Carikit by Holubar Down Insulation Layer Jacket.

Holubar Carikit Down Insulation Layer Jacket

Carikit was Holubar’s foray into the sew-it-yourself market in the mid 1970s. The name was later changed to Holubar Sew-It-Yourself Kits for stronger brand recognition with the parent company. This garment could be used as a layering piece or  worn as a jacket. The style first popularized by Eddie Bauer features elastic cuffs and collar. Small snaps and two front pockets.

Alpine Designs (Alp Sport) Down Jacket

Alp Sport was started in Boulder Colorado in the early 60’s and later became known as Alpine Designs. This unique jacket comes from that transitional period sometime in the mid to late  1960s.

The shell is constructed from a tightly woven nylon which is light and dense, much like modern shells. The down fill is fairly lofty, but this definitely not an expedition piece.  The subtle outside gives way to an all cotton, vibrant paisley lining.  Talon zippers, with Alpine Designs’ edelweiss flower logo embossed on the snaps. The gommeted tab suggest it could be used as a ski jacket.

This jacket can be seen as an early example of outerwear as a fashionable piece. In the late 60s, early 70s decades of advancements in outdoor gear design started popping up on college campus’ nation wide as students embraced this new style. A sea change that helped propel companies like The North Face and Patagonia into the upper stratosphere, while giving rise to a whole new crop of labels and the eventual demise of most.

Eddie Bauer Rising Sun Label Down Layer

Powder blue, diamond quilted nylon houses Eddie’s best premium down with plenty of loft. Angular EB embossed snap closer on jacket and left side pant hip. Elastic cuffs on jacket and pants with similar trimmed collar. 

Nice and light weight. Perfect for winter sports or winter camping. likely to give any sleeping bag a minus 20 rating when worn for sleeping. set weighs approx. 29.5 oz

 
Based on that the fact the garments are marked large and snap placement is opposite what males are used to  I have deemed this a woman’s set, but it would work just the same for a male. See measurements below. 
 
Jacket
pit to pit 19″
Top snap to hem 22″
pit to end of elastic cuff 19.5″
 
pants waist 24″ – 36″ expanded
inseam 28.5″ to end of elastic cuff
rise from crotch to waist band 15″

Trailwise Berkeley California Down Vest

Trailwise of Berkeley, Calif. down vest in the ever popular combination for its’ day rust and tan. The rust exterior is made of a poly cotton blend while the tan interior is a light nylon. A two-way C&C zipper in black and snaps with a Velcro collar make up the closure. Standard horizontal quilting with some nice user-friendly insulated front pockets. Fine details include the rounded pocket corners and Trailwise label tag. Slight rise in the front rather than dropped tail as on other vests keeps you from bunching up in front when crouched or bending.

Measures:
19.5″ shoulder to shoulder
24″ pit to pit
26″ top of collar to hem, 29″ in back

The North Face Down Camp Slippers – Brown Label

Late 70s/early 80s camp slippers by The North Face. These slippers consist of a light weight ripstop nylon upper, outside and inside stuffed full of down. The green bottoms are a heavier nylon and contain a 1/2″ thick foam foot bed. A piece of elastic feed though the inside at the ankle helps keep the booties on when walking.

Size small – measures 10.5″ inches heel to toe on the bottom and 4″ wide at ball of foot.

Eastern Mountian Sports Down Jacket

Great old EMS expedition weight down jacket. This size large jacket consists of a poly/cotton blend shell, fully lined with in nylon. Single way heavy gauge YKK zipper and snap front closure. Two top and side entry front hip pockets and one large internal top entry pocket.

The snap on down hood has an extra set of middle snaps to allow the hood to sit lower from the neckline if need be. This is the first time I’ve seen such an option on a removable hood. Wrist closure has two sets of snaps allowing for three cuff opening sizes. Also has an internal waist nylon draw cord and

Conditionally this coat is in good shape, especially for its age. Some darkening around the inside of the neckline, while the rest of the fabric is probably not as bright as it used to be 40 years ago. It is however free of any obvious stains, rips, holes or snags.  The inside nylon is in great shape too. A few little holes around the wrist leak a feather from time to time but aren’t much bigger than the stitch it would take to fix them.  Still has plenty of well-distributed down and has been washed and is ready to wear.

This is the original logo from when the company was formed in 1967. I’m not sure when the logo changed to the updated version which goes on to spell out Eastern Mountain Sports, but its a good bet this jacket is pre-1972 or better. This jacket is available so shoot me an email if interested.

Sized Large, but please see measurement.

33″ top of zip to hem
26.5″ pit to pit
23.5 pit to cuff
33.5 nick seam to cuff

Gerry Down Gloves

Gerry Down Gloves - Mittens

Great pair of vintage Gerry down filled mittens. Nylon shell, Gerry’s  down filling gives you the “warmth without the weight”. Full leather palm.  Nice elastic cuff.  Tag on the bottom of each palm reads: 100% Nylon Small.

The mittens may have been sold as part of a cold weather under garment set that included down filled bottoms, top and slippers.

Gerry Down Pants – Underwear

Gerry Down Pants - Long Underwear

Diamond quilted nylon throughout. Gerry’s down filling gives you the “warmth without the weight”. All stitching appears to be intact, still full of down, waist band elastic and ankle cuffs in great shape too.  3 snap fly.

Gerry is the iconic label that pioneered a new era in outdoor gear. Founded in the mid 1940s by Gerry Cunningham in Colorado the company was responsible for several outdoor gear innovations and a leader in quality and technology through the 70s and 80s. Earlier labels I’ve seen are similar to this one but list only Boulder; Gerry’s Denver stores didn’t come about till the mid-60s (so I’ve read). Later logos change completely and list only Denver. I would estimate this logo from the Mid-Late 60s

Alpine Designs Down Camp Slippers

Alpine Designs Down Camp Slippers / Booties

Nice vintage Alpine Designs of Boulder Colorado down filled camp slippers. These men’s size large booties are comprised of a nylon upper and lining, thick Cordura base and bottom with a simi-rigid foot bed.  Inside is a ring of elastic around the mid ankle to keep them from slouching. There is a full, tie-able drawstring around the top of the ankle. The down is still full and pillowy making for some very warm, very comfortable slippers.

Measurements (outside)
heel to toe: 12.5 inches
width across ball of foot: 4.5 inches

Holubar Down Vest

Vintage Holubar Down Vest

This is a great vest from my personal favorite vintage Colorado brand. The cut and quality of Holubar’s designs shines through making for a visual nice, yet very functional piece. The tall collar can be laid flat or buttoned all the way up to keep the neck warm. The front pockets are side and top entry with a down layer on the outer to keep hands warm.

Like Gerry, Holubar is another outdoor gear pioneer founded in Colorado.  The company was a leader and innovator in outdoor gear through out the 50s,60s &70s before being bought, sold and put out of business. Recently the label has resurfaced in Italy making outerwear that pays homage to the original brand with a bit more flare for fashion.