Retro is absolutely in. For the past few years, old-school style bags have been gracing modern cityscapes. The German family-run company VAUDE is also revisiting its roots and has revamped a few style icons from its over 40-year history as a mountain sports outfitter. The new Colleagues bag collection fuses timeless design with urban elegance and a modern slant for the needs of today. The new Colleagues have a sense of organization and are intrinsically dedicated to environmental conservation. After all, they consist largely of recycled material and bear the prestigious VAUDE Green Shape label. These Colleagues are your ticket for a journey that’s "Back to the Future".
Since 2009, the Recycled bags and backpacks have been some of VAUDE’s absolute best-sellers. This is no wonder, after all these eco-trendsetters made from recycled PET bottles are not only stylish but also highly practical, and indispensable companions for modern everyday life. Now, VAUDE has reworked the series with some minor design updates and added two new models.
In accordance with the motto "Earn your turn", the Back Bowl series will be going on a discover journey into the wintery backcountry. Full protection against the elements, versatile and technical construction as well as fresh style factor has been taken into account in this all-terrain series.
Style, function and close-to-nature – all fundamental to VAUDE Children’s Apparel. When eco-friendly materials are put to use as stylishly as they are in the new Kids Chacma Parka, even parents may become envious. A style to fall in love with. Warm, waterproof and elegant, exactly how you want to make your way through winter wonderlands.
VAUDE is ready to present a special highlight in their trousers department. In the Urban Life Collection Winter 17-18, VAUDE is using an exclusive new material from PrimaLoft® for all of its jeans – a functional blend of cotton and siliconized polyester with a bit of elastane. This material promises a conquest of the comfort zone in terms of stretch and drying time.
If you want to engage in sustainable environmental protection, you have to think about cycles. When it comes to functional outdoor clothing, this means keeping an eye on the entire process. Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes are in demand in the textile industry, but they are not yet widespread in Asian textile factories. The sustainability pioneer VAUDE is now using a particularly resource-conserving dye process for its Rienza fleece jackets. A wearable environmental understatement for eco-pioneers who enjoy forging new ground.
As most outdoor enthusiasts know, the best way to head out into nature is on foot – and not by car. Even in winter, exploring hill and dale are not a problem when you have the right gear. In terms of insulation, the magic word is "hybrid" for optimal microclimate comfort. VAUDE spells it out clearly in the new Roccia Primasoft Hoody that puts premium PrimaLoft® insulation to work, and even comes with an environmental bonus to boot. So, what are you waiting for? Head for the hills and listen to the call of the wild!
At VAUDE, a firm commitment to environmental protection has been a leitmotif of sustainable innovation for many years. These southern Germans have now added a surprising ecological development in their in-house Ceplex membrane by including recycled and biobased components. Ceplex Green is used in the technical, alpine-oriented Shuksan apparel line that wows with windproof, waterproof and eco-friendly performance. VAUDE has also completely eliminated the use of harmful fluorocarbons in its membrane and water-repellent finishes.
With the Tirano reversible cycling cape, VAUDE has created a stylish all-rounder for cold weather riding. It protects bikers from wind and inhospitable weather so they can pursue their modern cycling lifestyles, and with a reversible function, it can be used in a myriad of great ways.
Recycling materials are now to be found in an ever-increasing number of new products. The product developers at VAUDE also see this as a positive development, and are increasingly using materials in performance apparel that help conserve valuable resources. This can be seen put to work in two ways in the technical softshell Steglio Jacket.
Wool in performance sportswear has made great headway now that it can be processed in finest quality. This natural fiber offers a wide range of advantages and is put to use in a wide selection of jackets, trousers and jerseys in the new VAUDE Bike Collection for Fall/Winter 2017-18.
VAUDE Children's Apparel has been skillfully engineered down to the last detail and is full of child-friendly outdoor functionality. It’s no wonder – after all, this family run company from southern Germany has a test lab right at its doorstep with the company’s own on-site daycare center.
Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, serves not only as the namesake for the new VAUDE winter footwear series. Weather-wise, there are also strong leanings toward the Scandinavian winter. With insulating felt materials, premium TerraCare® eco-leather and thermal PrimaLoft® linings, UBN Kiruna Mid boots defy winter while sporting compelling eco-friendliness as well.
VAUDE opens up year-round riding options for die-hard cyclists, with its mid-high Minaki Mid CPX MTB shoe. Designed to keep feet warm and dry when cold, wet weather hits, it features the Boa closure system for easy on and off.
On November 27, 2015 VAUDE received the highest honors at the prestigious German Sustainability Award and is elated with being named “Germany's Most Sustainable Brand.” With a radiating smile, Dr. Antje von Dewitz, VAUDE CEO, accepted the award from the hands of former ski jumping world champion Sven Hannawald. In addition to Queen Silvia of Sweden, numerous prominent guests representing a broad range of business and politics were present at the award ceremony in Düsseldorf. The German Sustainability Award, which ranks among the most prestigious awards of its kind in Europe, is awarded by the German Sustainability Award Foundation e.V. in cooperation with the federal government under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.