The Ranger's Uniform Cardigan

Ranger's Uniform Cardigan Sweater




CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH CONVERTIBLE ZIP-UP COLLAR. Wear it open as a sweater-jack, or as a ½ Zip with the collar folded, or casually as a ¼ Zip with the collar up, or as a funnel neck with the zipper fully deployed.

DOUBLE CLOSURE FRONT - ZIPPER WITH KNIT, BUTTON OVER WEATHER PLACKET. Reinforced with 100% wool felt stripping on both sides of placket.

VERSATILE STYLE FIT FOR VARIOUS WARING OCCASIONS. You’ll go seamlessly from the marsh to the boat, to the main office…and no one will notice or question which location you’ve last been.

SOFT ENOUGH TO WEAR COMFORTABLY AGAINST YOUR SKIN. It’s rare to find a sweater that feels both beefy and is ultra-soft. Extra fine Merino wool makes this so. Zero itch guaranteed.

THICK, ROBUST, AND DURABLE. This is not a “handle-with-care” sweater…it’s a piece of equipment built to perform in tough environments and handle whatever weather.

AN IDEAL EVERYDAY, GO ANYWHERE SWEATER – looks great, feels great, has excellent thermal management, and is equally equipped for indoors and outdoors as an outer layer or mid-layer.

TOPS OFF ANY PANT AND SHIRT COMBINATION. You won’t find yourself wondering what this cardigan “goes with.” You put it on, it holds its shape and everything else falls in place.

LIMITED EDITION – Our 25th Anniversary Ranger's Uniform Cardigan Sweater is a limited production run; each is marked with a unique serial number identifier. Built in Portugal.

The Ranger's Uniform Cardigan Sweater was inspired by its sistership, the Ranger’s Uniform Sweater, circa 1996, by The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, Ma., the oldest conservation land trust in America, founded by Charles Eliot, in 1891. Their requirements were exacting. For it to be adopted as part of the Ranger’s Uniform, it had to be practical and serve double duty…indoors at headquarters in Ipswich and sturdy and warm enough to go it alone in the winters of the Massachusetts coastline.


The “Higherups” wanted one of their own.

 Not long after the Ranger’s Uniform Sweater made it into
circulation among the field rangers at the Trustees of Reservations in Ipswich,
Ma, we started hearing chatter about building a version for the “higherups” in the office…guys that on occasion had to sport a jacket ‘n tie. “Same idea as the ranger’s sweater” they said, “but a cardigan style with a zipper or buttons, that we can wear in place of, and more practical than, the traditional
blue blazer.”

This didn’t have to become a complicated task…but of course, I turned it into one.

This week, we are reintroducing the original Ranger’s Uniform Cardigan
Sweater, a substantial bundle of yarn that has been heavily enhanced in both function and form. Many elements are identical to the Ranger’s Uniform Sweater: same Extra fine Italian Merino wool yarn, same tightly knit half-cardigan stitch, fully-fashioned transfer stitches, reinforced DryHandle® elbow patches, and of course, the same inset
bi-swing shoulder gussets tucked in between the shoulder blade and the sleeve.

And that’s where these two builds part ways.

The Ranger’s Uniform Cardigan Sweater has a full length YKK Vislon zipper that zips past the throat up to the collar points, creating a functional funnel neck when fully deployed.
The zipper is protected with a wool-felt reinforced placket that is secured over the zipper with corozo buttons. From the throat to the chin, the zipper is articulated off-center and covered on the inside with a knitted chafe guard for comfort.

Two front, angled entry hand pockets along with 2x1 rib knit cuffs and waist keep it all in line.



Size & Fit
Shipping & Returns


We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

Returns & Refunds

If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Matt Tipton (Hazlehurst, US)
Heirloom sweater

Love it. So heavy.

Bonecrusher (Los Angeles, US)
Comments: You guys are great! (More duck carmel please!)
Taking THIS Cardigan with me when I die!

Great fit, smart style, high function! My favorite sweater of all time. Can’t say enough great things about this product! So warm and cozy, but the big sell was when my wife says I actually look sexy wearing it! Thank you AR for never sacrificing quality! 🇺🇸

David Daniels (Fairhaven, US)
Comments: Love the products and own more than most I suspect…
Well Made

This sweater is many things at once : well constructed, tough, comfortable, expensive, flexible… good looking…

Jerry (Newtown, US)
Comments: Just an overall great experience
Great winter sweater

Love this extremely well built sweater. It's great for going it alone or using it as a layer under a shell. It is very warm and the button/zipper configuration provides flexibility when it is warmer or wearing it inside. I know that this an investment but it is a good one!