Innovation through tradition
"When Roald Amundsen set out to conquer the South Pole in 1911, he chose to learn from the best possible source and went to live with the Inuits to study their knowledge on cold weather survival. At the same time he was exploring cutting edge technology of his time. His ability to look back in time while leaping forward, his urge to explore the unexplored, hiss accuracy and above all his refusal to accept the status quo, made Roald succeed where others had failed."
Founder of Amundsen Sports
Inspired by this research, Jurgen Amundsen, an industrial designer, questioned the way people today dress for their outdoor activities. It seamed the market had forgotten essential knowledge built up over centuries.
Jurgen wanted to do something about this, and approached his childhood friend Erik Friis with his ideas. Jurgen and Erik had been competing in the same ski club in Oslo and done some travelling together in Patagonia. Erik welcomed the challenge and together they founded Amundsen Sports out of Oslo Norway in 2009.
The very foundations of Amundsen Sports, are made of the standards set by Roald Amundsen and his spirit of adventure. His successful combination of tradition with innovation strongly inspire us on our mission to enhance and simplify the everyday life for outdoor enthusiasts. We develop smart products inspired by the past and built for the future with advanced technical features and state-of-the-art materials.
Amundsen Sports' Wool