Although not as well-known as some of its competitors, Komperdell has a formidable history. Founded in 1922, the company invented and developed the lightweight ski pole. It has remained ahead of the game ever since, continually investing in new technologies with its maxim â€œalways try to be one step ahead.â€? Operating under the principle that every individual has unique mountaineering and hiking needs, Komperdell offers a plethora of products to suit a range of preferences. It has ranges for summer hiking and trekking as well as for winter skiing. Komperdell covers gear for the three major ski techniques: Nordic, Alpine, and Telemark.
Remaining true to its pedigree, Komperdell continues to focus on the design and development of walking poles and ski poles. Concentrating on lightweight carbon and titanium designs, the poles are individually tailored to the demands of different techniques and terrains. Many of the designs are the result of innovative research. The poles are complemented by a range of protective clothing, including reinforced air-shock vests and shorts. Launched in 2002, the Protector Line brought together KTM off-road motorcycle gear technology with Alpine design to produce a leading range of injury guards. With 100% of their products designed and produced in Austria, the Komperdell brand speaks of no-nonsense simplicity. It provides the tools, and leaves you to get the most out of them.