Since the advent of the National Ski Patrol, first conceived in Vermont in 1938, performance outerwear has been built to meet the needs of patrollers working in a high alpine environment. In keeping with the motto of “safety & service,” those designing for these patrol pioneers held deep consideration for the users warmth, range of movement, and life-saving equipment access including maps, elements of first aid, spare ski parts, and devices of communication. It is in this traditional spirit and with depth of crafted consideration that Alps & Meters has designed the Patrol Parka.
The Patrol Parka is a heavy duty full-zip shell providing two-ply windproof & waterproof protection.
Exterior: British Millerain Chera 8oz heavyweight waxed cotton naturally repels snow and water.
Interior: 10k/10k waterproof and windproof membrane keeps water and wind at bay, keeping you warm and dry.
Ski helmet compatible, adjustable hood design.
Ski pass pocket on left sleeve.
Adjustable cuff system
Underarm vents for instant temperature regulation.
Flap protected, zippered hand warmer pockets for easy access and dry storage.
Reinforced panels at shoulders and elbows.
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
Constructed of a fortified British Millerain Chera 8 waxed canvas exterior and internal 10k/10k waterproof membrane, the Patrol Parka delivers classic alpine protection through the fusion of traditional garment design, first class natural materials, and maximum utility.
Including a fully fashioned helmet compatible hood and removable powder skirt, the Patrol Parka blends the sturdiness of historic ski patrol outerwear with contemporary technology to produce a timeless expression of alpine sport.
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