Obermeyer Highlights Company’s Rich History with New Heritage Collection

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Klaus Obermeyer came to Aspen, Colorado from Germany in 1947.  In an interview with the Aspen Times, Klaus said, “What was sensational was the snow. I’d never seen that powdery of snow, that light, that fluffy,” Obermeyer said. “Aspen is probably the best rounded ski resort in the world.” For the love of the snow, he settled in and began working as a ski instructor for the Aspen Ski School. During his time as an instructor, Klaus noticed that his students would quickly get cold and wet and the day of skiing would always end too early. He wanted skiing to be fun and accessible to more people, so taking from his experience working as a mechanic on cars and planes, he got to work on creating one of the biggest brands in ski wear.

Klaus Obermeyer is credited with developing the first down parka, created in his attic and converted from his goose down comforter.  Along with Friedl Pfeiffer, he also developed the first high-altitude suntan lotion. In 1950 Klaus officially started his business in his attic and developed sweaters, down coats, wind shirts, and more.

The Sport Obermeyer factory opened in Aspen, CO in 1961. There the company developed some of the first waterproofing technology to hit the ski world, among other innovations. Obermeyer has continued their founding tradition of bettering snow sportswear tech from waterproofing, to stretch technology, to breathability. They even have an entire page on their website explaining and outlining the modern tech their products are equipped with.

This year, Klaus turned 98, and continues to be involved in his business, which shows his deep love for the snow sport world. In celebration of the company’s rich history in the ski and ski gear world, Obermeyer is releasing their Heritage Collection that pays visually appealing homage to the styles of the 60’s and 70’s. The Heritage Collection from Obermeyer offers modern top of the line technology with a retro, yet timeless look.

Here are some of our favorites:

The Carson Down Vest

 

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Finally, the vintage vest we knew existed but could never find! It’s here, brand new, and equipped with tech that will actually keep you warm. No more vintage look with vintage tech (or smells). This vest has you covered for your fall and winter everyday essentials.

 

 

 

 

 

The Dusty Down Jacket

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Give us bright accents and classic late 70’s styles any day! The Dusty Down jacket is not only pillow soft with its down fill, but it’s simple, yet fun and timeless look goes with every outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stella Fleece Jacket

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The earth tones of 70’s fashion are timeless and here to stay. The Stella Fleece Jacket with quilted sleeves, faux leather trim, and soft pile fleece is elegant and fun. The two-sided fleece and removable hood add extra comfort so we’re feeling fancy and cozy all at once. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boulder Fleece

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We’re connecting to our wild sides with this soft pullover fleece that comes in bright blast-from- the-past patterns. This pullover has a warm fleece lined collar that can button up or down to keep the cold out or let us vent when we’re walking under the bright Boulder sun!

 

 

 

 

Start this season off right with your new favorite fall and winter essentials! To shop the full collection, click here. We know you’ll love it.

To shop the Heritage Collection for Kids, click here.

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Abby Fanara

Abby joined the WinterWomen team in 2016 after moving to Colorado from Maryland. She loves cooking, dancing to live music, hiking in the mountains with her husband and dog, farming and gardening, and enjoying beautiful Colorado landscapes all year round.

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