Robust climbing vest for alpine routes
Extremely durable, athletic stretch vest for alpine climbing
- High scuff resistance
- Water-resistant thanks to DWR treatment
- Fine merino wool on the inside
- Athletic cut for great freedom of movement
The massive, bizarre towers of the Pala group protrude from the stony alpine plateau. Climbing here in the southernmost mountain range of the Dolomites takes strong nerves – and strong material.
Our MERINO SHIELD TEC line was designed especially for such long, alpine routes. We have incorporated extremely scuff-resistant material into our PALA climbing VEST for men. In the Martindale test for scuff resistance, the primary material was able to withstand over 50,000 abrasion cycles. In high-stress areas, we’ve used inserts that are even more robust (˃100,000 abrasion cycles in the Martindale test) to offer maximum protection from rugged rock faces. In addition, the MERINO SHIELD TEC line is made of polyamide and elastane on the outside and fine merino wool on the inside. This mix guarantees high breathability and will mirror all your movements on the rock face thanks to 4-WAY STRETCH material.
Just like the PALA JACKET, the PALA VEST for men has an athletic cut and has been developed especially for climbing. This lightweight climbing vest stands for freedom of movement, flexibility and protection in alpine terrain. In addition, the adjustable seam ensures an optimal, close fit without slipping. In colder temperatures or wind, the neck is protected by the high collar, which is particularly useful on exposed climbs. The breast pocket has space for a map, cell phone, trail bar or other small items that you may need to access quickly during a long day of climbing.
The PALA VEST uses wind and water-resistant (DWR treated) material to provide sufficient protection against wind and light precipitation. The no-membrane design and fine Merino wool on the inside provide ample breathability. Like the PALA JACKET, the light shell has reinforcements in the shoulder and hip area – precisely where protection from scuffing is needed.
Tested and recommended by the VDBS
Since summer 2018 ORTOVOX has been expanding its long-term partnership with the Verband Deutscher Berg- und Skiführer (VDBS – German mountain and ski guide association) from emergency equipment into the clothing sector. ORTOVOX is not just a supplier for the VDBS; it is now also working together with the VDBS on project development. Products that we have developed and tested together bear the VDBS logo.
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.