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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Millarmitts
Shopping From the Past

From the archives: Millarmitts

Millarmitts in Orvis Catalog circa 1968 Here’s a sporty wool knit glove style worth reviving. In my years of browsing outdoor clothing catalogs, I somehow overlooked what’s known as the Millarmitt (modern manufacturers have morphed the “a” to an “e”). According to catalog patter, the gloves are hand crocheted in the UK of silicone treated …

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Dachstein Classic sweater
Shopping From the Past

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 (formerly) on offer from Bradley Alpinist (now closed). 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 …

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Lesli wearing Dachstein mittens
Shopping From The Present

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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