Outdoor clothing specialist since 1964
For more than 50 years, CimAlp has been working with experts and guides to create quality, stylish products that excel when it comes to performance. We are working daily on developing a variety of creative fabrics, light & comfortable, waterproof, windproof, breathable, easy to wear & care, all developed in the modern context of eco-design.
Take, for example, our in-house membranes. They have been developed with 2 goals in mind:
Our technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability.
The company production is at the forefront of innovation, improving anyone’s mountain experience, thanks to premium fibres or patented technologies:
MERINO WOOL - Merino wool has finer fibres than wool. The merino wool fibres are between 14.6-24.5 microns. A micron (μm) is one millionth of a meter; the finer the micron, the softer the fibre. It is renowned for its next to skin softness, which is why it’s very suitable for underwear, t-shirts and long sleeves. Merino wool offers superior stretch properties than coarser types of wool, creating an elasticity that always returns to its original natural shape, making it ideal for movement and mobility. In addition to these benefits, merino wool protects from UVA and UVB rays without any additional fabric treatment.
SILK – The “skin-friendly” fibre, featuring anti-aging properties by moisturizing the skin and accelerating the cell renewal process. It is hypoallergenic, it does not attract dust mites, and it is a natural fungal repellent. By avoiding the accumulation of bacteria, silk has natural anti-odour properties.
BAMBOO - Bamboo fibre is a regenerated cellulosic fibre produced from bamboo. It is softer than cotton, with a texture similar to a blend of cashmere and silk. Because the cross-section of the fibre is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, it has much better moisture absorption and ventilation. Moisture absorbency is twice than that of cotton with extraordinary soil release. Bamboo fibre does not contain free electron and thus it is antistatic, so it fits very well next to the human skin but not clinging it. It is both anti-bacterial and deodorising in nature.
ULTRASHELL - Hardshell jackets or trousers are designed to be the most protective outer layers against wind and heavy precipitation. Hardshells fabrics all share a 3-layer build: a waterproof and breathable membrane is sandwiched between an interior liner and durable exterior face fabric. Having in-house R&D and production, we, at CIMALP, are manufacturing our own hardshell fabric, called ULTRASHELL. Simply one of the best on the market.
CIMASHELL - A softshell, as its name states, is a cozy and stretchable outer layer. Softshell products feature a durable nylon or polyester face fabric, an comfortable interior—often made out of brushed polyester or fleece, and, in-between, a waterproof and breathable membrane, making these jackets or trousers great for mountain environments Yet, while a softshell does a decent job at resisting wind and sluffing off a light rain or snow, it is not built for all-day protection in the wettest of weather.
3DFLEX - This 4-way stretch structure offers good thermal insulation, breathability and moisture wicking properties. The highly stretch fabric enhances freedom of movement and provides a good insulation and thermal regulation for colder days.
CIMADRY – Based on the CYCLONE® technology, this fabric offers an unmatchable evaporation rate, keeping you cool and dry. The Cyclone® technology draws water from the inside of the fabric to the outside. It transfers moisture away from the skin 10 times faster than any regular polyester fabric, so that your skin stays dry, even during intense exercise.
PRIMALOFT PrimaLoft® is the highest performance synthetic insulation on the market. PrimaLoft® can easily rival the performance of natural down. Unlike down, the synthetic alternative still insulates when it gets wet. It's breathable, super lightweight and made of ultra-fine fibers. Thus, Primaloft offers an incredibly soft feel.
POLYGIENE - Polygiene® permanently stops the proliferation of bacteria and fungi that cause bad smells. To achieve this, it uses low concentrations of salt of silver (silver chloride), which has anti-microbe properties and is naturally present in water and soil, to work against the growth of bacteria and fungi. The permanent treatment is applied in the finishing stages of the textile process. Field and lab tests have shown that odours are kept to a minimum for a longer time that the useful life of the item of clothing. This can be achieved thanks to the fact that the technology is permanently integrated in the fabric and does not go away after washing.
“LA POCHETTE INFINIE” – 100% recycled 100% recyclable - We are passionate about offering truly sustainable alternatives. We are proud to be the first e-shop to use high-quality, dependable poly mailer made entirely from waste. By producing shipping packaging from 100% recycled consumer waste we are able to ‘close the loop’, diverting plastics from landfills and extending their use. Of course they are also 100% recyclable.