Shepherd Matthias Aichner Alta Quota Summer – Part 1

2013 – Matthias Aichner, a shepherd from Austria, spends a summer on an alpine shieling. Up here one is always outside in nature. Alpine weather situations niggle all year long. The shepherd is only protect by a cheap wooden hut and his cloths. He has to go outside every day, even if it’s raining, snowing or winding heavily, but also when weather is pretty good.

Cattle drive up to the alpine pastures

Matthias Aichner prepares himself with good equipment before he is alone on an alpine shieling for months. He chooses polychromelab Alta Quota reversible jacket, that adapts itself perfectly to every condition. He is up to proof our statement about our jacket. Wearing every day the same jacket outside in nature could mean an absolute extreme test for any material.

Matthias Aichner starts summer with the cattle drive up to the alpine pastures. He needs a lot of experience and calmness to bring every cattle safe to top. Arriving at the shieling he is exhausted by the concetration and pull of the cattle drive up. As a reward the alps give him a sunset like it’s told in books.


The shepherd is on the shieling for some weeks yet. He has found his inner balance, even the bad weather of the first weeks couldn’t spoil his attitude. The Alta Quota reversible jacket keeps what was promised and is fully waterproof. This means a huge advantage for him, because this way he stays versatile to the weather conditions when he is outside with the cattles.

To speak again with people he has some guests over for a few days. They’re bringing him a present: good weather. We’re looking forward to what Matthias has to tell…