Salewa 's summer 2022 alpineclimbing collection takes every climber's needs into account. When it comes to equipment, the brand is aware that it is important for the climber to be able to rely on the individual functionality and durability of each item.
Thus, all the elements of the new collection are designed and manufactured in a sober, high quality and uncompromising way on theclimbingroutes. No matter what the weather, the grip of the rock or the level, everyone will appreciate the properties of the equipment.
Alpine Hemp, as strong as you are
Attention summarized in 7 words: flexibility, portability, natural, elasticity, breathability, thermoregulation, comfort.
Alpine Hemp is a new fabric developed specifically for the brand'sclimbing collection. Aware of the love that climbers have for nature, Salewa has created clothing that is natural, comfortable and durable.
Every climber needs flexible clothing that does not restrict his or her freedom of movement, even in moments when movements need to be more dynamic.
Alpine Hemp fabric is designed using complex weaving and knitting techniques to enhance the natural characteristics of hemp by combining it with other fibers, such as recycled polyester, organic cotton and elastane. The brand has developed an elastic abrasion-resistant fabric containing hemp, recycled polyester and elastane.
Why use hemp in textiles?
This fast-growing plant is more durable and allows for fabrics with interesting properties. The future of this fiber is promising, as it is the oldest known yarn. Until the beginning of the 20th century, hemp was one of the most widely grown crops. However, due to economic restrictions resulting from political choices, this industrial sector literally disappeared.
Salewa has a long-term commitment to supporting the Alpine economy and the use of natural resources.
"Eline Le Menestrel, climber
I like the comfort of hemp products and I observe great differences between hemp and synthetic fibers. Hemp feels good on the skin: the more you wear it, the softer and more supple it becomes, and its high breathability prevents unpleasant odors. I also like the idea and values behind the hemp collection, namely the search for new fabrics and new ways to produce high quality clothing with environmental issues in mind."
"Simon Gietl, mountaineer
The Alpine Hemp pants are very comfortable. I like the fact that even with intense activity and heavy perspiration, they don't stick to the skin or restrict freedom of movement. In fact, I wear them all day: before, during and after climbing."