Early British explorers favored Alan Paine wool knitwear for keeping warm in high altitude mountaineering. Famed mountaineer George Mallory when finally found frozen high on Everest some 75 years after perishing, was found wearing Paine knitwear from the 1920s. To honor those early explorers, Alan Paine has created the British Explorer Collection. From that collection, the Britford Insulated Sweater Jacket is made from a heavy lambswool blend with quilted insulation on the interior. This heavyweight sweater jacket has a button up front with two chest and two lower flapped pockets along with hidden handwarmer pockets.
George Mallory took part in the first ever three British explorations of Everest. In 1924, he and his climbing partner were last seen just 800 vertical feet from Everest's summit but they never returned to camp. Much debate has raged on whether Mallory reached the summit and perished on the way down. His frozen body was finally found on the mountain in 1999. Evidence does suggest he very well may have been the first person to summit Everest some almost 30 years before Hillary. Mallory's frozen body still lays on Everest where he fell in 1924 and is documented to be wearing Paine knitwear.
- Outer: 80% lambswool, 20% polyamide
- Inner: 100% polyester quilted lining and fill
- 5GG - 3 ends x 1/15s
- Dual snap close flapped chest pockets
- Dual snap close flapped lower pockets with handwarmer pockets
- Button front closure
- Ribbed cuffs, hem, and stand-up collar
- Regular fit
- No. B49L26 Grey Mix