Shopping From The Present

Wishful shopping: Dachstein boiled wool mitts

Do I need $99 Dachstein Austrian wool gloves? Visual perfection. Super sturdy. Bombproof. Check! But as my pal says, “steep price for something you are going to lose in a parking lot.” Deep inventory available through the Sweater Chalet.         More on Dachstein from Archival:   Archival Mitts: Dachstein/Ortovox Shopping from the …

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Shopping from the Present: Alpine Pullovers

I’m probably the only one shopping for heavy duty knitwear. But here I am in April obsessing over the new Dachstein boiled wool pullovers on offer from Bradley Alpinist. The sweaters are made in the Dachstein Region of Austria of wind and water resistant boiled wool. I’ve been sporting Dachstein-style wool mitts by Ortovox for …

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Archival Mitts: Dachstein/Ortovox

Boiled Wool Dachstein Mitts Sample view Lynne F’s glove system (refab mitts with Dachstein liners) Artic Mitten Add German made, Dachstein (rebadged Ortovox) shrunken wool mitts to the list of disappearing archival products. Ten years ago, you could purchase these heavy duty mitts (a layering staple for mountaineers and ice climbers) at REI. Now, if …

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