The insulated Kirtipur Sweater, which won a Gold award at ISPO, is a blend of ancient handcrafts and new fabric technology. The 100% lambswool sweater is handcrafted by women from a small village near Kathmandu, helping to provide jobs in Nepal. It's lined with PrimaLoft® Black Insulation Eco, a synthetic insulation that offers warmth, softness, and lightweight comfort and contains 60%-post consumer recycled material.
I bought this when looking for a nice winter hat to get ready for the summer months. I’ve lived in Detroit and Chicago for the majority of my life and having solid winter wear is essential. I also camp and hike on occasion so I’m kinda rough on my outerwear. I have quite a few winter coats and this one is my absolute favorite. It’s EXTREMELY warm. Much much warmer than it appears in the photo. The lining is smooth and supple like silk and the heavy wool exterior extending up the next with soft fleece is exceptional. If I were out on a rooftop during winter watching it snow and Armageddon broke out I’d want this on my body because it looks casually classy and is also rugged.
The unique geometric pattern of this garment is inspired by the rich tapestries of Bhutan. Bhutanese textiles are recognized for their abundance of color and variation of patterns, and are often displayed on traditional garments.
For every product Sherpa Adventure Gear sells, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund. Your purchase provides a brighter future to the children of Nepal through empowerment and education.