U.S. Ski Team Sports Club Jumper
Alps & Meters
Robust cotton sweaters became a household athletic staple in the United States when such garments were instituted as standard issue to new military recruits during the early 20th century. Then perfected for athletics and colloquially described as a sweatshirt for its performance characteristics of warmth and moisture management, the earliest version of today's crewneck products were adopted by athletes worldwide and used for aspects of training and travel. During travel in particular, the versatility of these pieces offered wearers rational benefits of casual comfort while also conveying an athletic identity especially among amateur college athletes whose emblazoned university names and logos soon came to adorn the sweatshirts, often on the chest and left breast.
In partnership with the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team, Alps & Meters evokes the heritage spirit of alpine sport in the USA with the introduction of the Sports Club Jumper U.S. Ski Team. Constructed with trademark Forged Performance durability, utility and a timeless presentation, the Sports Club Jumper U.S. Ski Team is designed to accompany the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team on tour during and beyond the professional FIS season. Whether en route to Sölden, Austria for October’s first downhill race of the season or escaping the heat of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer for training on the slopes of Portillo, Chile or Cerro Castore, Argentina, the Sports Club Jumper U.S. Ski Team provides traditional comfort and athletic expression for the alpine athlete on tour.