Originally, the Alpiniste sweater was a reinvention of the hearty, boiled-wool sweaters favored for a century by Chamonix guides: The wool provided warmth even when wet and the dense knit kept out much of the wind. For the original Alpiniste, Patagonia gave the soft, heavy-gauge merino wool a twist before knitting, and brushed the inside to provide extra loft and warmth. This reincarnation is made in a gutsy 5-gauge lambswool/nylon blend. With a faux leather tab to finish the quarter-zip opening, a cozy stand-up collar and a zippered chest pocket.
- Faux-leather-tabbed quarter-zip; stand-up collar
- Left-front zippered chest pocket
- Rib knit cuffs and hem
|Fabric||5-gauge 80% lambswool/20% nylon
|Weight||1077 g (38 oz)