Vaude Argon Clothing Concept
Vaude is launching a Hybrid Performance System with its new Argon Line, the most performance enhancing clothing concept for alpinists: all layers are perfectly fine-tuned to each other to reach the highest level of breathability, comfort and efficiency possible.
Vaude used a combination of hybrid solutions and innovative, unique details engineering to create this system approach. The company used highly breathable premium materials such as eVent, Schoeller WB 400 and Eschler Honeycomb to ensure optimized moisture transfer throughout the entire system. Zips under the arms that can pinch under the weight of a backpack have been eliminated. “Venting Front Pockets” are used instead for an efficient ventilation system through all layers.
Contoured designs and stretch fabrics guarantee that Argon clothing follows your every move. That’s why the hardshell jackets, for example, are equipped with Y-shaped stretch inserts over the shoulders and in the hood to ensure absolute freedom of movement in every direction for your arms and head.
Pressure points are avoided throughout the Argon Line; one example: front zip closures are set so that they don’t overlap and become bulky. All sleeve cuffs are absolutely flat with a minimalist construction so that they’re compatible with any type of glove or mitten.
Vaude’s patented hood design, “Thermic Hood Protection” can be adjusted with one hand, even when wearing gloves. It protects the entire head and neck area to efficiently prevent heat loss. Be it on a softshell, hardshell or base layer, all hoods in the Argon Line are designed to be worn with helmets.