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High performance outdoor gear from France

CIMALP is a French company specialising in technical, high performance outdoor gear for hiking, trail running, skiing and mountaineering. Based at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps are CIMALP’s playground – all of our products are rigorously tested in mountain conditions.

Founded in 1964 by a passionate and visionary mountaineer, CIMALP has built its reputation by equipping pioneering adventurers and explorers such as Laurence de La Ferrière, who crossed the Antarctic solo in 1996.

► Rated 9.5/10 on Certified Reviews

We score 9.5/10 on independent customer review site Verified Reviews, based on feedback from thousands of customers.

More than a brand: a family of mountain and nature lovers Our brand is built on a team of mountain and nature lovers. We’re a passionate, creative, ambitious, attentive and caring bunch. Every day we challenge ourselves and each other to raise performance even further.

From the technical capabilities, availability and comfort of our products, to accessibility, sustainability and customer service, we’re determined to be the best. When you buy a CIMALP product, you join a tightly knit family of true mountain enthusiasts.

97% of our customers recommend us

More than 97% of CIMALP customers recommend us to their loved ones, because we’re totally committed to service excellence:

  • - FREE delivery on all orders of £50+;
  • - FREE product returns;
  • - 100% satisfaction – or your money back;
  • - All orders shipped within 24 hours;
  • - Email and online chat requests responded to within 24 hours;
  • - Tailor-made advice from our hiking, trail running, skiing and mountaineering specialists.

♻ Committed to the environment

When you wear CIMALP outdoor clothing, you share our sense of environmental responsibility.

We actively campaign against programmed obsolescence, designing and manufacturing mountain kit that’s made to last. We offer a repairs service too, so that your favourite outdoor gear lasts longer.

Our clothes are PFC Free (including waterproofing treatments and membranes) and meet the Oeko-Tex 100 standard: we avoid using products that are harmful to the environment.

The fabrics we produce are labelled Bluesign®, assuring you of eco-friendly manufacture at every stage, from the fibres and dyes we select, through to the finished products. Reducing our environmental footprint is a real priority, and we run a waste recycling programme that embodies this.

► Are you serious about the outdoors?

Technical innovation is at the heart of the CIMALP brand: we hold numerous patents for the design of highly advanced, sustainable products. The comfort and performance of these is legendary amongst mountain athletes, and can be relied on in the great outdoors.

For example, our Ultrashell® waterproof membrane stands up to comparison with any brand you care to mention; Our Cyclone®–Cimadry technology is award winning; and our CIMAFLEX® technology is highly compressible and offers unsurpassed freedom of movement.

► Technical gear at a fairprice

Our heritage means we’re about more than simply selling: we offer technical gear at a fair price, so that all mountain and outdoor sports enthusiasts can enjoy the advantages of great equipment. Find out more about our fair prices.

► Take a hike, with our collection of technical clothing

Choose from our comprehensive range of technical hiking gear, including:

  • - A wide range of jackets: waterproof jackets, softshell, fleece or hiking jackets;
  • - Hiking trousers and shorts: a great selection of comfortable, stretchy, technical trousers;
  • - Thermal underwear: combining technical fibres with Merino wool, fleece and bamboo fibres: comfort, warmth and breathability guaranteed;
  • - Hiking shirts and t-shirts: high performance, wherever and whenever you’re going;
  • - Vital accessories so you’re ready for your trip: hiking poles, socks, gloves, caps, mountain sunglasses and more.

► Reach your peak, with the ideal mountaineering outfit

Whatever your goal, CIMALP has the outfit to match. Whether you are just discovering mountaineering for the first time, or are tackling a high peak or classic challenge like Mont Blanc, you will find gear tested and approved for the job.

All our outdoor equipment is thoroughly tested in gruelling mountain conditions. It is regularly used by our brand ambassador, a mountain guide and rescuer at the PGHM – the specialist high mountain search and rescue unit of the French police.

► Everything you need for trail running

Whether you run in the city or the countryside, enjoy short distances, marathons, or are an ultra-trail enthusiast®, you will find just what you need in our collection of specialist technical equipment.

Check out our trail clothes, accessories and shoes, including the all-new 864 Drop Evolution trail shoe!

► The joy of skiing

Winter sports and mountain enthusiasts love the CIMALP skiwear range, which includes:

  • - Warm, comfortable and waterproof ski jackets;
  • - High performance ski pants and salopettes;
  • - Breathable, comfortable and warm ski underwear;
  • - Comfortable polar jackets with stretch built-in.

To complete your ski outfit, add whatever accessories and other equipment you need for the mountains: like ski backpacks, ski masks and ski gloves. Whether you’re planning resort based downhill skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, you'll find everything you need for the snow at CIMALP.

► Technical outfits for your treks and travel

For explorers and adventurers who want to discover the world, CIMALP offers an outstanding range of clothing and accessories.

If you're heading off on a polar trip, a tropical adventure with a warm and humid climate, or exploring a desert with arid temperatures, we have the perfect technical outfit for your mountain treks and travels. Our clothes even feature mosquito repellent technology, so there are no limits to your adventures!

► Partner brands

We partner with the best outdoor brands for certain items that we don't manufacture ourselves. We selected these partners because they share our values of innovation, eco-design and comfort.

Gore Tex walking shoes: Meindl, Lowa, Asolo and AKU;

Hiking backpacks and travel accessories: Deuter and Osprey;

Headtorches: Silva trail running.