IN SWABIA WE SAY:
Perfect for cold outdoor adventures: We add sustainably produced lavalan® wool lining to select pants and jackets for maximum thermal insulation. This material uses wool from sheep living in the Swabian Alps to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare. The functional properties of the wool are further enhanced by natural corn fibres. This helps lavalan® padded pants like NIL WOOL and LULAKA WOOL to keep you nice and warm, while remaining as breathable and flexible as you need them to be.
NIL WOOL for men
LULAKA WOOL for women
We reinvented and improved our best-selling products, true legends, and prize-winning series specifically for the hiking experience in cold weather. NIL WOOL and LULAKA WOOL are two new variants that use sustainably sourced lavalan® wool from the Swabian Alps. But don’t worry: the great fit and the comfortable feeling remain the same.
- Warm hiking pants for cold weather hikes
- Lightweight lavalan® wool padding from the Swabian Alps
- Follows all your movements thanks to mSTRETCH Pro materials with 4-way stretch
- PFC-free finish: Water-repellent and environmentally friendly
- Traditional waistline with loops
Versatile women’s and men’s hybrid jacket with partial 60 g lavalan® wool padding from the Swabian Alps. A sustainable regional concept that meets the highest standards of breathability and thermal insulation. Meanwhile, smart stretch inserts increase your freedom of movement. Includes environmentally friendly PFC-free finish.
- Hybrid jacket with partial 60 g lavalan® wool padding from the Swabian Alps
- Windproof and breathable thanks to windprotec technology
- Partial stretch inserts offer maximum freedom of movement
- For movement-intensive winter sports such as (cross-country) skiing or snowshoe hiking
lavalan® – a sustainably produced alternative to polyester padding
Wie den übrigen lavalan® Qualitäten erzielt auch die Isolierung der Schwäbischen-Alb-Wolle von Like its other qualities, lavalan® wool from sheep living in the Swabian Alps achieves its full potential through thermal processing. Corn fibres (polyactides) are used to enhance the sturdiness and breathability of the wool, turning it into a highly functional all-in-one material. The wool can absorb up to 36% of its own weight in water vapour and is highly water-repellent at the same time, which makes lavalan® exceptionally breathable and quick to dry off. Thus, comfortable Maier Sports jackets with lavalan® padding manage to keep you warm while also preventing overheating. The same goes for the pants which use the natural padding material.
Made from natural resources
Humane production, no mulesing
Made from traceable European wool
Made exclusively in Germany
Maier Sports and lavalan® – a Swabian success story
Maier Sports has been at home in Köngen at the foot of the Swabian Alps ever since the company’s founding more than 80 years ago. This is a phenomenal area for hiking, and one where roaming shepherds have been grazing their sheep for generations. Thanks to our cooperation with lavalan®, we now have the chance to use the high-quality wool they produce when manufacturing our products. lavalan® is a completely natural product, as the material consists of 85% European-produced sheep’s wool. The wool used in our products is sourced directly from carefully selected herds roaming over the meadows and slopes of the Swabian Alps between the Neckar and Danube rivers. Our lavalan®-insulated jackets and pants reflect the sense of responsibility we have when making our products. After all, wool is a renewable resource that’s recyclable and biodegradable. In short: It’s a more sustainable alternative to synthetic padding. In the case of lavalan®, it’s also very humane, as the company places a great focus on appropriate animal husbandry in terms of rearing and shearing. Moreover, lavalan® padding is produced exclusively in Germany, guaranteeing top quality materials for our products. In this way, we can combine functionality, sustainability, and regional production effortlessly.
The sheep spend their summers on a former military training area near the city of Münsingen in the Swabian Alps. In late summer, the herd then makes the journey to their winter pasture in the Rhine river valley near Offenburg, travelling through Rottweil and the Kinzig valley. Once the cold winter months are over, they move on once again, this time to the city of Loßburg. This is where the sheep are shorn before repeating the same route again. After the sheering, the wool can be processed.