Alpine Guide Sweater

Alps & Meters

100005GRSM

816223020165

43307311628

$325.00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
26 Reviews

The Alpine Guide Sweater uses triple-ply yarn to create the warmest, most protective sweater yet. Combining the engineered comfort of lambswool knitwear and the protective qualities of waxed cotton, the Alpine Guide Sweater is an authentic ski sweater ideal for sunny mountain days and mid-layer wear occasions.

tech-specs

Technically Knitted

An 80% Lambswool, 20% Nylon blend provides a soft handfeel and form fitting comfort.

Quality and Durability

Triple-ply yarns and reinforced British Millerain canvas shoulder panels provide sturdy protection.

Maximum Utility

Water resistant pockets at chest and waist designed for ease of access and dry storage.

Ergonomic Elbow Knit

Ribbed elbow yarns engineered for flexibility and durability.

Fit for Warmth

Fitted hand cuffs for additional comfort.

testimonials

"Wear it around the chalet, or wear it as a mid-layer while you fly down double-blacks — it’ll look and feel great all the same" - Gear Patrol

"The Alpine Guide Sweater is built tough enough for an alpine guide to turn to, but it’s just as at home walking the cold streets of any urban metropolis" - Huckberry

Best New 2016 Men's Ski Fashion - Snow Magazine

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Designed by Tradition

Travel to, and within, mountain environments has offered alpinists a sense of freedom and wonder since the dawn of skiing in Norway during the late 19th century. Back then, and not too long ago, a proper ski sweater was considered standard equipment for winter adventures.

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Forged Performance

Combining the engineered comfort of lambswool knitwear and the protective qualities of waxed cotton, the Alpine Guide Sweater is a ski sweater ideal for sunny mountain days and mid-layer use.

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A Forgotten Art

In the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s knitwear offered skiers a versatile expression of performance and style born from the roots of alpine sport. Alps & Meters is once again pleased to offer mountain-ready sweaters as an homage to skiing’s truest form of outerwear.

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British Millerain - 135 Years of Garment Tradition

When it came time to choose waxed canvas, the decision was clear: British Millerain, a historic UK mill that has been producing best in class fabrics for 135 years

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The Sweaters of Vintage Ski

A look back at the sweaters that have kept alpinists warm since the early days of alpine sport.

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THE STORY

Travel to, and amidst, majestic mountain environments has offered skiers a sense of freedom and wonder since Scandinavians first strapped wooden planks to their feet in Norway during the late 19th century. During the early advent of skiing as a mode of travel and then throughout is transition to 19th and 20th century winter sport, a proper ski sweater was considered standard equipment for mountain adventures due to its technically advanced woolen fibers which offered warmth, comfortable range of motion, and natural moisture wicking characteristics.

During the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s knitwear offered skiers a versatile expression of performance and style packaged in a traditional aesthetic born from the rich and storied heritage of alpine sport. Adopted by alpine guides within mountain locales from Aspen to Chamonix, such classic knitwear garments are respected for tried and true characteristics delivering winter-ready protection.

Cultivating a marriage of centuries old technologies such as dense lambswool and British waxed cotton, Alps & Meters is pleased to once again offer this proper mountain sweater as a protective homage to skiing’s oldest form of outerwear and its original pioneers, guides, and alpinists.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

"Wear it around the chalet, or wear it as a mid-layer while you fly down double-blacks — it’ll look and feel great all the same"
- Gear Patrol

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

"Wear it around the chalet, or wear it as a mid-layer while you fly down double-blacks — it’ll look and feel great all the same"
- Gear Patrol

FORGED PERFORMANCE

Combining the engineered comfort of lambswool knitwear and the protective qualities of waxed cotton, the Alpine Guide Sweater is a ski sweater ideal for sunny mountain days, mid-layer use and around the chalet.

Features & Benefits

WARM AND PROTECTIVE

80% Lambswool, 20% Nylon blend provides a soft handfeel and form fitting comfort.

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Water resistant pockets at chest and waist designed for ease of access and dry storage.

Fitted hand cuffs for additional comfort.

QUALITY & DURABILITY

Triple-ply yarns and reinforced British Millerain canvas shoulder panels provide sturdy protection.

On-mountain trial: Put it to the test in the mountains for 100 days and return it with no questions asked if it does not meet your standards of quality, craftsmanship, or durability.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 26 reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
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26 Reviews
Reviewed by Jeremiah S., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
M
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
5' 4"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
40"
Waist Size (US)
33"
Best Uses
  • Cold Temperatures
  • Around Town
  • Après
  • Skiing
  • Very Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect outdoor top

This is such a versatile piece. I like to wear mine on its own over my ski shell pants on those sunny spring days. it is durable enough to wear on those cold fall hunting days in the mountain, but sophisticated enough to wear for a night out with some wool slacks and service boots.

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Reviewed by Fred L., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age Range
65+
Size Purchased
M
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
5' 8"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
40"
Waist Size (US)
31"
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Après
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Looks and feels top quality

Unable to try this sweater on the slopes due to lock down, but the fit, style, feel and look is super. Looking forward to next year’s ski season!

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Reviewed by Andrew, from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
A Little Big
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
42"
Waist Size (US)
35"
Best Uses
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Around Town
  • Après
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Great design, a bit lacking on the quality

Had been wanting one for a while, bit the bullet and ordered... fit is a bit big, at 6'2", 86kg, 36" waist it could do with a more tapered tuck... suprised it didnt have a liner/inner for the money like my musto jumpers and the knit was a little thin on the back of the shoulders in terms of expected durability... also the 'leather' zip handles are pretty cheap/1mm thick...

Overall, love the design, love the brand but had I seen it in a shop its probably a no deal at RRP...

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Josh G., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
A Little Big
Height
6' 1"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
42"
Best Uses
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Early Review

Great tightly knit sweater. I received a complement the first time I wore it and several second looks.

It did shed a light snow with ease. Plenty warm.

Bring the manufacturing back to the 🇺🇸

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Reviewed by Harry S., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
65+
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 3"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
42"
Waist Size (US)
35"
Best Uses
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very handsome sweater

Love this sweater—love the design, love the weight, love the fit. Truly classic!

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