We create highly functional mountain sports and excellent UV protection clothing for you. The responsible use of nature is just as important to us as your experience of it. - We protect what we love. We do this for you, your and our children and for ourselves.
Our product idea for autumn: Hybrid jacket Riffel
Ready for mountain sports?
Discover how to get yourself and your equipment fit again for upcoming outdoor activities. Welcome to the 2021/22 mountaineering season.
Our Mountain Wear Shop
Relax on the move with our mountain sports collection, so you can make the most of your outdoor experiences, big and small. > to the shop
All about sun protection
With our UV Protection Summary, we want to empower you - so that you are not helplessly exposed to UV radiation and can better assess the risks.
After all, it's your skin that's at stake. > What you should know about UV protection!
Strictest sun protection standard
There are many UV certifications. The UV STANDARD 801 was developed by independent textile research institutes in Germany [www.hohenstein.de], Austria [www.oeti.biz] and Switzerland [www.testex.com] in order to offer consumers the highest possible safety. We are happy to undergo the tough testing regime to have our UV protective clothing tested and certified exclusively according to the UV STANDARD 801, because we want reliable and believable results.
After all, it's about your skin. > more about UV Standard 801
Confidence in our textiles
.. is one of the key elements in the production of our excellent UV-protective clothing. That's why all the garments in our UV protection collections are certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class 1 - without exception. This means we can guarantee the highest quality in our UV protective wear, free from harmful substances.
Protecting the environment with hyphen
When you use the textile sun protection made by hyphen, you not only protect your skin from skin cancer in the best way possible, but also actively contribute to environmental protection. By using textile sun protection, you can save up to several litres of sunscreen per year, as well as save on the use of its plastic packaging. By reducing the use of sun cream on your face and hands when swimming or engaging in watersports, you actively contribute to improving water quality.
Sun protection shop
Relax while you're out and about with our UV protection collection, so you can stay safe and unrestricted in the sun. > to the shop
Sun protection standards in comparison
50, 80, 200+ and why less may be more.
Not all functional textiles deliver what they promise. For example, some products claim a UPF of 200 and above. However, if these products are tested when wet or stretched instead of as a new, unused garment, the value drops dramatically. Key in this are the test method, and good, consistent results.
hyphen stands for comfort and durability
Our fabrics are made in highly-technical machines, because the fabrics need to have a special density, achieved through particularly small stitches. This is the only way to create excellent sun protection wear, which is as smooth and as cool on your skin as silk.
At the end of the 90s, when we decided to develop UV-protective clothing for the European, textile sun protection was practically unknown, particularly in Germany. Being suntanned was still considered very healthy and the idea of skin cancer prevention was more of a deterrent than a must. Thus it was clear from the start that the clothing we needed had to be fun to wear. It should not only protect, but also look good, be comfortable to wear and offer the optimum materials and functionality for bathing, sports and leisure. In other words, the perfect holiday wear. Our motto for the collections therefore arose quite logically as the connection of: PROTECTION-DESIGN-FUN.CTION