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Woven into every piece of Sherpa Adventure Gear are small touches of the Himalayas. From our auspicious Prayer Flags zipper pulls to our prints and designs based on ancient carvings and patterns, we pay tribute to our heritage and the people and cultures of our homeland.Every garment has a story behind its name – a famous climber, a sacred place, an everyday expression – keeping age old traditions alive. Of course the Endless Knot ties it all together to bring you good fortune and serve as a reminder that all things, in all ways, are tied together as one.
Ang Tharkay (ung∙thar∙kay) Jacket – Considered to be the first of the great mountaineering Sirdars and the grandfather of them all. In 1950 he was the Sirdar for the French expedition to Annapurna led by Maurice Herzog, which became the first climb on an 8000m peak.
The Ang Tharkay Jacket is made from our Himaltec® laminated 3-layer stretch 65d plain weave that is made of 100% microfibre polyester with a 100% nylon tricot backing, it will keep you dry and warm when the elements are wet and cold. The stretch fabric allows you to feel unrestricted as you hike, climb, and trek through whatever the weather brings. Features includes Nepal inspired trims, helmet compatible hood, hand and chest pockets as well as a removable powder skirt and lift ticket pocket. Himaltec® fabric features 20,000mm/20,000g/m² waterproof/breathable rating. RRP £300
Lithang (lee∙tung)) Hybrid Bib – Lithang town, in the Kham region of Eastern Tibet, is located at an altitude of 4,014km, making it one of the highest towns in the world. New for 2017, the Lithang Hybrid Bib is a great all year round piece perfect for summer and winter mountain conditions. The 3-layer shell fabric is waterproof yet breathable giving you the ultimate comfort. Features include waist adjustment tabs to customise fit, two way zippered thigh vents, zippered cargo pocket and a removable snow seal gaitor at interior hem. The trousers also feature a removable doubleweave bib offering protection against snow. Available for men and women. RRP £220
Karma (kar∙muh) Jacket – In Hinduism and Buddhism, Karma is the sum of a person’s actions in this
and previous states of existence. It’s viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
The Karma Jacket is a great all mountain layering piece perfect for a variety of activities from day walking to ice
climbing. Recently updated for 2017 this jacket includes our unique low profile media system, Nepal inspired
trims, zippered chest pocket and two handwarmer pockets. This dense (100wt) 2 sided fleece is made of 100%
polyester and is a great piece for layering or even to be worn as an outer layer due to its flattering construction.
Rinchen (rin∙chin) Long Sleeve Tee– In Tibetan means “precious”. The Rinchen Long Sleeve Tee features a sculpted, anatomically-patterned construction, designed for maximum comfort and mobility. The fabric has permanent wicking finish that transports moisture from the inside out for a quicker dry time and softer slub jersey hand. Also featuring a Polygiene® antimicrobial technology, which utilises natural silver salt to inhibit the growth of odour-causing microorganisms. It lasts the life of the garment and does not wash out. The Rinchen also features reversed flat seams for bulk-free comfort and utilises Anesoft® RRP £35
Norgay (nore•gay) Jacket – Named after the man who brought Sherpas to worldwide attention when they reached the summit of Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953. An entirely new design for FW17, this Norgay jacket is constructed out of 100% recycled polyester fibres and provides soft, lofty warmth. The Himalayan inspired printed taffeta liner makes for hitch free layering, whilst the adjustable hood fit can be refined via a multi cinch system at centre back and at sides. The Norgay also features two zippered chest pockets, reverse-entry zippered hand warmer pockets: two front dual-action snap closure pockets. RRP £200
Tingri (Thing•ri) Jacket – A town in Southern Tibet. It is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Everest and Cho Oyu. Also used to be an important trading post where Sherpas from Nepal traded for Tibetan wool, livestock and salt. A new addition to Sherpa for FW17, the Tingri jackets main fabric is Polartec® Thermal Pro®, which is a two sided cable knit fleece made of 100% polyester (86% of which is recycled)/Nylon overlays at shoulders, elbow pads, and pocket flaps are 88% nylon/12% spandex. RRP £100
Mukti (mook•tee) Pullover – In Hindu philosophy, Mukti is a term which refers to freedom from ignorance, self-realisation and self-knowledge. New for 2017 this two-sided fleece provides bulk-free comfort and warmth for whatever activities you’re ticking off the list. Also featuring Nepal inspired trims and antique brass buttons .RRP £90
Nathula (na•thu•la) Crew Sweater – Nathula is a mountain pass in the Himalayas that connects Sikkim with Tibet. The Nepal inspired jacquard pattern is inspired by the rich tapestry of Bhutan, and is exclusive to Sherpa. The blended construction of Nylon and extrafine Merino wool ensures ultimate warmth and comfort for the wearer. RRP £70
Sardar (sir∙dar) Shirt – In mountaineering, the lead Sherpa of an expedition is referred to as the Sardar. Inspired by the shirts worn on the first ever Everest expedition, this timeless shirt consists of a 2-sided brushed flannel; 77% polyester/12% rayon/11% wool. The design includes two side slits for added ease of movement and features Nepalese inspired trims. RRP £60
Divya (div∙ya) Parka – An Indian name derived from Sanskrit meaning “Divine”. This stylish women’s parka is made from our Himaltec® Laminated 2 layer woven fabric and features 100% recycled polyester insulation. The pattern on this stylish piece is inspired by the rich colours and patterns of traditional Bhutanese ware and is exclusive to Sherpa. This particular Himaltec® fabric features 10.000/5,000g m² waterproof/breathable rating. RRP £220.
Namla (num∙la) Zip Jacket – Namla is a popular Tibetan name. The word Nam means ‘Sky’, and Lha means ‘God’. Literally “Sky God”, a wonderful name from the roof of the world. This beautifully patterned jacket features a Tibetan print, inspired by antique doors found in the monasteries of the Himalayan region. The pullover silhouette has a deep centre-front zipper to allow for quick venting. RRP £70
Yamuna (ya∙moo∙na) Shirt– Named after the largest tributary of the Ganges and a famous goddess in Hindu mythology. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun God, Surya. This flattering classic shirt includes a beautiful plaid pattern with stitching inspired by Tibetan textiles. Featuring Tencel®, a natural fibre that regulates body temperature and is naturally antibacterial. The design includes a bias cut front and back panels, which add give to the garment while adding aesthetic interest as well. RRP £70
About Sherpa Adventure Gear – In the highest reaches of the Himalayas, the Sherpa people lead the world in mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humour. Tashi Sherpa—upon discovering that his uncles assisted Sir Edmund Hilary’s celebrated 1953 expedition to the summit of Everest—founded Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 to honour his people by creating the best quality outdoor apparel made in Nepal. The company employs hundreds in Kathmandu and Nepal at its stores and manufacturing operations. For more information, visit www.sherpaadventuregear.co.uk.