The Kartank has a long history in the north. Used by people for several thousand years, the tecunique of felting is thought to be older than the art of spinning - and the design is unchanged for several thousand years. Want to learn more? Scan the QR code on your product, or read more about it here.
Even though how cold your feet get is very individual, the kartank:troms is tested down to -40 - this is about the same temperature where the reindeers at Svalbard start to feel a bit nippy.
The kartank:troms is a bit shorter and also softer than the rigid kartank:finnmark. Perfect for use in your sleeping bag, as camp boots inside thinner shoecovers (like the Helsport Bivuak) or inside the cabin as slippers. I have also used mine inside my sealskin shoes, but a lot of walking will wear the heals. A less pricy alternative to the kartank:finnmark - just as warm, but a bit less durable if you are planning to walk a lot in them. Available in two colours - grey and white.
How to maintain your wool product
If you feel the need to wash your wool garment there are a few things to consider. You should hand wash only at a maximum of 30-40 degrees celsius. When done with the washing you dry the garments on a flat surface, for example, the bathroom floor. Wool might shrink a bit when washed, but is easily pulled into the previous shape when wet. Just make sure you don´t overdo it.
Most of the time it will be enough to just leave your wool product outdoors for a few hours to let it breathe - this will of course not work on stains.
Need more information? Have a look at this short video from TSI Apparel.
Return- and guarantee policy
We are sure that you will be happy with your product. Should you not be happy you are of course more than welcome to return the stuff you bought to us within reasonable time - unused of course. Read more about our return- and guarantee policy here.
Advantages of wool
Wool is a 100% natural product that only sheds fibers that break down, end up as soil in nature, and releases valuable nutrients back to the earth. Wool is 100% natural, produced by one of thousands of sheep consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass. To top it all wool is 100% renewable. Every year the sheep produce a new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fibre.
Being able to absorb large quantities of water, and being odour resistant was also something Roald Amundsen enjoyed walking to the south pole. If you want to get some more information we have prepared some more info for you.