Sherpa Adventure Gear

Kangtega 1/4 Zip Sweater | Men's

Colour: Haze

Retro merino zip neck sweater

The photographs of a smiling Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary taken after their successful conquest of Everest back in 1953 are now iconic images. Look closer at Hillary’s clothing, and you’ll see he’s wearing a wool sweater: the sort of rugged and hard-wearing kit that outfitted explorers and adventurers for decades prior to the rise of high-performance synthetics. Sherpa’s Kangtega revisits this timeless bit of outdoor apparel and reinterprets it for the modern day, resulting in a versatile, wear-anywhere sweater with a quarter zip at the neck. It’s crafted from 100% extrafine merino wool, so it’s soft, breathable and warm, as well as naturally anti-microbial and temperature-regulating. Best of all? Every Sherpa product you purchase provides a day of school for a child in Nepal, making this a better sweater in every sense

    • 100% RWS extra fine merino wool
    • Heavyweight 7 gauge knit sweater inspired by those worn on the 1953 Everest expedition
    • Contemporary quarter zip neck for ventilation and easy on/off
    • Wool is naturally antimicrobial and moisture wicking
    • Ribbed collar, hem and cuffs
    • Yarn is ethically sourced and responsibly produced via a specialist knitwear supplier
    • Hand wash, do not bleach, dry flat, warm iron
  • Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

    cm S M L XL XXL
    Neck 86 - 89 91 - 94 98 - 101 107 - 111 117 - 122
    Chest 76 - 77 78 - 79 80 - 81 82 - 83 84 - 85
    Arm 76 - 77 78 - 79 80 - 81 82 - 83 84 - 85
    inches S M L XL XXL
    Neck 34 - 35 36 - 37 38.5 - 40 42 - 43.5 46 - 48
    Chest 30 - 30.5 30.5 - 31 31.5 - 32 32.5 - 32.5 33 - 33.5
    Arm 30 - 30.5 30.5 - 31 31.5 - 32 32.5 - 32.5 33 - 33.5
    • Global Initiatives - Every item you buy funds a school day for a child in Nepal. When you wear Sherpa Adventure Gear, you’re helping to teach a child and create opportunity for a new generation.
    • Ethically Sourced Materials - Sherpa are committed to constantly improving the environmental impact of sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and recycling efforts throughout all phases of their business and always strive to do better. Making products in Nepal means the world to Sherpa's communities. By bringing meaningful employment and income to so many, they are able to make a lasting difference in their lives.
  • Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Himalayan expeditions. It is the Sherpas who establish the climbers’ camps, carry the loads and set the fixed ropes to the summit. Sherpa Adventure Gear was established in 2003 to pay tribute to these high-altitude heroes. But it is more than just a brand name. This is high-quality outdoor and lifestyle clothing with authentic Himalayan heritage. The company is entirely Sherpa-owned, with firm roots in Nepal, where the overwhelming majority of its products are all designed, developed and manufactured – providing local training and employment for hundreds of people. In addition, the brand is committed to educating the next generation of Nepal’s children – by building libraries and renovating classrooms, training teachers and school staff, and developing and distributing schoolbooks and resources. In fact, every bit of Sherpa gear you buy funds a school day for a child in Nepal. So, this is not just beautifully made stuff, it’s also kit with a conscience. Namaste.


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