WNDR Alpine, the manufacturer of outdoor equipment and apparel using renewable, traceable and biobased materials and components from microalgae oil, is expanding its hardgoods and softgoods line this July, coinciding with the brand’s 5th anniversary.

From the brand’s palette of AlgalTech materials derived from microalgae oil, WNDR produces skis, snowboards and splitboards for winter sports applications. The brand’s all-season Phase Series technical apparel is made from biobased and recycled fabrics and miDori bioWick, a 100 percent petroleum-free wicking technology derived from microalgae oil and developed in partnership with Beyond Surface Technologies.

The company’s hardgoods line now includes newly refined recycled materials and cleaner construction.

  • In collaboration with Origen Manufacturing, WNDR Alpine hardgoods featuring SpiralMade material, a biobased composite derived from post-production ski and snowboard waste for reinforcing ski binding screws and snowboard insert packs. This material is refined to deliver increased retention strength at a reduced thickness than in previous years while diverting waste from landfills.
  • Expanded use of aluminum tailblocks, now featured across all Vital 98 and Intention 108 models and sizes, for increased durability and a better platform for anchor building in alpine environments.

Phase Series apparel expands to include the UPF 50+ Diurnal Tech Hoodie, the Men’s and Women’s Stasis Longsleeve and a broader range of color options inspired by Utah’s southwestern desert. All apparel comes with miDori bioWick, which features:

  • 100. percent biobased content
  • Approximately 80 percent lower carbon footprint than a conventional wicking finish
  • Up to 10 percent faster wicking on some fabrics than plant seed-based wicking finishes. Data provided by Beyond Surface Technologies.

“WNDR Alpine uses biobased alternative materials to elevate performance with the intent of industry-wide adoption. Through collaboration and continued iteration, using microalgae oil is entering supply chains, derisking adopting a new, renewable resource. The newly adopted Biology Inside stamp anchors the brand in its commitment to enabling a healthier planet for future generations through biobased material adoption across a multitude of industries,” reported the brand.

“WNDR Alpine is evolving into a genuine all-season brand, expanding beyond skis and boards to include a full spectrum of gear designed for diverse, year-round adventures. This expansion goes beyond broadening our product range; it represents a bold step towards embracing new-to-the-world microalgae-derived materials, and only five years in, we are just getting started. ‘Biology Inside presents a pathway to meeting high-performance standards while incorporating biobased inputs. This pursuit is a critical step in reducing our reliance on non-renewable sources of oil and becoming a hub for biobased expertise amongst a broader community of brands seeking innovative material solutions,” said Matt Sterbenz, GM and Founder and WNDR Alpine

Image courtesy WNDR Alpine