Hero Sweater

The Hero sweater is a classic roll neck sweater with basketweave design inspired by the iconic favourite worn by Sir Ernest over a century ago. It is crafted in Italy from Super Geelong lambswool, one of the softest and most sought-after yarns in the world. This beautiful, durable and extremely comfortable sweater carries the enduring words of Sir Ernest as a permanent reminder of the great man himself. Read More
Colour: Steel

The Hero is Shackleton’s most successful knitwear product and has received consistent high praise since its launch five years ago. It’s warm, soft and comfortable to wear and looks as good as it performs - the ultimate combination of smart and rugged. 

Made in Italy, the design of this classic roll neck is inspired by the iconic basketweave sweater worn by Ernest Shackleton throughout the Endurance expedition of 1914-17. It is crafted in Italy from some of the softest and most sought-after lambswool on earth, Super Geelong. This 100% natural fibre is produced from a unique breed of Australian sheep and has a softness and warmth that rivals that of cashmere. Even those who would not usually favour a roll-neck have found this yarn to be a revelation- not the least bit scratchy on the neck and a consistent warmth throughout.

Engineered for extremes, Shackleton products are manufactured by expert partners using world-class high performance fabrics and materials. We stand behind every product we sell: each one has been extensively field tested and every finished item is subject to a series of individual checks before it reaches you.

Shackleton sweaters are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

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Enjoy complimentary standard shipping on all orders.


- Please allow 7-10 working days for delivery of your order.

Please note, for shipments to the USA you maybe required to provide your SSN number for US Customs clearance.


Buying from Shackleton couldn’t be easier. Enjoy the comfort of trying on at your own home and if it doesn’t match your needs, you can conveniently return your order within 30 days of the date of your purchase through our Returns Portal. To be eligible for a return or exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

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Hand wash only

Do not bleach

Dry on flat surface

Do not tumble dry

Iron low temperature

Suitable for dry cleaning

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