Founded in 2007, Karpos, is a young brand with deep roots....Roots from 1946, called Manifattura Valcismon (Sportful) in the Dolomites.
It was Giordano Cremonese, a sportsman who loves cross-country skiing, who came up with the idea of creating technical outfits for sportsmen and women. He wore his first creation by covering 70 km during the Marcialonga race in 1972. Since then, innovations have been flowing. Indeed, he started selling his jerseys and cycling shorts in 1985. From then on, the most famous runners call on him for their competition clothing.
Later Dr. Cremonese, who has always had a strong link with the Dolomites, discovers a new dimension, linked to the emotions, silence and reflection that only the mountains can offer. After a long adventure with cross-country skiing and cycling, it is time to take a new way of looking at and rethinking outdoor clothing: KARPOS.
Born at the foot of the vertical lines of the Dolomites, Karpos develops a philosophy that respects the essence of nature with the aim of accompanying and supporting those who are driven by the desire to climb higher and higher.
Karpos products are a concentrate of innovation, design and quality of materials with an Italian touch that makes all the difference: a real line of technical clothing addressed toclimbing, hiking, trail, running, mountain biking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering. For this reason KARPOS sponsors since 2013 the athletes of the Italian National Ski Mountaineering Team and some of the best climbers in the world like Cédric Lachat, xavier Gachet, Adèle Milloz,...
In 2017, it's a big wake-up call for Karpos.
Karpos is now a well-known player in the outdoor world thanks to the collaboration with Ueli Steck, which began in 2017 and unfortunately ended prematurely. A real turning point for Karpos: the launch of the HIGHEST line, demonstrating the strength of the brand in terms of innovation, research, and technology.
Karpos imposes its quality in a very varied range of tee shirts, fleeces, jackets, shorts and hard shells but also trousers and this summer and winter!
"We initially thought of lizards, ants and caterpillars... animals that defy the laws of gravity and have no wings. Then we thought that this concept should be represented by an element that would symbolize a man climbing, but also nature, which in this case would encompass, surround the human spirit... and even more. This is how our superhuman hand was born , a fusion between the fingers of man and those of the gecko, a prehistoric and magical reptile capable of walking on walls. Then the color green... the color of nature. For it is not we who conquer the mountains, but the mountains who conquer us. We are visionary mountaineers who imagine that passion makes holds appear under our fingers. We are the crazy idealists who believe that we can make our dreams come true, driven by this passion. We believed in it when we started out and we still do."