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Patrol Knit Plus

Alps & Meters

100019CLMD

816223022398

12383231344718

$395.00 Regular price $525.00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews

A unique alpine sportswear garment born from tradition but reinterpreted with contemporary technical attributes, the Alps & Meters Patrol Knit Plus represents a Forged Performance expression of early ski patrol sweaters which possessed strong old- world and military influence in terms of their dense yarn gauge, their robust mountain utility, and versatility. Designed with a sturdy performance orientation focused upon factors of external protection, internal warmth, and freedom of movement, the Patrol Knit Plus provides optimal fit and full zip performance within winter environments.

Color
Charcoal
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THE STORY

Long has been the presence of knitwear within the sport of skiing. A timeless technology, knitwear has protected alpinists since the advent of skiing in Norway during the middle ages. Early mountain travelers, relying on long wooden skis for efficient winter mobility, found the combination of woolen fibers and the comfortable ergonomics of knitted yards to make for an ideal combination of external protection, internal warmth, and optimal range of motion.

This same appreciation for knitwear’s unique qualities were eventually also embraced by the world’s first Ski Patrol founded at Mount Mansfield, Vermont in 1938. Worn as dense mid-layers and evolving to include additional elements of utility such as easily accessible pockets and reinforced paneling, Alps & Meters embraces the knitwear narrative embedded in alpine sport to introduce the Patrol Knit Plus.

An authentic ski sweater designed to adhere to the classic principles of heavy gauge knitwear, the Patrol Knit Plus considers the performance needs of Mount Mansfield’s inaugural class of Patrollers while ensuring a Forged Performance upgrade of such genuine garments through the addition of a contemporary technologies aimed to aid those who, today continue, to uphold the legacy of the National Ski Patrol’s dedication to 80 years of winter safety and service.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

The heavy-gauge Italian wool body offers extreme warmth and wind resistance. The Patrol Knit Plus offers the versatility required by those working on the mountain, and can be worn as both an external or midlayer.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

The heavy-gauge Italian wool body offers extreme warmth and wind resistance. The Patrol Knit Plus offers the versatility required by those working on the mountain, and can be worn as both an external or midlayer.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

An homage to the early ski patrol sweaters that possessed strong old- world and military influence - dense yarn gauge, robust mountain utility, and versatility.

Features & Benefits

WARM, DRY & PROTECTED

The Patrol Knit Plus is a heavyweight sweater jacket, and can be worn as both a midlayer and outerwear.

Heavy gauge, Becagli Italian blended wool knit body offers extreme warmth and wind resistance.

Interior hydrophilic mesh wicks away sweat and interior moisture.

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Water resistant front pouch pocket for easy access and dry storage plus 2 zip-secure hand warmer pockets.

Adjustable cuffs.

QUALITY & DURABILITY

Reinforced British Millerain Staywax Sahara 6 shoulder and elbow panels

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.

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
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83% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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Rated 5 out of 5
Comfort
Rated 4 out of 5
Sizing
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large
6 Reviews
Reviewed by Stephen A., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
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
  • Skiing
  • Snow
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Conflicted. 5 Stars for the Quality; I'll Explain Why I Sent It Back...

Why the 5 Stars:

The wool fabric and the mesh lining on this item is outstanding. I mean the best. It was comfortable, seemed like it would breathe well and be warm but not stifling. Gives an active/athletic feel to it. The additional arm and shoulder panels also give a sporty vibe--really cool with the two arm patches, a choice of embroidered or leather.

The asymmetric zipper is cool, but starts to create practical problems if you don't wear it zipped. If worn open it creates an oddly-weighted feel and gap in front. I think the designers realized this, because there is a wide snow panel behind the zipper that attempts to even out the sides a bit. It's a good idea, but because the panel is lighter fabric than the shell there is still an off-weighted feel to it unless it's worn zipped up. Suggestion for A&M: Give it a powder skirt underneath. This would help anchor the jacket weight allow it be worn open without leaning. Better yet, just put the zipper in the middle.

Why I Sent It Back:

For all the athletic appeal of the construction, the fit is not athletic. It's a square, boxy cut. I'm sure it fits others, but it does not fit me. For reference, I got size large. I'm 6'2", 44" chest, 35" waist, 34/35" sleeve for dress shirts. The fit was perfect through the shoulders, a bit wide through the stomach, and a tad short in the arms.

A couple of other suggestions: put powder cuff liners and make adjustable cuffs. I have the '27 downhill parka from A&M and it has…

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Rated 5 out of 5
Comfort
Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large
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Reviewed by John B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
XXL
How it Fits
A Little Big
Height
6' 0"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
46"
Waist Size (US)
34”
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Around Town
  • Cold Temperatures
  • Very Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Outstanding customer service/product

I really liked the styling of the patrol plus, but couldn't get a grasp of weather it should be worn as a sweater or under layer or a coat. I liked both colors and although I'm an XL, like a little extra room in the shoulders so ordered both XL in grey and XXL in red. The XL in grey fit if I was going to wear it just as a sweater with a light shirt underneath...and realized it would be too warm to wear very long inside. The XXL fit much better in the shoulders, and was a bit big thru the midsection, but could definitely feel comfortable wearing a sweater underneath and using it more as a coat. I went with the XXL in Charcoal grey. Very satisfied with my choice and the assistance and guidance received from Grant on the Alps & Meters Team for a very easy return process.

If I had input on anything to add, either a cinch strap on the back or elastic cord on inside of coat at waist to snug it up just a bit.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Jac S., from United States
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I don't recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
XL
How it Fits
Too Big
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
35"
Best Uses
  • Après
  • Very Cold Temperatures
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastically warm but awkward to zip

Great warm-up..a bit large for size and the asymmetrical shape makes zipping a 2 hand job with concentration.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Todd C., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
XL
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
34”
Best Uses
  • Around Town
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect & Stylish

Jacket is functional, warm and stylish

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Reviewed by Jamie G., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Size Purchased
S
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
5' 10"
Waist Size (US)
34”
Best Uses
  • Après
  • Snow
  • Rain
  • Cold Temperatures
  • Very Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love it

Bought it for my husband and he loves it! Looks great, fits well and has great movement with comfort-ability.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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