Patrol Parka

Alps & Meters

100018NVSM

816223023586

12376685510734

$795.00
Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 Review

Since the advent of the National Ski Patrol, first conceived in Vermont in 1938, performance outerwear has been built to meet the needs of patrollers working in a high alpine environment. In keeping with the motto of “safety & service,” those designing for these patrol pioneers held deep consideration for the users warmth, range of movement, and life-saving equipment access including maps, elements of first aid, spare ski parts, and devices of communication. It is in this traditional spirit and with depth of crafted consideration that Alps & Meters has designed the Patrol Parka.

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Warm, Dry & Protected

The Patrol Parka is a heavy duty full-zip shell providing two-ply windproof & waterproof protection.

Exterior: British Millerain Chera 8oz heavyweight waxed cotton naturally repels snow and water.

Interior: 10k/10k waterproof and windproof membrane keeps water and wind at bay, keeping you warm and dry.

Maximum Utility

Ski helmet compatible, adjustable hood design.

Ski pass pocket on left sleeve.

Adjustable cuff system

Underarm vents for instant temperature regulation.

Two-way zipper.

Flap protected, zippered hand warmer pockets for easy access and dry storage.

Powder skirt.

Quality & Durability

Reinforced panels at shoulders and elbows.

Backed by a lifetime warranty.

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.

testimonials

"The fabrics are all-natural and hard wearing, and the cut is Saville Row."Men's Journal

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Forged Performance

Constructed of a fortified British Millerain Chera 8 waxed canvas exterior and internal 10k/10k waterproof membrane, the Patrol Parka delivers classic alpine protection through the fusion of traditional garment design, first class natural materials, and maximum utility.

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Designed by Tradition

Including a fully fashioned helmet compatible hood and removable powder skirt, the Patrol Parka blends the sturdiness of historic ski patrol outerwear with contemporary technology to produce a timeless expression of alpine sport.

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Andre Benoit - 10th Mountain Division Alpinist

A veteran of the 10th, Andre trained recruits at Camp Hale, Colorado and was inducted into the Maine Skiing Hall of Fame in 2012

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A New Year’s Tour Through the Huts of the San Juan Mountains

Alpinist Tad Cooke drove 32 hours to Telluride for a week in the backcountry to wear test the Alpine Anorak

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THE STORY

“The idea of a National Ski Patrol was conceived on March 7th, 1938. Location - half way up the Nose Dive Trail, Mount Mansfield, Vermont. Temperature—minus five degrees. Wind velocity - 50 miles an hour. Trudging up the trail to see that the Patrol for the National Slalom was all set, the subject of a National Ski Patrol was broached, and the committee was formed on the spot."

- CHARLES "MINNIE" DOLE
FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL

Ever since that cold, blustery day in 1938, performance outerwear that meets the needs of patrollers has been essential. Warmth, range of motion, and easy access to equipment like maps, first-aid, spare ski parts, and communication tools make all the difference when working in high alpine environments.

In keeping with the motto of "safety & service", and with deep reverence for the classic garments of ski patrol pioneers, Alps & Meters has designed the Patrol Parka

Influenced by early 20th century garment construction methods, the Patrol Parka delivers optimal Forged Performance protection for the Gentleman Skier. Delivering high grade natural material protection and an internal blend of contemporary technologies, this traditional parka channels the passion and commitment to the mountains which energized the inception of the world’s first National Ski Patrol.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

Including a fully fashioned helmet compatible hood and removable powder skirt, the Patrol Parka blends the sturdiness of historic ski patrol outerwear with contemporary technology to produce a timeless expression of alpine sport.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

Including a fully fashioned helmet compatible hood and removable powder skirt, the Patrol Parka blends the sturdiness of historic ski patrol outerwear with contemporary technology to produce a timeless expression of alpine sport.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

Early protective products of the 30s, 40s, and 50s were comprised of wool, leather, gabardine, or waxed cotton and adopted a military-influenced sense of utility. In keeping with the motto of “safety & service,” those designing for patrol pioneers held deep consideration for the user's warmth, range of movement, and ability to access life-saving equipment.

Features & Benefits

WARM, DRY & PROTECTED

The Patrol Parka is a heavy duty full-zip shell providing two-ply windproof & waterproof protection.

Exterior: British Millerain Chera 8oz heavyweight waxed cotton naturally repels snow and water.

Interior: 10k/10k waterproof and windproof membrane keeps water and wind at bay, keeping you warm and dry.

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Ski helmet compatible, adjustable hood design.

Ski pass pocket on left sleeve.

Adjustable cuff system

Underarm vents for instant temperature regulation.

Two-way zipper.

Flap protected, zippered hand warmer pockets for easy access and dry storage.

Removable powder skirt.

QUALITY & DURABILITY

Reinforced panels at shoulders and elbows.

Backed by a lifetime warranty.

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.

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Overall really good.

I used the jacket this past weekend for skiing. A few comments:

1. The zipper is a bot tricky (gets stuck at the bottom)

2. The material of the jacket attracts a lot of lint and snow (if you fall). Wondering if the cotton material should be treated.

3. If you don’t open the vents, it does not breathe well and becomes moist inside

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