Alpine Guide Sweater

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A staple of alpine sportsmen throughout the world, the protection, comfort, and durability of a proper sweater has accompanied mountain guides since the first ascents and descents by the Scandinavians of the 19th century.  Combining the engineered comfort of traditional woolen knitwear with the protective qualities of rich waxed cotton from the storied British Millerain mill of the United Kingdom, the Alpine Guide Sweater is an authentic ski sweater ideal for sunny mountain days and mid-layer wear occasions.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Warm, Dry, & Protected

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.

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Skiing's oldest form of mountainwear

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.

"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"