One of our strengths is our continual effort to create new solutions and develop new tools to achieve our goals and the goals of those who share our passions. It’s a challenge that motivates us to create more and more innovative products.
We spend a lot of time in the mountains, and we also use our products. We felt that something was missing from our collection. We still lacked an extremely versatile product. A product that could provide excellent protection from snow, wet, and cold, but at the same time offer good breathability when the body is generating heat during high-intensity mountaineering activities. There’s little point in using a classic shell that keeps the rain out if your body is unable to eliminate the moisture it produces so you end up wet anyway.
We also needed something else: a single product that could be used for many activities, from ski mountaineering in cold climates to freeriding, but also for climbing frozen waterfalls or ice chutes in the high mountains.
A serious challenge! We needed a fabric that was protective and breathable but also offered excellent resistance to friction and abrasion. The search was not easy, but working with Gore we identified the new Gore-Tex® Infinium as the right choice for us. It’s extremely water resistant, breathable, and with excellent thermal characteristics thanks to the brushed material adhered to the inside of the membrane, and it also offers good abrasion resistance.
We’d achieved the first goal, identifying the raw material, the fabric. Now it was “just” a matter of making a jacket and pant with the perfect characteristics for both skiing and mountaineering. Over two winters, we spent many days field testing with our product testers. The garments were put to the test in many environments. From first ascents on new mixed routes and dry tooling in the Dolomites with Max Faletti, to climbing ice chutes on Mont Blanc with Denis Trento, to ski mountaineering and freeriding throughout the Alps, to Marco Confortola and the Kanchenjunga expedition in the Himalayas, where the Jorasses Plus was of great benefit in the continuous ups and downs between base camp and the higher camps during acclimatization.
Thanks to all these tests, and to the very specific suggestions that our athletes gave us, we can say that we have created some of the best products in our collection: the Jorasses Plus jacket and pant. Now we, and you, will have a new ally for future adventures.
Our tradition of creating hybrid garments by combining the best characteristics of various fabrics led us to create the Jorasses Plus project. A hybrid shell that didn’t exist.
We used a combination of GORE-TEX® INFINIUM™ zonal weather protection in the most exposed areas, to ensure protection from snow and rain, together with GORE-TEX® INFINIUM™ Windstopper® for greater breathability and stretch.
The results are exceptionally versatile hybrid garments that are fully seam sealed, resistant to the elements, and highly breathable. A new standard of protection.