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.
Ponte De Roma Knit
100% Merino Wool
UPF Rating 50+
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
Why Merino Wool?
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 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.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
MACHINE WASH AND DRY
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.
Having worn wool for most of my outdoor life, I have learned to appreciate fine wool garments. What makes Minus 33 wool clothing so outstanding and exceptional is its fine wool, fine craftsmanship and it knit. It is such a pleasure to wear such a fine wool garment from Minus 33. I am so looking forward to my next Minus 33 wool garment. Let us not forget about the sustainability of wool.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review of the Wilderness Expedition Men's Wool Vest. We're glad to hear that you're enjoying the quality and performance of this garment. We're proud to provide quality wool clothing that's also sustainable. Thanks for supporting our products!
I was looking for a thick warm wool vest to give me insulation under my sailing jacket. I like this vest, it is well made and fits nice, but it does not meet my needs. When I took it out of the box, I was skeptical since it is about as thick as a woman's cardigan. I figured it must be made of some magic fabric since the reviews are so high and gave it a chance. Not impressed. Hiking with additional layers, cold. Sitting and drinking beer with other layers and a moderately cold day in Maryland, cold. Sorry to be a downer but I feel this thing needs to be about twice as thick to live up to this hype. I havent taken it sailing yet, I plan to, but will be bring many additional layers.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We appreciate getting feedback on the fit of our products. We will let our product development team know about your experience and suggestions!
Soft, warm, and good weight. Excellent layer over base layer for mid temps and under jacket for colder. Zippered pockets on the outside are great for travel, interior pockets are functional and the collar is high enough to keep your neck warm. Overall excellent
Great, now I need to throw out all my other thermals! Thank you for making such amazing products. Warm, comfortable, stylish and I also love what your company stands for and customer service went above and beyond to help get our gear to us quickly before our last trip.
We are happy your Wilderness Expedition Men's Wool Vest - Expedition, is working so well for you. Thank you!
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I liked the vest overall. The size was a little small and the fit is snug. But I will be layering the vest so overall good. Happy with the purchase.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review on your Wilderness Expedition Men's Wool Vest. It's great to hear that you're happy with your purchase and thank you for choosing Minus33. As you continue to wear your vest, if the fit is too snug, please let us know and we will gladly set up an exchange with you, if you would like to go up a size. You can contact our customer service at 603-968-3351 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST.