Maloja is an outdoor apparel maker based in Rimsting, Germany, recently enlarging its presence in North America. (Last year, Maloja opened its first North American flagship store in Stowe, Vermont.) Known largely for its boutique mountain bike clothing and outerwear, Maloja also offers multisport apparel for hiking, skiing and climbing, as well as a line of Streetwear. An unerring and slightly offbeat design-sense combined with a focus on durability and sustainability set Maloja well apart in a crowded marketplace.
For Mountain Bike or Casual Hike
The multisport shortsleeve shirt AvrasM. ($75 CAN) is fashioned from Naturalon. This one of the most comfortable synthetics we’ve tried. Maloja favours Merino wool in many of its next-to-skin pieces but Naturalon is polyester with a soft, natural cotton character. Unlike cotton, it delivers rapid moisture-wicking properties when you’re active, and dries quickly. The additional Polygiene finish prevents the garment from taking on pesky odours, even after all-day wear. And Naturalon is comfortable enough for everyday wear but will also handle a hard-working afternoon on a mountain bike.
Staying Fresh with Polygiene
Polygiene—a permanent odour control treatment—neutralizes B.O. by stopping the growth of unwanted bacteria. Clothes stay fresher and you can wear them several times (!) before laundering. Plus they last longer because bad-actor bacteria never get the chance to break down the fibres. Polygiene is safe next to your skin and helps reduce your environmental footprint, too.
Lightweight Hardshell Ready for Everything
Made with Gore-Tex Paclite, the RövenM. rain jacket ($495 CAN) is a lightweight hardshell. It’s more than ready for any-weather mountain bike trips, bikepacking, hiking, scrambling, or backcountry camping. The 2.5-layer material is fully waterproof, windproof and breathable. If an all-day storm hits you on a trip, the RövenM. is reassuring protection to keep your adventure misery-free.
Garments made of Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite product technology are durably waterproof, windproof and breathable. With a packable construction, these garments are ideal for activities when weight and space are critical. Paclite product technology uses a laminate construction. The jacket bonds a special Gore-Tex membrane to a lightweight outer fabric.
Also check out Maloja’s lineup of community masks.