Austrian army vintage wool pullover, also known as the Alpine “Über Guide” Pullover; an incredible 1.2 Kg of Dachstein boiled/felted wool with directional ribbed knit that keeps it close fitting, incredibly insulating and wicks moisture away fast. Boiled wool importantly has improved properties over normal woven wool, it’s pre-shrunk, more flexible, more water resistant, more windproof, more durable: in fact it can hold up to 70% of its weight in water and still provide good insulation! And what is more… it’s not itchy! You can wear this next to the skin even and it’s still quite comfortable.
Reinforced shoulder and elbow patches: no stitched seams as the wool is knitted in tube shapes and big solid buttons you can still use with sub-zero fingers! There’s a high thick wool collar which can be worn up or folded down – keeps the heavily vascularised neck area insulated – perfect worn over a ‘norgie’ norwegian top or other base layer: Must be the warmest, most rugged pullover ever made, and beats synthetic fibres hands down!
These are the original Austrian Army Dachstein wool alpine jumpers from 1980’s & 90’s, they are mostly unused stock, stored perfectly and in absolutely pristine condition i.e. they are NOT the modern replica version which is available elsewhere and is nothing like as good. These are the original boiled wool Dachstein military garment .