The fame of the Finnish outdoor brand Halti is no longer limited to Scandinavia. As the official outfitter of the FIS, the international ski federation, as well as numerous national teams and individual athletes, Halti has made a name for itself worldwide with its winter clothing. Find out how Halti has become a respected partner among the world's sporting elite.
High quality outdoor clothing from Finland
The origin of the Halti brand lies in Helsinki. For over 40 years, the Finnish premium outdoor company has been producing functional clothing for every season. The development of the products is influenced by the Nordic conditions and the Nordic way of thinking.
Due to the constantly changing weather conditions in Scandinavia, Halti has the necessary experience and the know-how to produce high-quality sports and leisure clothing for all outdoor activities.
Halti as outfitter of the FIS
Halti early began with sponsoring various athletes and expedition participants. But with the establishment of a very special cooperation, Halti's global rise was unstoppable.
For 12 years, the Finnish outdoor brand has been the official clothing outfitter of the FIS, the International Ski Federation. This means that technical staff of the FIS, all officials, the FIS Council and office staff wear Halti's high-quality, functional clothing.
The FIS includes the sports of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, nordic combination, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The garments are all FIS branded and meet the specific needs of the wearer. The visibility and brand awareness that comes with the partnership has been and continues to be hugely important to Halti's global growth.
Outfitting is based on sport and function. For example, while many women are wearing the Halti Glory Ski Jacket in white this winter season, some men have been outfitted with the Halti Igglu Ski Jacket in blue. Check out the latest FIS ski jackets here:
Reasons for the cooperation
A decisive reason for the cooperation with FIS was Halti's sustainable attitude. The selection of safe and durable materials within the production process has been the focus for many years. The company's goal of being completely PFC-free was achieved by Halti in the summer of 2020.
The FIS does not remain idle when it comes to sustainability either. In 2019, for example, the FIS Council banned the use of fluorinated ski waxes in all FIS disciplines. Compliance with this regulation will apply from the next winter season.
Halti is also a bluesign® partner. Bluesign® is a highly respected and independent organization that monitors material suppliers in great detail with regard to the chemicals used. This collaboration ensures that the use of healthier and safer components in Halti's garments is continually increased.
Halti as a sponsor for athletes and sporting events
Halti is not only a partner of the FIS, but also of many well-known national teams and individual athletes. For example, Halti equipped Finland's and Iceland's Olympic athletes in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Former Finnish World Cup skiers Kalle Palander and Tanja Poutiainen also achieved great success with high-quality Halti equipment. In addition, Halti has been an official sponsor of various Ski World Cup races in the past, such as in Åre (Sweden) in 2007, in Val d'Isere (Franc) two years later, and in Schladming (Austria) in 2013.
During the Four Hills Tournament, the FIS officials can also be seen in Halti outfits.
Continuous further development
For Halti, the feedback from FIS members is extremely important in order to continuously optimize its products. Seeing how the clothing works even under the toughest weather conditions provides the necessary insights for continuous further development.
Only through this long-term successful cooperation the high demands of professional athletes can be met.
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