Insulation Jacket Men 2
On the Alps of Disentis our organically kept sheep defy wind and weather. They get shorn in spring and autumn. Their wool is processed to become a fine and cosy-warm fleece. At our sewing factory in Widnau this fleece is sewn together with our durable and windproof fabric from Ziegelbrücke to form our comfortable jacket. It is available with and without hood. The athletic and elegant jacket is your ideal companion in the mountains and in everyday life. Thanks to the temperature-regulating properties of the wool the jacket is suitable for cooler as well as for really cold days.
Whether you are freeriding in great powder, anchoring in steep ice walls, climbing 4000 m peaks, going on ski-tour in April or on a trip to Alaska in autumn: The Insulation Jacket is your reliable and lightweight companion for cold days. The 120g/m2 heavy woollen lining allows an optimal insulation on the coldest days and a packs down to a small size which fits every backpack. In addition does our organic wool, compared to down feathers, not lose it's thermal capacity when wet. With those features, our ROTAUF Insulation Jacket 2 is suitable for almost every weather condition: whether you have been sweating heavily or need to await a train. Last but not least, the jacket is washable at 30°C - no matter where you are, at every hotel or hostel in this world. This makes the Insulation Jacket the right choice for your trips through this world’s nature marvels. If you are not sure whether the Insulation Jacket is the right choice for you, do not hesitate to contact us for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 081 511 23 27
The Insulation Jacket reaches 38.5 out of possible 50 points - this is for our targeted standard already a satisfying result. The following three criteria are paramount in the ecological assessment:
1. No Harmful Chemicals (25.2/30)
The outer fabric is free of any dangerous chemicals except for titanium oxide which is harmless for the customer, though hazardous during the production cycle. We are working on solving the problem. The wool fleece is treated without any chlorides and already meets the Detox-Standard. Unfortunately, the zippers are still treated with PFC but the manufacturers are making an effort to get rid of PFC which will allow us to offer a PFC-free alternative.
2. Closed Loop
Our goal is to only use renewable or recycled materials, which are biodegradable or recyclable at the end of the product's lifetime. The wool used already meets these criteria but some work needs to be done to get this standard also for the outer fabric.
The ROTAUF Insulation Jacket is the only CO2-neutral produced isolation jacket on the market yet.
The robust, tightly woven and PFC-free impregnated outer fabric as well as the wind cover stripe behind the zipper are designed to block cold wind and snow flurry. Your body is kept warm with the thick wool fleece that still offers unrestricted freedom of movement. The two outer hand pockets as well as the inner chest pocket allow for sufficient storage space. The small packable jacket is available with and without hood.
- Weight: 495g (men, size L)
- 120 g/m2 net filling weight at body
- 90 g/m2 net filling weight on the arms
- ear strength main fabric: min 578 N - particularly high
- Abrasion resistance main fabric: 150'000 cycles - particularly high
- 100% windproof
- Fabric: 79% polyamide, 21% polyester
- Wool fleece: 90% organic sheep wool from Disentis, 10% Ingeno (fibre from sustainable maize starch)
The wool from the organically kept sheep living in Disentis, the fabric produced in Ziegelbrücke and dyed in Herisau, printed with logos from Gelterkinden, cuffs from Zofingen and carefully sewn in Widnau. Radically SWISS MADE is garantuees fair labour conditions. It contributes towards creating and protecting important Know-How and building up jobs. The domestic value addition is honoured by 39 out of possible 40 points.
If it isn't possible to purchase from Swiss suppliers, we favour products from the neighbouring countries. The transformation of the chlorine-free treated wool from Disentis to the washable wool fleece is done in Dinkelsbühl (D). The zippers are produced by YKK either in northern Italy or Germany. Only in exceptional circumstances we source in Asia. The zipper pullers travel the furthest of all: they are produced by Paiho in Taiwan. Tawain is a leading country with respect to safety in industrial production in the Asia.
The History of your Jacket
We are especially proud of our Insulation Jacket 2. A million thanks to the sheep, shearers, farmers, chemists, dyers, wool processers, weavers, tailors, packer and shipping personal who made this production possible in the first place.
Pastured in Disentis
Warm Thanks to the Organic Sheep Wool from Disentis.
Disentis is located at the backmoste corner of the Rhine valley. This beautiful patch of earth is the domicile of the “Bündner Oberländer”-tribe. One of those is the organic farmer Markus from Segnas. The 150 sheep, which he can call his own, pasture the alpine meadows around Disentis since ages. In spring time before the sheep are released to the meadows, strong men with trimmers pay a visit to the farm. Subsequently, they are released to the alpine meadows. In autumn, after the sheep have spent the summer on the pastures and their hair has regrown the friendly guys with the trimmers set their hands once again on the animals. This way, every autumn and every spring wool is produced by the sack – which we can use perfectly for our jacket.
The Insulation Jackets 2 produced at the moment is lined with the wool from the spring shearing in 2017. We collected and controlled the wool together with the farmer on the 20th May this year.
Woven in Ziegelbrücke
Durable High-tech Fabric from Switzerland.
42.3 million meters of thread, over 20 hours of manual work, 7 weeks on the weaving machine, almost 200 years of know-how - all this is required to produce our fabric for the Insulation Jacket by Jenny Fabrics. Since 1834 "Jenny fabrics" develops, produces and sells globally high quality fabrics. In the beautiful old factory building work modern, computer-controlled weaving machines side by side with more than 50-year-old ones. Know-how, tradition and innovation are the reasons why "Jenny fabrics "has earned his name. Today over 95 people are employed and working in a 3-shift operation system in NIederurnen. 90 weaving machines are running around the clock, seven days a week, the whole year except for 3 weeks in summer. Then all the weaving machines are revised.
Sewed in Widnau
Discover how your Underwear Shirt is produced.
For the ROTAUF Insulation Jacket as much Swiss know-how and materials are used as possible: the fabric is woven in Niederurnen, dyed by the company Cilander AG in Herisau and shipped together with the wool fleece to the stitching in Widnau to be finalised. There, at TOPA Konfektion AG, 45 individual parts are carefully stitched together to the finished jacket.
TOPA Konfektion AG calls for precision, accuracy and manual skills. Furthermore the team lead by Ayla and Emin Öztürk were strongly involved in the development of the new Insulation Jacket. Only with the professional inputs by Ayla, Emin and the rest of the TOPA AG team it was possible to optimize the design and the production process to the current state. This enables us to to offer this piece of SWISS craftsmanship to a fair price.