Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest - Expedition Weight
Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest - Expedition Weight
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest
Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Women's Wool Vest Wilderness - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing

Expedition Women's Wool Vest Wilderness

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1/4 Zip
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Size chart


Please note, measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, unless otherwise noted. Measurements are in inches.

Women's Clothing Size Chart

Size USA Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Hip (in) Shirt Length (in) Inseam (in)
XS 2 32-33 24-25 34-35 23.5-24.5 26-29
S 4 to 6 34-35 26-27 36-37 24.5-25.5 28-30
M 8 to 10 36-38 28-30 38-40 25.5-26.5 29-31
L 12 to 14 39-41 31-33 40-42 26.5-27.5 30-32
XL 16 to 18 42-43 33-35 43-44 27.5-28.5 30-32
2X 20 to 22 44-45 35-37 44-45 28.5-29.5 30-32
3X 24 to 26 46-47 37-39 46-47 29.5-30.5 30-32

How to Measure

Chest: Measure the circumference around the fullest part of your chest, underneath the arms.

Waist: Measure the circumference around the natural waist, near the belly button.

Hip: Measure the circumference around the fullest part of your hips.

Shirt Length: This measurement refers to the approximate size of the shirt back length, from the neck to the bottom hem.

Inseam: Measure from the center of the crotch to the end of the ankle.

Fit Types

Athletic Fit

Regular Fit

Relaxed Fit

Athletic Fit Regular Fit Relaxed Fit

Fits best as: Base Layer

Skin tight, slim, compression style fit. Wear this layer first and add on top of it if needed.

Fits best as: Base Layer, Mid Layer

True to size, standard fit with a little bit of room to breathe, but not too baggy. Perfect on its own or with a t-shirt or thin shirt underneath.

Fits best as: Mid Layer, Insulating Layer, Outer Layer

A little more room than you would find in a Regular fit. Enough space to fit 1-2 layers underneath.

Fit FAQs

What if I am between sizes?

If you are between sizes, we recommend sizing up or down based on what fit type you would prefer, and based on how you plan to wear the piece. Our knitted merino is stretchy and you could realistically go with either size. If you would prefer an Athletic fit, size down. If you prefer a Regular or Relaxed fit, size up.

Do I need to size up/down to layer?

Generally, no, you do not need to purchase a different size than normal. Our base layers are designed to fit right into your current layering system. They are also designed to work with other products in our line, too. You may wish to adjust your sizing if you plan to wear one of our garments in a way that it is not intended, if that's the case please feel free to contact our customer service team for help.

Does your clothing run true to size?

Yes, our clothing runs true to size and is sized similar to most other American brands. If a sizing discrepancy is discovered, you will see fit advice in that product's specific listing.

Not sure what size or fit type you need?

Learn more about layering systems and how they can help you choose. Still need help? Contact our customer service team for personalized advice.

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Our Guarantee
woman hiking on top of a mountain wearing wilderness expedition 1/4 zip woman winter hiking wearing black wilderness expedition 1/4 zip


These hearty mid-layers are built to last with a double layer Ponte knit that is sure to beef up your next adventure.

Wilderness Details

Ponte de Roma is the name of a double knitting technique that consists of two layers of fabric knitted together. Ponte fabric is tightly knitted, making it very durable. It's stretchy, soft, doesn't wrinkle, and has a naturally flattering drape, which lets these mid-layers crossover perfectly from the outdoors to the office, and everything in between.

380 g/m2

Ponte De Roma Knit

21 Micron

100% Merino Wool
UPF Rating 50+

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Recommended For

Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Snowsports, Hunting, Ice Fishing.

Seasons: Fall, Winter

High Activity Temperatures: 0°F and below

Low Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 0°F

Learn About Layering

Why Merino Wool?

two people sitting next to a river wearing merino wool

Moisture Wicking

Minus33 Merino Wool regulates the amount of moisture on your skin by absorbing any moisture or sweat on your body. Then, the absorbed moisture evaporates out of the fabric into the atmosphere.

merino wool tshirt drying in the sun


Merino Wool fibers naturally reject any bacteria in moisture or sweat as it is wicked away, so foot fungus and smelly odor will not be a problem while wearing our products.

woman hiking with her dog crossing a river

Insulates When Wet

Wool will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet or clammy. If you do get wet, wool will insulate you better than cotton or polyester materials.

first responder at a fire

Fire Resistant

Merino Wool insulates against high temperatures and does not readily catch fire. If it does, it self-extinguishes. When Merino burns, it doesn’t melt and stick to the skin like synthetic fabrics do.

woman doing yoga on top of a mountain in merino wool base layers

UV Protection

Don’t worry about sunburn on a sunny day summiting a peak. Lightweight layers have a UPF rating of 25. Midweight and Expedition have a UPF rating of 50+.

Australian merino wool sheep


Merino Wool has a low environmental footprint and naturally returns to the elements. Shear a merino sheep in the morning, and in the afternoon they’re happily nibbling their way towards renewing next season’s clip. 



Total Easy Care (TEC) Merino apparel is designed for today's busy lifestyle. Total Easy Care Merino garments are all machine-washable, and are suitable for tumble drying.

Even after frequent laundering they retain an 'as new' appearance. They won't shrink, lose their shape, fade or color-bleed. They remain soft and comfortable for the life of the garment.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
sara sennett
superb vest

Having other minus33 products, i knew to expect the highest quality.
1. the weight, although not hefty, was what i expected and is entirely suitable for layering over it.
2. the fit (i'm xs) was perfect in all measures, including an ample length
3. the reality of having 4 pockets (2 inner) is excellent. i can carry all essentials in the vest replacing the need for a purse/bag

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are so glad that the Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest - Expedition is doing the trick for you!
-Katie P.


I own a lot of vests and this is my favorite. The fit is a cut above all my other vests (I'm 5'5" and pretty average weight with an hourglass shape and it is just very flattering--not boxy but shaped well and just right in sizing). The wool is thick and soft (Minus 33 wool is so much softer than Smartwool or Icebreaker). And it washes well. My only complaint is that I wish they offered a light grey and an ivory (and maybe some fun colors -- tropical pink, lavender, dusky purple, teal, or peach if the dye is eco friendly). I have the black, and while that's something I get a lot of use out of, it might be nice to mix it up once in a while.

Great to hear our Wilderness Expedition Women’s Wool Vest fits you well, and is so…soft. We will pass your color suggestions along to our product development team.

Thank you for leaving a review!

-Jeannie T.

Women's Expedition wool black vest

I give the vest four stars only because it is warm in the tropics. When it gets colder I will reevaluate at that time; It is Well constructed and very soft; thank you.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

DB Buchan
Mostly awesome

This vest is great. (OK--I'm not a extreme hiker, but I have always felt vests are great in general, more flexibility when cooking, washing hands, diaper changes & working w/o an extra layer of sleeves getting in way or thick sweater sleeves that keep sliding down) Plastic (fleece, etc) holds in my sweat & often smells funny to me. This is long enough to cover my base-layer wools & other shirts. But I'm wearing this around the house. Wish the collar laid flat & was just a bit looser at torso for a 'mom-bod'. Has washed great. Would love to have this in a (non-heathered) light & neutral color (tan/khaki/light peat), for spring. Although the navy color looks tempting.

We also think this vest is great! Thank you for the feedback on the fit.

good quality

Good quality 100% merino wool and well made. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't come in size XXXL, the XXL which I have although stretchy, is tight in my hips so the vest rides up and I have to constantly pull it down.

Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback for us. We are a growing company and part of that is growing the options we have in sizing. This feedback is important to us so our product development team can decide which sizes and pieces we add next!

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