Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Mammut winter collection 09/10 is into snow & safety
Mammut winter collection 09/10 is into snow & safety
21
Sep '09
Mammut is breaking new ground with its underwear for mountaineers – a world first. It took specialists three years to develop a range of exceptionally comfortable Alpine Underwear which is tailored to alpine conditions – after all, mountaineers have high standards when it comes their choice of gear. The layer of clothing closest to the skin has the job of wicking, regulating, warming, cooling and drying. Mammut achieves this by skillfully combining natural and synthetic fibers through Advanced Bodymapping technology – the deployment of Merino wool and microfabrics where they most benefit the body.

Advanced Bodymapping incorporating merino wool and microfibers
Mammut – in a world first – combines merino wool and microfibers in its SYMBIOS base layer concept. In the all-year quality Advanced Bodymapping sees the Swiss mountain sports specialist using three different kinds of fabric around the body according to their properties. The reason is that different body zones make different demands of a fabric's functionality. A high proportion of merino wool, which is able to maintain warmth even when wet, is perfect for body zones requiring extra insulation, such as knees and elbows.

Fabric containing a high proportion of lighter microfibers is matched to body zones that quickly generate surplus heat and sweat – this ensures a consistent temperature at the arms, legs and around the hips. By contrast, 100% microfiber fabric is ideal for points of the body subject to intense sweating and not so sensitive to cold – the armpits, the backs of the knees and the back: Here, the fabric dries very quickly thanks to its optimized wicking properties.

For mountaineers in very cold regions or people who feel the cold a lot during general outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking the Alpine Underwear warm-quality is the ideal base layer. Here, Mammut introduces two qualities of fabric. A merino-microfiber blend containing a high proportion of wool insulates extensive areas of the body including the arms, the shoulders, the front of the torso, the calves and thighs, the buttocks and, for women, the hip area. Even when it's wet, the fabric can be depended on to keep the wearer cozy.

Zones of the body less sensitive to cold – the underarms, the back of the knees and the back of the torso – are matched to fabric containing 100% microfibers which quickly wick the sweat away from the skin, leaving the wearer feel nice and dry.

Why do mountaineers need special underwear?
Because the conditions in the mountains are more extreme. Weather is a critical factor and presents mountaineers with a series of challenges – the body experiences huge temperature fluctuations: freezing at the extremities, sweating down the back, cooling here – heat accumulation there. Hefty demands are made of the base layer, which tends to be worn all day long.

Because the alpinist has to “Stop&Go” – he is not constantly on the move – sweat-inducing climbing or hiking alternates with periods of rest during which the body quickly cools. The underwear has to help cool the body when activity is at its most strenuous and warm it when it is at rest.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Silk Mills

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Sutlej Textiles adds American Silk Mills to its portfolio

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) has announced the...

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search