These chunky wool gloves are warm enough for the coldest winter evenings yet flexible enough to use your smartphone on the move. Each pair is built with a patented four-layer construction that combines a merino wool outer shell with two layers of insulation and a soft tricot inner lining. This tried and tested system guarantees toasty fingers, whether you’re exploring a frozen fjord or catching the Metro to the office. In fact, it’s so good that it carries a warning triangle with the ‘3 Vs’: “Varning: varma vantar” (“warning: warm gloves!”). The merino wool outer also has stitched leather panels for a secure grip when using your phone.
Skogen is a pattern inspired by the Swedish concept of ‘allemansrätten’, everyman’s right to roam in nature. In Sweden this includes the right to hike across or camp on someone’s land, boat on their waters and pick wildflowers, mushrooms and berries – provided you cause no harm or disturbance, leave no litter, nor damage wildlife or crops. This universal right applies to everyone, which is symbolically depicted here by the noble elk, the king of the forest, in dialogue with the humble raven.
NOTE: Gloves run a bit big. If you’re on the cusp between two sizes, we suggest you choose the smaller size.
There are two reasons you’ll fall in love with Öjbro Vantfabrik’s gloves and socks. Firstly, this homely Swedish brand fuse their heritage into each design, incorporating traditional Sami patterns and cultural tales into their woolen garments. It’s a carefully considered design process that affords their garments a story as rich as the material they’re built from. Which leads into the second reason: they’re hella comfy.
Each pair of gloves and socks that Öjbro Vantfabrik produce is crafted from premium wool sourced from ethical farmers and manufactured in eco-friendly factories. The resulting apparel is ludicrously soft and comfortable, not to mention built to endure years of wear, designed to keep you warm no matter the conditions outside.