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