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The Snowstorm and the Jacket

Wearing Outdoor Jackets the Right Way on a Skitour

Marc is an outdoor sportsman. He searches for sports experiences all year long and doesn’t want to get sick. So he aims for wearing outdoor jackets the right way. He loves extreme conditions and that’s why he’s happy about heavy snowfalls around Easter to go skiing: in about a few minutes he looks up his destination, equips his skis with skins and starts the car.

There Marc notices that snowfalls are getting stronger and temperatures are sinking. Because of effort on the way up he chooses to wear a baselayer and a polychromelab Alta Quota 3 layer jacket on the cooling silver side. Marc won’t freeze this way, because at his skitour to the top the jacket keeps his body warmth inside the jacket despite high breathability of the inner layer membrane. The result is that on one hand Marc doesn’t have to sweat and on the other doesn’t become hypothermic.

After all his efforts he doesn’t get rewarded at the peak: the snowstorm gets heavier and heavier and he decides to wait for a clear sky. Marc easily reverses his Alta Quota jacket to warming black side and additionally puts an a fleece jacket underneath it. But weather won’t get better and his body emits a lot of warmth. So he’s happy about choosing three different layers of gear and making comfortably some pictures.

Half an hour or so later there is still no silver lining. Marc doesn’t care and goes downhill skiing in a snowstorm wearing outdoor jackets the right way this day.

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Winter 2015 Photocontest on Facebook

Winter isn’t over yet! Photocontest on Facebook

Winter isn’t over yet and that’s why polychromelab hosts a photocontest on its facebook-fanpage with the best, most beautiful, most authentic, funniest, … photos of winter 2015 on facebook.

This is how it works:

Upload your own photo of winter 2015 on our fanpage (you’ll find the link below) and collect the most likes until April 10th at 10pm. The best three photos will win a polychromelab winter flipneck worth 50,00€. But the best thing is that the winning photo will gain honor and glory becoming polychromelab’s cover photo on facebook!

So get started! We’re looking foward to see your winter 2015 photo in our photocontest, because the more that join, the more fun it is. By the way, you also can visit the photo galery to like the other photos, without competing in the raffle.

Visit our facebook-fanpage here and upload your snapshot: http://tab.fo/pcl-phco-151

Note: this photocontest is only available in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Next photocontest will be available worldwide.

A small hint:

It’s possible to upload more than one photo to maximize your winning chances. Additionally, you could share your uploaded photo in your timeline to collect votes of your friends 😉

We wish you a lot of fun and here are photos of the contest up to now!

Blog about Freeride in Tyrol

Blog Tirol interviews polychromelab about Freeride in Tyrol

Blog Tirol interviews Elisabeth Frey and designer Michele Stinco from polychromelab about their work at the Glungezer and Freeride in Tyrol. Both Elisabeth Frey and Michele Stinco are passionate athletes, especially in winter when freeride skiing is possible. Mount Glungezer is a tradtional, small ski region in Tyrol, which offers outstanding freeride conditions and slopes. Here one can “experience nature originally”, it is one of the best places for freeride in Tyrol.

Here you can read the german article about polychromelab and freeride on Blog Tirol. Thanks for this great post!

If you like articles from Blog Tirol, you can follow them here:  Tyrol on Google+

And finally some impressions of a working day at mount Glungezer including an after work freeride skiing downhill. Enjoy the pictures!

Matthias Mayer wears new OESV Ski Overall

OESV and Schoeffel choose polychromelab fabric for downhill Ski Overall

The Austrian Ski Association chooses polychromelab reversible fabric for alpine ski racing ski overall this winter season. At alpine ski racing world cup 2014/15 downhill skiers of Skiteam Austria wear an onepiece overall – named Schoeffel OESV Warmup Suit Men with polychromelab’s fabric – while warming up and training. This ski overall was developed in collaboration with Schöffel and OESV Racing.

This one-piece suit ski overall for men is fabricated out of a special reversible laminate, which is coloured Bronze inside and Black outside. Ski racing athletes will wear this winter overall with the cooling side outside at warmup to prevent overheating. Afterwards, in concetration phase before the start, athletes will wear the warming side outside to prevent undercooling to be well prepared for the race.

Of course the modern design Warmup Suit looks easy on the eyes in interviews and television, like in Matthias Mayer’s case.

Matthias Mayer wears Warmup Downhill Suit in Santa Caterina

Proudly we present a first picture of Matthias Mayer, Olympic gold medallist at downhill ski racing in Sotchi 2014, wearing Schoeffel OESV on-epiece Ski Overall in an interview in Santa Caterina at ski worldcup. Needles to say that we wish Matthias Mayer and Skiteam Austria very good luck and success this season!

This is the way to alpine skiing athlete Matthias Mayer’s facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/MatthiasMayerAUT

More information about this season we’ll post on our own facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/polychromeLAB

Preparations for Free Ride Skiing in Winter

Free Ride Slopes in Tyrol

Winter is coming and the want to go free ride skiing is urging. With longtime experience we know that a good free ride slope has to be prepared carefully. First of all, it is important to know the area pretty well, so one won’t get lost or hit a rock, when snow has fallen and view is bad. If you’ve found your favourite route, you should check capability of the route under loads of fresh powder.

Preparations for Free Ride Skiing in Voldertal

In Voldertal in Tyrol we’ve found an interesting free ride skiing slope. The one problem is that there is a steep, high cliff, which seperates the two parts of the free ski route. There is no way through – but the free ride skiing slope would be a lot of fun.

So we decided to make ready a spot for abseiling to enable free ride skiing in winter. Therefore we have to climb up the steep cliff and fix a stout climbing rope for abseiling at this point. We need a lot of profession to do our dangerous work without getting hurt.

Work done we made ready an abseil-spot which is fixed professionally. Here some pictures of our preparations for the free ride skiing slope in Voldertal. Soon there will be some fresh snow. We can’t wait to visit the spot again: But the next time we’ll be there on ski wearing warm winter gear.

Follow Michele Stinco on Google+ at his outdoor adventures.

Waiting for snow – skiing in Tyrol

Wearing winter jackets at skiing in Tyrol: Waiting for snow

To improve our winter jackets continously, of course, we have to test our own productions repeatedly. For a keen athlete this means: go skiing or snowboarding in that moment snow starts falling, going on a ski tour, jogging and running, a nice trailrun here and there and especially, if one likes to proof suitability for coldness of winter jackets, spending a lot of time outdoors in winter.

The problem this year is: on the one hand, temperatures are allright (meaning at the bottom of thermometer), but on the other hand, snow isn’t falling in Tyrol this year too early. For a keen athlete this means: spot weather, packing winter gear, skis, snowboards and skins for ski tours and make a camp nearby the slopes.

Fortunately, as keen athletes, we prepared ourselves for this lack of snow, so we make ourselves comfortable on camping chairs reading a good book, warmed by polychromelab’s winter jackets, and watch the snow melting.

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Follow us on facebook to learn more about, what keen athletes do in winter time in Tyrol: facebook.com/polychromelab

Participate to the Flipneck raffle

Polychromelab’s winter accessory raffle on facebook

You stil haven’t participated to the Flipneck raffle from polychromelab on facebook? Until 15.12.2014 you have the chance to win one of 10 winter accessories. All you have to do is to visit our facebook-profile and participate to the raffle.

Win the winter accessory Flipneck for ski, snowboard and cross-country skiing here: http://goo.gl/WMpVko

Do you wonder what exactly a polychrome Flipneck is? The Flipneck is like a scarf – but a thousand times better. It protects from snow, wind and coldness and is reversed easily. On the black side the subsitute for a scarf warms even at the most extreme coldness. If outside temperatures are getting warmer and solar radiation higher, one can reverse the winter accessory to enable best wearing comfort to concentrate on one’s lines without sweating or scrubing.

If you don’t want to wait for the raffle to finish, you can buy yourself a small christmas present now and have a look on the Flipneck for ski, snowboard and cross-country skiing in our polychromelab concept store.

Winter accessoire raffle from polychromelab

Flipneck winter-accessoire raffle on Facebook

Soon the day has come and the first polychromelab winter-accessoires will be available in our Onlineshop. But first of all, there is the chance for you to win an unique polychrome Flipneck. Just visit our Facebook-Profile and participate at the raffle.

Anyway, what is a polychrome Flipneck? It is explained easily: A Flipneck is just like a scarf – but a thousand times better. It’s cooling, warming and protecting under all conditions from snow, wind and cold. The polychrome Flipneck is the prefect substitute for a scarf in winter.

All day long outside on slope one often gets to warm under a scarf or it slips out of place and so on. But without a scarf it is much too cold. The new polychromelab winter accessoire offers a solution: the Flipneck is reversed easily and, wheter it’s hot or cold, the reversible scarf protects from snow, wind and cold.

Interested now? So visit our Facebook-Profile and participate at the raffle here. And don’t forget about sharing, so your friends also have the chance to win one out of 10 Flipneck-Accessoires from polychromelab.

The Cave under snow

After 7 hours of shovelling it was finally done: 5 meters wide, 3 meters deep. Quantities of snow.

We tested the tent The Cave by Heimplanet this winter in our alpine laboratory at the Glungezer, Tyrol this winter. The Cave was exposed to extreme conditions like storm and snow and stood the test. But the heavy snowfalls in spring buried the tent under meters of snow. Only now when snow is melting we could lift the tent.

3 months under masses of snow: The Cave is looking brand new and functioning flawlessly. An extreme test which wasn’t scheduled but brought quality to daylight.

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