The Himalaya Jacket by Tenson has been an iconic outerwear jacket since its launch in 1972. In order to test and develop Tenson Survival jackets yearly, Polar expeditions were carried out under the leadership of the mountaineering and alpine specialist Torsten Kjéssel, to test the product under the most challenging circumstances in order to ensure superior function and comfort.
Upon release, the Himalaya quickly became a success all over Europe. It was known as the Swedish wilderness jacket – using the latest polyamid fabric technology to ensure quality, function and fit. It also became very popular with sailors who sought a jacket with good protection for the stormy days out at sea.
In addition, in the summer Olympics in Munich, Tenson sport shorts were used when winning three Olympic gold medals and 1 bronze medal. The Swedish and Finish Track & Field Teams were using Tenson Sport shorts. Lasse Viren from Finland won a historic Olympic double, 5,000m as well as 10,000m. Pekka Vasala also from Finland won 1,500m and Ricky Bruch from Sweden manage to win a bronze medal in discus.
Further, a lot of prominent football clubs were using Tenson sport shorts, among them the Hungarian National Team. In the picture to the right against Sweden.
Besides producing tennis apparel, Tenson also established a tennis tournament – Tenson Cup in co-operation with Varbergs Tennis. In 1972 the tournament was won by the legendary and rising tennis star Björn Borg.