The ultimate outdoor sweater
100 % Fine Special grade alpaca wool
Lainio, the king of outdoors.
This gorgeous fell sweater is designed to be an all-weather companion for the long hikes in wilderness. Named by Lainio fell located in finnish Lapland, it has everything you could hope for a three-season garment. You can count on it when you are skiing in snowstorms, exploring unknown wildernesses or enjoying beautiful hunting days.
It was knitted of the gold of andes – 100 % Fine special grade alpaca wool, superior fibre, that feels good on skin, is warmer than lambswool and will stay good looking in heavy use.
Having tested dozens of different hiking knits we knew what features an ultimate outdoor sweater needed. We wanted to create something more than just very warm garment: it had to be thoroughly practical as well. Lainio has unique collar which you can lift up to cover your neck and throat from cold winds. It has no awkward, bending zipper nor it will not cover your face uncomfortably when you lift it to cover you. When it is time for action – whether it is hiking or climbing the felltop – you can open the collar fully for extra ventilation.
The leather reinforcements covering elbows and shoulders are leather of finnish wild white-tailed deer. Tanned by Ahlskog tannery in Finland, the patches will give your garment a longer life.
Instead of traditional lambswool, we made it from the Andean gold: 100% Fine Special quality alpaca wool. This rare, high quality fiber feels comfortable against the skin, warms better than regular lambswool and stays clean even in heavy use. The knit is a sturdy but pleasantly elastic 4-ply rib that has been used in our Shawl Collar cardigan for many years.
Silky soft and warm alpaca wool is one of the finest and most valuable natural fibers in the world. Read more!
Material: 100% Fine Special grade alpaca wool, patches of wild finnish white-tailed deer leather
Country of manufacture: Lithuania
Care instructions: Hang outside to freshen it up. Does not need regular washing. Careful hand wash in 25 °C if needed. See care and washing instructions!
We recommend your normal clothing size. The dimensions of the knit may appear snug, but fear not: The type of knit is significantly stretchy, which is taken into account in the sizing of the product.
The model of the main picture is 188cm / 88kg and uses size L
Dimensions and size
Note! There may be little variation in the dimensions of products made from natural fibers. However, the knit has good elasticity and the knit adapts to the wearer after a few uses. Our customer service will be happy to advise you on choosing the right size.
Our cooperation with KASPERI, known for its high-quality backpacks and bags, is based on a common vision: We create uncompromisingly high-quality products that combine timeless aesthetics, responsibility and longevity.
We met the KASPERI team at the fair years ago and we have admired each other’s products ever since. We have co-operated in the past in the form of product photoshoots, especially with various nature and national park trips. Alpa’s knitwear has been the choice for many years by the avid hiking entrepreneurs of KASPERI, Janne and Michael, both on the islands of the Baltic Sea and in the fells of Lapland.
On those trips, the properties of alpaca wool had convinced them with its uniqueness. We came up with an idea to implement novel, more robust knit designs: KASPERI’s people take care of product sketching and product philosophy – we bring on board our world-class material and know-how in knitting production and design.
The first fruit of our work is now complete. It’s Vesikko, the perfect Submariner knit, the undisputed captain of our knitwear collection. While the submarine crew of British submarines might have been happy with coarse sheep wool, we bring something unique to the table – an alpaca wool submariner. The name Vesikko dates back to the Vesikko-submarine used during the Second Continuation War of the Finnish Navy, which is now open for visitors at the Suomenlinna Museum in Helsinki.
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