Alps & Meters Patrol Parka Jacket

As we’re in the midst of winter, our thoughts are still very much on outerwear here at Coolector HQ and if you’re after something that is fit for any outdoor adventures you’ve got planned, you’ll be hard pressed to beat this Alps & Meters Patrol Parka Jacket. Exceptionally robust and no-nonsense, this first class parka will definitely keep the elements at bay during the winter months and though it is designed for the slopes, it’s certainly stylish enough to be worn in the city.

The Alps & Meters Patrol Parka Jacket has a pretty lofty price tag of $795 but when you consider its unparalleled quality in terms of materials used and performance delivered, it’s hard to argue with the pricing. Available in three different colourways – namely, navy, olive and charcoal – you can take your pick of the one that best fits in with your wardrobe and style persuasion. It has a heavy duty full-zip shell which delivers two-ply windproof and waterproof protection from all the elements this winter.

Built For All Weather Wear

Since the advent of the National Ski Patrol, first conceived in Vermont in 1938, performance outerwear has been made to match the requirements of patrollers working in a high alpine environment. In keeping with the motto of “safety & service,” those companies making wares 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 come up with the amazingly robust and striking Patrol Parka.

The Alps & Meters Patrol Parka Jacket ($795) boasts a British Millerain Chera 8oz heavyweight waxed cotton exterior which naturally repels snow and water and will help to keep you warm whenever the temperatures tumble. On the inside, it has 10k/10k waterproof and windproof membrane which keeps water and wind at bay, keeping you warm and dry whatever the weather can throw at you.

Capable of offering classic alpine protection through the fusion of traditional garment design, top of the range natural materials, and maximum utility, it’s easy to see why the Patrol Parka from Alps & Meters is one of their most popular and sought after pieces of outerwear to date. It includes a fully fashioned ski helmet compatible hood and removable powder skirt, which makes the Patrol Parka capable of blending the sturdiness of historic ski patrol outerwear with modern technology to provide a timeless expression of alpine sport.

Fantastic Features

Everywhere you look on the design of the Patrol Parka, you’ll see some mighty impressive features which definitely set it apart from other adventure ready jackets on the market. This includes a ski pass pocket on left sleeve, adjustable cuff system, underarm vents for instant temperature regulation and a flap protected, zippered hand warmer pockets for easy access and dry storage.

Though the $795 price tag is obviously quite lofty, you get what you pay for so far as quality is concerned and, quite frankly, they just don’t come much better than this Patrol Parka from Alps & Meters. It has all the features and performance potential you’d demand for a piece of winter outerwear and expertly combines it with an effortlessly cool aesthetic that looks the part both on and off the slopes.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.