The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Outdoor and Adventure Sports Industry
IBEX Sportartikel GmbH was established in May 2003 in order to distribute, develop and promote KOHLA Tirol branded products. The brand itself was established in Innsbruck in 1932. Our gear is developed by mountain pro's, we guarantee highest quality, without compromises. Our poles with the unique locking system KKS, the skins and the backpacks are made to satisfy even the most specific and hardest demands of anybody out there.
In 1982, Hartmut Ortlieb founded today’s ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH in Nürnberg. In 1997 the firm relocated to the franconian town of Heilsbronn, not far from Nuremberg. In 2007, ORTLIEB has celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The first products were made in pure personal need for waterproof equipment – it wasn’t available at the time!
ORTLIEB’s first products were created in a backyard garage in preparation of his first long bicycle and climbing tours: they were hand-made on his mother’s sewing machine: dry bags and bicycle panniers made of truck tarps. What started very simple has developed into a leading high tech enterprise with 100 employees.
ORTLIEB’s collection has grown to include over 300 individual products. Even today, everything is located under one roof: from development to engineering, production, sales and marketing, and shipment.
ORTLIEB products are characterized by tightly sealed closure systems: for example roll closures, waterproof zippers, velcro, or sliding seal closures. Many of the design features are patented and serve as the benchmark in the bike and outdoor market.
We are the producers of lightweight backpack gear for the outdoor enthusiast and makers of the award-winning GigaPower stove as well as a wide range of: compact camping equipment, lanterns, titanium cookware, lightweight backpacking gear, and outdoor supplies for mountain climbing, hiking, and camping.