Upper Bavarian Oberammergau, famous for its woodcarvings and Passion Plays, is located in the beautiful Ammergau region of the Alps. Master glove maker Franz Ziener, originally from the Erzgebirge mountain area in Eastern Germany, set up his glove making workshop here in 1946. What were once high-quality, hand-made gloves for everyday use are today technically innovative gloves for winter and bike sports. For some years now, the functional specialist’s product portfolio has also been supplemented by a wide-ranging clothing line. The long-established company, headed by Franz Ziener, the third generation of the family to do so, together with managing director Frank Burig, is today one of Europe’s market leaders in the winter sports glove segment.
In the winter of 2017/2018, the function specialist, ZIENER is falling back on its extensive experience in winter sports and developing for the first time a high-quality clothing line for active winter athletes This includes focusing specifically on sports such as ski touring and cross-county , developing products that are exactly suited to the requirements of these types of sports. The broad and high-quality product range enables optimal outfits for all activities that can be combined according to the onion principle and leave nothing to be desired when it comes to design and look.
ZIENER is expanding its brand presence with a picture logo from Winter 2018/2019. ZIENER’s affinity for winter sports and biking was picked up in the design: the three lines of the "Z" represent the different slopes and their average gradients – the blue slope for beginners with a 15-degree gradient, the advanced red slope with a 27-degree gradient and the black pro slope with a 48-degree gradient. At the same time, the hashtag #canyouridetheline was launched to call winter and biking athletes on social media channels to the next adventure.
ZIENER is launching a Mountaineering Gloves collection for the first time in Winter 2018/2019. The clothing and glove specialist thus meets the needs and high standards of ski tourers, ice climbers and all other mountain and ski athletes. The gloves, which are orientated around ascents and descents, score points due to their innovative styling without bothersome seams, palms with a good grip and the use of wind-repelling Polartec® material as well as Alpinwool – a true all-round talent.