Touring Vest

Alps & Meters

100015NVSM

28112307355726

$295.00
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews

With a unique side-split entry and front pocket storage pouch modeled on alpinist equipment of the 1940s, the Touring Vest is thoughtfully created for excursions in the mountains of the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

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THE STORY

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.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

In the midst of shifting seasons and adventures ranging from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere, in places as distant as the Rockies, the Alps, and the Andes, Spring touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

In the midst of shifting seasons and adventures ranging from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere, in places as distant as the Rockies, the Alps, and the Andes, Spring touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

Constructed with sturdy water repellent waxed cotton, reinforced shoulder panels, an interior Polartec Alpha membrane, and ergonomic front storage pouch for easy access while on tour in the mountains of the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

Features & Benefits

WARM, DRY & PROTECTED

The Touring Vest is a lightweight, insulated vest.

Water repellent, waxed cotton/nylon shell fabric.

Interior 80g Polartec® Alpha insulation provides warmth to core while preserving breathability. Hydrophilic mesh lining wicks sweat and interior moisture.

High collar protects neck and face from the elements.

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Side-pleated, large front cargo pocket provides additional zip-secured interior pocket and microfiber lens cloth.

Anatomical armholes provide unrestricted mobility; side zipper and hidden collar zipper allow for easy pull-on access.

QUALITY & DURABILITY

Triple needle stitching reinforces seams

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.

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5 Reviews
Reviewed by Michael B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 2"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
40"
Waist Size (US)
32”
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Touring vest

The touring vest is a great addition to my field wardrobe. I really like the anorak style, with the versatility of a vest. The waxed outer material has a great feel and slightly weathered look. The inside material is superior quality, thus making the garment comfortable and breathable. The large pocket allows for great utilization of maps and field books, while still providing additional smaller pockets inside the larger one to organize items. The side pockets have zips to allow item stowage without fear of loss. The side and neck zip allow for ease of entry as well as additional venting options if needed.

I am 6’2” and slender with a 40” chest and I got a large. It fits great, allowing the option of thick or thin layers beneath making it a true 3 season option. The adjustable neck also allows for the use of a hooded garment beneath the vest.

Looking forward to utilizing this in the field for many years and hope to get at least one more in another color! I am so glad I found this piece.

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Reviewed by John P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 1"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
32”
Best Uses
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Around Town
  • Skiing
Rated 5 out of 5
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Vest

Awesome fit! Well constructed.

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Reviewed by Jeremiah S., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Size Purchased
L
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
5' 4"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
40"
Waist Size (US)
33"
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Après
  • Around Town
  • Snow
  • Moderate Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

sturdy timeless design

I love this design. I wear it over the patrol sweater and it is perfect for spring days skiing or hiking in cooler temps. I also wear it to work when I know I will be out in the field a lot that day. It has slim athletic design. I am 5'4 with broad shoulders so the large is perfect on me and does not look baggy. So if you are normally a medium go up a size.

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Reviewed by David A., from United States
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I recommend this product
Age Range
65+
Size Purchased
XL
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 0"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
44"
Waist Size (US)
34”
Best Uses
  • Skiing
  • Around Town
  • Snow
  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Cold Temperatures
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Time-honored design

Quintessencially understated elegance ... well done in every way.

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Reviewed by thomas n., from United States
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Age Range
55 - 64
Size Purchased
S
How it Fits
Perfect
Height
6' 0"
Suit or Jacket Size (US)
38"
Waist Size (US)
30”
Best Uses
  • Skiing
Rated 5 out of 5
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great product

much warmer than i thought and plenty of storage...fits great and easy on and off...

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