Alpine Outrig Jacket

$350.00 $895.00

11 reviews

The Alpine Outrig Jacket offers a unique and unexpected perspective on winter protection, overall utility, and classic style. Through its face fabric combinations of wool and full grain leather as well as thoughtful exterior storage pockets married with rich trims, this piece offers a nostalgic outward expression and a highly technical interior aimed at keeping alpinists warm and dry during snow filled days on the mountain. The construction of the Alpine Outrig Jacket, with its embedded hood, exaggerated drop tail, and waterproof membrane, provide the user with maximum range of skiing motion and total on-mountain comfort.

Color: Coffee Bean
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Features & Benefits

Warm, Dry, & Protected

The Alpine Outrig Jacket is a skiable peacoat, built for cold weather environments.

Heavyweight, water repellent wool for warmth and a 10k/10k membrane to keep wind, water and snow out of the interior of the jacket.

Maximum Utility

Underarm venting for instant temperature regulation.

Water resistant pockets at chest and waist for easy access and dry storage.

Removable powder skirt.

Quality & Durability

Full grain, water repellent leather panels at shoulders for added durability.

The Story

In 1924, alpinists George Mallory and Sandy Irvine attempted to summit Mount Everest. For on-mountain protection, the duo wore outerwear made from gabardine - the traditionally worsted wool fabric made famous by the original trench coat. At the time, gabardine was recognized as the most suitable fabric for jackets, as its proofed cotton threads, dense weave, and smooth surface provided a barrier to the wind and snow while also offering breathability.

In the same year, with advent of the first Winter Olympics at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France, skiing became a passionate undertaking for those who had previously only climbed upward, like Mallory and Irvine, but could now make their way down the hill in an exciting recreational manner.

In the midst of places such as Chamonix and St. Moritz, winter sportswear was born, adopting influence from the practical military uniforms of the era which gave thoughtful consideration to naturally protective fabrics and storage considerations through top buttoned, easily accessible pockets. It was in this boom of sport in early 20th century that skiwear became a unique class of product and perhaps the first, as Vogue’s December 1926 issues stated, that “one puts on in the morning [and] is the same as that which one wears until dinner.”

Forged Performance

Blending a water repellent wool exterior with an interior 10k/10k waterproof membrane, the Alpine Outrig Jacket presents a nostalgic exterior that performs as a highly technical outerwear piece. With thoughtful consideration given to each detail, the Alpine Outrig Jacket is sure to keep alpinists warm and dry in even the most trying alpine conditions.

Designed by Tradition

With a fit reminiscent of your favorite peacoat, the Alpine Outrig Jacket is a stylish and protective on-piste essential that can transition easily to après in the city center.