Dachstein

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4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars The best. Hard to review, mine are finally worn out [kind of, I will explain in a minute] after a couple decades [or more] of use. I've had them so long I don't even recall when I got them. I said worn out, well not totally. The heels are totally gone and I still wear them since I never had cold heels that I can remember, only cold toes in other socks. I often read where snowshoeing was done in wool socks only, no boots. I never did it but two pairs of Dachstein socks would be what I'd recommend… Full review

4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens

rated 5 of 5 stars The warmest wool mittens available! Excellent mitten liners for extreme cold. Proven on many mountaineering expeditions for decades. These mittens are legendary. Made in Austria of 100% wool they are knit from 4 ply wool yarn and boiled on a form until they are very dense and thick. I bought my Dachstein boiled wool mittens in 1978 for $45. In 1979 I was a National Nordic Ski Patroller at the '79 World Cup Nordic games at Lake Placid, N.Y. (the "Pre-Olympics") Temperatures that week were mostly… Full review

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Dachstein Wool Wear sweaters, mitts, and hats for alpinism are made using traditional boiled/fulled wool methods in the Dachstein region of Steiermark Austria.

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Dachstein Woolwear
Austria

website: www.dachsteinwoolwear.com