The first hardshell with pure merino wool on the skin
Robust, wind and waterproof freeriding jacket with soft merino lining
Massive, steep couloirs – surrounded by high, peaked rock faces: Inspired by alpine terrain, our MERINO GUARDIAN SHELL for men is now also available in a new rocky print! Thanks to the unique interplay of the HIGH-PERFORMANCE Toray DERMIZAX®EV MEMBRANE with a LINING OF MERINO WOOL, this 3L jacket remains the benchmark in hardshell comfort!
The inside of the jacket, which is made completely of merino wool, provides unique wear comfort, whilst the hardshell exterior, with its highly functional Toray Dermizax®EV membrane, and with a water column of at least 20,000mm, protects you from the wet and cold, and is also absolutely windproof. The 100% merino wool backing ensures excellent temperature management: The wool in the MERINO GUARDIAN SHELL allows moisture to pass through rapidly, which prevents the build-up of an inner layer of moisture and makes the 3L hardshell feel dry on the inside. This allows the MERINO GUARDIAN SHELL to absorb and then slowly release large quantities of moisture. This buffer action supports the DERZIMAX®EV MEMBRANE and enables ideal management of temperature and moisture.
Features like the 2-way adjustable storm hood (helmet compatible) with horizontal and vertical adjustment options and the adjustable seam provide the perfect fit and offer additional protection in stormy conditions. The two large front pockets, the inside pocket and the ski pass pocket provide more than enough room for the large and small items you need for ski touring and freeriding. And in case it gets a bit more challenging: The ergonomic underarm ventilation zippers can be easily opened for additional ventilation. At the same time, new processing technology in the MERINO GUARDIAN SHELL enables much flatter and consequently longer-lasting seams, so that the freeriding jacket is more durable for endless days riding powder.
Since 1995, merino wool has been an integral component of ORTOVOX’s mountainwear. Our merino wool comes from happy sheep reared on monitored, ethical sheep farms. The wool is naturally 100% ecological and therefore super sustainable. Thanks to the small-diameter fibers in its fine woolen threads, merino wool feels extremely soft and comfortable on the skin. In addition to comfort, merino wool also provides an ideal personal body climate by regulating both moisture and temperature. It is also easy to care for and, thanks to its antibacterial effect, odor neutralizing.
The Dermizax® EV functions in the same way as the Dermizax® NX membrane. It is completely waterproof (min. 20,000mm) and 100% windproof. It is breathable up to 20,000 g/m²/24h and therefore perfectly suited for freeriding.
Our wool has its origins at the heart of a natural paradise. Where the air is at its purest, the food rich, and the climate moderate – this is where the best merino wool in the world can be found.