds transport the freshly sheared wool to the collection points. Here it is weighed and paid for fairly. Swisswool processes the raw wool further in Switzerland and sends the finished lining to our European manufacturing plants. Here the product gets its unique design and great features that make it ideally fit for the mountains. In the finishing, the wool is quilted into many small insulation chambers. As wool is a very voluminous fiber, it forms a lot of air pockets, which provide excellent insulation and make the products highly compressible.
The outer material is a lightweight and windproof micro ripstop nylon, which is very easy to clean. In the armpit area, we use a nice soft and warm merino fleece. It grants an extremely pleasant feel on the skin and protects against the cold and is moreover very breathable.
The (SW) JACKET PIZ BIANCO has an inside pocket that doubles as a carrying bag for the jacket. Two pockets in the abdominal area (as well as a pocket in the chest area) provide ample storage space for your tour accessories or provide for warm hands. In order to protect from the elements on the mountain, the storm hood is cut tight, but without limiting the field of vision.
Design, quality workmanship and the sustainability concept have been awarded the ispo Ski Award.
Outer: Nylon micro ripstop
Lining: 88% Virgin wool (Merino) / 12% polylactide (corn-based)