During the early 19th century Nordic skiers traveled from village to village over snow, across varying elevations, and through alternating climates in a round trip excursion carrying goods for trade. Lasting as long as one week, these excursions required garments with the ability to protect against the precipitation found in valley floors and flakes of snow falling on the mountain.
In the midst of shifting seasons, touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest. Simple in design but offering an array of spring ski excursion benefits, the Alps & Meters Touring Vest offers an optimal combination of packability, water/snow repellency, and lightweight insulation ideal for travel to and through mountainous terrain. With a unique side split entry and front pocket storage pouch modeled on alpinist equipment of the 1940s, the Touring Vest provides ample storage packaged in a classic design.