The Rathlin is a thick and chunky winter jumper, ideal for post-swim, mid-climb or pre-Sunday dinner walks – got to make room for your roast!
With thick wool yarns and a chunky knit, the Rathlin keeps you roasty-toasty on frosty mornings and cold, damp winter days (there’s nothing worse than damp cold!). Wool is nature’s great insulator, holding onto its warmth-trapping structure even when damp. The wool we’ve used is 100% Responsible Wool Standard-certified to meet the highest standards of animal welfare.
The Rathlin’s open knit and breathable natural fibres allows your body’s moisture to escape easily when you’re working up a sweat. This makes it an ideal outer layer or cold weather midlayer, helping you to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the day.
Wool is naturally hardwearing and odour resistant, meaning you can wear your jumper multiple times before you start becoming unacceptably smelly. The Rathlin’s stretchy knit and fitted style allows you reach, bend and move freely for hiking and climbing. And the ribbed collar and cuffs are double layered to keep their shape and lock in warmth.
100% Australian Wool (Responsible Wool Standard certified)
Wool is naturally odour-resistant but you can refresh your jumper by hanging it out in a stiff breeze. Spot clean to remove any dirty patches and, when necessary, hand wash and dry flat. Do not bleach, do not iron and do not tumble dry. Keep away from hungry moths. Or feed them something else instead.
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
Responsible Wool Standard
The Rathlin is made from 100% Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified sheep’s wool. The RWS is a voluntary standard ensuring that sheep are free from: hunger, thirst, discomfort, fear and distress. It also encourages responsible land management, protecting soil health, biodiversity and native species.
Wool is 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable (sheep produce new fleece and sheep produce new sheep... usually in spring... they gambol... you know all this...)
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.
All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.
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.