The U.S. National Ski Patrol was formed at Stowe, Vermont in 1938 by Charles “Minnie” Dole, who preached the creed of “Safety & Service” among this pioneering group, and later was responsible for the establishment of the famed 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, whose veterans came to found many of the US' most iconic ski resorts.
An homage to the military background of those first patrollers, the Patrol Bomber is designed for those adventurous souls embracing the dangers and low temperatures of high alpine environments, in the name of winter safety and service. The unparalleled quality and craftsmanship of the Patrol Bomber's natural shearling lining and full-grain leather exterior make the Patrol Bomber a one-of-a-kind alpine sport jacket providing first class quality and maximum protection for downhill flight.
The Patrol Bomber is an insulated jacket, built for cold weather environments.
Exterior: Full grain, waterproof leather exterior keeps snow and water out.
Interior: 100% Natural Shearling insulation provides exceptional warmth, even in low temperatures. The high collar further insulates the neck and protects face from the elements.
Underarm vents for instant temperature regulation.
Zip secured, flap protected pockets at waist for easy access and dry storage.
Removable powder skirt.
Timeless, quality leatherwork with reinforced leather panels at shoulders and elbows. The Patrol Bomber is built to last generations.
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
"The fabrics are all-natural and hard wearing, and the cut is Saville Row." - Men's Journal
Dole’s patrollers, whether of a civilian or military background, demanded of their outerwear an uncompromising level of protection and utility so as to allow for total range of motion and warmth while conducting dangerous safety-related mountain maintenance activities. Inspired by these individuals and the tradition of the National Ski Patrol, Alps & Meters has created the Patrol Bomber, a Forged Performance interpretation of classic skiwear for the Patrollers of yesterday and today.
Crafted of full-grain waterproof sheepskin leather exterior and lined with high-warmth natural shearling with an elevated collar height and a zip-in zip-out performance powder skirt, the Patrol Bomber is a true mountain-ready performance garment.
A veteran of the 10th, Andre trained recruits at Camp Hale, Colorado and was inducted into the Maine Skiing Hall of Fame in 2012
Alpinist Tad Cooke drove 32 hours to Telluride for a week in the backcountry to wear test the Alpine Anorak