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.
Classic front lace closure with face guard for enhanced wind protection
Quality and Durability
Triple needle stitching adds reinforcement to critical seams
Dry & Protected
Water repellent, waxed cotton/nylon shell fabric
Cut for Comfort
Anatomical armholes provide unrestricted mobility; side zipper and hidden collar zipper allow for easy pull-on access
Traditional Alpine Fit
High collar protects neck and face from the elements
Side-pleated, large front cargo pocket provides additional zip-secured interior pocket and microfiber lens cloth
Built for Warmth
80g Polartec® Alpha insulation provides warmth to core while preserving breathability
"Technical apparel that both looks good and performs during the up and the down" - Gear Patrol
Designed by Tradition
In the midst of shifting seasons and adventures ranging from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere, in places as distant as the Rockies and the Andes, Spring touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest.
Simple in design but offering an array of spring and summer excursion benefits, the Alps & Meters Touring Vest is built for the gentleman adventurer traveling around the world in exotic locales where variable conditions require a versatile and packable vest.
Furnished of a cotton/nylon blend fabric with a waxed and DWR finish, the Touring Vest provides breathability and excellent water resistance for three seasons of alpine touring. Providing adjustable protection from the elements, this piece features a large front pouch with organizer pockets as well as a tethered (but removable) micro-fiber lens cleaning cloth. A side zipper and hidden neck zip make for easy on and off.
Touring the Glaciers of Summer Ski Season
These ice flows enable skiing during the summer months in certain Northern Hemisphere locations when the temperatures are warmer, the sun is higher in the sky and the feeling of endless winter abounds.
Whare Kea Lodge
For many who have criss-crossed around the world in search of the Endless Winter, a pilgrimage to New Zealand is a rite of passage.