High West Knit - Aspen Highlands


100% Extrafine Merino Wool


Displaying the iconic founding years of Aspen Highlands (1958), the Alps &  Meters High West Knit offers a celebration of Western skiing’s inception and culture.

Crafted with extra fine merino fibers in an airy and summer-weight complexion, this classic crew neck silhouette is built for the Gentleman Skier spending Spring and Summer in the mountains.


Warm, Dry, & Protected

The Alpine Hooded Vest is an insulated vest.

Exterior: Water repellent wool blend with 10k/10k membrane to shed snow and water. High collar can be turned up to provide additional wind protection to face and neck.

Interior: 800 fill power fully-traceable goose down provides exceptional insulating warmth.

Maximum Utility

Detachable hood design.

Double-entry water resistant utility pockets for easy access and dry storage.

High visibility emergency orange lining with reflective logo.

Quality & Durability

Full grain, water repellent leather shoulder panels and front pocket flaps provide long-lasting durability.

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.

Ascent Crew

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The Story

Inextricably linked within the annals of Western skiing in the United States are Aspen Highlands, Vail, and the storied 10th Mountain Division military unit of WWII. Closely intertwined in a narrative of grit, gumption, and alpine sporting passion, these bastions of ski culture within the United States tell a tale of camaraderie come vision which lead to the birth of American resort skiing during the mid-20th century.

Founded by veterans of the 10th Mountain Division whose own inception occurred at Camp Hale,
Colorado in 1943, Aspen Highlands and Vail founded in 1958 and 1962 respectively, were visions born of military veterans Pete Siebret and Whip Jones. Wildly considered the fathers of Western resort skiing in the U.S. Siebret and Jones were trained at Camp Hale and in the post-war boom of skiing these gentlemen translated a mode of winter sport & recreation into a lifestyle that is enjoyed by millions today.

Bold and sturdy, like the spirit of the skiing pioneers which it aims to honor, the High West Knit and its annual graphic presentation pay tribute to the adventurous soul of skiing’s Western origin story and the people and places on whose shoulders alpine sport stands today.

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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 K., from United States
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Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
How it Fits
6' 1"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
Waist Size (US)
Best Uses
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Moderate Temperatures
Rated 3 out of 5
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Lighter weight than expected

Very light weight I was expecting something much more substantial. Suitable for apres ski in cool weather. Very soft to the touch and quality is good. I buy a lot of merino wool garments and I would say that this is average when comparing price versus quality. Product is made in China.

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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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