FS: 1970's era Dachstein Sweater


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Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 29, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
I'm selling my wonderful old friend, this original Dachstein Sweater. It's blue-tagged, which means it's a medium. Rumor has it that you could survice an assault on Everest if you wear this sweater. (Sorry, bad joke).

Somebody make me an offer malcolmdaly(at)gmail.com.

Original Dachstein Sweater-Size Medium
Original Dachstein Sweater-Size Medium
Credit: maldaly

The Label with blue tag.
The Label with blue tag.
Credit: maldaly


Apr 29, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
I'm sure someone will be itching to get it.

Someone could start a Supertopo group-buy to purchase this 'Stein for the Wool Stick (from Switzerland) charity.

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
I never thought about Dachstein sweaters when I posted my Royal Robbins Mountain Paraphernalia thread. Robbins sold Dachstein Mitts as did Chouinard, but I don't know if Robbins stocked the sweaters. My collection of Chouinard catalogs from the 70's show Dachstein mitts in every issue, but never the Sweater.

Who imported those pricy, but near bulletproof, chunks of pre-shrunk wool?

I remember Bruce Franks special ordering one for himself.

My "fancy" Dachstein Mitts from the early 1970's.
My "fancy" Dachstein Mitts from the early 1970's.
Credit: Fritz

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
I've got one, the sweater, complete with tincture stain!

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Who didn't have a pair of dachstein mittens?

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
I've got one, the sweater, complete with tincture stain!
I always loved that smell of tincture, tape and chalk. Crack always followed !!

Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Itchy bump ;)

Apr 30, 2013 - 10:45am PT
I have the sweater and mittens which I still take as a back up when ice climbing, my sweater is also a medium, wore it and wool knickers to a Halloween party. I think my Dachstein came from International Mountain Equipment Concord, NH.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:52am PT
My Dachsteins had the thumb sewn up so it wouldn't get in the way while poling on x-c skis.

They were so used that they had "shaped" themselves to the grip around the poles.

Holes gradually appeared and the greasy old things disappeared.

Most of Robbins' imported sweaters were extremely well-made and serviceable for-effin'-ever!

Three cheers for Royal's choices, as almost always.

"They were the strings, while Patagonians played the brass."

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Wish I had the money to offer a non-insulting price.

helluva a sweet sweater, tho!

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:09am PT
I preferred the gloves...

Credit: Reilly

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:25am PT
It doesn't itch if you wear it for two months straight.

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
When I would come into the house after x-c skiing, my wife would say, "did you let the wet dog in?"

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Apr 30, 2013 - 02:35pm PT

Bump 4:
The original Scottish Goretex !

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Bump for my piggy bank.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 4, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
cold day mantra from the deep past: "wool is warm, even when wet, wool is warm, even when wet, ..."

great piece of utilitarian history, good luck Mal!

Trad climber
May 5, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
richard vogt

Sport climber
upper arllington
Jun 4, 2015 - 08:01am PT
I found a company that has all manner of Dachstein here is their link and header


Dachstein Woolwear is a private label brand of a well known Austrian maker of 100% organic wool products, including sweaters, mittens, gloves, slippers, caps, and more.

Dachstein Woolwear is "made from boiled wool in a weave so dense they're almost waterproof" and have been used by mountaineers for their incredible warmth even when they're covered with snow and ice. Extreme cold weather gear famous for decades in the Alps is now available to you.

The Company is based in Styria, Austria and their Motto is: "From Nature with Nature." The products are processed with hot water only and they are proud their business premises and process machinery are heated by a pollution free and long lasting biomass heating system supplied by local forests.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2015 - 01:17pm PT

I remember the days when one paid $5 for a pair of the Mitts!
Still have a couple of pair and wear them in winter, especially
good for snow shoveling!
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