ODLO x Burton Snowboards are thrilled to announce the joint launch of their first design collaboration – The Slokar Performance Wool 200 base layer. Releasing October 24th, this exciting new partnership brings together the quality and performance of Swiss base layer experts, ODLO, with the innovative design spirit of legendary snowsports brand, Burton.
“We’re thrilled to have collaborated with Burton to launch the Slokar, the first snowboard-specific base layer in ODLO’s history.” said Kilian Breuer, ODLO product director. “By combining our distinct strengths – ODLO’s renowned seamless knitting expertise and Burton’s iconic design attitude – we’ve been able to create exceptional layers that deliver against snowboarding’s specific performance needs and inherent style. We can’t wait for a wider audience of winter enthusiasts to be able to experience ODLO’s craftmanship for the first time.”
With the brands united in their shared passion for snowsports and desire to elevate mountain experiences, coming together to co-create the Slokar was clearly a natural fit.
“On a personal level, ODLO played a vital role at a very early stage of my life when I was a kid growing up in a Swiss mountaineering family,” explains Adrian Margelist, Chief Brand Officer of Burton. “Every Christmas we got a new base layer kit from ODLO and a season pass for the local mountain, so we were equipped for the season. Now over 30 years later, I’m excited and honoured to have the opportunity to combine ODLO, the pioneering brand in seamless knit, with Burton, the pioneering brand in snowboarding. The result is an amazing performance kit for the next generation of shredders and every mountain enthusiast out there.”
Up close: the Slokar Performance Wool 200 base layer
The ODLO x Burton Slokar is a seamless, technical performance base layer set designed for riders that need their kit to live up to the demands of high-intensity, all day riding. The collection is about warmth, fun and freedom of movement for every ride.
Crafted from ODLO’s Performance Wool fabric – a combination of natural merino and synthetic fibres designed for high-intensity sports – the Slokar features:
- Soft-touch comfort
- Seamless construction
- Uninhibited range of movement
- Natural thermoregulation
- Exceptional moisture wicking and breathability
- Natural anti-microbial protection (to limit odours)
- Long-lasting durability
Designed with a distinct Burton style that draws inspiration from big mountains and featuring the iconic Burton [ak] logo via engineered in graphics, the Slokar range is made up of a crew neck long sleeve top and matching 7/8th length bottom in two colourways for both men and women.
A fun detail: in keeping with Burton tradition, which ties together [ak] product names and helicopter designs, the Slokar takes its name from Slovenian philosopher and economist Ivan Slokar’s helicopter patents.
ODLO engineers long lasting and largely sustainable technical apparel for active, passionate people. Simple as that.
All seasons. Every environment. Our clothing is designed in Switzerland from the inside out, iterating on an industry-defining approach to layering we created 75 years ago, and applying that same standard of precision to everything we make.
Outside or in. Fast or slow. From base layers and beyond. We’re extremely proud to fuel the active lives of people in nearly 40 countries around the world. And to them we say, keep going.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and dedicated the rest of his life to snowboarding. Since its founding, Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the outdoors. As a sustainability leader within the outdoor and winter sports industries, Burton is the world’s first snowboard company to become a certified B Corporation®. Privately held and owned by Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, Canada and China.