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    Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Just bought one of these from this supplier: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2809770137...84.m1497.l2649

    Superb quality - 2.5lbs of 100% boiled wool heaven. Mine actually looks unissued. Best 30 incl P&P I've spent for some time. No connection to the seller just a very happy customer.

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Neat! Boiling hot too I should imagine.

    The Dachstein boiled wool sweater I looked at longingly a while ago cost like $300 - but when I thought about the heat generated by actually moving, or even breathing whist wearing it, I thought again

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Ive been after one of these for years, is it really Genuine Austrian army issue? What do the tags say and whats the issue date? I understand they are usually on the small side, do you normally wear a medium and how do you find the fit?
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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Looks nice quality
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_01 View Post
    Ive been after one of these for years, is it really Genuine Austrian army issue? What do the tags say and whats the issue date? I understand they are usually on the small side, do you normally wear a medium and how do you find the fit?
    There are no labels on mine at all - not unusual on some overseas issued stuff I've found. I'm a 40" chest & it's a very good fit - I can get a layer under it . They're pretty tapered, I'm a 32" waist & it's not baggy. No doubts on the wool or the quality. Exactly the same model as the uber Guide sweater on here: http://www.bradleyalpinist.com/dachstein.html but mines got epulettes - which will be coming off. For 30 they're a steal

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Good stuff, coincidentally I just bought a pair of Dachstein woollen gloves - if anyone is thinking of getting some and go for the Huber brand, they are a massive fit, get smaller than you usually need.
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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Can ask, is it tight in the waist? I've read that they are very slim cut at the waist.

    I'm very tempted by this, it's in the US though.

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Where did you get the gloves from Martyn? The mitts are readily available here, the gloves less so. I've had a pair of the gloves for three years now, and if past form is anything, I am scheduled to lose one of them this autumn

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    I used to use the gloves and found them very impresseive.. never met anyone whose fingers matched all the glove finger lengths though.
    " I never said that." Albert Einstein.

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    I used the mits in the 80's
    warm as toast, but also itchy as toast crumbs in bed

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    Where did you get the gloves from Martyn? The mitts are readily available here, the gloves less so. I've had a pair of the gloves for three years now, and if past form is anything, I am scheduled to lose one of them this autumn
    Amazon - came from Tamarack outdoor.

    http://www.tamarackoutdoors.co.uk/PB...ItmID=10951222

    Go for a size smaller than you usually take. Fit is huge.
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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn View Post
    Can ask, is it tight in the waist? I've read that they are very slim cut at the waist.

    I'm very tempted by this, it's in the US though.

    Talk to Kev at Endicotts Martyn.
    Snug at the waist is a better word, to keep the snow out .they taper out up under the arms, makes for easier articulation when using ski poles.
    Buy one. I mean it, you will not regret it, just as an object of beauty and FANTASTIC quality they cannot be beaten.
    We will not see their like again.
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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    I got 2 of those. One is an original army-item and about 30 to 40 years old. The other one was a sales-item in a shop (differs only in color, and has no army tags).
    They are very, very warm and absolutely indestructible. They are quite long and tight around the hip. There is one little drawback. Because of the knitting (somehow 2-layerd and very tight) and the basic cut, it is a bit bulky. So it is not easy to use it as baselayer, especially around the shoulders.
    If you like the looks of it, and if you get a chance to get one - do it. It lasts a lifetime.
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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn View Post
    Can ask, is it tight in the waist? I've read that they are very slim cut at the waist.

    I'm very tempted by this, it's in the US though.

    Hi Martyn, Yep tapered & snug at the hips. As others have said, You'll only get one layer under it if you're a 40" chest. A great Winter camping, sitting round the fire article - almost felted.

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    Re: Austrian Army Woollen Mountain Jumper AKA Dachstein Guide Sweater

    Here ya go. Dachstein gloves. Knew I'd come across these somewhere when I got my Huber mitts a couple of winters ago.

    http://www.upandunder.co.uk/Outdoor/...loves---12163/

 

 

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