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Product of the Year | ALPINA SPORTS PROLAN VEST | Back Protector




Sheep wool protection – ALPINA SPORTS is offering a sustainably produced back protector made of pure new wool in the form of the PROLAN VEST protector. It is designed to maintain a pleasant temperature during all activities, no matter the weather. The cushioning properties, comfort and sustainable approach of the ALPINA SPORTS PROLAN VEST make it Product of the Year in the Snow Sports segment in the Hardware area.

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ALPINA SPORTS PROLAN VEST - The Sustainable Back Protection Made of New Wool

Back protectors are important to protect freeskiers or mountain bikers against serious injuries. But vests made of mostly hard polymers that offer a high level of comfort have rarely been seen before. ALPINA SPORTS is breaking new ground with the PROLAN VEST: The vest and protector plate are made entirely from sustainably produced sheep's wool. The back protection not only meets the TÜV standard 1621-2 level 1, but it also shapes itself naturally to the curve of your back. This ensures a high level of comfort when wearing and optimum freedom of movement. Natural sheep’s wool regulates body temperature and remains odorless even after prolonged use.

Available from: August 2020
Estimated selling price: 159.- Euro

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Meeting the Highest Demands with its Cushioning Properties.

The PROLAN VEST back protector from ALPINA SPORTS meets the TÜV standard 1621-2 level 1, protects the back, provides comfort and is odor-resistant even after prolonged use. The wool for the protector comes exclusively from European sheep, avoiding long transport routes.


"Our highest maxim is to manufacture products for the safety of skiers and cyclists. This was previously not possible without plastics. We are all the more pleased about this development success, which also sends a signal to the industry. A safety product made from sheep's wool has not yet been available. But the advantages speak for themselves: temperature-independent protection, natural comfort, an excellent body climate, odour neutrality and, very importantly, sustainability."

Moritz Maier, Head of Marketing ALPINA Sports

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"Fantastic to see natural materials in a category dominated by polymers, it is also incredibly comfortable to wear, and would not build up odour over extended use - great!"

Richard Palmer, idea couture, Main Representative Company, VP

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Product Features

  • ergonomically shaped protector plate
  • meets TÜV standard 1621-2 level 1
  • odor-inhibiting wool fibers
  • very good at cushioning under all conditions
  • wool exclusively from European sheep
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Product Details

  • high-quality YKK-zippers
  • mobile phone pouch with hook and loop closure
  • elastic trapezoid strap for more comfort when wearing
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Product Specifications

  • cuts for men and women
  • women’s sizes: XS / S / M / L
  • men’s sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL
  • available colors: Grey


Hirschbergstraße 8-10
85254 Sulzemoos

For inquiries please contact:
Mr. Fabian Emmrich

or visit Alpina Sports at the ISPO Munich
Booth: B6.304

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