Lorpen Introduces First Sock to Feature Polartec® Alpha® Insulation
The T3+ Ski Polartec® Warm Active Sock is the first sock to incorporate Polartec® Alpha® active insulation technology
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(Scarborough, Ontario) September 26, 2018 – Lorpen, the Spanish-based sock designer and manufacturer that uses layered yarn technology for high performance socks, has just released the T3+ Ski Warm Active Sock, the brand’s latest style for winter 18/19 and the only sock currently on the market that features Polartec® Alpha® insulation.
Lorpen’s decision to build a sock with Polartec® Alpha® insulation falls directly in line with the brand’s commitment to provide outdoor enthusiasts with the most technologically advanced socks possible.
“We are always on the lookout for innovations that can improve performance within our products. Incorporating this technology from Polartec® into Lorpen’s newest style was a no-brainer,” says Dakota Hyde, US Sales Manager for Lorpen. “The T3+ Ski Warm Active Sock offers the highest level of warmth and protection for skiers and mountaineers. This style is designed to operate in the most extreme cold weather climates on Earth, and we are excited to offer it to athletes who push the limits in those settings,” continues Hyde.
This insulation technology from Polartec®, originally designed for U.S. Special Forces, reduces the need to add or remove layers while in harsh conditions. Instead, Alpha® insulation regulates body temperature, in both stationary and high-output situations, using a mix of low density fibers situated between breathable woven fabric. The result is a packable, lightweight material that offers supreme moisture management and temperature control.
The T3+ Ski Warm Active Sock features a 15” over-the-calf height, cushioning throughout the footbed and at the shin, and left foot/right foot anatomical design for a precision fit that ensures better blood and nerve flow and unrestricted movement. This style is now available online at www.lorpennorthamerica.com.
For more information about Lorpen, please visit www.lorpennorthamerica.com/about.
For more information about Polartec® Alpha®, please visit https://www.polartec.com/product/polartec-alpha.
Lorpen began as a small manufacturer of technical socks in the Basque region of Spain in the early 1980’s. We are now a company with manufacturing facilities located on two continents and sell our socks in more than 60 countries worldwide. Our vision includes a commitment to preserve the environment in every aspect of business. This means that whenever possible, we work with fibers that are created from sustainable and manageable resources. We also develop manufacturing processes that are sensitive to the environment and reduce the amount of post production waste at all levels.
All of this is accomplished while we continue to bring new products to the market that increase the users comfort and durability. We’re driven by our passion to make the best socks in the world.