Ski Race Knit Patrol

Alps & Meters

100022BKSM

32268750848078

$275.00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 79 reviews
The classic Ski Race Sweater has long identified an individual as a member of the racing class; those fast, adventurous souls with a spirit drawn to the mountains. As sharp in appearance as the edges on which they carved their turns, ski racers' form fitting clothes offered low drag, maximum comfort, and the opportunity for stylish, on-mountain self expression. Alps & Meters’ Ski Race Knit is fitted and protective, with elements of appropriate padding and ergonomic engineering, updated with the classic Patrol Cross.
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THE STORY

It was a frigid and snowy day in March 1938, when the race course for the National Slalom was devised on Mount Mansfield, Vermont USA. Taking stock of barren temperatures, 50 mile per hour winds, and limited visibility, Charles “Minnie” Dole, veteran of the storied 10th Mountain Division and organizer of the race at hand, came to recognize that matters of precaution and safety would be required to ensure that the day’s event did not end in injury for participants and spectators alike. Discussing matters with fellow race organizer, Roger Langley, at the top of the famed Nose Dive Trail the gentlemen conceived of the National Ski Patrol on the spot and thus forged a bond between racing and patrolling that has stood for almost 100 years.

In fact, having lit the spark that ignited the fire of the United States’ first formal cadre of trained patrollers, it was such that many legendary competitors of that 1938 race were among the National Ski Patrol’s earliest members including Dick Durrance who came to influence racing, patrolling, and resort development throughout the Rocky Mountains during the 40s and 50s.

In celebration of such unity, the Alps & Meters Ski Race Knit “Patrol” sweater combines the racer’s classic crewneck silhouette with the iconic uniform patrol cross, intertwining the stories, romance, and traditions of alpine sports founding fathers.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

A crew-neck sweater ideal for mid-layer wear occasions, or worn as outerwear in warmer weather, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" is a legacy of the time-honored ski sweater. Cut in a handsome crew neck silhouette and knitted from 100% lambswool with a water repellent coating, this durable sweater is a performance piece inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of ski racers of the past.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

A crew-neck sweater ideal for mid-layer wear occasions, or worn as outerwear in warmer weather, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" is a legacy of the time-honored ski sweater. Cut in a handsome crew neck silhouette and knitted from 100% lambswool with a water repellent coating, this durable sweater is a performance piece inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of ski racers of the past.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

Emblazoned with the classic Patrol Cross, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" honors the unique bond and legacy shared by patrollers and racers.

Features & Benefits

WARM & PROTECTIVE

Heavy gauge 100% Lambswool knit provides warmth

Exterior water repellent yarns protect against snow and precipitation

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Patrol graphic inspired by alpine sport heritage

Quality & Durability

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.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 79 reviews
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94% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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Rated 4 out of 5
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79 Reviews
Reviewed by William N., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
5' 10"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
35"
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Moderate Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The Best Crew Neck Sweater I Own

Weather on the slopes or chilling around the fire pit on a leisurely afternoon this sweater is comfortable, well fit and flexible for purpose.

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Reviewed by Peter B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
XXL
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 1"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
46"
Waist Size (US)
38"
Best Uses
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great sweater, but watch the fit.

Unique and quality sweater. But the fit is a tricky. I had to size up from the recommendation on the chart. Sleeves are very tight and difficult to get on and off. Total sweater length is longer than a standard sweater. If you can find a size that you can live with you'll love the sweater.

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Reviewed by Dennis K., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
38"
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

AWESOME

Classic sweater for the winter. Something that is timeless!

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Reviewed by Joseph Robert M., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
XXL
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
48"
Waist Size (US)
38"
Best Uses
  • Around Town
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Gorgeous and comfortable as hell

The style of this sweater is truly outstanding - simple, clean, strong. And it feels as comfortable as anyone coulld ever wish for. It is my current favorite piece of clothing.

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Reviewed by Brian B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Size Purchased
S
How it Fits
Too Big
Height
5' 10"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
36"
Waist Size (US)
31"
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Cool sweater bro

The design is absolutely awesome, and the quality is undeniable. However, I bought a small and I think it was made for someone who is 6 inches taller than me with arms as long as a NBA player and a chest like a weightlifter. I wish it wasn't so bulky, but perhaps that's for layering and movement on the slopes. We'll see how it performs out there.

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