We were the first undershirt at 8850m and citing the hero: We nailed the bastard!
1887 In this year of the Lord, the greatest world events did not happen. But during a snow storm in Montana, the world's largest snowflake falls at an incredible 38cm x 20cm. That same year, a young man landed in Larvik. He was Jacob Jacobsen and was the youngest of 20 children. With such a high queue number, he was inexorably sent out into the world to take care of himself. His great advantage was that he came from Jutland's largest textile family. He had probably spent his childhood more at the factory than at school, because not until he was in the country, he started his own knitwear. His knowledge, along with Norwegian wool, quickly became a success. Then the Norwegian wife, factory and children followed closely. To this day, it is still the family sitting at the reins.
1937 At this time wool was gold. But soft as the lamb was not. To dampen the wool's adventurous ability to soak up water, it was knitted so hard that it was for the hardy. Ever since the Viking Age, one had tried everything possible to make wool practical. This quest led the Jacobsen family and Captain Henrik Bruun together.
1949 Before the war, Bruun came up with the idea of a holey jersey to get more air to solve the sweat, drying and transport problems. Nansen had used some fishing nets in wool, but now they tried cotton. Jacobsen solved the production with his machines and Bruun tested it out on Hardangervidda with his soldiers. It worked great! After the war, they took the plunge and production started full. At the same time, the name was changed to Brynje. The similarity of the Vikings chainmail was striking. This was of compound iron rings and provided good protection in combat while being both lighter and more airy than the armor. Exactly the same was true for our health clothing. It was airy, light, well insulated and excellent in combat - against nature. Thus, the Brynje Healt Jersey could start its victory race with health in every hole.
1953 The Brynje Healt jersey attracted attention everywhere. When the Englishman Hunt planned his famous Everest expedition, he shocked with all-new theories of weight, speed, clothing and comfort. The whole expedition was equipped with Brynje health shirts, and on May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stood on top of the world's highest mountain. - We were the first undershirt at 8850m and citing the hero: We nailed the bastard! Since then, there have been many visits up there, and there are increasing numbers. Everest did wonders for the export while at the same time becoming more and more synonymous with sports stars. We even sponsored world champion heavyweight boxing Ingemar Johansson with jerseys and a fee of 1500 kr.
1976 The health jersey was overwhelmingly popular. But from the middle of the 70's something new came on the market. Synthetic yarn! This fit as a hand in the glove for the health shirt principle. With Super Thermo, a new chapter was written for how well underwear could transport moisture, dry, isolate and function. In the 80's, it was not an athlete who did not believe that holes were as good as gold. Now the cyclists woke up on the continent. Their problem with sweaty slopes up against a mountainpass followed by icy downhill runs had previously been solved by plastic bags and newspapers. Now they put their love on the health shirt. It's not the "Tour de France cannon" we haven't sent packets to ...
In 1994, we reached the South Pole with the Unarmed Expedition. This was the first time the theory of full synthetic clothing reached a pole. The theory was to keep all moisture away from the skin despite hard work, while the air in the holes insulated against cold and wind. It worked perfectly. Today, there are hardly anyone else who has more Greenland crossings and Poles than us.
1997 This was the year when our award-winning Arctic Double came. Through close cooperation with countless ice-cold expeditions, we came to the conclusion that mesh with a layer of wool on the outside had to be a winner. The mesh reinforces the wool's best sides and the wet-wool feeling was killed. With one, we had an incredibly warm and functional product, which also turned out to be a real snuggle garment.
2000 In the new millennium we have come up with several double products where mesh is drawn with wool or fleece. And when we look around there are also others who begin to understand that more air is needed to further increased the function level. - Because that's what we say - you can't just live on air and love, you also need mesh…