About us

From Family Business to Global Operation


The independent Austrian company has been built on a long-standing tradition and practiced values from a family-owned business, going all the way back to its founders Franz and Maria Wöss.

Eisbär has been helping to shape winter sports for over 60 years. Born in the 1950s, and outfitter for the Austrian Ski Association teams since the very beginning, then as now, famous ski stars like Karl Schranz and Annemarie Moser-Pröll or Marcel Hirscher, Anna Veith and Anna Gasser – only to name a few – have carried the international brand Eisbär out into the world. This tradition will be continued by future generations of the Austrian national team.
Today, Eisbär is far more than an integral part of alpine skiing. The international brand Eisbär is synonymous for outstanding knitted products – especially headwear – with noticeable comfort and visible quality, indispensable for everyone enjoying the outside.

Having made friends all around the globe and growing the Eisbär family steadily, we are filled with pride and driven to give our best in the future.

Premium Materials

We place the highest demands on the ecological and social compatibility of our actions. The use of environmentally friendly and high-quality raw materials emphasizes that awareness.
In the future, Eisbär will increasingly use recycled materials – such as reprocessed wool or fleece from PET bottles – and has already committed itself 100 % to no-mulesing practices in regards to merino wool.

Best Wearing Comfort

The unbeatable combination of functionality, comfort and perfect fit makes Eisbär headwear the ideal companion – whether for sport or leisure, in the mountains or the city, in summer or winter.
We carefully examine all material properties and select the best materials for each model. This enables us to create Eisbär headwear for all seasons – lightweight and cooling or breathable and warming – while at the same time being easy to care for.

Unique Style

Eisbär’s current collection covers over 2,000 variations – including beanies, headbands, gloves and accessories. Knitting is our passion, sport is in our DNA and nature is dear to our heart – this is reflected in every single one of Eisbär’s products. Eisbär stands for a certain attitude towards life and a sporty lifestyle. On request, we can implement that style individually into custom products for friends, partners and companies.