Company History:

A confluence of extreme weather conditions, availability of proprietary exotic fiber resources, a four season active lifestyle in a multi-faceted geography, and the services of a top sportswear designer have combined to make the Latitude 15 performance undershirt a success. The finest long staple fiber mills of Peru using a blend of art and science, took on the challenge of creating an extremely comfortable garment with a broad temperature range from minus zero degrees to room temperature. Latitude 15 is a true “R” value shirt maximizing both body heat and moisture to create an enhanced range of comfort during exertion or at rest. The Latitude 15 shirt is evolutionary and is extending its envelope of utility from the original intended use of alpine and cross country skiing, to boating, sailing, hiking, and explorative expeditionary pursuits.

How did these pullovers come about?:

The 3 generations of the Hardy family, owners and breeders of the Camel’s Hump Alpaca Farm in northern Vermont decided to pursue a project of vertically integrating the wonderful alpaca fleece into a high value added end product which would help ensure the longevity of the alpaca industry. Being outdoor enthusiasts, the family decided to use the optimum natural insulating characteristics of the hollow alpaca fiber with its “next to skin” comfort (due to little or no fiber scales) thus providing the ultimate comfort in natural winter base layer apparel.

What do YOU use the pullover for?:

The Latitude 15 is a multi-generational performance base layer which provides comfort of desired heat and moisture retention – or rejection depending upon the activity level of the wearer. The additional enhancements that Latitude 15 offers is the elimination of odors and static – even over extended periods of wear for weeks on end by combining X-static silver fiber with the alpaca yarn. A list of uses for Latitude 15 shirts runs the gamut of ski base layer, sailing/boating pullover, high altitude hiking in remote regions of the globe, to sleeping snugly in a mountain hut or at home on a cold winter night with the window wide open!  Wear Latitude 15 products to shovel your driveway, or reset power lines!  Anytime you need to be comfortably warm without wet or weight, Latitude 15 products are your go-to apparel.

A patented, intimate blend of synthetic and natural fibers that accelerates the water release rate of wet fabric. It is set apart from other moisture management products because of its faster drying time, the aesthetics imparted by its natural fiber component and its permanently built-in odor eliminator, FreshGuard®.

We've chosen Dri-release for the inside of the shirt because of its multiple comfort and protection features - features that appeal to the extreme sports aficionados targeted by Latitude 15 including skiers, trekkers, climbers, sky jumpers, big game hunters and the like that often find themselves among the elements for hours or days at a time.

"I was so glad to have my Latitude15 shirt with me. It turned out to be the favorite piece of clothing I had with me and so I ended up wearing it for the most of the trip. The level of comfort it provides in an extreme outdoor environment is amazing and its ability to keep your body "climate controlled" is absolutely unmatched by other materials like fleece or cotton. I can only say: Don't leave home without it!"

Gebhard Jochum,
The Lorunser Sport Hotel, Zurs am Arlberg, Austria