Salewa North America, the leading mountain sports company born and bred in the Italian Dolomites and owned by the Oberalp Group, has unveiled its Progressive Trekking Collection ahead of the Spring/Summer 2024 season, featuring all new items made from natural fibers and designed for newcomers and veteran adventurers alike.
The Salewa Progressive Trekking Collection was created for all those who love embracing nature and feeling enveloped by it. The apparel in this new collection combines natural fibers, such as hemp or merino wool, with synthetic materials to provide unique, natural-feeling comfort next to the skin that will feel at home anywhere outdoors.
The new collection includes the Puez Hemp/Durastretch 2/1 Hybrid Jacket and the Puez Hemp/Durastretch 2/1 Hybrid Pant, a versatile outfit made with Salewa’s proprietary Alpine Hemp fabrics. Both the jacket and pants were designed for trekking adventures all over the world and built to ensure functionality and adaptability in wild, natural environments, and urban scenarios.
The Alpine Hemp main fabric is made with a blend of hemp fibers and offers a natural performance with exceptional strength and high breathability combined with a unique texture. The hybrid woven construction blends hemp with bio-based Sorona responsible biopolymer fibers made from corn starch for long-last enhanced softness and thermoregulation comfort, while Durastretch panels provide additional abrasion resistance and freedom of movement.
In blustery conditions, the jacket’s fitted elastic hood, adjustable hem and cuffs with integrated thumb loops help you seal the wind out, while on warmer days the zip-off arms quickly transform your jacket into a short-sleeved vest/gilet. Its two double-access front pockets have separate compartments: one with top zip closure to securely store the sleeves or your belongings, the other with a side snap button to form comfortable hand pockets. The pants have two open hand pockets and a zippered cargo leg pocket for the important items that you want to keep close to hand, and when temperatures rise, the lower legs zip off to make shorts. Alternatively, you can raise the leg ends using an adjustable drawcord.
The new collection also includes the Puez 40+5L Backpack, a large, progressive pack for a wide range of modern trekking applications. Made from rugged, lightweight 210- denier Robic ripstop nylon and textured 330- denier Kobra ballistic nylon, the pack offers ergonomically-shaped, padded split shoulder straps and an adjustable back length and a customized fit, as well as a roll-top opening and deep offset Infinity Double-Zip to allow quick front, side and bottom access to all sections of the main compartment, including to items that might be buried at the bottom of your pack.
The pack also offers side pockets, hydration system exit, daisy chain attachment, security pocket for valuables with a key holder, and a zippered side pocket for your bottle. Should weather conditions deteriorate, the Puez water-repellent zips and comes with its own raincover.
Salewa’s new Salewa Progressive Trekking Collection is complete with the Puez Knit Mid Powertex Boot, the first hiking boot with Salewa Alpine Hemp. The Puez Knit Mid Powertex hiking boot is designed to provide a smooth roll-off and long-lasting comfort for short and extensive mountain hikes on rugged trails and varied terrain, and has a dedicated trekking last, dual EVA midsoles with graded stiffness and softer heel cushioning for optimized landing.
At the heart of its construction built into the insole, the new Salewa Edging Plate II, a special thermoplastic frame that runs the entire length of the boot, offers a combination of enhanced flex, and rebound for long- lasting hiking comfort with specific levels of stiffness and flex at the forefoot, and heel for targeted stiffness, plus increased stability.
Salewa is passionate about mountain sports – ambitious alpinism and the mountain experience. Founded in Munich in 1935, the management- led, family-owned company is now located in the Dolomites of South Tyrol. Based at its headquarters in Bolzano, the company develops technical products that combine traditional materials and progressive design. Salewa is committed to high environmental and social standards and rooted in regional identity, quality and integrity. Consistently striving to find new ways to build better, game- changing equipment, the brand has a unique understanding of mountain sports. Progressive mountaineering is about more than just performance, it encompasses an appreciation of the natural world and individual and shared experiences in the mountains. Salewa is a leading international manufacturer of mountain sports equipment with innovative products in four product categories: Apparel, Footwear, Equipment and Technical Hardware.
About The Oberalp Group
The Oberalp Group is a family-owned business based in Bolzano, Italy, that employs almost 700 people worldwide. Oberalp’s North American subsidiary, based in Boulder, CO, runs the sales, operations, marketing, distribution, and service for the Group’s brands in the US and Canada.