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FALL/WINTER 2007


Conceived of a humble philosophy and the exceptionally spiritual lifestyle unique to the people of Nepal.

Because Life is an Adventure

FALL/WINTER 2007

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Namche. 11,300 feet. Brilliant white, sharp-edged peaks tower over azure rooftops. Colorful prayer flags flutter and dance in the breeze. The lack of oxygen is palpable. And what air there is, is thick with the pungent, unmistakable scents of incense and burning yak dung.

Sherpa Athletes

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This is the home of the Sherpa—the bravest highaltitude mountaineers the world has ever known. When climbers come from afar to scale the treacherous Himalayan summits, it is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load, and lays the rope all the way to the top and back. They are the unsung heroes of countless Everest expeditions. They are also the backbone of our brand.

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You see, Sherpa Adventure Thyangboche Monastery Gear is not your ordinary Photo: Lhakpa Rita Sherpa outdoor company. Our products are designed, worn and endorsed by these heroes that make their living in the toughest conditions in the world. And a part of the proceeds from every sale go back to Nepal to help underprivileged Sherpa children succeed. This is the Sherpa heart in action—always helping each other climb up, and never losing sight of the destination and what’s important.

B a s e L a ye r M i d L a ye r S h e r p a L i f e s t y l e s T h e r m a l S h e r p a s Soft Shell H a r d S h e l l I n s u l a t i o n

by Kunda Dixit

Women’s

Just like the indomitable Sherpa, you can depend on our clothing and gear to be there for you day after day—even in the harshest conditions. Namaste,

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T H E S H E R PA S Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary first climbed Everest in 1953 with the invaluable assistance of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, climbers have developed close relationships with Sherpa people. It is widely recognized that without the Sherpa, westerners would rarely be able to climb the great peaks successfully. Because Sherpa guides and assistants have become such an integral part of any successful team, westerners now use the word “Sherpa” to mean a local guide or assistant, sometimes without realizing that this is in fact a clan name.

Who Are the Sherpa?

Sherpas speak a Tibetan dialect, and traditionally are traders and farmers cultivating high altitude fields of potatoes, barley, wheat, and buckwheat. If they live within a day’s walk of Namche Bazaar, some will raise water buffalo and slaughter them for the Saturday market in Namche. Today Sherpas are renowned in the global climbing and mountaineering community for their hardiness, expertise, and experience at high altitudes. In Nepal, Sherpas often insist on making a distinction between themselves and general porters, as they generally serve in a more guide-like role and command higher pay, as well as greater respect from the community.

Raised in Thame, the hometown of famed Everest climber Tenzing Norgay, Lhakpa Rita Sherpa is on track to be the first Sherpa to attain all of the “seven summits” (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.) Already, Lhakpa has guided on numerous mountains worldwide and successfully summitted Everest nine times, Cho-Oyu three times, Mt. Vinson (in the Antarctica), Denali, Aconcagua and numerous other peaks in the Cascades including Mount Baker and Rainer. Known as the “Best Sirdar in the Khumbu”, Lhakpa Rita is recognized by other mountain guides, sirdars, and climbers for his unique expertise and experience, and is one of only a few Sherpas working as a fulltime mountain guide around the world. Lakpa Rita guides primarily for Alpine Ascents and resides in Shoreline, Washington with his wife and children.

Pemba Doma Sherpa - The first women to scale Everest from two faces.

Pemba Doma

The Sherpa are one of the original mountain people of Nepal. Most Sherpas live in the eastern regions of the country known as Solu, Khumbu, and Pharak . However, some live farther west in the Rolwaling valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu. Pangboche is the Sherpa’s oldest village in Nepal, and is estimated to have been built over 300 years ago.

Lhakpa Rita

Lhakpa Rita Sherpa - One of the world’s most experienced climbers, having ascended Mt. Everest 9 times.

Sherpas and Mt. Everest—A History Intertwined

As a little girl growing up in Namche, Pemba Doma Sherpa often followed her beloved mountaineering grandfather into the mountains. Seeing him and the other mountaineers climb various peaks inspired her to dream of going higher and higher. Pemba’s first climb above 5,000 meters came before the age of seven, and as a teenager she climbed Island Peak and Lobuche. On May 19, 2000 she made her first trip to the top of Mount Everest, becoming the second Nepalese woman to attain the top and the first to do so from Tibet. Two years later, she made the summit again, but this time from the South side, becoming the first woman to scale the mountain from both the northern and southern faces. Because of her amazing accomplishments, Pemba inspires women around the world to reach for the top in their own lives.

Giving Back

Nuri Sherpa - Professional Himalayan alpinist, with ascents of four 8,000meter peaks.

Nuri

The Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Everest. From those early days of Sir Edmund Hillary first successful summit, to modern mountaineers’ attempts on treacherous Himalayan peaks, these incredible high-altitude climbers have been there every step of the way—guiding, hauling food and gear, setting ropes, and rescuing sick and injured climbers. Unfortunately, Sherpas still often live in impoverished conditions. In order to honor their heroic feats, Sherpa Adventure Gear is setting aside a portion of proceeds from the sale of all products to benefit the health, education, and welfare of underprivileged Sherpa children.

Born in 1970, Nuri Sherpa is the youngest of our gear atheletes. An extremely skilled climber, his mountaineering resume shows a range of experience that belies his youth—he has already summitted Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Dhalulagiri, and a host of other high peaks in the Himalayas.

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His charming gold toothed smile hides a sharp intellect and an extensive knowledge of the mountains. Nuri is a perfectionist, eminently dependable, and honest with his comments on our gear. Always ready to help, never flustered, Nuri Dai (big brother) has endeared himself to the Sherpa Adventure Gear team in Nepal.

We are proud to work with the following three remarkable and accomplished Sherpas to produce superior adventure gear and help reward Sherpa families for their decades of experience, labor and sacrifice.

Nuri divides his time between leading expeditions for Climb High during the climbing season to now helping our research and development team during the off season. He lives in Kathmandu with his wife and two children. This spring season, he will lead an expedition to Everest and will be testing our gear personally, all the way to the summit and back.

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MEN’S Cholatse and Taboche Photo: Joseph Puryear

B a s e L a y e r - M e n ’s You don’t have to be a Sherpa to survive—and thrive—in harsh, cold environments. You just need the right clothing… Starting with a warm and dry base layer that wicks away moisture and keeps you comfortable in everything from the best, to the worst, conditions. That’s why we’ve incorporated the latest fabric technologies like our new, proprietary smart fabric Dry Zone, and sustainable, odor-repellant bamboo charcoal into our base layer clothing.

Lobsang Power Dry® Top

Mountaineers know that wearing the proper clothing is critical to their success. This all- season base layer is a terrific choice to keep you warm and dry whether you are scaling high summits, skiing snowy peaks, or just headed out for a hike. • Maximum wicking power keeps you dry and comfortable • Curved side panels assure a snug fit for easy layering • Flat seams eliminate chafing • Quick drying Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Power Dry®

SPD12105L

S-XL

165 g. (5.82 oz.)

$49.50

Black Light * Bronzine Stainless Steel

Lobsang Pant

Sure, it’s important to keep your core warm when you are out in the mountains. But you don’t want to forget about your legs. These moisture-wicking Polartec Power Dry bottoms are thin enough to slip under your pants, or even another base layer, without feeling bulky. Or wear them by themselves. • Gusseted crotch allows for full freedom of movement • Curved side panels assure a snug fit for easy layering • Flat seams eliminate chafing • Handy pockets make these terrific pants when worn alone Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Power Dry®

SPD18443

S-XL Blacklight Bronzine *

190 g. (6.7 oz.)

$39.95

Baans Tech Quarter-Zip

You know how those cool mountain mornings can give way to hot summer days? Well, this is the shirt you’d want to be wearing. Eco-friendly bamboo charcoal absorbs and disperses sweat fast. Plus, this amazing fabric is de-odorizing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so you can wear it day after day. • Zip neck helps you cool off as the day gets warm • Serious moisture absorption and ventilation for comfort on hot days • Stylish, two-tone accents Fabric: 65% Polyester / 35% Bamboo Charcoal

SP12327

S-XL

195 g. (6.9 oz.)

$39.95

Kharani Amdo Bronze

“Spend ten minutes with a Sherpa and their gent l e , ye t d e d i cated demeanor will warm you from the inside o u t . O u r g e a r works much the same way.” -Tashi Sherpa A Sherpa and his son from the Gokyo Region Photo: Joseph Puryear



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Henna * Subji Green South Col

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Jaaro Micro-Fleece Top

When you need a lightweight, highly-packable piece that offers a bit more warmth than your typical base layer, this micro fleece shirt fits the bill to a tee. Wear it alone on chilly days, or layer it for maximum warmth in cold weather or at high elevations.

Paljor Top

Stay dry during even the most vigorous climbs in this high-tech Dry Zone base layer. The crew neck is ideal on it’s own for cool weather activity. Or, use this moisture-sensing shirt under layers to create your own climate control center. It’s the one item you’ll always have room for in your pack.

• Wicking finish helps keep you dry and comfortable • Cozy micro fleece makes this our warmest base layer • Sleeve pocket with hidden zipper keeps necessities close at hand • Smooth outer finish improves durability

• Blocks 99% of UV rays • Semi-waterproof fabric barely lets rain penetrate and dries in just one second • So light it floats! • Woven with anti-bacterial silver ions to minimize odors

Fabric: 100% Polyester Micro Fleece

Fabric: 82% Nylon / 18% Polyester Dry Zone®

SMF12347

S-XL

230 g. (8.1 oz.)

$29.95

SP12344

S-XL

255 g. (9.0 oz.)

Black

Kharani/Black

Kharani

Chive/Peepal Green *

Lake *

Henna/Toast Ermang

$54.50

Indian Teal/Khumbu Night Dark Tarai/Toast Ermang

Tsepun Top

Designed specifically for Sherpa Adventure Gear, our state-of-theart Dry Zone “intelligent fabric” is semi-waterproof, fast-wicking and dries in one second flat. And thanks to its high-tech thermal conductivity control, it’s warm in the winter yet cool in the summer. If you want to invest in just one super-lightweight layering piece this year, this is it. • Blocks 99% of UV rays so you don’t get burned at high elevations • So light it floats! • Woven with anti-bacterial silver ions to minimize odors • Quarter-zip neck for extra venting in warm conditions Fabric: 82% Nylon / 18% Polyester Dry Zone®

SP12343

S-XL

250 g. (8.8 oz.)

$59.50

Kharani/Black Chive/Peepal Green Henna/Toast Ermang Indian Teal/Khumbu Night * Dark Tarai/Toast Emhang Misted Yellow/Amdo Bronze

Beyth Crew Neck Top

Thanks to the same super-dry and breathable, odor-fighting fabric as our Baans Tech shirt, this is a base layer you can live in for days without offending anyone. Take it on your next overnighter, or just wear it around town. • Ideal for warm weather or as a layer during more active pursuits • Raglan sleeves and flat seams minimize chafing • Color accents add a touch of street-ready style Fabric: 65% Polyester / 35% Bamboo Charcoal

SP12348

S-XL

310 g. (10.9 oz.)

$39.95

Kharani Amdo Bronze * Henna South Col Subji Green

Hero Long Sleeve Tee

Jarro Micro-Fleece Pant

When the sun comes out in the high Himalaya, the temperatures can get surprisingly hot. That’s where this high-tech, long-sleeve tee shirt comes in. The cotton/poly blend helps keep you cool—without feeling clammy. It’s the ideal companion for warm weather hiking, biking, or just trekking around town.

Wherever your adventures take you, you won’t want to go without these cozy, versatile micro fleece pants. Our warmest base layer pants, Jaaros are perfect all by themselves on cool days. Or, layer them over—or under—other pieces for maximum warmth in cold conditions.

• Ribbed construction provides a touch of stretch for added comfort • Stylish raglan sleeves reduce chafing under your pack straps • Slim fit makes for easy layering when the clouds move in

• Wicking finish helps keep you dry and comfortable • Comfy micro fleece is warm yet breathable • Zippered thigh pocket holds keys, cash, lip balm etc. • Elastic cuffs keep bugs out and heat in

Fabric: 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester

STC12337

Fabric: 100% Polyester Micro Fleece

SMF18472

S-XL

320g. (11.3 oz.)

$29.50



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310 g. (10.9 oz.)

$23.50

Lama Red *

Black * Monsoon Grey

S-XL Black

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When the mercury starts dropping you need more than just a lightweight base layer to keep you warm. But, if you are

outside working up a sweat, you don’t want too much bulk or insulation. That’s where these toasty yet breathable midlayers come in. Slip into one of these Sherpa-tested sweaters by itself on chilly days, or add one to your layering system to withstand colder temperatures.

S h e r p a L i f e s t y l e s - M e n ’s Even the hardest working Sherpa needs downtime in base camp, or a trek into town periodically to wash off grime and restock essentials. So our lifestyle collection is designed for those days when you are not pushing your heart rate and adrenaline meter through the roof. Every piece is highly packable, easy to care for, and built to withstand the rigors of hiking and trekking in the Himalaya while still looking stylish enough to wear out to dinner.

Tashi Wool Mock Neck

Function and style merge in this wool blend sweater. It’s roomy yet athletic cut let’s you put a base-layer underneath, but won’t feel bulky under a shell. And thanks to its good looks, this top works equally well on the slopes or in the city when temperatures plummet. • Left side quarter-zip lets you ventilate without chafing your chin • Wool blend fabric is quick-drying, breathable and comfortable • Zippered arm pocket holds essentials

Karnali Long Sleeve Shirt

This soft plaid shirt is named after Karnali River—the longest river in Nepal, and a favorite for rafting. Popular with river and trekking guides, it might look too nice to wear in the woods. But, this stylish shirt has all the technical features you need for a long day outdoors like a mesh back panel, quick-dry fabric, and gusseted arms for unrestricted mobility.

• Machine wash and dry for easy care Fabric: 70% Polyester / 30% Wool Knit

SPD12339

S-XL

410 g. (14.5 oz.)

$119.00

Khumbu Night *

• Zippered napoleon and chest pockets carry essentials securely • Machine-wash and dry—Polynosic fabric won’t shrink or stretch when wet • Mesh back panel provides cooling air flow in warm weather • Wicking fabric feels cool and dries quickly when wet

Subji Green Amdo Bronze

Fabric: 65% Polynosic Rayon / 35% Polyester

Dorje Power Dry® Top

SYP12402L

In Tibetan, a Dorje is a religious symbol that represents the attainment of enlightenment. And this cozy top is the ideal companion on your own personal journeys. It’s designed to help you stay dry when you work up a sweat thanks to different yarns on either side of the fabric—one moves moisture away from your skin, the other spreads it on the surface so it dries quickly.

S-XL

335 g. (11.8 oz.)

$33.50

Khumbu Night Toast Ermang Subji Green Misted Yellow *

• Stretch fabric is easy to move in • Can be used as a base layer or mid-layer depending on the weather • Offers superior wicking action and breathability for layering comfort • Quarter-zip neck lets you ventilate easily

Babu Pant

Fabric: Polartec® Power Dry® 97% Polyester / 3% Spandex

SPD12186L

S-XL

220 g. (7.8 oz.)

The non-convertible version of our durable Sirdars, these full-featured, abrasion resistant pants are sure to be a favorite of trekkers and climbers alike. Four-way stretch, articulated knees and a crotch gusset allows you to move freely during all your most active pursuits.

$57.50

Med Blue * Olive Paprika

• Ankle zips make it easy to remove pants over boots • Five zip pockets—including two vertical cargos—offer ample storage • Gusseted crotch and articulated knees for total range of motion • Integrated webbing belt provides a no-worries fit

Black

Yeshe II Top

When you are working up a sweat on the way up, you don’t always want to wear a shell. And you won’t have to if you throw on this state of the art fleece sweater. It’s a breathable, lightweight, quick-drying layer of warmth that also sheds rain and snow.

Fabric: 89% Nylon / 11% PU/Lycra Elephant Skin

SSN18445

Dark Olive *

Fabric: 100% Polyester Knit Polartec® Thermal Pro®

S-XL

220 g. (7.8 oz.)

500 g. (17.6 oz.)

$64.50

With mesh-lined back and underarm vents, this lightweight, durable ripstop nylon shirt is designed to keep you cool and comfortable when the going gets hot. Wear the low-bulk Sardar I for a day on the trails, or pack it for a month-long trek through the Himalaya. • Zippered napoleon and chest pockets carry essentials securely • Mesh-lined back and underarm vents keep you cool • Light weight, compressibility and easy care make this shirt ideal for packing Fabric: 100% Nylon Supplex Ripstop

Khaki

• Textured surface creates traps pockets of warm air close to your body • Water-repellant face sheds rain and snow • Versatile fabric is appropriate for a wide range of activities

SPF12217

S-XL Black

Sardar I Shirt

SN12099

S-XL

260 g. (9.2 oz.)

Graphite

Toast Ermang

Singtam Tea

Peepal Green *

$37.50

South Col

$55.00

Pangboche Red

Paprika

Tandoori Spice

Ink

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Climbing through the Khumbu Icefall on Mt. Everest

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Ginger Bread * Grey

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Ravi Long Sleeve Shirt

For those days when you plan to spend more time in town or base camp than on the trail, this is the only shirt you need. It’s durable, wash and wear fabric is a breeze to pack. Plus, it’s got such a soft hand, nice drape and cool feel you may never want to take it off. • Single chest pocket holds your IPod easily • Polynosic fabric won’t shrink or stretch when wet • Cut for casual comfort • Wicking fabric feels cool and dries quickly Fabric: 65% Polynosic Rayon / 35% Polyester

SPN12125L

S-XL

325 g. (11.5 oz.)

Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu Photo: Joseph Puryear

$29.50

Khumbu Night Misted Yellow

T h e r m a l S h e r p a s - M e n ’s Versatility and breathability is what makes these cozy fleece sweaters a must-have on any outdoor adventure. Whether

Subji Green

you just need to zip into something warm to run errands around town, or you want a serious piece of insulation you can layer or wear alone, one of these jackets is sure to fit the bill.

Toast Ermang * South Col

Shital Convertible Pant

When the morning starts out cool but the afternoon sun beats down hard on your shoulders, you’ll be glad you started the day wearing these pants. Our lightestweight convertible, the Shintal offers three-season comfort in one highly-packable garment. • Ankle zips make it easy to remove pant leg over your boots • Alternating horizontal and vertical cargo pockets hold all your essentials • Partial elastic waist with integrated webbing belt for a snug fit • Quick-drying nylon provides UPF 30 sun protection

A jacket this stylish might not seem like the kind of rugged fleece you would want with you on Everest, but don’t let its good looks deceive you. This mid-layer transitions easily from town to mountain. And thoughtful features like zippered hand-warmer pockets make it a must-have for hanging out by the campfire in balmier climates.

Fabric: 100% Nylon Supplex® UPF Quick Dry

SN18395

S-XL

300 g. (10.6 oz.)

Tenzing Jacket

Namgyal Jacket

$44.50

Mud Black Khaki *

• Insulating, breathable fabric keeps you cozy in a variety of conditions • Wool/polyester blend is washable for easy care • Three zippered pockets keeps essentials close

• Soft shell reinforcement in key areas increases durability • Comfort cut means no binding and versatile use • Bungee cord hem let’s you control your temperature • Three zippered pockets keep hands warm and essentials close

Fabric: 46% Wool / 54% Polyester

Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro®

SPF14127

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Sure, the embroidered Sherpa logo gives you mountain cred, but the cut and construction of the Tenzing would get an endorsement from the man himself. Tough, Elephant Skin® reinforcements in all the key areas means this jacket can take on any adventure, under any load, for as long as you can last.

S-XL

700 g. (24.7 oz.)

$133.50

SPF14125

S-XL

530 g. (18.7 oz.)

Toast Ermang

Monsoon Grey/Black *

Black *

Dark Tarai/Black

$139.50

Gokyu Jacket Sirdar Convertible Pant

Jomsom Pant

• Ankle zips make it easy to remove pant leg over your boots • Three zippered pockets hold snacks, cash, keys securely • Gusseted crotch for total range of motion • Integrated belt for a no-worries fit

• Ankle zips for easy on/off • Three zippered pockets carry essentials • Integrated webbing belt with elasticized waist for a comfortable fit • Three-layer soft shell is windproof, breathable and water repellant

Fabric: 89% Nylon/Tactel/Supplex / 11% PU/Lycra Elephant Skin

Fabric: 75% Polyester / 20% PU / 5% Spandex

The ultimate hiking, trekking, climbing, traveling companion, these abrasion-resistant Elephant Skin convertibles are made to stand up to long days in craggy mountains. Heavier than the Shital, these are what you need in any place where temperatures can plummet at night and get quite toasty during the day.

SN18407

S-XL

295 g. (10.4 oz.)

$69.50

Made for any of the many reasons you might climb up a mountain. These water repellant/breathable pants move with you while climbing, hiking or skiing thanks to the 4-way stretch fabric. And they’ll keep you comfortable when the weather turns from sunshine to sprinkles, or even a freak spring snow squall.

SSN18474

S-XL

480 g. (16.9 oz.)

Black

Singtam Tea *

Khaki

Kharani

Dark Olive *

Black

$89.50

Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro®

S-XL

600 g. (21.2 oz.)

$139.50

Black * Amdo Bronze Toast Ermang Paprika South Col Indian Teal

Singtam Tea

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• Tuck your hands into oversized pockets for extra warmth • Heightened breathability means you’ll stay cool, not clammy • Binding on hem and cuff keeps warmth in, snow out

SPF14175

Graphite

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Every Sherpa knows it’s the attention to detail that gets you up the slopes and back. Made for the cold, this durable, quick-drying, high-pile fleece stays warm even when wet. Articulated panels on the shoulders and elbows, and flat seems, keep this jacket comfortable whether you are climbing mountians, carrying heavy pack loads or just cruising around town.

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Khampa Hooded Jacket

Any time you are out in the elements, the right clothing is critical. But you don’t have to break the bank to get the gear you need. Whether you are climbing high peaks, hiking in your local woods, or running errands around town, this soft and fuzzy layering piece is the ideal choice for the backcountry enthusiast on a budget. • Wool-textured, sweater knit fabric is warm, light and cozy • Elastic binding on hem and cuffs keeps weather out • Handy, attached hood for added warmth in cold climes • Brushed face reduces pilling Fabric: 100% Polyester Knit Heather

SPF14165

S-XL

580 g. (20.5 oz.)

$89.50

Dark Tarai Kharani * Subji Green

Nuri Merino Wool Jacket

If you think wool is an old-fashioned, itchy, saggy fabric; think again. Unlike "traditional" wool, the merino we use is much finer, softer, and best of all, itch-free. Plus, it provides exceptional breathability, moisture management, odor resistance and temperature regulation so you stay comfortable in a variety of climates. Thanks to a touch of nylon, this jacket also retains its shape beautifully—even when wet. • Renewable merino wool is better for the environment • Raglan sleeves improve mobility and reduce chafing • A tight weave makes this jacket water repellent • Easy care fabric is machine washable

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S o f t S h e l l - M e n ’s

Fabric: 86% Wool / 14% Nylon

S14185

S-XL

690 g. (24.3 oz.)

$179.50

Gone are the days when world-class mountaineers attained sharp-edged summits wearing layers of silk and cotton

under old fashioned wool sweaters. Today’s outdoor adventurers are using modern technology—like the nano tech fabrics in many of our soft shells—to stay warm and comfortable in all kinds of conditions. Highly versatile, you can wear these soft shells as jackets, or layer them under a hard shell for the ultimate in weather protection.

Black

Tree

Rumtek Jacket

For high-activity situations like running or nordic skiing where you’re not quite as worried about the weather, the Rumtek is a terrific choice. Not quite as water and wind resistant as our three-layer jackets, this high-tech fabric combines nano technology with special yarn fibers to create excellent sweat absorption using capillary action to move the moisture away from your skin. • Highly-breathable, fast drying fabric survives storms and sweat • Light-weight, hollow fiber fabric keeps you warm • Blocks 99% of the suns harmful UV rays • Hygienic fabric handles the less pleasant part of working up a sweat Fabric: 50% Nylon / 44% Polyester / 6% Spandex Healtha

SL12219

S-XL

460 g. (16.2 oz.)

$95.50

Monsoon Grey/Black Toast Ermang/Monsoon Grey Tandoori Spice/Monsoon Grey * Black/Monsoon Grey

Rumtek Pant

Soft shell pants have quickly become a favorite of hikers, climbers, skiers and mountaineers alike thanks to their versatility, durability and comfort. Like the Rumtek jacket, these pants use nano technology to create the perfect combination of warmth, breathability and versatility for virtually any active pursuit. • Highly-breathable, fast drying fabric blocks 99% of harmful UV rays • Elasticized, drawstring waist provides a comfortable fit • Hygienic fabric makes odors disappear • Two zippered pockets carry essentials or keep hands warm • Ankle zips make on/off easy Fabric: 50% Nylon / 44% Polyester / 6% Spandex Healtha

SL18451

S-XL

410 g. (14.5 oz.)

Black * Monsoon Grey

$79.00

Tharkey Jacket

An athletic fit and soft-shell flexibility makes this the ideal jacket for sports like climbing, where movement is essential. Made of a revolutionary, fleece-bonded fabric, the Tharkey sucks perspiration away from your body in seconds while also serving as an exterior moisture barrier so you enjoy dry comfort even during heavy activity. • Windproof fabric shrugs off even the stiffest breeze • Unique, membrane-free construction is supple, ultra-light and highly breathable • Athletic fit and 2-way stretch fabric move with you—no binding or clumping • Ripstop face and fleece lining provide durability and warmth Fabric: Face - 91% Nylon / 9% Spandex; TPU Membrane; Inner - 100% Polyester Fleece

SL12161

S-XL

690 g. (24.3 oz.)

$109.50

Black * Lungta Red

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Lobutse Jacket

The Lobutse features four-way stretch fabric on the outside and soft polyester fleece on the inside, with a breathable, wind and water repellent membrane sandwiched between. So this jacket will keep you warm as a campfire in all kinds of conditions—from spring snowstorms to cool and misty mornings. • Velcro cuff adjustments keep cold air out • Stretch fabric and articulated elbows are perfect for climbing and skiing • Handy chest pocket plus two hand-warmer pockets Fabric: 75% Poly / 20% PU / 5% Spandex 3 Layer Windblock

SL14123

S-XL

470 g. (16.6 oz.)

$109.50

Cheel Jacket

Baudha Jacket

• Enhanced stretch ensures full mobility during active pursuits • Light weight and low packing volume makes it the perfect pack jacket • Durable fabric looks like new even after years of heavy use • Bungee cord hem adjusts to trap warm air

• Breathable, three-layer bonded fabric shrugs off damp, wind and cold • Articulated elbows and underarm gussets add comfort while climbing or skiing • Front pockets store essentials and provide shelter for your hands • Collar cinch closes out chilly air

Wander through snow-filled pine forests and across frozen tundra in the Cheel soft shell jacket. The Cheel packs small, stays water and dirt resistant, and keeps your skin dry for hours. Three-layer bonded, windresistant fabric and rapid moisture transport means you can worry less about getting chilled if you build up a sweat.

Fabric: 88% Polyester / 12% PU

SL12138

Lake/Kharani * Tarai Chai/Kharani

S-XL

590 g. (20.8 oz.)

Black

Kharani/Black

Toast Ermang

Singtam Tea/Kharani

Lama Red *

Black/Kharani

$89.00

Highly waterproof while remaining breathable, the Baudha will keep you warm in mixed mountain conditions. It’s also the ideal jacket for skiing and other stop and go activities thanks to a grid fleece inner facing that traps warm air when still, and moves air through when you’re working hard.

Pheriche Vest

When you need a little extra insulation, or when the weather is cool, but not cold, a vest like the Pheriche can come in handy. Made of the same material as the Baudha, it remains warm and breathable while repelling water and blocking out the cold fingers of the wind. • Breathable, three-layer bonded fabric shrugs off damp, wind, and cold • Three front pockets store essentials and provide shelter for your hands • Bungee hem keep cold air out and warm air in Fabric: 86% Polyester / 14% Elastic Windblock

SL14181

Fabric: 86% Polyester / 14% Elastic Windblock

S-XL

450 g. (15.9 oz.)

$84.50

Black

SL14162

S-XL

550 g. (19.4 oz.)

Black *

$129.50

Chive * Pangboche Red

Chive Pangboche Red

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Raaj Jacket

Feature intensive and ready for action, the moisturewicking Raaj will keep you dry while you work your way upslope, and warm on your way down. Made of the same amazing, four-way stretch, windproof, breathable fabric as the Kailash, it provides even more mobility thanks to articulated elbows and underarm gussets. • Four-way-stretch polyester and raglan sleeves provide mobility and comfort • Nano technology gives this the most air circulation of any windproof jacket • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays • Zippered sleeve pocket is just right for lip balm, ID, cash, etc. Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

SL14177

S-XL

530 g. (18.7 oz.)

$123.50

Black

Kailash Jacket

On holy Mount Kailash dwells the god, Shiva, the creator—the one who does everything. And that’s certainly true of this technical, Sherpa-proven jacket that moves, breathes, stays dry, and keeps you warm in windy conditions. A mid-weight, heavy-duty soft shell, the Kailash will fast become a staple for all your cold weather adventures. • Four-way-stretch fabric and underarm gussets provide unrestricted mobility • Nano technology gives this the most air circulation of any windproof jacket • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays

Chive * Kharani Toast Ermang

Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

Kala Pathar Pant

Built from the same amazing, nano tech fabric as the Raaj and Kailash jackets, these mid-weight pants are designed to keep you comfortable during aerobic activities like peak bagging and backcountry skiing. And they’re durable enough to take on whatever you—or Mother Nature—can dish out.

SL14170

S-XL

500 g. (17.6 oz.)

$109.50

Chive * Kharani Toast Ermang Black

• Four-way-stretch fabric and gusseted crotch provide mobility and comfort • Nano technology provides the most air circulation of any windproof pant • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays • Zippered back and side pockets keep essentials handy and hands warm Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

SP18467

S-XL

410 g. (14.5 oz.)

$99.00

Black * Kharani

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Tawang 3L Jacket

Named after the famous 400 year old Tawang Monastery, this is our most technical hard shell jacket. It’s fully waterproof and breathable, yet still has a bit of stretch for freedom of movement. From the attached hood with cinchable inner hood shelter to the abrasion resistant tape on the shoulders and waist the Tawang is designed to stand up to the rigors of high mountain living. • 3-layer waterproof/breathable fabric protects against rain and snow • Full-featured, adjustable hood only moves when you do • 9” front pocket opening lets you carry bulky items • Comfort fit provides plenty of room for layers • Pit zips and adjustable hem and wrist closures offer temperature control Photo: Joseph Puryear

H a r d S h e l l - M e n ’s

SN14176

Few areas of the world experience the kind of harsh weather and fast-moving storms that regularly assault climbers on

Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks—even at base camp. When those nasty storms roll in, the right shell can mean the difference between an exciting escapade and total disaster. So all of our hard shells (and all of our products, in fact) are field tested by experienced Sherpas to make sure you can rely on each piece to get through your next adventure.

Halka Rain Jacket

Halka means light as air in Nepali. And that’s exactly what this jacket is. Lean and good looking, this ultra-light, waterproof/breathable, can-do jacket has all the features you need, and none you don’t. It comes with a stuff sack for easy storage, and is practically weightless, so you won’t hesitate to take it along on even the shortest day hike. • 2.5 layer, seam-sealed and waterproof/breathable for less-than-perfect days • Adjustable wrist closures and bungee waist keep out the elements • Under-arm zip vents keep you cool while climbing or skiing • Fully adjustable hood is generously sized to fit over helmets • Tibetan script screen printed on the inside tells the jacket’s story Fabric: 100% Nylon 30d Light Weight Ripstop

Fabric: Shell: 100% Nylon Brushed Tricot Backing

Kopan Full-Zip Packable Jacket

Chorten Quarter-Zip Packable Jacket

• Windproof, water-resistant, ultra-light and highly packable • Tricot neck lining for added comfort • Mesh on back and under arm for added ventilation • Inside pocket is just perfect for your MP3 player

• Windproof , ultra-light and highly packable nylon shell • Hooded anorak styling with half-zip for easy on/off • Tricot neck lining for chafe-free comfort • Mesh on back and under arms provide plenty of ventilation

Fabric: 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR

Fabric: 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR

When Westerners want to learn about Tibetan Buddhism from the source, they come to the Kopan Monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. A good companion on that journey is this namesake jacket. It stuffs easily into a hidden chest pocket and is as light as the fast-moving clouds over Nepal.

SN14147

S-XL

155 g. (5.5 oz.)

$59.95

When Tibetan Buddhists need a place to pray, they often duck into a chorten (also called a stupa, or chaitya, in other regions) to escape the elements. Windproof and well-ventilated, the aptly named Chorten jacket also offers convenient protection from foul weather. Stuffs it into its own front pocket, toss it in your pack or bag, and forget about it until you need it.

SN14152

S-XL

130 g. (5.0 oz.)

Black

Black

Singtam Tea *

Singtam Tea

Misted Yellow

Misted Yellow

Toast Ermang *

Chive

Chive

Black

Tandoori Spice

Tandoori Spice *

S-XL

650 g. (22.9 oz.)

$249.00

$59.95

Indian Teal Chive Tandoori Spice

Lungta Hybrid Jacket

Lungta, meaning windhorse in Tibetan, is the name given to the prayer flags that flutter in the breeze carrying wishes for good fortune. When the weather turns bad, our Lungta jacket is like a little piece of good fortune on any adventure. It combines the best qualities of waterproof hard shells and breathable, stretchy soft shells—making it a terrific choice for active sports like hiking, skiing and climbing. • Light weight, waterproof, windproof shell handles storms with ease • Pit vents and stretch weave fabric provide added ventilation • Seam sealed, 3-layer fabric and waterproof zippers keep you dry • Adjustable hood fits over helmets Fabric: 93% Nylon / 7 % Spandex WR 3 Layer Breathable

SN14166

S-XL

275 g. (9.7 oz.)

$179.50 SN14080

Black/Kharani

S-XL

520 g. (18.3 oz.)

Toast Ermang/Kharani

Lama Red

Chive/Kharani

Subji Green

Tandoori Spice/Kharani

Black

Pangboche Red/Kharani

Khumbu Night

Misted Yellow/Kharani *

Apricot Tan *

$199.95

Halka Rain Pant

Lungta Hybrid Pant

• Seam-sealed 2.5 layer mini-ripstop is fully waterproof and breathable • Elastic waist with drawcord ensures a secure fit • Ankle zips for easy on/of over boots • Articulated knees let these pants move with you • Two pockets with waterproof zippers keep essentials dry • Tibetan script screen printed on the inside tells the jacket’s story

• Light weight, waterproof, windproof shell take on storms with ease • Stretch weave fabric provides added ventilation • Seam sealed, 3-layer fabric keeps you dry • Ankle zips allow easy on/off over boots

Just like our Halka jacket, these pants provide ultra-light, waterproof/breathable protection against wind and rain. There’s no need to get caught out without the right gear when the Halka pants take up so little space in your pack.

S-XL

210 g. (7.4 oz.)

Fabric: 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex WR 3 Layer Breathable

SN18452

Fabric: 100% Nylon 30d Light Weight Ripstop

SN18471

These waterproof/breathable pants go from crags to crevasses to chair lifts with ease. Made from the same incredible, hybrid stretch fabric as our Lungta Jacket, they can handle just about any activity you choose—or weather condition you encounter.

$129.50

S-XL

215 g. (7.6 oz.)

$179.50

Black Kharani *

Black Kharani *

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Trimurti Modus 3 in 1 Jacket

Shanker Jacket

Inner jacket: • Soft, light and highly compressible insulation for warmth and packability • Adjustable collar and extended tail provide great fit • Liner snaps in or out quickly and easy Outer shell: • Stretch, three-layer fabric provides waterproof/breathable comfort • Under-arm vent keeps things cool • Attached hood keeps the rain off your head and neck • Napoleon pocket for convenient access to important items

• Wicking finish and breathable fabrics keep moisture away from your skin • Micro fleece lining keeps you adds warmth • Adjustable cuff, waist and neck closures keep out the wind • Athletic fit allows for easy layering

Trimurti is the name for the Hindu belief that God has three aspects, or faces. Which makes it the perfect name for this three-in-one jacket. Wear just the soft, windproof inner jacket for dry but windy days; just the outer shell for wet yet warm days; or both for those days when cold winds and wet storms whip through the mountains.

S-XL

650 g. (22.9 oz.)

Fabric: 52% Nylon / 48% Polyester

SN14129

S-XL

490 g. (17.3 oz.)

$79.50

Sage/Kharani

Fabric: Inner - 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop; Polyester Fill Shell - 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex; Ripstop Fulldull w/ Mechanical Stretch, WR 3 Layer Breathable

SN14163

Sometimes, the weather in the high mountains can be clear, cold and windy for days on end. That’s where the warm and wind resistant Shanker jacket comes in. Lined with cozy micro fleece it offers ample insulation against the chill. Wear it anytime you need a little extra warmth or protection against the wind.

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Tarai Chai/Kharani Pewter/Lake

I n s u l a t i o n - M e n ’s

Lake/Kharani *

$279.00

Lama Red/Kharani *

The first down parka was patented in the US in 1936. Then Jim Whittaker wore one to top of Everest in 1963 and they

Lake/Kharani Amdo Bronze/Kharani

quickly became the standard for mountain adventures. Many things have changed since then—fabrics are lighter and more durable, synthetic insulation has come on the scene. But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for a jacket that packs extreme warmth into a small package.

Tandoori Spice/Kharani Subji Green/Kharani

Urgyen Primaloft® Jacket

If you’re expecting more rain than snow, take along this ultra-light, synthetic jacket instead of a down sweater. Primaloft insulation has a high warmth to volume ratio so it won’t take up much room in your pack or layered under a shell. Plus it keeps you warm even when it’s soaking wet. • High compressibility makes this jacket easy to pack • Adjustable collar and cuffs keep heat in and weather out • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Extended tail provides maximum coverage

Trimurti Modus Jacket Trimurti Modus Liner

Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

SN14058

S-XL

430 g. (15.2 oz.)

$139.50

Misted Yellow/Dark Grey Lama Red/Black

Raajen Primaloft® Hooded Jacket

When you plan to spend long hours in a bone-chilling mixture of cold, fog, snow or rain you want this jacket. It’s filled with an extra helping of super-warm PrimaLoft One insulation that’s incredibly soft, lightweight and water resistant. And the insulated hood provides even more protection from the elements. • Adjustable, insulated hood fits over helmet • Lycra hem binding keeps heat close to your body • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Zippered Napoleon and handwarmer pockets hold essentials Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

SN14178

Lake/Dark Grey Singtam Tea/Tarai Chai * Tandoori Spice/Dark Grey Chive/Dark Grey

S-XL

550 g. (19.4 oz.)

$189.50

Lama Red/Black * Misted Yellow/Singtam Tea Chive/Black

Urgyen Primaloft® Pant

Built to the same standards as our Urgyen jacket, these insulated, wind-resistant pants will keep you toasty in wet and blustery weather. The synthetic Primaloft insulation is super-compressible and surprisingly warm given its light weight and lack of bulk. • Light weight compressibility for easy packing and carrying • Full side zips let you take these pants on and off in a flash • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Articulated knees provide freedom of movement without binding Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

SN18469

S-XL

430 g. (15.2 oz.)

$139.50

Black * Dark Grey

Climbing through the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest Photo: Lhakpa Rita Sherpa

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Tenzing I Down Expedition Jacket

When you’re climbing the world’s tallest peaks, your life often depends on the quality of your clothing. That’s why, during the design and testing of our Tenzing 1 Expedition Jacket, we got input from numerous experienced Sherpa guides on everything from fabric choice to the smallest details. So it’s overstuffed by 20% (for maximum loft) with 850 fill power premium European Goose down to stand up to the kind of conditions found “on the top of the world”. • 20,000/20,000 waterproof/breathable rating for unbeatable comfort in high mountain conditions • Premium goose down fill handles temperatures down to -50° • Trapezoidal baffles keep feathers in place and reduce cold spots • Generously-sized down hood protects your face without limiting your vision • Internal power mesh pockets are sized to hold water bottles • Fine denier, high thread count nylon has an amazing strength to weight ratio Fabric: 100% Nylon Mini Ripstop w/ 850 Fill Power European Goose Down

SN14055

S-XL

357 g. (12.6 oz.)

$439.50

Lungta Red/Darjeeling Mist

Khumbuche Down Jacket

Throw this jacket on when you’re waiting for your turn on the rope. Named after one of the many soaring peaks surrounding Everest, the Khumbuche down jacket provides serious warmth for seriously cold conditions. Lofty, lightweight and compressible, it’s insulated with 750 fill power goose down. • Drawcord hem, adjustable cuffs and front-zip storm flap keep wind out • Adjustable hood zips-off when you don’t need it • Zippered Napoleon and handwarmer pockets hold essentials • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Light weight and compressibility make this highly packable Fabric: 100% Ultra-ight Ripstop DWR w/ 750 Fill Power Goose Down

SN14124

S-XL

685 g. (24.2 oz.)

$219.50

Black/Dark Grey Singtam Tea/Dark Grey Lake/Dark Grey Lama Red/Dark Grey Tandoori Spice/Dark Grey Misted Yellow/Dark Grey Chive/Dark Grey *

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Thyangboche Down Sweater

Thyangboche Down Vest

This is your shove it in your ski pack; wear it around town; take it on an overnighter down sweater. Our most coveted piece of outerwear, the Thyangboche’s ultra-light, ripstop nylon shell is filled with luxurious 750-fill goose down. Extremely soft and highly compressible, this down sweater is also water resistant thanks to a DWR coating. Once you put it on, you won’t want to take it off.

A good down vest offers tremendous warmth for its size and weight. Made with 650 fill power goose down so it’s just a little bit lighter than our popular Thangboche Down Sweater, this vest is a versatile addition to your layering system. • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Two hand pockets and one internal pocket hold small items • Ultra-light weight and compressibility make it highly packable

• A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Two hand pockets and one internal pocket hold small items • Light weight and compressibility make it highly packable

SN14051

S-XL

540 g. (19.1 oz.)

Fabric: 100% Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ 650 Fill Power Goose Down

SN14053

S-XL

360 g. (12.7 oz.)

$119.50

Lake

$199.50

Singtam Tea

Lake *

Black *

Singtam Tea

Tandoori Spice

Lama Red

Chive

Black

Lama Red

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The First Sherpa Ang Tharkey (1908-1981) by Kunda Dixit

Mountain climbing was serious business in the early days. Expeditions attempting to climb Peak XV (Sagarmatha, Mt. Everest, Chomolungma) undertook two month-long treks from Darjeeling across the Tibetan Plateau via Shekar Dzong to Rongbuk. When and if they survived that, the road was straight up the extremely difficult North Col route to Everest. Without oxygen, and with equipment that seems woefully lacking compare to what’s used today. But climb they did. Reaching 28,000 feet and more, higher than any man had ever been before, they were turned back by premature monsoons and bad snow. The reward? They limped back to Darjeeling minus fingers and toes. Ang Tharkey, who died in Kathmandu on July 28th 1981, belonged to the first generation of elite climbing Sherpas. Born in 1908 in Khunde in the Year of the Monkey (according to the Tibetan calendar) Ang Tharkay went to Darjeeling at the age of twelve in search of work with expeditions. He accompanied Eric Shipton on eight of his pre-war expeditions in the Himalaya, including four on the northern route to Everest. Ang Tharkey had seen the days when high altitude porters were paid six annas compensation for each finger they lost by frost bite. And if the injury was really bad, and a porter could not walk back to Darjeeling, he was entitled by contract to receive a pony and one rupee compensation. Sherpas received blankets for high altitude camps, and sleeping bags were issued only during emergencies. When Nepal was opened to expeditions, and the first reconnaissance groups traveled up the Dudh Kosi to Solu Khumbu, Ang Tharkey was with them. He had shed his traditional Sherpa pigtail, and dressed in smart woolen breeches, “but had same, shy reticence and quite humour,” that Shipton remembered. He joined Eric Shipton, and Edmund Hillary on their 1951 expedition in which they tackled the treacherous Khumbu ice fall, the gateway to the southern route to Everest, and paved the way for the first successful ascent two years later. The expedition then went on to explore the upper reaches of the Imja Valley, the

Hongu Basin, and then crossed the Tesi Tapcha into Rolwa Jing. Shipton was impressed by Ang Tharkey, and was moved to remark that he regarded his chief Sherpa as “a man of outstanding character and ability.” Ang Tharkey also took part in another epoch making Himalaya climb, the French Expedition to Annapurna in 1950, lead by Maurice Herzog. He reached the top camp above the “Sickle” on the north face of the first eight-thousander to be climbed. After this, he was sent for training in technical climbing in Switzerland by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling. Although he was invited by Herzog to bring his wife along to France, it is indication of Ang Tharkey’s forthrightness that he refused to take his wife to save his “Bara Sahib” extra expenses! In 1954, Ang Tharkey resigned from the HMI and set up his own business taking trekkers up to Kangchenjunga. In 1962, he became the oldest man to have climbed up to eight thousand meters, when he made it to the South Col with the Indian Everest Expedition. Although he then retired from active mountaineering, Ang Tharkey took a party up to the Annapurna Sanctuary in 1975, and sirdared the French Expedition to Dhaulagiri in 1978. At seventy three years young, Ang was still extremely fit, and many remember the cheerful waves he gave from his bicycle on Durbar Marg. (he never rode in cars if he could help it). Ang Tharkey was looking forward to a quiet retirement in his orchard and farm in Simbhanjayang, when he was suddenly hospitalized and died of cancer. Ang Tharkey is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter.

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WOMEN’S

Ama Dablam Photo: Roger Kehr

B a s e L a y e r - W o m e n ’s It wasn’t all that long ago that serious outdoors-women had to put up with wearing layers of bulky, oversized men’s

clothing to get the technical functionality they craved. Those days are long gone. These sleek under-layers are designed to hug your curves, and thanks to the latest fabric technologies like our new, proprietary smart fabric Dry Zone, and sustainable, odor-repellant bamboo charcoal, they’ll keep you dry and comfortable day after day.

Usha Power Dry® Top

Usha, goddess of the dawn, is the namesake for this soft base layer that’s made to take you from dawn until dusk in comfort. Slip it on under a fleece and shell when you head up into snowy peaks, or wear it alone on a cool day’s hike or bike ride. Whatever your passion, it’s a terrific choice to keep you warm and dry. • Maximum wicking power keeps you dry and comfortable • Curved side panels assure a snug fit for easy layering • Flat seams eliminate chafing • High-rise V-neck is comfortable—not constricting Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Power Dry®

SW5219

S-XL

120 g. (4.2 oz.)

$44.50

Black Light * Stainless Steel Bronzine

Baans Tech Ladies Quarter-Zip

Usha Power Dry® Pant

Just like our Usha top, these pants are made of moisture-wicking Polartec Power Dry fabric. So they’re soft to the touch, warm for their weight, and thin enough to slip under pants without feeling bulky. • Gusseted crotch allows for full freedom of movement • Flat seams eliminate chafing • Elastic waist provides a snug yet comfortable fit Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Power Dry®

SW6407

S-XL

150 g. (5.3 oz.)

Stainless Steel * Bronzine

Hut touring. Trekking. Climbing. When you’re going to spend day after day out in the mountain, you need a base layer that can handle a range or temperatures and keep you smelling fresh. Made with eco-friendly de-odorizing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal bamboo charcoal this shirt disperses both sweat and odors fast. • Zip neck helps you cool off as the day gets warm • Serious moisture absorption and ventilation for comfort on hot days • Stylish, two-tone accents Fabric: 65% Polyester / 35% Bamboo Charcoal

$39.95

SPW5299

S-XL

195 g. (6.9 oz.)

$39.95

Kharani Amdo Bronze Henna Subji Green South Col Elderberry *

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Dikila Top

Looking for the most versatile, super-lightweight layering piece possible? This is it. Designed specifically for Sherpa Adventure Gear, the Dikila’s state-of-the-art, Dry Zone “intelligent fabric” has a high-tech thermal conductivity control that makes it warm in winter, cool in summer. Plus it’s semiwaterproof, fast-wicking and dries in just one second, so you can wear it alone and hardly notice rain or sweat. • Blocks 99% of UV rays so you don’t get burned at high elevations • So light it floats! • Woven with anti-bacterial silver ions to minimize odors • Quarter-zip neck for extra venting in warm conditions • Welded sleeve pocket holds essentials Fabric: 82% Nylon / 18% Polyester Dry Zone®

Ongmu Top

Zaden Crew Neck Top

• Blocks 99% of UV rays • Semi-waterproof fabric barely lets rain penetrate and dries in just one second • So light it floats! • Woven with anti-bacterial silver ions to minimize odors

• Ideal for warm weather or as a layer during more active pursuits • Raglan sleeves and flat seams minimize chafing • Made with eco-friendly, renewable bamboo charcoal

Feel dry during vigorous workouts or rain showers thanks to the moisture-sensing, hyper-fast dying fabric in this high-tech Dry Zone top. The crew neck is ideal on it’s own for cool weather activity. Or, wear it as a layer. This is one shirt you’ll always want to bring along.

Fabric: 82% Nylon / 18% Polyester Dry Zone®

SW5302

S-XL

200 g. (7.1 oz.)

$49.50

You’ve been waiting out the storm for five days—but if you’re wearing this shirt, you won’t smell like it. Woven with 35% bamboo charcoal it sucks moisture away from your skin like a desert wind. And, it’s blessed with de-odorizing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to keep you fresh.

SPW5304

S-XL

220 g. (7.8 oz.)

Misted Yellow/Amdo Bronze

$59.50

Indian Teal/Khumbu Night

Misted Yellow/Amdo Bronze *

Evening Haze/Lavender *

250 g. (8.8 oz.)

$39.95

M i d L a y e r - W o m e n ’s When you’re working or playing hard in cold weather, you want to stay warm without overheating. So you have to be

Henna

able to layer up. That’s where these toasty yet breathable mid-layers come in. All of these Sherpa-tested tops work well alone on brisk days, or combine them with other pieces to take on frigid mountain temperatures with ease.

Subji Green *

Apricot Tan/Tandoori Spice

Kharani/Black

S-XL

Amdo Bronze

Chive/Peepal Green

SW5301

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Fabric: 65% Polyester / 35% Bamboo Charcoal

South Col Elderberry

Women’s Yeshe II Top

Get technical performance and comfort in this state-ofthe-art, rain and snow shedding fleece sweater. It’s a seriously breathable, lightweight, quick-drying layer of warmth in the mountains.

Chive/Peepal Green Apricot Tan/Tandoori Spice Indian Teal/Khumbu Night Evening Haze/Lavender

• Textured surface creates traps pockets of warm air close to your body • Water-repellant face sheds rain and snow • Versatile fabric is appropriate for a wide range of activities Fabric: 100% Polyester Knit Polartec® Thermal Pro®

SWPF5284

S-XL

140 g. (5.0 oz.)

$54.50

Women’s Dorje Power Dry® Top

A Dorje is a religious symbol that represents the attainment of enlightenment in Tibetan. And we built this cozy mid-layer to keep you warm on your way to wherever you find enlightenment. It’s got two different yarns on either side of the fabric—one that moves moisture away from your skin, and another that spreads it on the surface, so you stay dry no matter what heights you attain. • Stretch fabric is easy to move in • Can be used as a base layer or mid-layer depending on the weather • Offers superior wicking action and breathability for layering comfort • Quarter-zip neck lets you ventilate easily Fabric: Polartec® Power Dry® 97% Polyester / 3% Spandex

Paprika Grey *

SWPD5273

S-XL

190 g. (6.7 oz.)

$54.50

Medium Blue Olive Paprika * Black

Dolga Wool Blend Shirt Jaaro Ladies Micro-Fleece Top

Jarro Ladies Micro-Fleece Pant

• Wicking finish helps keep you dry and comfortable • Snug-fitting hood provides added protection against the elements. • Side pocket keeps necessities close at hand • Thumb holes in cuffs keep sleeves in place under layers

• Wicking finish helps keep you dry and comfortable • Comfy micro fleece is warm yet breathable • Elasticized waist with drawstring for a secure fit • Elastic cuffs keep bugs out and heat in

If you tend to be the coldest one in the bunch when you’re up in the mountains this micro fleece shirt is for you. It’s lightweight, highly-packable and offers a bit more insulation than your typical base layer.

Fabric: 100% Polyester Micro Fleece

SWMF5306

S-XL

230 g. (8.1 oz.)

These might be our warmest base layer pants, but they are nicely fitted so you can still wear them comfortably under your shells. From short day hikes to long mountain climbs the Jarro pants will keep you warm wherever adventure takes you.

Fabric: 100% Polyester Micro Fleece

$29.95

SWMF6421

S-XL

255 g. (9.0 oz.)

Black *

Black

Kharani

Monsoon Grey *

$24.95

Fashion and function come together beautifully in this wool blend sweater. When the mercury drops you can throw it over a base-layer or under a shell for highperformance warmth. Yet the contrast-stitched princess seams, plush knit weave and off-center neck zipper make it flattering enough to draw complements when you wear it out on the town. • Left side quarter-zip lets you ventilate without chafing your chin • Wool/blend fabric is quick-drying, breathable and comfortable • Zippered arm pocket holds essentials • Machine wash and dry for easy care Fabric: 69% Polyester / 31% Wool Blend

SWPD5307

S-XL

300 g. (10.6 oz.)

$99.95

Henna * Subji Green Amdo Bronze

Elderberry Toast Ermang

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Gawry Stretch Pant

If you’re looking for a solid, four-way stretch climbing pant without a lot of bells and whistles, these are perfect. Made of breathable, abrasion-resistant Elephant Skin, they’re sure to become a constant companion on all your outdoor adventures. • Fitted waist with belt loops adds a streetwear appeal • Soft, brushed tricot inside feels great against your skin • Zippered back pockets hold essentials securely Fabric: 89% Nylon/Tactel/Supplex / 11% PU/Lycra Elephant Skin Photo: Joseph Puryear

SWSN6386L 4 ~ 14

S h e r p a L i f e s t y l e s - W o m e n ’s

Khaki Stone

Three days on the trail. Two in town. A night on a train, followed by a long climb to a lofty summit with astonishing

Dark Olive

views. Blissfully achy evenings spent enjoying a pitcher and a slice of pie, or a steaming bowl of daal bhaat in some far-flung mountain village. Thanks to a seamless blend of technical fabrics and street styling, these versatile pants and shirts are made to do all of that and more.

Paden Shirt

A favorite of local trekking guides and Sherpas on their days off, this shirt is durable, wash and wear, and highly packable. Plus, the soft, stylish plaid fabric and slimming fit is flattering on virtually any figure. • Machine-wash and dry—Polynosic fabric won’t shrink or stretch when wet • Invisible sleeve pocket keeps cash tucked away safely • Underarm yoke provides increased mobility • Wicking fabric feels cool and dries quickly when wet Fabric: 65% Rayon / 35% Polynosic Polyester

SWYP5303

S-XL

225 g. (7.9 oz.)

$29.95

300 g. (10.6 oz.)

Black *

Monsoon Grey

$54.50

Kalpana Pant

In Nepali, the word Kalpana means dreams. And these are the kind of good-looking, comfortable pants you dream about slipping into whether you’re going to yoga, heading out for a hike, or just hanging around. Made of the same state-of-the-art, Dry Zone “intelligent fabric” as our Dikila and Ongmu base layers, the Kaplanas are warm in winter and cool in the summer. Plus they’re semi-waterproof, fast-wicking and dry in just one second, so you won’t even notice a passing rain shower. • Brushed inside is soft moisture wicking to keep you feeling dry • Invisible front pocket is the perfect place to stash cash or keys • Fabric blocks 99% of harmful UV rays • So light it floats! • Woven with anti-bacterial silver ions to minimize odors Fabric: 82 % Nylon / 18% Polyester Dry Zone®

SW6426

S-XL

270 g. (9.5 oz.)

$59.50

Black/Kharani * Peepal Green/Chive Amdo Bronze/Misted Yellow Khumbu Night/Indian Teal

Meeru Shirt

The ultimate trekking shirt, the Meeru feels soft like cotton but wicks away perspiration like a synthetic. Made of lightweight, durable ripstop nylon with a mesh-lined back vent, it keeps you cool when the sun beats down. And the flattering, princess seam cut means it looks just as good in town as it does on the trail. • Zippered chest pocket carries essentials securely • Mesh-lined back vent and breathable fabric keep you cool • Rounded hem lets you wear it tucked or untucked • Fabric provides UPF 30 sun protection • Light weight, compressibility and easy care make this shirt ideal for packing Fabric: 100% Nylon Supplex Ripstop

Elderberry *

SWN5286

South Col Misted Yellow

S-XL

225 g. (7.9 oz.)

$39.50

Toast Ermang

Toast Ermang

Peepal Green

Subji Green

South Col * Pangboche Red Tandoori Spice Elderberry

Women’s Thamey Pant

Guide Convertible Pant

These pants are made for those days that start out cool but turn scorching hot by afternoon. Our lightest-weight convertible, the Guide offers three-season comfort and versatility thanks to handy zip-off legs and breathable nylon fabric. • Ankle zips make it easy to remove pant leg over your boots • Two cargo and two rear zip pockets hold snacks, lip balm, etc. • Partial elastic waist provides a snug fit • Quick-drying nylon gives you UPF 30 sun protection Fabric: 100% Nylon Supplex® UPF Quick Dry

SWN6363

4 ~ 14

490 g. (17.3 oz.)

$39.50

Mud

Named after the town where legendary Sherpa Tenzing Norgay grew up, these full-featured, abrasion resistant pants are a favorite among day hikers, trekkers and climbers alike. Lightweight, breathable, four-way stretch Elephant Skin makes them amazingly durable and comfortable during long days in the mountains. • Ankle zips make it easy to remove pants over boots • Four zip pockets—two front, two back—carry all your small items • Gusseted crotch and articulated knees for total range of motion • Soft, brushed tricot waist lining and webbing belt provides a comfy fit Fabric: 89% Nylon/Tactel/Supplex / 11% PU/Lycra Elephant Skin

SWSN6364 4 ~ 14

Sage

Black

Khaki *

Khaki

Black

Stone

350 g. (12.4 oz.)

$59.50

Dark Olive * Monsoon Grey

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T h e r m a l S h e r p a s - W o m e n ’s In the mountains, the temperature drops four degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation you gain. So in high Himalayan

villages like Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Namche Bazaar it often doesn’t even hit 60 during the day. If you’re going to stay comfortable in chilly climates like this a toasty fleece jacket is key. Made of the latest fabrics, these are all versatile enough to transition from layering piece to jacket. And look and feel so good on you’ll probably end up wearing them anytime the weather turns cool.

Leh Jacket

Built in the 17th century in grand Tibetan architecture, the Leh palace is said to have been the inspiration for the famous Potola Palace in Lahasa, Tibet. Made for cold damp weather, this durable, quick-drying, high-pile fleece is just what you need when you are visiting ancient edifices like these scattered throughout the Himalaya. • Scuba hood provides extra warmth and protection • Heightened breathability means you’ll stay cool, not clammy • Articulated panels on shoulders and elbows for ease of movement • Binding on hem and cuff holds warmth in, snow out • Two zippered pockets keep hands toasty, essentials close Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro®

SWPF7140

S-XL

355 g. (12.5 oz.)

$129.50

Toast Ermang Tandoori Spice * Subji Green Indian Teal

Deokham Hooded Jacket Women’s Sokpo Jacket

When you top out on a high ridge and the wind slams into you like an icy fist, you’ll be glad you’re wearing this super-soft micro fleece windshield jacket. A tri-laminate fabric with a windshield membrane, it’s lined with cozy Sherpa fleece to give you extra warmth in addition to wind resistance. Wear it alone on warmer days or layer it under a shell in wet weather. • Highly breathable, wind-resistant fabric keeps you dry and comfortable for hours • Wind blocking membrane keeps out the draft • Sherpa fleece laminated in the insideprovides extra insulation Fabric: Shell - 100% Micro Fleece Windshield Lining - 100% Sherpa Lining

SWL7081

S-XL

725 g. (25.6 oz.)

Tchang Red

The Kham province, one of three regions in traditional Tibet, is filled with rugged terrain ranging from mountain ridges to deep river gorges. You can wear this technical, stretch fleece hoody through it all. • Wool-textured, sweater knit fabric is warm, light and cozy • Elastic binding on hem and cuffs keeps weather out and warmth in • Handy, attached hood provides added warmth in chilly climates • Three zippered pockets keep hands warm and carry small items Fabric: 100% Polyester Knit Heather

SWPF7127

S-XL

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

$89.50

Subji Green * Dark Tarai

$59.50

Lavender Tree

Indian Sky * Singtam Tea

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Tsedo Merino Wool Jacket

Lekchen Jacket

Known for its fine, soft texture, merino has none of the itchy qualities of regular wools. And it provides exceptional breathability, moisture management, odor resistance and temperature regulation so you stay comfortable in a variety of climates.We’ve also added just a touch of nylon to this jacket to make sure it holds its shape when wet.

This wool blend jacket might look too stylish to take to base camp, but don’t let that fool you—it goes from town to mountain with ease. And thoughtful features like a longer hem and extra-large hand-warmer pockets help keep you cozy on any cold weather camping trip. • Insulating, breathable fabric keeps you cozy in a variety of conditions • Wool/polyester blend is machine washable for easy care • Binding on cuffs and an adjustable hem help trap body heat

• Renewable merino wool is better for the environment • Raglan sleeves improve mobility and reduce chafing • A tight weave makes this jacket water repellent • Easy care fabric is machine washable

Fabric: 46% Wool / 54% Polyester

SWPF7096

S-XL

510 g. (18.0 oz.)

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Fabric: 86% Wool / 14% Nylon

$119.50

SW7153

Apricot Tan * Tomato Puree

S-XL

350 g. (12.4 oz.)

S o f t S h e l l - W o m e n ’s

$169.50

Black

Lavender

Back in the days when climbers first summited Everest, the fabrics of choice for outerwear were wool, gabardine and

waxed cotton. Today’s outdoor adventurers have a lot more options when it comes to surviving—and thriving—in the elements. One of the newest and most versatile is the soft shell. Compared to a traditional hard shell, shoftshells are warmer, softer, stretchier and more breathable. And depending on the fabric used they can stand up to everything from wind to rain or just plain cold weather.

Nisha Jacket

Kumbila Jacket

• Velcro cuff adjustments keep cold air out • Stretch fabric and articulated elbows are perfect for climbing and skiing • Handy chest pocket plus two hand-warmer pockets • Fully adjustable hood for custom fit

• Highly-breathable, fast drying fabric survives storms and sweat • Light-weight, hollow fiber fabric keeps you warm • Enhanced stretch for ultimate flexibility • Hygienic fabric handles the less pleasant part of working up a sweat

The Nisha gives you the best of all worlds … Four-way stretch fabric on the outside, soft polyester fleece on the inside, and a breathable, wind and water repellent membrane sandwiched in between. So this jacket will keep you toasty warm and comfortable through all kinds of conditions and activities.

Dolma Jacket

Renowned Sherpa Pemba Doma loved this wool blend fabric so much we made this slightly more technical version of our Lekchen jacket with zippered pockets at her request. Designed to protect from you elements with warmth and style, we dubbed it Dolma—the Sherpa name for the deity Tara, goddess protector. • Insulating, breathable fabric keeps you cozy in a variety of conditions • Wool/polyester blend is machine washable for easy care • Binding on cuffs and an adjustable hem help trap body heat Fabric: 46% Wool / 54% Polyester

SWPF7154

S-XL

500 g. (17.6 oz.)

$123.50

Toast Ermang Black *

Achala Jacket

Achala is one of a group of wrathful deities that enables believers to overcome obstacles—both internal and external. This jacket can’t help you take on your inner demons, but it can do a lot for the ones you encounter in the mountains. Made of the most technically advanced Polartec® insulating fabric available, its specially textured fleece surface traps pockets of warm air so you get outstanding warmth without weight or bulk. • Fabric reinforcements in key areas increase durability • Comfort cut is versatile and won’t bind when layered • Highly breathable fleece dries quickly to minimize heat loss • Bungee cord hem let’s you control your temperature • Three zippered pockets keep hands warm and essentials close

S-XL

380 g. (13.4 oz.)

In Tibet, locals and visitors alike drink po cha (butter tea) jah-no (clear tea) or Chuki (hot water) all day long to keep warm. When you need more than just a hot beverage to keep the cold at bay, our plush, heather fleece Chuki sweater will do the trick nicely.

SWL7077

• Raglan sleeves and articulated elbows let this jacket move with you • An adjustable bungee-cord hem traps warm air • The attached hood provides added warmth and protection • Two zippered hand-warmer pockets hold necessities

S-XL

380 g. (13.4 oz.)

Fabric: 50% Nylon / 44% Polyester / 6% Spandex Healtha

$109.50

S-XL

390 g. (13.8 oz.)

S-XL

$99.50

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

Monsoon Grey/Black

Tarai Chai

Black/Monsoon Grey

Eggplant *

Tandoori Spice/Monsoon Grey

Black

Toast Eramang/Monsoon Grey *

Fabric: 100% Polyester Heather Fleece

SW7151

SWL7138

Singtam Tea

Elderberry/Toast Ermang

Rinchen Pant

Some climb mountains because they’re there, some to prove something to themselves. No matter your reason, what you wear should not require a lot of thought. These water repellant/breathable pants move with you while climbing, hiking or skiing thanks to the 4-way stretch fabric. And they’ll keep you comfortable when the weather turns from sunshine to blizzards.

$79.50

Tchampa Toast Ermang *

Fabric: 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro®

SWPF7152

Fabric: 75% Polyester / 20% PU / 5% Spandex 3 Layer Windblock

Chuki Jacket

Named for a sacred mountain, this trim, athletic-cut jacket is likely to become a favorite in your wardrobe. The high-tech fabric combines nano technology with special, hollow yarn fibers to create excellent sweat absorption using capillary action to move the moisture away from your skin.

$130.50

Subji Green/Graphite

• Two invisible side-seam pockets for essentials • Integrated webbing belt with elasticized waist for a comfortable fit • Three-layer soft shell is windproof, breathable and water repellant • Curved side seams and articulated knees increase mobility

Indian Teal/Graphite *

Khumbila Pant

Here’s a little known secret.. While the Kumbila pants are perfect for yoga, when you want to ratchet your activity up a notch these pants can take it. Like the Kumbila jacket, they use nano technology to create the perfect combination of warmth, breathability and versatility. • Highly-breathable, fast drying fabric blocks 99% of harmful UV rays • Elasticized, drawstring waist provides a comfortable fit • Hygienic fabric makes odors disappear • Two zippered pockets carry essentials or keep hands warm • Ankle zips make on/off easy Fabric: 50% Nylon / 44% Polyester / 6% Spandex Healtha

SW6425

Fabric: 75% Poly / 20% PU / 5% Spandex

S-XL

350 g. (12.4 oz.)

$79.00

Monsoon Grey

SW6400

S-XL

310 g. (10.9 oz.)

Singtam Tea

$99.50

Black Toast Ermang *

Black Kharani Tarai Chai *

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Cho-Pema Jacket

For a jacket that can do everything, look no further than the mid-weight, heavy-duty Cho Pema. This technical, Sherpa-proven jacket moves, breathes, stays dry, and keeps you warm in windy conditions thanks to nano technology fabric. • Nano technology gives this the most air circulation of any windproof jacket • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • Brushed tricot fleece inside the neck is teddy bear soft • Four-way-stretch polyester and raglan sleeves for ease of movement • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

SWL7141

S-XL

430 g. (15.2 oz.)

$109.50

Chive Toast Ermang * Kharani Black

Bindu Jacket

Run city streets or up your favorite trail. The choice is yours because the form-fitting Bindu is built to move. Made of materials with two goals—comfort and mobility, the Bindu achieves this blend perfectly. The handy arm pocket is great for your MP3 player and other essentials, and the look says you’re out for some serious play time. • Soft and light with hollow yarn and brushed inside for ultimate comfort • Enhanced stretch lets you pull a yoga move on the cool down • Double-stitching increases durability Fabric: 50% Nylon / 44% Polyester / 6% Spandex

SWL7135

S-XL

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

$109.50

Black * Tandoori Spice Toast Ermang Elderberry

Nandini Jacket

Nandini means "the enjoying," and that's just how you'll feel about this supple, well-tailored jacket. Made of a revolutionary, fleece-bonded fabric, the Nandini sucks perspiration away from your body in seconds while also acting as an exterior moisture barrier. So even during the most aerobic activity you stay dry and comfortable.

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Pheriche Ladies Vest

Choden Jacket

The town of Periche is on the way to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp and contains one of the two aid posts owned and run by the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal. Which means that this vest is aptly named. When you need a little extra insulation, or when the weather is cool, but not cold, a vest like the Pheriche can come to the rescue. Made of the same material as the Choden, it remains warm and breathable while repelling wind and water.

If you’d like to own a basic yet versatile soft shell you can pullout in iffy conditions—that’s the Choden. Cut to follow a woman’s curves, this jacket is ideal for skiing and other stop-and-go activities thanks to a grid fleece inner facing that traps warm air when still, and moves air through when you’re moving fast or working hard. • Breathable, three-layer bonded fabric shrugs off damp, wind and cold • Articulated elbows and underarm gussets add comfort while climbing or skiing • Front pockets store essentials and provide shelter for your hands • Collar cinch closes out chilly air

• Breathable, three-layer bonded fabric shrugs off damp, wind and cold • Three front pockets store essentials and provide shelter for your • Adjustable bungee hem keeps cold air at bay

Fabric: 86% Polyester / 14% Elastic Windblock

SWL7130

S-XL

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

• Windproof fabric shrugs off even the stiffest breeze • Unique, membrane-free construction is supple, ultra-light and highly breathable • Athletic fit and 2-way stretch fabric move with you—no binding or clumping • Ripstop face and fleece lining provide durability and warmth • Two Napolean pockets have plenty of room for camera or essentials Fabric: Face - 91% Nylon / 9% Spandex; TPU Membrane Inner - 100% Polyester Fleece

SL7049

S-XL

510 g. (18.0 oz.)

$109.50

Black Lungta Red *

Fabric: 86% Polyester / 14% Elastic Windblock

$119.50

Black *

SWL7145

Chive

S-XL

280 g. (9.9 oz.)

$85.50

Black *

Pangboche Red

Chive Pangboche Red

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Padmini II Jacket

Made of the same amazing, four-way stretch, windproof, breathable fabric as the Cho Pema, this high-tech, moisture-wicking soft shell will keep you dry whether you’re climbing up mountains or skiing down them. It also provides even more mobility thanks to articulated elbows and underarm gussets. • Four-way-stretch polyester and raglan sleeves provide mobility and comfort • Nano technology gives this the most air circulation of any windproof jacket • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays • Zippered sleeve pocket is just right for lip balm, ID, cash etc. Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

SWL7142

S-XL

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

$119.50

Chive

Kala Pathar Pant

When you want spectacular views of Everest, the place to go is the top of Kala Pathar. And, because it can get a little chilly and windy there, you’ll want to wear your Kala Pathar pants. Built from the same amazing, nano tech fabric as the Padmini and Choden jackets, these mid-weight pants are designed to keep you comfortable during any sweat-inducing activity. • Four-way-stretch fabric and gusseted crotch provide mobility and comfort • Nano technology provides the most air circulation of any windproof pant • Fast-absorbing, anti-microbial fabric keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh • 30+ SPF UV protection repels the suns rays • Zippered back and side pockets keep essentials handy and hands warm Fabric: 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex

SWSN6414

S-XL

Kharani

Black *

Toast Ermang *

Kharani

325 g. (11.5 oz.)

H a r d S h e l l - W o m e n ’s

$89.00

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From the brutal cold of winter to the heavy rains of the summer monsoon season, Sherpa people put up some of

the harshest weather in the world. For four-season protection from extreme conditions like these, nothing beats the dependability of a serious hard shell. And because we understand that more and more women—like renowned Sherpa Pema Doma—are pushing the limits alongside the guys, we’ve taken the same technical line of shells we make for men and recreated them to fit a woman’s body.

Black

Women’s Lungta Hybrid II Jacket

Ladies Halka Rain Jacket

• Light weight, waterproof, windproof shell handles storms with ease • Pit vents and stretch weave fabric provide added ventilation • Seam sealed, 3-layer fabric and waterproof zippers keep you dry • Adjustable hood fits over helmets

• 2.5 layer, seam-sealed and waterproof/breathable for less-than-perfect days • Adjustable wrist closures and bungee waist keep out the elements • Under-arm zip vents keep you cool while climbing or skiing • Fully adjustable hood is generously sized to fit over helmets • Tibetan script screen printed on the inside tells the jacket’s story

Lungta, meaning windhorse, is the name given to the prayer flags that flutter in the breeze carrying wishes for good fortune. When the weather turns bad, our Lungta jacket is like a little piece of good fortune on any adventure. It combines the best qualities of waterproof hard shells and breathable, stretchy soft shell s—making it a terrific choice for active sports like hiking, skiing and climbing.

Fabric: 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex WR3 Layer Breathable

SWN7074

S-XL

400 g. (14.1 oz.)

$199.50

Halka means light as air in Nepali…Making it the perfect name for this virtually weightless shell. Made from durable, waterproof/breathable ripstop nylon it has all the features you need, and none you don’t. Pack it into the included stuff sack and take it along just in case you get caught in a surprise rain or snow storm.

Fabric: 100% Nylon 30d Light Weight Ripstop

SWN7137

Lama Red

S-XL

240 g. (8.5 oz.)

Subji Green *

Black/Toast Ermang

Black

Elderberry/Toast Ermang

Indian Sky

Tandoori Spice/Toast Ermang *

Lake

Chive/Toast Ermang

$169.00

Indian Teal/Toast Ermang Pangboche Red/Toast Ermang Misted Yellow/Toast Ermang

Women’s Lungta Hybrid Pant

Made from the same incredible hybrid fabric as our Lungta Jacket, these waterproof/breathable are equally well-suited to skiing, climbing or trekking. Thanks to their stretch weave fabric they won’t restrict your motion when you’re going for that next move or turn. • Light weight, waterproof, windproof shell take on storms with ease • Stretch weave fabric provides added ventilation • Seam sealed, 3-layer fabric keeps you dry • Ankle zips allow easy on/off over boots Fabric: 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex WR3 Layer Breathable

SWN6413

S-XL

330 g. (11.6 oz.)

Black

$169.50

Ladies Halka Rain Pant

When the weather is iffy, or you’re heading out on a multi-day and want to keep weight and bulk to a minimum, these are the pants you should throw in your pack. Made from the same featherweight fabric as our Halka jacket, they're the ultimate combination of ultra-lightweight packability and fully waterproof/breathable protection against the elements. • Seam-sealed 2.5 layer mini-ripstop is fully waterproof and breathable • Elastic waist with drawcord ensures a secure fit • Ankle zips for easy on/of over boots • Articulated knees let these pants move with you • Two pockets with waterproof zippers keep essentials dry • Tibetan script screen printed on the inside tells the jacket’s story Fabric: 100% Nylon 30d Light Weight Ripstop

Kharani

SWN6427

S-XL

180 g. (6.4 oz.)

$129.50

Toast Ermang Indian Teal

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Chorten Ladies Packable Quarter-Zip Jacket

Chortens (also called stupas, or chaityas, in other regions) are traditional Buddhist places of prayer that dot the Tibetan landscape. These domed structures offer protection from the harsh Himalayan climate. Windproof and well-ventilated, the aptly named Chorten anorak also offers convenient protection from foul weather. • Windproof, ultra-light and highly packable nylon shell • Hooded anorak styling with half-zip for easy on/off • Stuffs it into its own front pocket for easy packing • Tricot neck lining for chafe-free comfort • Mesh on back and under arms provide plenty of ventilation Fabric: 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR

SWN5296

S-XL

125 g. (4.4 oz.)

$59.95

Kopan Ladies Packable Full-Zip Jacket When Westerners want to learn about Tibetan Buddhism they come to the Kopan Monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Depending on the season, they may encounter sun, rain, wind or snow on the journey. But that’s not a problem if they carry along the Kopan jacket. It stuffs easily into a hidden chest pocket, and thanks to its ultra-light weight it’s the kind of jacket you won’t even remember is in your pack—until you need it. • Windproof, water-resistant, ultra-light and highly packable • Tricot neck lining for added comfort • Mesh on back and under arm for added ventilation • Inside pocket is just perfect for your MP3 player Fabric: 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR

SWN7113

Chive

S-XL

Slip into this micro fleece lined, wind resistant jacket anytime the weather turns clear and cold. Its breathable fabrics wick moisture away from your skin quickly while keeping the persistent fingers of the wind at bay. So it’s perfect anytime you’re out working up a sweat in chilly weather and just need a little extra insulation or protection from the elements. • Wicking finish and breathable fabrics keep moisture away from your skin • Micro fleece lining keeps you adds warmth • Adjustable cuff, waist and neck closures keep out the wind • Athletic fit allows for easy layering Fabric: 52% Nylon / 48% Polyester Micro Fleece Liner

SWN7097

Black Misted Yellow

Dali Jacket

125 g. (4.4 oz.)

$61.95

$79.50

Pewter/Tarai Chai *

Misted Yellow

Eggplant *

390 g. (13.8 oz.)

Tarai Chai/Kharani

Black

Tandoori Spice

S-XL

Sage/Kharani

Chive Tandoori Spice * Eggplant

Kohima 3L Jacket

Our most technical hard shell jacket, the Kohima is waterproof and breathable, yet still has a bit of stretch for freedom of movement. With a full-featured, attached hood and abrasion resistant tape at the shoulders and waist, this jacket is designed to stand up to whatever you, or Mother nature, throws at it. • 3-layer waterproof/breathable fabric protects against rain and snow • Full-featured, adjustable hood only moves when you do • 9” front pocket opening lets you carry bulky items • Comfort fit provides plenty of room for layers • Pit zips and adjustable hem and wrist closures offer temperature control Fabric: Shell: 100% Nylon Brushed Tricot Backing

SN7136

S-XL

560 g. (19.8 oz.)

$249.00

Toast Ermang

Tridevi Modus 3 in 1 Jacket

This modular, three-in-one jacket is all you need to handle just about any weather condition. Slip on the soft, windproof inner jacket for dry but windy days. Wear just the outer shell for wet yet warm days. Or wear them together to keep you cozy when cold, wet, windy storms tear through the jagged mountain peaks. Inner jacket • Soft, light and highly compressible Primaloft for warmth and packability • Adjustable collar and extended tail provide great fit • Liner snaps in or out quickly and easy Outer shell • Stretch, three-layer fabric provides waterproof/breathable comfort • Under-arm vent keeps things cool • Attached hood keeps the rain off your head and neck • Napoleon pocket for convenient access to important items Fabric: Inner - 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop; Polyester Fill Shell - 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex; Ripstop Fulldull w/ Mechanical Stretch, WR 3 Layer Breathable

Black Indian Teal

SN7125

S-XL

900 g. (31.7 oz.)

Chive

Lama Red/Kharani

Tandoori Spcie

Chive/Kharani *

Lavender *

Tandoori Spice/Kharani

$279.00

Amdo Bronze/Kharani

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Meera II Primaloft® Jacket

Down is without a doubt the warmest insulation you can get for its weight and packability. But if you are at all concerned about getting wet, take along this ultra-light, synthetic jacket instead of a down sweater. Unlike down, the Primaloft One insulation keeps you warm even when it’s soaking wet.

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• High compressibility makes this jacket easy to pack • Adjustable collar and cuffs keep heat in and weather out • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Extended tail provides maximum coverage Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

I n s u l a t i o n - W o m e n ’s If you’re planning to spend time in the kind of temperatures Sherpas endure day after day, you need more than a just a

few layers and a shell to keep you comfortable. So we asked Pema Doma Sherpa, one of two women ever to scale Everest from both faces, to help us design a line of insulated jackets that would keep anyone warm at high elevations. This is the result…

SWN7076

S-XL

320 g. (11.3 oz.)

$134.50

Black Eggplant Glacier Chive Misted Yellow

Women’s Thyangboche Down Sweater

Tandoori Spice *

Our signature piece, this feather-weight down sweater features plush, 750-fill down lofted in an ultra-light ripstop nylon shell. This is the down jacket you squash down and throw in your pack for an overnighter, toss on after a long day on the slopes, or wear while you’re waiting for your turn on the ropes.

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• A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon highly water resistant • Two hand pockets and one internal pocket hold small items • Light weight and compressibility make it highly packable

Ilam Hooded Primaloft® Jacket

Add a hood to our Meera jacket and you’ve got the Ilam. The synthetic Primaloft One insulation has a high warmth to volume ratio, so it keeps you cozy without without making you feel like the Michelin Man. Take the Meera along whether it’s cold, windy, rainy, or all of the above—you’ll be covered.

Fabric: 100% Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ 750 Fill Power Goose Down

SWN7043

S-XL

500 g. (17.6 oz.)

$199.50

Misted Yellow Toast Ermang

• High compressibility makes this jacket easy to pack • Adjustable collar and cuffs trap warmth • A DWR coating provides water resistance • Extended tail provides maximum coverage

Eggplant * Glacier Black

Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

Chive Tandoori Spice

SWN7143

S-XL

350 g. (12.4 oz.)

$149.50

Dark Grey Chive

Women’s Thyangboche Down Vest

Misted Yellow

Named after the Thyangboche monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu region, this down vest would make a wonderfully warm companion on the trek up from Namche. Made with 650 fill power goose down, it is just a little bit lighter than our popular Thyangboche Down Sweater. Since it offers so much warmth for its size and weight there’s no reason not to pack it along just in case the mercury drops.

Eggplant *

Meera Primaloft® Pant

• A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Two hand pockets and one internal pocket hold small items • Ultra-light weight and compressibility make it highly packable

Most people pack an insulated jacket when they’re headed to glacially cold climates, but the Sherpa secret to staying warm is insulated pants. Built to the same standards as our Meera jacket, these low-profile, Primaloft-filled pants are designed to keep you toasty in wet and blustery weather. If you’re spending day after day outside in frigid temps they are worth their weight in gold.

Fabric: 100% Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ 650 Fill Power Goose Down

SWN7044

S-XL

370 g. (13.1 oz.)

$119.50

Misted Yellow

• Light weight compressibility for easy packing and carrying • Full side zips let you take these pants on and off in a flash • A DWR coating makes the ultra-light, ripstop nylon water resistant • Articulated knees provide freedom of movement without binding

Toast Ermang Eggplant Glacier

Fabric: 100% Nylon Ultra-light Ripstop DWR w/ Ultra-light Primaloft® One Fill

Black * Chive

SWN6422

Tandoori Spice

S-XL

320 g. (11.3 oz.)

$139.50

Black

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Hats Support local Nepalese families by wearing one of these hand-crafted winter hats. Made of the finest lambs wool, each one has been individually carded and knit by Nepalese women in the valley of Kathmandu to produce an authentic, one-of-a-kind look.

Camp on the north side of Mount Everest Photo: Pemba Doma Sherpa

Sleeping Bags The first sleeping bags created around the user, our revolutionary, articulated ergonomic design conforms to your body

Jumla Hat

Tashi Hat

Fabric: 100% Wool

Fabric: 100% Wool

The warmth of wool combines with simple style to create an everyday, everywhere winter toque.

KH208

One

100 g. (3.5 oz.)

$18.50

to eliminate dead spots, maximize warmth, and let you move comfortably. And the innovative center-front zipper lets you cook, eat, drink or play cards without getting out or losing critical warmth from inside the bag. Every one of our bags is designed with the same construction and details as our Tenzing 1—the only difference is the temperature rating.

This classic-style Sherpa hat has polar fleece lined earflaps and hat band for itch-free warmth.

KH001

One

110 g. (3.9 oz.)

$19.50

Toast Ermang *

Toast Ermang/Tchampa/Tandoori Spice

Kharani

Kharani/Monsoon Grey/Black

Lake

Kumbu Night/South Col/Pangboche Red

Subji Green

Peepal Green/Subji Green/Tchampa

Tandoori Spice

Kharani/Lama Red/Tarai Chai *

Tenzing 1 Premium Expedition Down Bag

Pertemba Down Bag

If you plan on heading to the highest and coldest places in the world, you want the Tenzing 1 premium 750power-fill down expedition sleeping bag. Named after the first Sherpa to summit Everest, it’s rated to minus 40-degrees and has everything you need for comfort and survival in the most extreme regions of the globe. We know, because this bag has already been Sherpa-tested and approved on a successful Everest expedition.

Built using the same innovative design and premium fill and fabrics as our Tenzing 1, this sleeping bag—named after Pertemba Sherp, one of the living legends of mountaineering— is ideal for most winter camping activities.

Temperature Rating: -40° C, -40° F

Lama Red

Fabric: Shell: 100% Fine Nylon Fill: 800 Power Fill European Goose Down (1400g/50oz Down Weight)

86” x 34” x 24”

Renzing Hat

A single-stripe of color adds a contemporary flair to this traditional knit beanie. Fabric: 100% Wool

1990 g. (70.2 oz.)

$499.00

Temperature Rating: -18° C, 0° F

Fabric: Shell: 100% Fine Nylon Fill: 700 power Fill European Goose Down (1050g/37oz Down Weight)

86” x 33” x 24” 1700 g. (60.0 oz.)

$319.00

Yellow/Blue

Lungta Red/Darjeeling Mist

Jiri Hat

A solid color version of our classic Tashi hat, the Jiri has the same cozy polar fleece lined earflaps and hat band to keep you extra-warm without itching. Fabric: 100% Wool

KH209

S-XL

80 g. (2.8 oz.)

$18.50

Kharani/Dark Tarai

KH210

S-XL

110 g. (3.9 oz.)

Kharani/Lake

Toast Ermang

Kharani/Lama Red *

Kharani

Kharani/Subji Green

Lake

Kharani/Tandoori Spice

Subji Green

$18.50

Sleeping Bag Features (all bags):

• Innovative 3-dimensional construction allows improved function and mobility • Center-front zipper lets you use your hands without losing body heat • Internal draft tube around the waist helps keep cold air out (Tenzing 1 only) • Trapezoidal baffle construction keeps feathers where they belong • Insulated shoulder baffle is lined with soft tricot for comfort • Single-handed drawcord hood operation is easy to use • 2” Oxford nylon webbing keeps zipper from snagging on bag • Full-length zipper baffle prevents cold spots • Power net pocket keeps pillow in place as you toss and turn • Utility pocket at head level provides easy access to watch or headlamp • Ultra-light ripstop fabric means 50% less weight and packing volume • Hang loops let you dry the bag easily after a big trip • Nylon compression sack and mesh storage bag included

Tandoori Spice Lama Red *

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Lhakpa Rita Down Bag

Temperature Rating: 0° C, 32° F

When you expect the temperature to drop below freezing, or at least come close, this is all the bag you need. Fabric: Shell: 100% Fine Nylon Fill: 700 power Fill European Goose Down (900g/32oz Down Weight)

84” x 33” x 24” 1550 g. (54.7 oz.)

$265.00

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The Sherpa Adventure Gear Team in Kathmandu, Nepal

Sherpa Adventure Gear: The Journey So Far The Idea Sherpa Adventure Gear was inspired by sheer chance in 2003. Back then, Tashi Sherpa and his family owned an import clothing business. In May of that year, while walking down the streets of Manhattan, a magazine cover caught his eye. The craggy lines of an anciently familiar face staring back belonged to none other than his Uncle Ang Gyalzen Sherpa. It was a commemoration issue for the 50th.anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. Tashi was amazed and grateful to discover that his uncle was one of the original Sherpa veterans on that celebrated expedition in 1953. The Reason Being from a Sherpa family himself, he was deeply saddened to read about the many heroes that lived unsung and unknown in the shadow of Everest. Every climber in his heart is grateful for the inestimable life saving worth of having a Sherpa companion on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas. It is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load and lays the rope all the way to top and back. They risk their lives for a pittance and smile, and rarely receive any of the fame or recognition that follows after a successful summit. Tashi instinctively felt the urge to create a company whose purpose would be to honor these intrepid Heroes of Everest. He would use his own experience in manufacturing to build exceptional gear and clothing that would be tested and endorsed by the gutsiest and best high altitude climbers in the world - the Sherpas themselves.

One of our current goals is to build our own factory in Nepal, staffed by local people, train the Nepalis in factory management principles and manufacturing processes to produce outerwear that is on par with the best and with the label “Made in Nepal”. Plans are on for our first Sherpa Adventure Gear retail outlets in, where else, but Kathmandu, Nepal and Seattle, Washington. But at the core we will always be a small company with a simple vision of doing business in the inimitable way of the Sherpas. One step at a time, helping each other on the climb up, and never losing sight of the destination. Thoji Chey This could never have been done alone. Along the way, our growing circle of family and friends has stood by us, and we have found a loyal following of customers. They are too numerous to list here but each will know when we say Thoji Chey (thank you). As we look back on our short history, we are eternally grateful for all the help and guidance we have received . Every season we grow. While the expedition has not been easy at all, our passion and sincerity has carried us through. As with any ascent, the adventure presents new challenges, but with dedication and commitment, we will reach the summit. The Sherpas always do. Tashi Sherpa President and Founder, Sherpa Adventure Gear

Here was an opportunity to tell the world about the Sherpa people, their unique culture, and their history, through the creation of this eponymous brand. Each Sherpa Brand Ambassador would be paid a royalty based on sales. Proceeds would also go to a special fund for the under privileged Sherpa children in Nepal. This was the Sherpa heart in action.

MEN’S

S

M

L

XL

Sherpa Adventure Gear Product Warranty XXL

Chest

36-38

39-41

42-45

46-48

50-52

Neck

15-15.5

15.5-16

16-16.5

17-17.5

18-18.5

Sleeve

33

34

35

36

36.5

Waist

30

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

Inseam

31

32

33

34

34

WOMEN’S

XS

Size Bust

The early days were exhausting and nerve wracking, but we somehow willed ourselves to stumble and survive through the worst crevasses of our business expedition. Today, after 3 years, most of our goals are slowly being met. The brand is gaining international recognition and is now distributed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Our Sherpa heroes have become well known and there are Sherpa children in Nepal who will smile every year. More Sherpa athletes are being invited into the fold to test and endorse our growing line of products.

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* Men’s sizes available in XXL by special order only * Waist sizing reflects adjustable waists, some waists are fixed even sizing * Inseam length vary slightly from style to style depending on garment application * Product weights in catalog are given for size large

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M

L

XL

4-6

8-10

12-14

14-16 42-43

33

34-36

37-38

39-41

Sleeve

29.5

30

30.5

31.5

32

Waist

24-25

26-27

28-29

30-32

32-34

Hip

35

36-37

38-39

40.5-42

41.5-44

Inseam

30

31

32

33

34

* Women’s sizes available in XS by special order only * Inseam length vary slightly from style to style depending on garment application * Product weights in catalog are given for size medium HOW TO MEASURE: Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted. CHEST/BUST: Measure around the largest part of the chest or bust, under the arms and across shoulder blades NECK: Measure the largest portion of the neck circumference SLEEVE: Measure from the center back of neck to the elbow and down to the wrist HIPS: Stand with the feet together and measure largest area around INSEAM: Measure from the inside the center of the crotch to all the way down of the leg of your favorite pants

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Sherpa Adventure Gear takes great pride in the quality of its products. Our goal is to make superior gear that honors the legendary Sherpas who have built their reputation on being the toughest high altitude climbers in the worlds. We have used their experience and input to make products that are truly outstanding. Our products are fully warranted against defects and materials and workmanship. If, for any reason product should fail in its function due to a manufacturing defect we will repair or replace the product at our discretion. Damages caused by accident, negligence, normal wear and tear or the natural deterioration of colors and materials over an extended period are not covered by this warranty. If the original owner wishes to have his product repaired for damages not covered by the warranty we will do so for a reasonable fee if such repair is possible. Shipping costs will be charged. Our warranty only extends to the original owner of the product. Products returned under warranty must be sent directly to Sherpa Adventure Gear Quality Assurance Department: 6021 129th Ave S.E. Bellevue, WA. 98006. All Shipments must be prepaid and insured. Sherpa Adventure Gear will not be liable for packages lost in transit. Our warranty does not cover items bought on close outs or at off price outlets. For further information on warranty issues, please contact Customer Services at Sherpa Adventure Gear 425.644.7310. It is expected and recommended that the user follow the care instructions on our care label for all our products. This extends the life of the product. Thank you for buying a Sherpa Adventure Gear product. We are sure that you will enjoy wearing it as much as we love making them!

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B e c a u s e L i f e i s a n A d v e n ture Sherpa Adventure Gear International Distributors:

To find a dealer near you, please contact our USA office or the representative in your area listed below.

Canada: Outdoor Performance Gear Distributors, Inc. 4969 Wills Road, Unit 310 Nanaimo, BC Canada V9T 2K4 Tel: 250.784.1002 opg@telus.net Nepal: Raj Thapa and Pemba Sherpa Climb High Himalaya Kathmandu, Nepal raj@climbhighhimalaya.com www.climbhighhimalaya.com Sherpa Adventure Gear 6021 129th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98006 U.S.A. Tel: 425.644.7310 Toll Free: 877.724.8735 Fax: 425.373.0138 info@sherpaadventuregear.com www.sherpaadventuregear.com Cover Photo: Nuri Sherpa - JOSEPH PURYEAR Back Cover Photo: Climbing Along the summit ridge of Mt. Everest Contributing Photograhers: Cedar Bough, Cedar Bough Photography Robert J. Brodey, CloudGazer Images Roger Kehr Joseph Puryear, Cascade Images Lhakpa Rita Sherpa Pemba Doma Sherpa Copywriting: Stacy Karacostas, Success-Stream.com Catalog Design and Studio Photography by Joseph Puryear, Cascade Images Special thanks to the Catalog Team: Tsedo Sherpa Tashi Sherpa Jiyun Park Colby Stott Nuri Sherpa Sabita Thapalia Lok Gurung Pemba Sherpa Raj Thapa Ram Kumar Rakesh Mishra

Taiwan: Kuan-Chieh Liu Outdoor Adventure International, Inc. 6F, No.153, Sec.3, Beishen Road, Shenkeng Township, Taipei County 222 Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: 886 2 8662 6172 Cell: 886 919 997 868 Fax: 886 2 2664 7107 kcliu@outdooradventure.com.tw www.outdooradventure.com.tw Switzerland: Hermann Blaser Sherpa Outdoor AG G端terstrasse 187 4053 Basel Switzerland Tel: (41) 61 777 70 70 info@sherpaoutdoor.ch www.sherpaoutdoor.ch United Kingdom: Steve Ranger ESC Outdoor Ltd. Cranford House Kingston Road, Lewes East Sussex BN7 3NB United Kingdom Tel: (44) 1273 487509 Fax: (44) 1273 470597 info@sherpaadventuregear.co.uk www.sherpaadventuregear.co.uk

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