The Zipshorts Padded

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If you already own one of our paddings, you probably don't need another one.

Wool fleece shorts with padding in the bottom for extra warmth and comfort. Just as important: It has zippers on each side that make it easy to put on and take off without removing your pants and shoes.

For shipments to Norway, order by December 19th to be sure to receive your package before Christmas Eve.

Merino wool
Removable padding
Made in Europe

Wool fleece shorts with padding in the bottom for extra warmth and comfort. Just as important: It has zippers on each side that make it easy to put on and take off without removing your pants and shoes.

For shipments to Norway, order by December 19th to be sure to receive your package before Christmas Eve.

Merino wool
Removable padding
Made in Europe

If you already own one of our paddings, you probably don't need another one.

THE SHORTS
Your thighs and bottom are the most important sources of heat loss, and sometimes having a pair of warm and flexible insulated shorts are crucial for successful playng. Wear Zipshorts™ Padded as an inner layer, as a midlayer over a pair of long-johns or on the outside of your pants for extra warmth and comfort in cold situations. The zippers in the sides can be zipped all the way off, and make it easy to regulate your temperature on the go – without removing your pants and shoes. (And no, you won't feel the zippers.)

THE PADDING
The shorts have a pocket in the back for a wool padding that can be inserted or removed when necessary. That pretty much means that you have a built in seat cushion in your pants, and that you avoid heat loss when sitting on cold surfaces. While typical insulation like down can loose its insulative ability when wet or flattened, wool keeps this trait. We advise wearing the shorts without the padding during activity, and inserting the padding when you've arrived at your destination or stop for a break.

The padding fits in all our Padded products (Zipshorts™ Padded and Longs Padded) and is therefore sold separately to minimize production and consumption. In other words, you can own both products and use the same padding in both. As a standard, the padding is put into the cart with the Zipshorts™ Padded when you order at the top of the page. If you do not need padding you must make sure to remove it at the top of the page or in the cart.

LOCAL PRODUCTION
The padding in this product is made with Norwegian wool at Fredriksens Fabrikk in Telemark. Here, wool is turned to felt in a mechanical process without use of water og chemicals. The padding slip is made with leftover materials from FOV in Sweden, and sewn together by Sisters in Business in Asker. The shorts themselves are produced in Lithuania in merino wool from South Africa, making the padding a small step on a long journey towards challenging the industry and ourselves to create an alternative, greener and more fair world. Read more about the importance of local production here.

AREAS OF USE
The idea behind Zipshorts™ Padded was born on a sailboat on its way from France to Norway. After sitting for hours on end without any cushioning, the crew cut up styrofoam boxes to make padding they could put in their pants. It worked as long as they were sitting still, but as soon as they stood up it was useless. But what if the padding was flexible and built into their clothes?

Today, Zipshorts™ Padded is used just as much for sailing as for other acitivities where it's cold or you spend some time on your butt:

  • Fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Riding ski lifts
  • Sledding
  • In your hammock or tent
  • Hunting
  • Sitting around the campfire
  • Playing with (or watching) your kids in the snow
  • Cross country skiing on really cold days
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Process

This product is now in stock and ready to be worn on your next adventure.

1 Design phase
2 Testing phase
3 Decision phase
4 Production phase
5 Available
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