LE STORY
“DEFINITIVE COMFORT IN THE OUTDOORS FOR EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER”

STORY

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.

STRONG EXPERIENCE

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.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Previously unheard of when talking about socks, innovation for whatever reason stopped before it touched your skin with technical outerwear leaps and bounds ahead of baselayers. 

So we spent two years of R&D, rigorous testing and refinement before arriving at ‘le sock’ with a signature, itchless blend using the latest knitting techniques and our trademark Definitive Fit System™.

SIGNATURE BLEND

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.

DEFINED PERFORMANCE

LEADING TECHNICAL SOCKS 

Like all great ski journeys, we started at the bottom, with socks to address the issues most commonly faced by skiers, as well as runners and hikers with a form fit and support where it mattered most. Using the latest in weaving and stitching techniques ‘Le Sock’ was born. Not just any sock, Le Sock.

EVOLVED LAYERING SYSTEM

We then learnt to layer. With our Signature Blend working so well, why stop at your feet? Our blend was extended to other ‘first-on-skin’ layers taking advantage of the technical fibre benefits and super soft, luxurious feel. You’ll forget you’re wearing them from head to toe.

BUILT FOR ENJOYMENT

We love the outdoors, from skiing and boarding, through to riding, hiking and running. Everyone deserves to enjoy their adventures. That's why every inch of our products is designed for ultimate comfort and maximum performance. Run after run, trail after trail, day after day, season after season. It’s what we do. So put le gear on and get amongst it.

“Our ambition is to inspire good times and adventure in the products we make and lifestyles we lead. We create products we use ourselves and these products enable our global community to lose themselves in their own outdoor experiences.”

- The founders