VAUDE is heralding a new era in the construction of modern alpine backpacks with the Rupal Light 18 and Rupal Light 28, and they’ll help you make it up the mountain in record time. Thanks to the selection of lightweight materials for a total weight of just 500 grams, these rock jocks offer mountain guide befitting features with clever details and functional design.
100 years ago the first skiers could be found barreling down the slopes in grandma's knitted wool sweater. Today, knitwear is a machine-made, high-tech product. In the VAUDE Larice LesSeam Jacket, Comfort Mapping and the sophisticated, seamless circular knitting process brings more flexibility to your tour and is the first choice for performance-minded ski tourers. The jacket – and the matching vest – also scores high with warm PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Eco padding on the chest for extra warmth when carving down slopes.
Closing the loop. For the first time, a water and windproof polyester membrane made of post-consumer recycled materials, such as used PET bottles, is being applied in VAUDE clothing. The Ceplex Green membrane in the current version of the Miskanti Softshell Jacket has opened up a new chapter in sustainable weather protection.
In its Winter 19/20 collection, VAUDE is presenting two new products made from the world's first fleece fabric with biodegradable fiber on the napped inner surface. With the Miskanti fleece for hikers and the sportier Shuksan fleece, an ecological textile innovation has gone into series production, offering a solution to the problem of microplastics that are shed during the washing process – a good 40 years after the introduction of fleece fabrics in the outdoor market.
In 2019, VAUDE is taking a lifecycle approach to down clothing as well and is opening a new chapter: For the first time GRS-certified recycled down is being used in VAUDE apparel – and this goes for all its down jackets. In the latest version of the VAUDE Kabru Hooded Jacket, the shell is even made of recycled polyamide, making it the first fully recycled down jacket. Heat recovery also works with textiles.
With its Mineo line, VAUDE is launching a fashionable apparel series whose urban, stylish looks strike a cord with the most discerning. Not only does it score high in the urban jungle, but the recycled materials and environmentally-friendly production takes a stand for sustainability as well.