Hemp is one of the oldest utilitarian crops in the world. Its fibers were used to make ropes and sails for Columbus, paper for Gutenberg’s Bible and clothing for humans long before we even had calendars. After the 1950s, hemp sort of slipped into obscurity, but interest has grown steadily in recent years because there is virtually no other natural material that has such a positive ecological balance while still providing such outstanding functional qualities.
When Maloja decided to add yet another natural material to their collection of fabulous performance fabrics, they reinvented hemp. Its fibers inherently reduce sweat and odor, regulate moisture and repel dirt – an ideal combination for functional clothing. On top of that, hemp materials are extremely durable and tear-resistant, so they are perfectly suited to sports like mountain biking and bouldering that require a bit of protection against abrasion.
The Martina is our favorite new all-sport bottom, combining Euro styling with super deep rear pockets, re-imagined hemp that feels amazing, ergonomic construction including a bike-friendly rear stretch panel, and unlimited activewear functionality. Feels good, fits well, performs beautifully, in 2 ideal colors.