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Lorpen Combines Thermocool With Merino for Fall/Winter 2015 Sock Collection

Lorpen, the leading designer and manufacturer of high performance socks for outdoor and sport enthusiasts, is expanding its blended yarn technology collection with the addition of Thermocool for its 2015 fall/winter collection. By combining Thermocool, a synthetic polyester fiber, with Merino, a natural fiber, the Lorpen customer will enjoy socks that help regulate foot temperature in both warm and cold conditions, and better control moisture management. This new line of socks will be available at specialty retail stores and online in fall 2015.

The Thermocool fiber is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities through smart fiber cross-sections. This process, known as Duoregulation™ adapts to the wearer’s needs and is designed to keep feet warm when it is cold outside, and cool when it is hot outside. The Thermocool fiber is designed to provide additional evaporative surface, outstanding moisture transport and enhanced air circulation. In addition to temperature control it also prevents post-exercise chill. When coupled with Merino, the result is an affordable sock that is warm, comfortable, and offers premium moisture management.

“Lorpen has been using blended yarn technology for more than seven years, with the constant goal of improving sock technology for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Bruce Barrows, VP of sales and marketing at Lorpen North America. “Merino is a terrific natural fiber but we all know it has its limitations. Thermocool takes a fiber like Merino and makes it better. This is a perfect example of how Lorpen is consistently pushing the sock technology envelope by offering combinations of fibers that make outdoor enthusiasts’ feet comfortable, so they can concentrate on their outdoor pursuits.”

The new Lorpen products can be seen at the Outdoor Retailer show in January (booth #34165) and at the SIA show in Denver (booth #1334).

The new Thermocool and Merino blended yarn technology will available in the following hiking and ski socks for fall/winter 2015:

T2 Midweight Hiker: (T2HM, T2HW) The Lorpen Midweight Hiker combines natural warmth and improved wicking & drying properties for longer hikes and rugged conditions.

  • Ingredients: 40% Merino, 40% Thermocool, 10% Nylon, 10% Lycra
  • Men’s Colors & Sizes: M, L, XL; Black, Charcoal
  • Women’s Colors & Sizes: S, M; Black, Blue
  • MSRP: $18.00

T2 Ski Light: (S2LM, S2LW) An attractive, warm and comfortable sock with a lightly padded shin, designed specifically for skiers.

  • Ingredients: 40% Merino, 40% Thermocool, 10% Nylon, 10% Lycra
  • Men’s Colors & Sizes: M, L, XL; Charcoal/Blue, Black/Orange
  • Women’s Colors & Sizes: S, M; Blue, Charcoal/Pink
  • MSRP: $23.00

T2 Ski Midweight: (S2MM, S2MW) This Merino and Thermocool blend midweight sock offers a bit more padding for comfort and warmth.

  • Ingredients: 40% Merino, 40% Thermocool, 10% Nylon, 10% Lycra
  • Men’s Colors & Sizes: M, L, XL; Black, Charcoal/Green
  • Women’s Colors & Sizes: S, M; Black, Charcoal/Turquoise
  • MSRP: $24.00

Lorpen has also designed a new T3+ Superlight Race Sock (SPS)with unparalleled technology designed specifically for Alpine racers. Unlike typical ski socks, the T3+ is not a knit sock, rather it is a cut-and-sewn sock made with performance-driven Polartec fabric, sewn together with flat seams. The T3+ Superlight Race boasts the ultimate in extended cold weather adventure because it is made with Polartec PowerDry, Power Stretch and Lycra. The Polartec Power Stretch fabric gives the socks great elasticity, and the Power Dry technology helps transfer moisture away from the foot and adds cushioning. MSRP: $60

About Lorpen

Founded in 1985, Lorpen is based in Etxalar, Spain, located at the base of the Pyrenees and has been selling performance socks in the U.S. since 2004 and Canada since 2001. At Lorpen, technology and performance are the top priority in every sock they manufacture, and as such, the company is a top choice among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, including well-known mountain climbers around the globe. Lorpen socks are now available in 59 different countries around the world, including a variety of independent and major retailers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, go to