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Skarvan Biobased Pants – Trekking pants made of biobased polyamide PA 6.10
VAUDE is taking a major step into the post-fossil age with its new Skarvan Biobased Pants made of biobased polyamide PA 6.10. The yarn used consists of 62 % castor oil and was developed together with the polymer specialist Evonik. In addition to the ecological advantages of renewable raw materials, this new fabric features impressive functional properties such as faster drying times and high elasticity. Biobased at its best!
Elope Jacket – Functional hiking jacket made with recycled materials
VAUDE has set itself ambitious targets and intends to significantly increase the proportion of recycled materials in its outdoor product range. The proportion of VAUDE products with a minimum content of 50 % renewable, biobased or recycled raw materials is to increase from the current level of just under 33 % (Summer 21 collection) to 90 % by 2024. The Elope Jacket is setting a good example. This functional jacket is largely made with recycled materials, which conserves valuable resources in production. The wind and waterproof 2-layer construction is the first choice for eco-aware hikers.
AntiMos apparel with ecological mosquito repellent and UV protection
Summertime is mosquito time. All sorts of sprays, creams and candles have been developed to combat the little pests – but it takes the right clothing to make mosquito repellent absolute. VAUDE's AntiMos apparel with natural geraniol ensures that mosquitoes and other biting insects don't stand a chance while also providing effective protection against sunburn.
Urban weather protection: Women's Mineo 2L Jacket and Men's Mineo 2,5L Parka
Summer time is not only sun time, but also thunderstorm time. If you don't think ahead, you run the risk of getting soaked. VAUDE is bringing weather protection to the big city with its Urban Life Collection. The
Mineo 2L jacket can be packed down small – and provides the best possible protection from a cloudburst. Modern design paired with outdoor functionality – that fits into any bag.
UBN Redmont 2.0 – eco sneakers with bio cotton and organic leather
The new VAUDE sneakers UBN Redmont 2.0 feature natural materials – bio cotton, organic leather and natural rubber, and they're truly astonishing in terms of sustainable shoe production. To top it off, they're also made in Europe. The "urban conscious" target group and any sports-loving metropolitans will find a trendy companion for their adventures in the urban jungle. They're certainly the greenest shoes VAUDE has ever made.
Wizard Rucksack with Aeroflex Control
If you want maximum flexibility and functionality in your backpack, the VAUDE Wizard is the choice for you. It's as versatile as life itself. This technical hiking pack is flexible enough to even meet day-to-day demands, with an Aeroflex Control suspension system that easily transitions from a snug-contact back to full ventilation.
The Trail Spacer 28 backpack made from biobased polyamide
The Trail Spacer 28 backpack has been tailored – or rather, knitted – for active mountaineers! Not only does it offer plenty of room for gear, it also scores points with excellent ventilation and an extremely comfortable 3D-knitted Spacerknit suspension system. In addition, it's partially made from biobased polyamide. It's an absolute carryall for nature lovers everywhere – and it won’t let anything come between you and your next micro-adventure!
Children's backpacks Skovi, Puck, Hylax & more with recycled materials
Kids have their own ideas and requirements when it comes to outdoor gear. Especially when it comes to backpacks, kids want to have it just as good as their parents. This is exactly where the new VAUDE children's backpacks Skovi, Puck, Hylax, Ayla and Minnie score. Each has a design that's not only inspiring with its cheerful colors, but is also tailor made for children and above all, features eco-friendly production. Starting with the Summer 2021 Season, all VAUDE children's backpacks will be made of recycled materials.
New travel accessories made from 100 % recycled materials
People on the move need support: to keep them organized throughout the day, when showering, sorting gear, for the careful storage of travel documents and, last but not least, to keep their money safe. This is exactly where the new travel accessories from VAUDE come into play. From money belts to wash bags, these personal aids bring order to everyday travel and make the daily routine easier for globetrotters. Thanks to 100 % recycled materials, the ecological footprint of these travel companions is also something you'll love.
Back Bowl 3L Jacket III + Pants: Eco-friendly Powder-Duo
VAUDE's Back Bowl series is aimed at downhill skiers who want to earn their powder runs by fair means – a motto that applies to true nature lovers as well as to their apparel. Now in its third generation, this 3-layer freeriding duo with optimized cut and features is perfectly designed for outstanding performance and even more fun on your deep snow adventures thanks to the pristine eco conscience it’ll give you!
Sesvenna Pro Jacket: Athletically-inclined climate activist
Some people like a challenge — especially when it comes to getting up a mountain with skis. High performance clothing is needed to keep you from overheating on ski tours and that’s where VAUDE's Sesvenna Pro jacket comes into play. It combines a sophisticated, motion-friendly construction with sustainable manufacturing. The outdoor specialist uses an ingenious material mix that is windproof and insulating, alternating breathable and flexible knit zones. The result is an outstanding microclimate and superbly comfortable fit for all kinds of adventures in the snow.
Women’s Elope Fleece Jacket: Green Fleece for Clean Water
Wood to wear? Yes, it’s possible! For its Winter Collection 20/21, the outdoor specialist VAUDE is once again offering textiles made from biodegradable fleece fabrics with wood cellulose. The chic Women's Elope Fleece Jacket for hiking and trekking contains 62 % recycled polyester in addition to its wood cellulose fiber. It’s the perfect choice for hiking with a clean conscience and when all you want to leave behind is a good impression. A small contribution toward fighting the growing problem of plastic waste in our environment.
Capacida Hybrid Jacket: Ascending Young Talent
Parents who love winter sports also love to share their passion with their children. But until now, finding adequate performance ski touring apparel for them has often been a real challenge. The outdoor, family specialist VAUDE also cares about the next aspiring generation of outdoor enthusiasts. With the Capacida Hybrid Jacket, the Kids Livigno Halfzip Sweater and Performance Pants we’ve got a trio for your first family ski tours – and for experiencing the thrill of the mountains by fair means.
Men’s Manukau Padded Jacket: Natural and sustainable urban style
Effortlessly cool city styling paired with environmental integrity – that’s the VAUDE Manukau Padded Jacket. There’s a huge amount of ecological spirit in this classic trucker jacket. A blend of hemp and recycled polyester was used in the outer material while recycled polyester from used bottles was included in the insulation. In addition, the jacket’s classic design and polished wax finish are sure to draw attention.
Fleece made from wood cellulose, reducing microplastics
With the development of the first biodegradable fleece fabric, VAUDE opened a new chapter in sustainable functional clothing in 2018. For the Summer Season 2020, the range of these ecological fleece models made from wood cellulose will now be extended to all apparel lines.
Skomer hiking gear for women: sustainable, fashionable and functional
For many women, hiking isn’t simply something to enjoy; it’s not about "higher, faster, further" but about rest and relaxation. Finding the right gear and apparel is about more than pure functionality. Sustainability and modern styles are also important when it comes to holistic hiking. For women who care about style as much as they care about the planet, the following applies: always leave behind a good impression, but don’t leave a trace! That's why VAUDE has developed a hiking series for women that includes production methods with a small ecological footprint.
Jura and Brenta backpacks with new Aeroflex 3D suspension
In the new Brenta and Jura hiking backpacks, VAUDE’s enhanced Aeroflex 3D suspension raises the bar to lofty levels when it comes to carrying your load comfortably. It wasn’t just the suspension that was refined; optics and functionality were focused on as well.
Magus 20: A pack for all occasions
Why buy three different backpacks for hiking, traveling and everyday life? The Magus 20 from VAUDE is designed to meet all your needs. Outfitted with the innovative, rear-ventilated Aeroflex 3D suspension system, this versatile backpack sets a new standard for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Thanks to the use of recycled materials, the manufacturing process has a small footprint. So go ahead – onwards to nature!
Meglis Eco 700 SYN Sleeping Bag
VAUDE’s new sleeping bag, the Meglis Eco SYN 700, covers a whole range of innovations. Thanks to its ingenious spiral patterning, it is not only very economical in terms of fabric consumption, it is also exceptionally comfortable to sleep in and features highly efficient heat retention thanks to its special stretch construction. In addition, the bag’s fill consists of 30 % kapok, a plant-based down, and the shell and lining are made from 100 % recycled polyamide. No matter how you look at it, the Meglis exhibits genuine climate-protection virtues. The Meglis Eco 700 SYN was choosen Gold Winner at Outstanding Outdoor Awards at the fair OutDoor by ISPO 2019.
Ultralight tent with seam bonded outer fly (Lizard Seamless tent)
The Lizard Seamless tent demonstrates VAUDE's penchant for perfection in tent development. The unique, sophisticated silicone adhesive technology makes the flysheet absolutely waterproof, doubles the tear strength of the seams and creates a sleek, clean design. The Lizard Seamless 1-2 P was choosen Gold Winner at Outstanding Outdoor Awards at the fair OutDoor by ISPO 2019.
Family: "Green Rebels" Functional & Environmentally Friendly Kids’ Apparel
Under the motto "Green Rebels", VAUDE is launching a small green revolution in Kids’ Apparel for the Summer Season 2020. All models have the Green Shape label which includes a high proportion of recycled materials and, for the first time, a biodegradable fleece made from wood cellulose and GOTS-certified cotton. After all, protecting the planet doesn't just start on Fridays with "Friday4future" protests; if you start early enough, it’ll become a part of their worldview.
Nature has been the best teacher for thousands of years – it’s an inexhaustible source of inspiration. That's why children should experience and discover their own realm – with all their senses and as thoroughly as possible – whatever the weather, of course. After all, people protect what they love!
HKG Core Mid STX  - Hiking Boots with a small eco footprint
The summer hiking season is fast approaching and new challenges in the mountains are just waiting to be discovered. A pair of comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and environmentally friendly hiking boots is what’s called for. The VAUDE HKG Core Mid STX combines all these attributes and offers hikers the best possible off-road support.
Drive Trunk camping tents
Maximum flexibility and comfortable travelling – that's what all campers want. Modern camping is all about being able to pitch your tent wherever you want it to be. The Drive Trunk tents, which are connected to the rear hatch of your car, meet these requirements precisely, giving flexible campers a mobile home away from home.
German Engineering & Innovation: Trail Spacer 18 Multispeed Backpack with 3D Knit Construction
At the ISPO, the outdoor specialist VAUDE will be presenting a larger version of its innovative Trail Spacer backpack. The lightweight pack for hyperactive athletes offers maximum comfort, perfect support and even more room for speed with its 3D knitted back and 18 liters of volume. And best of all, the backpack will be hitting the market as early as spring 2019.
Snow Cup Series: Winter apparel for children
The VAUDE Kids Snow Cup series provides more fun in the snow! Six different products – from snow overalls to mittens – ensure best possible comfort and reliable function for your pint-sized progeny in the cold, winter season.
Green Shape Core Collection - the future of sustainable outdoor gear
At the heart of the new VAUDE Winter Collection 2018/19 is its Green Shape Core Collection: an authentically sustainable selection of gear for a wide variety of outdoor activities. VAUDE has developed innovative materials that are high performing and environmentally friendly, while at the same time offer solutions for global environmental challenges such as microplastics pollution. With them, VAUDE is presenting the most sustainable products in the industry, underscoring its pioneering position and demonstrating what the future holds for sustainably innovative outdoor gear.
Backpack Trail Spacer 8 - Knit that fits
The southern German outdoor specialist VAUDE is once again demonstrating innovative strength in the field of backpack technology with the lightweight Trail Spacer 8. For the first time, an innovative 3D-knit construction has been used for the back. A globally unparalleled manufacturing process was developed in cooperation with the textile university of Albstadt-Sigmaringen that offers a compact fit for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking or trail running.
Green fleece for clean water
At the ISPO in Munich, VAUDE will be launching for the first time products made of a fleece fabric that feature a biodegradable, softly napped inner lining. As a pioneer in the field of sustainability, VAUDE has developed this fabric in collaboration with the Italian fabric supplier Pontetorto and will be the world’s first manufacturer to introduce it – in its Winter 18/19 Collection. The Miskanti Fleece Jacket, a high-stretch fleece for mountain sports, along with several models of the limited “Green Shape Core Collection” are all made with TENCEL® fleece. A good 40 years after the introduction of fleece fabrics to the outdoor market, VAUDE is now for the first time offering a solution to the problem of the shedding of microfibers during the washing process.
Insulated warmth for cold winter weather
VAUDE is introducing PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Natural Blend — a new, soft hybrid insulation made from plant fibers — for an eco-friendly yet stylish addition to its collection. The products that feature this innovative layer are not only good looking on the outside; their inner qualities are also first-rate. This trailblazing insulation is making an exclusive debut in the VAUDE Winter Collection 2018/19.
Vorwärts ins Backcountry
Für die Wintersaison 2018/19 hat VAUDE die Bekleidung für abfahrtsorientierte Skitourengeher grundlegend überarbeitet und nochmals erweitert. Den Schutz vor den Elementen und eine technisch aufwendige Konstruktion zeigt die Back Bowl Serie in einem lässigen und sehr geländegängigen Ski-Outfit. Alle Modelle tragen das VAUDE Green Shape Label für eine umweltfreundliche und sozial faire Herstellung. Die Membran und die wasserabweisende DWR-Ausrüstung ist bei der gesamten Bekleidungskollektion von VAUDE 100 % PFC-frei.
Skarvan Trekking Backpacks: Heavy duty backpacks for wilderness trekking
The Scottish Highlands, the Kerry Way in Ireland or the expansive Fjäll region of Scandinavia provide plenty of space for solitude and long-distance wilderness tours. You can hike here for days without seeing a cabin or other trace of civilization along the way, so you’ll have to take everything you’ll need with you and, of course, a pack that can hold it all – such as the Skarvan backpack from VAUDE.
Skarvan Trekking Series: ready to trek, from head to toe
Four seasons in one day – that’s what they say about the weather in Ireland. And if you’re heading out for more than one, you’d better be well equipped for this meteorological extravaganza. The Skarvan Series from VAUDE is an entire apparel concept that will have you prepared for every change in the weather so you can stay focused on experiencing impressive natural spectacles.
VAUDE Outdoor Gear in Green Shape: Eco Alpine Lifestyle
On the path of sustainability – with this motto, the mountain sports and cycling outfitter VAUDE, wishes to encourage athletes to take care of their environment. Those who wish to pursue a path of sustainability while enjoying the great outdoors can find many ways to reduce their ecological footprints while doing so. VAUDE provides gear with its own in-house Green Shape Label that does just this, proving just how sustainable functional apparel can be. Starting this Spring/Summer 2018 season, almost the entire VAUDE Apparel collection bears the Green Shape Label and the textile fabrics used for it are completely PFC-free, meaning that no harmful fluorocarbon compounds were used in the manufacturing.
Footwear: Skarvan trekking shoes
With the completely redesigned Summer 2018 Shoe Collection, the outdoor specialist VAUDE is both taking a big step forward while also reducing the environmental footprint of its products. With a uniform design language, sustainable materials and innovative technologies such as a seamless knit upper construction, the VAUDE Shoe Collection knows where it’s going: forward to nature!
Sleeping pads: extremely comfortable new models
Even outdoors, the proverb holds true: as you make your bed, so must you lie on it. For its newest insulation pads, VAUDE has used not only a highly technical 3D design, but has also set new standards in terms of comfort for camping, trekking and mountain adventures.
Sleeping bags: flexible, high performance synthetic fill sleeping bags
With the Säntis and Gamplüt, VAUDE is launching two innovative and highly flexible synthetic fill bags for the Summer Season 2018. The Säntis offers unparalleled freedom of movement with high-stretch zones while the Gamplüt sets new standards in versatility. Thanks to eco-friendly production meeting the Green Shape standards, a healthy night’s sleep is guaranteed.
Back Bowl Series Freetouring Apparel
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.
VAUDE presents the first PrimaLoft® Jeans
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.
Rienza knit-fleece with eco-friendly dye process
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.
Roccia Primasoft Hoody: Hybrid Trekking Jacket with PrimaLoft® Insulation
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!
Shuksan 3L Jacket & Hybrid Pants with Ceplex Green Membrane
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.
Footwear: Urban winter shoes with felt and Terra Care® leather
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.
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Company Birgit Weber Tel: (07542) 5306-173 »Birgit.Weber@vaude.com
Mountain Sports & Packs´n Bags Benedikt Tröster Tel: (07542) 5306-130 »Benedikt.Troester@vaude.com
Bike Sports Anna Rechtern Tel: (07542) 5306-727 »Anna.Rechtern@vaude.com