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Instead of Masking Odors, Lorpen Has Pioneered a Way to Transform Foot Odors Into Odorless Compounds to Assist Hunters in The Field
Toronto, Canada (October 26, 2009) - Lorpen, a leading designer of high performance socks for outdoor enthusiasts, is introducing a new Stalker Hunting Sock Collection that offers a revolutionary new technology known as STOP that will virtually eliminate foot odor for hunters in the field. The Lorpen Stalker Hunt Collection will be available in spring 2010 at major retailers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as online at Amazon.com and FootSmart.com.
STOP Odor Fibers (technically known as Deocell®) work as a result of a chemical reaction that breaks down the molecules and transforms the odor substance (sweat) into a smell free compound. As a result, the smell is not just blocked, but transformed and eliminated.
Unlike other odor-blocking socks and garments, washing Lorpen's STOP socks will not compromise the effectiveness of the sock. The Lorpen socks can be worn and washed up to 100 times without wearing out (whereas competitive socks start losing their effectiveness after 30 to 40 washes).
We believe that the new Lorpen Hunt Socks will provide hunters with a unique advantage in the field and that these socks will become a crucial part of any hunter's gear,â said Colin Sanders, VP of sales and marketing at Lorpen North America. After hours and hours of waiting in the cold, wet snow for the perfect shot, the last thing a hunter wants is to have his opportunity spoiled by the buck sensing his presence through foot odor. Lorpen socks will help make the wait worth while and more comfortable. Comfort and performance are the guiding principles for all our sock designs and our STOP Technology is going to make hunter's feet less odiferous and more comfortable so they can bring home their prize at the end of the day.â
The construction of the STOP Hunt socks involves a variety of both synthetic and natural yarns that provide optimum performance and comfort. The inner-most layer of the sock that touches the skin is made of the STOP Deocell fibers. The middle layer is knitted with Merino Wool for warmth and insulation while also providing excellent moisture management properties to keep the foot dry and comfortable. The outer layer features Nylon that gives the sock durability and resists wear and resistance over time.
Lorpen's STOP Technology will be available in the Stalker Collection for the 2010 hunting season.
Stalker Collection - These STOP Technology Hunt socks come in series of heights including:
Skinny Jimâ Liner is a mid-calf liner that provides a great base layer for the foot and is made of 40% Deocell, 25% Merino, 25% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in a Charcoal color and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $14.99 USD
Stalker Crew is a crew sock with heavy cushioning and is made of 40% Deocell, 40% Merino, 10% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in a Deep Forest color and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $24.99 USD
Stalker High is an over-calf, heavily cushioned sock that is made of 35% Deocell, 45% Merino, 10% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in a Deep Forest color and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $29.99 USD
Stalker Anti Cold System is a mid-calf sock system that includes the Skinny Jimâ liner as well as a heavily cushioned outer sock that is made of 75% Merino, 15% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in a Charcoal color and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $34.99 USD
Merino Collection: Lorpen has a variety of hunting socks in the 2010 collection that do not feature STOP Technology, but are excellent hunting socks made with the naturally anti-microbial, fast drying Merino Wool. These include:
Hunting Heavy Weight is available both as a mid-calf or over-calf sock with heavy cushioning and is made of 75% Merino, 15% Nylon and 10% Lyrca. It is available in brown or anthracite/green. Sizes are M, L and XL. MSRP: $17.99 USD for mid-calf; $21.99 USD for over-calf
Cold Weather System Socks feature both a liner and an outer sock that provides warmth and comfort during the hunting season. The over-calf liner is made of 75% Merino, 15% Nylon and 10% Lycra; the over-calf outer sock has moderate cushioning and is made of 37.5% Merino, 37.5% Acrylic, 15% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in Grey and Conifer colors and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $21.99 USD
PrimaLoft Collection: Lorpen's PrimaLoft Hunting socks provide excellent insulation against the cold.
Hunting Heavy is available as a mid-calf or over-calf design, is heavily cushioned and is made of 75% PrimaLoft yarn, 14% Nylon and 10% Lycra. Available in a Forest Shade color and sizes include: M, L and XL. MSRP: $18.99 USD for mid-calf; $21.99 USD for over-calf
Founded in 1985, Lorpen is based in Etxalar, Spain, located at the base of the Pyrenees. Lorpen has been selling performance socks in the U.S. since 2004 and Canada since 2001. Lorpen's philosophy is that comfort is the guiding principle to everything they do, and as such, creates high performance socks for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Lorpen socks are now available in 55 different countries around the world, including a variety of independent and major retailers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, go to www.lorpen.com.