After enduring ferocious snow and rain for 2 days, Edmund Hilary reached the highest point on our planet and became the first person to summit Everest. He was wearing a Ventile® jacket.
The world has changed in the last 70 years. But the protection of natural Ventile® has endured.
The wonder of Ventile®is in the fibres and the weave.
The highest quality organic cotton is woven into an incredibly tight 'Oxford Weave'. A weave so tight wind can't get through. And with such a high surface tension that rain droplets bead naturally on the surface.
Ranger is a natural fibre, full-featured alternative to the modern mountain shell.
It is weatherproof, breathable, and extremely hard-wearing. Rangers high-tech Ventile® fabric is made in Switzerland using the highest quality (GOTS-certified) organic cotton and treated with a PFC-free DWR. It combines traditional technology with modern design.
Designed for a lifetime of outdoor adventures, the Ranger is the perfect jacket for mountain days.
Hydrostatic Head: 600mm
Outer Fabric: 100% organic cotton Ventile ® (200gsm), made in Switzerland
Liner Fabric: 100% organic cotton Ventile ® (130gsm), made in Switzerland
DWR: PFC-free C0
Zips: YKK Natulon recycled zips
Poppers: Recycled brass
Labels: Recycled polyester
"Ventile® isn't waterproof, but it's fantastic in changeable conditions, with better rain protection than a softshell. The fabric has such a tight weave that wind and rain droplets from passing showers can't squeeze through. In more prolonged rain, the cotton fibres on the outside swell and absorb water. This closes up tiny gaps in the weave to keep you protected from bad weather for longer."
Additional info: Use liquid soap. Do not use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly and line dry away from direct sunlight.
You can remove most dirt from your Ranger by spot cleaning it. Only wash your jacket when necessary to extend its life.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
GOTS-certified organic cotton
Ventile® is woven in Switzerland using the highest quality organic cotton, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides. And it feels great!
The Ranger uses recycled YKK Natulon zips, recycled brass poppers and all the labels are made from recycled polyester.
The Ranger uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.