It all began with working with a fiber supplier and fabric mill to develop our silver containing fabric we call Sterling™. It is the ultimate in outdoor year-round long trip adventuring fabric. It is quick drying, feels soft and supple on the skin (not sweaty plastic bag, not cold to the touch), it has silver IN the fibers of the fabric thanks to ionic+™ yarn technology, so it is permanently anti-microbial and therefore works to eliminate odors that try to show up on your gear when you start to sweat. Imagine, a quick dry top you can wear for a multi-day camping trip that continually works to combat odor? This is a fabric I can wear as a sunshade top backpacking in the summer and nordic skiing in 10F in the winter. It works for headbands, it works for base layer bottoms. This is our flagship product line and fabric! We work with other great fibers as well. Read on to learn more! Thanks for your interest in the research and product development we do here at Alpine Fit!
Sterling™ Fabric - our silver containing odor eliminating fabric thanks to permanent antimicrobial yarn technology ionic+™
This fabric uses silver containing ionic+™ fibers in the fabric for permanent antimicrobial performance. Ionic+™ antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria. The naturally occurring bacteria that cause the famous body odor smell on your gear cannot thrive in this silver containing environment. You can wear our Sterling™ base layers for longer between washes, and the fabric will continually do its work to combat odor build up. The silver is permanently in the fiber of the fabric - it is not a chemical that was washed in, so it will not wash out. Wear tested on multi-day and multi-week camping trips in Alaska. Sterling™ fabric with ionic+™ antimicrobial technology passes the challenge of keeping odors on your gear at bay.
Re-trace™ - recycled material fabric
We are proud to offer fabrics made from recycled fibers including recycled polyester and recycled nylon. We strive to responsibly source materials and refine sustainable practices, products, and packaging. We are continually enhancing our commitment to the environment, driven by our love of the outdoors!
Merino Wool - natural odor-resistant fabric
There’s so much good to say about merino wool that you may already know! Merino wool is such a miracle fiber, natural, odor-resistant, fine in texture and ultra soft, breathable and helps with temperature regulation. Our wool is ethically produced from non-mulesed merino wool sheep.