Although Jöttnar is a Norwegian word, the brand is actually British and was founded by two former Royal Marine commandos Tommy Kelly and Steve Howarth.
Since launching in 2013, Jöttnar clothing has been increasingly used by mountaineers in some of the toughest conditions in all parts of the world.
Steve says: “Our love of the high mountains, as well as a lot of hard-won practical knowledge of clothing performance felt like a solid foundation to build the company. As skiers and climbers, going faster, harder, steeper, higher have always been the things that drove us, and this has come to be reflected in the gear we make.”
Tommy adds: “We have a lot of fun, but in a serious kind of way. Our focus is 100% on the mountain and the typically savage conditions encountered. Our own experience and that of the Pro Team helps make sure that the small details are right. It’s a pleasure to see the new range now head off into the wild.”
Jöttnar even has a Pro Team of brand ambassadors which includes Tim Howell who is in the process of becoming the first person to climb and BASE jump the six ‘classic’ North faces of the Alps as well as Tom Grant who was the first to ski down the Caroline Face of Mount Cook in New Zealand.
For this winter, the brand has the following key items for skiing.
WOMENS ASMUND JACKET (£350)
The Asmund Women’s Hard Shell Mountain Jacket is highly versatile, lightweight and packable wind and waterproof hard shell. It is made from Jottnar’s lightest grade of micro rip-stop SKJOLDR™ waterproof breathable fabric and gives superb harsh weather performance, but can also pack down small. Available in Eucalyptus and Marine.
MENS VANIR LT HARDSHELL SKI PANT (£375)
These ski pants have been revised for winter 2018/19 and are made from Jöttnar’s new SKJOLDR™ windproof, waterproof, breathable fabric. Tough, lightweight and versatile, the Vanir LT is the pant of choice for mountain rescue teams, professional mountain guides and committed ski-mountaineers and climbers. Feature rich with articulated and reinforced knees, internal powder gaiters, harness-friendly ¾ length water repellent side zips, fully detachable braces and full-sized Kevlar™ instep protectors. Available in Eucalyptus, Black and Polar Blue.
RAGNORÖK JACKET (£845)
The ultimate jacket for those who are heading to the mountains this winter – the Ragnarök is built without compromise. This is a waterproof, goose down insulated jacket for resort-orientated big mountain riding and skiing when the temperature plummets. Filled with 900 Fill Power hydrophobic goose down that’s wrapped inside Jottnar’s new SKJOLDR™ fabric and also zoned with THERMOLITE® synthetic insulation in potential wet-out areas. Available in Night Shadow (Grey) and Black.
MENS ODIN JACKET (£595)
A multi-discipline waterproof, breathable mountain shell built for the harshest of winter conditions. Made from SKJOLDRTM fabric in a burly 70 x 140 denier grade.
HEIMDALL BASE LAYER (£135)
This blends technical performance features with luxury detailing and is a stunning winter-weight, jersey-style Merino wool base layer.
All available from www.jottnar.com