Ullfrotté – the “Original” Woolpower Base-Layer
Before Woolpower was called Woolpower, it was known around the world as Ullfrotté Original. The exact translation of Ullfrotté is wool loops, referring to the terry loop technology used to knit the fabric for the earliest Woolpower garments. It was first developed for the military in the 1970’s. Specialists, engineers, and doctors were integral in contributing to the design and manufacture of this fabric.
The terry loop technology used in creating Ullfrotté Original resulted in a 200 g/m2 garment with superior insulating and moisture management properties. But that wasn’t enough, the company then further developed a unique way of constructing their Ullfrotté garments, utilizing circular knitting machines to eliminate the need for side seams. The result was a garment perfectly engineered for maximum comfort.
Ullfrotté Original is still what constitutes all Woolpower 200 g/m2 base layer garments today. Technology in manufacturing equipment and innovations in synthetics have advanced the product over the years to make it the most technical “original”. The unique construction and fiber content allows for flexibility of movement. Active or stationary you are always going to feel comfortable in the Ullfrotté Original 200 base layer garments and accessories. This weight provides a warmer alternative to Woolpower LITE base layers. No matter which you choose it is recommended that they be worn in direct contact with your skin.
Which Woolpower base layer to use, LITE or 200?
Woolpower LITE is the base layer choice when the cold is less extreme or when you know you will be exerting yourself in the cold and therefore generating more body heat. It will keep you warm but will more rapidly transport some of that generated heat away from your body so you don’t overheat.
Woolpower’s Ullfrotté Original 200 g/m2 is the base layer choice for colder conditions or when you know you’ll be stationary outside in the cold; situations when superior insulating properties are needed.