Gordini, a leader in cold-weather gear innovation for more than 65 years, announced it is entering the performance sock category in Fall 2023 with the introduction of ski and hiking socks for women and men. Having invested in an Italian knitting technology that allows for strategic placement of yarns for dynamic performance and comfort, Gordini will bring these proprietary knitting applications, previously limited to medical accessories, to the outdoor industry.
The Gordini sock collection features the exclusive and trademarked SoleKNIT dual-layer construction and OrbitKNIT ribbing technology. SoleKNIT layered technology leverages the functional performance of premium fibers and isolates their application to the appropriate zone of the foot, such that a soft, moisture-wicking interior could be combined with a strong, durable exterior. The construction merges two distinct fiber layers together into a single knit to create a quilted effect, increasing thermal benefits, as well as breathability and moisture transfer.
Additionally, all socks will feature OrbitKNIT ribbing technology. The cuff or leg of the sock expands to all shapes and sizes from the structural pattern of the knit rather than the sole reliance of elastic yarns. This mechanical stretch offers a comfortable and secure fit that stays put without constriction or unpleasant sock marks.
Each of the new Gordini performance sock styles will feature a single-seam construction that closes at the toe, preventing hot spots, friction and bunching.
Gordini’s sock collection offers four ski and four hiking socks for men and women in varying weights, ranging from the Sterling, a heavyweight, over-the-calf ski sock, to the Eden lightweight hike crew sock, and the ultralight Ripton ski sock.
Other design features include padded shin panels, ankle protection, instep compression for increased circulation, bolstered arch support to prevent foot fatigue, secure heel pockets for frictionless fit, and a full terry cushion throughout the sock.
Also, Gordini introduced the Forge heated gloves with clim8 technology. Clim8 heat technology monitors and warms the hands like a thermostat, automatically turning heat on and off according to the user’s needs and body temperature. The brand will expand its Thindown collection of gloves, add three styles within its Front Line backcountry collection, and update existing styles with bluesign APPROVED materials.
The Forge heated gloves use AI-based, intelligent heating that thermoregulates in real-time according to user profile, activity and temperature. When the Forge gloves are programmed using a paired smartphone app, the heating system reads the user’s body temperature and maintains a steady and comfortable level of warmth. The smart gloves power on and off as needed, preserving battery life and maximizing comfort.
Adding to its THINDOWN collection, the Windward features THINDOWN plus Sorona insulation, with flexibility, warmth and weather protection. The exterior of the Windward is made with a bluesign APPROVED shell, water-resistant CLUTCH synthetic leather palm, fingers and trim while the interior features a Gore-Tex insert, THINDOWN plus Sorona insulation fabric, moisture-wicking lining and gauntlet cuff.
The women’s-specific Ridgeline Series, available in glove and mitt styles, delivers a sculpted, high-dexterity, short cuff, and low-profile fit. The water-resistant CLUTCH synthetic leather shell, palm, fingers, and trim, as well as a waterproof, windproof, breathable Gore-Tex insert keeps hands dry and protected. The THINDOWN plus Sorona insulation and bluesign APPROVED wicking fabric lining ensures warm, dry hands while the Neoprene cuff with hook and loop closure keeps gloves secure. A safety leash keeps gloves at hand.
New styles in the brand’s Front Line Series were developed with input from Gordini Team Athlete and backcountry splitboarder Rafael Pease are constructed with 100 percent bluesign APPROVED materials. The Front Line series was designed as a mix-and-match backcountry kit that leverages performance layering based on the users’ needs and climate. With premium fabrics, durable construction and minimal seams, the front-line system adapts to changing conditions and transitions in the backcountry.
The new Front Line Midi Glove and Mitt and Front Line Overmitt offer more layering options for high-output activities. The Front Line Midi can be worn as a mid-layer or as a stand-alone breathable, insulated glove. For wet weather conditions, the Front Line Overmitt keeps users dry with waterproof three-layer taped seam fabric, long gauntlet cuff and drawcord closure.
Front Line gloves feature a minimal seam design to reduce areas of wear and tear, PrimaLoft Gold insulation, moisture-wicking linings, and Schoeller Keprotec on the palm and finger wraps using Kevlar fibers for ultimate durability and grip.
Finally, Gordini’s Stomp collection is revamped for the 2023 season with bluesign APPROVED shell fabric, textured palms, and fingers for enhanced grip, breathable, waterproof, and windproof AquaBloc insert, Megaloft insulation, longer gauntlet cuff, zippered hand warmer pocket, nose wipe and leash.
For more information, visit www.Gordini.com.