Le Bent was born out of mateship, a passion for alpine sports and a craving to do things differently. With a wealth of experience achieved from over a decade of professional ski bootfitting we found ourselves unsatisfied with the status quo, so we set out to invent a merino blend to cure the itch.
We hit the market in 2012 with the first technical ski sock that successfully combined “unrivalled comfort, performance and fit.” Fast forward to today; we craft intelligently designed technical first on skin layers (socks, base layers and accessories) blurring the lines between luxurious comfort, performance and style.
Our passion for performance, unrivalled comfort and sustainability is driven by obsession... an obsession fuelled by a love for the outdoors. This is visible across all merino-based lines that are built for outdoor lifestyle, whether that be snow, trail run, mountain bike or anything in between.
We saw more feet than we care to remember over 10 years as technical boot fitters in an award winning boot lab in Val’d’Isere France. An additional 15 years of pro skiing experience and we’ve developed a deep understanding of the synergy between foot, sock and boot, witnessing and experiencing first hand how the wrong gear ruins a day on the hill.
The outdoors our muse, why not use two of nature’s finest and renewable resources - merino and bamboo. This innovative bespoke blend was crafted by an expert team over many years including Australia’s peak scientific body (the CSIRO). The result? All the benefits of merino without the itch, for all climates.