The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque
The Frontier Tuque

The Frontier Tuque

$195.00
This item has sold out and our waiting list for the winter/early spring is full! We are overwhelmed by the positive response we've received. We appreciate your patience as we focus on fulfilling all requests.

We are still planning our approach for making more tuques. If you'd like to receive updates about future productions, send us an email to tuque@frontier.is and we'll be in touch. 

Orders received before Oct 26, 2016 / 12pm EST
Shipping starts Nov 7, 2016.

Orders post Oct 26, 2016 / 12pm EST
Expected shipping Jan 2017.

This does not include the email waiting list. We will email these individuals with anticipated dates based on their position on the list.


The Frontier Tuque is a question and a statement.

The question is:
What happens when a design studio rethinks an existing object to improve it in every possible way?

The statement is:
We have created a tuque that we believe could be the world’s best.

The result is a product conceived over 18 months of research and development. It is an exploration of Canadian history, material science, fabrication techniques, production processes, and economic systems. The Frontier Tuque is an argument against disposable fashion and for a return to craftsmanship in every sense.

Made in Toronto by a local master knitter, our tuque employs a double-walled construction with a Merino wool exterior, a Qiviut blend interior, and single thickness brim. The design mitigates conduction through a custom Qiviut blend base layer combined with an external Merino wool layer that protects from external wind while also guarding against convection-based heat loss.

Qiviuq or qiviut; Inuktitut syllabics, ᕿᕕᐅᖅ; is an Inuktitut word commonly used to indicate the wool of the muskox. Unlike sheep’s wool, this rare fibre doesn’t shrink in water at any temperature. It is eight times stronger and warmer than sheep's wool, and softer than cashmere. It has excellent longevity and with good care can last over 20 years.

It has been tested by ice sculptors, Zamboni drivers, butchers, and backcountry hikers. It is designed for the city as well as for the remote wilderness. The emblem sewn on the brim of all our tuques means Start of Trail. It’s derived from the language of blaze wayfinding found on hiking trails all across North America. We designed this tuque with the spirit of that starting point in mind. Whether you’re hiking a remote rocky peak or diving deep in the trenches of a creative project, this tuque is made for adventure.


SPECS
One size fits all
7.5" crown height
19" opening
MATERIALS
Inner Layer:
35% Qiviut, 35% Cashmere, 30% Merino Wool
Outer Layer:
100% Merino Wool
ORIGIN
Made by hand in Toronto, Canada.
NOTES
  • The word 'Tuque' is the Canadian term for winter hat, or beanie hat.
  • Our Qiviut is sourced from Cottage Craft Angora in Quebec.
  • Hand wash only. Block to dry.
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