At 8848 Altitude, we’re constantly monitoring global research and development in material and fabric technologies. The materials we choose, and the products we develop, are tried and tested both in laboratories and in alpine environments, to meet the highest demands of professional users.
We develop garments that fulfil a “Swedish Alpine Standard”; being functional and comfortable in the cold and often wet and windy Scandinavian conditions. For us, the simple fact of the matter is that if a product functions in these conditions, it functions everywhere.
The materials used can be divided in two main categories: shell materials and thermally insulating materials. In this section you can explore the benefits and technologies of some of the different fabrics and materials we use. Let it be your guidance when choosing the right products for your next outdoor experience.