The Ortovox brand took off in 1980 when Gerald Kampel and Jürgen Wegner joined forces to launch the very first dual-frequency DVA ORTOVOX F2 device, a revolutionary avalanche victim detection beacon that immediately over-classified all the old DVA devices that were incompatible with each other. The F2 was the only device capable of detecting the different frequencies used at the time. Two years were enough for Ortovox to be propelled to number 1 in the field of DVA.
A few years later, the brand completed its offer with a first Ortovox backpack dedicated to skiing, a light and robust snow shovel and a foldable snow probe. 1988, Ortovox decided to use wool to make a whole range of high-end technical clothing. We then rediscover the benefits of wool, a natural and renewable product, very soft to the touch, which dries quickly, remains warm even when wet and has the unique characteristic of being naturally anti-bacterial and therefore anti-odour.