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.
I love this vest. It is comfortable and adds just the right layer when you need to take chill off without adding bulk.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! It's great to hear that you are enjoying your Wilderness Expedition Women's Vest and that it is keeping you warm when needed!
Perfect for women who run cold.
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I love this vest so much that I just ordered a second one! The fabric is strong and warm, yet flexible and soft. It provides that perfect extra layer without any bulkiness. The vest has a very smooth and non fussy look, without looking dowdy. I have warn it almost every day since I bought it and it washes very well. I feel like I have been searching for this vest for years and have finally found the old friend I was looking for!
We're so happy you love this vest! We love that it's strong and warm, but also flexible and soft. It provides that perfect extra layer without any bulkiness, and the smooth and non fussy look is perfect for everyday wear. We're thrilled that it washes well, and we're happy to have found your old friend!
We don't live far from Minus33 and are able to pick up products ourselves. We love the merino wool warmth, softness and durability for our ski and winter wear. The clothing is also great-looking. Just bought the vest and much thinner than a down vest, it was so warm and wonderful to wear on its own or under a jacket. Very, very happy with my purchase. TY!
Great to hear you are enjoying the warmth, softness, and durability for your winter activities using our Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest - Expedition.
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This merino wool vest is the most valuable item of clothing in my cold-weather walking arsenal. On cold days, I wear it over a warm underlayer, topped with a jacket. It confers an almost magical feeling of warmth and protection. I even wear it around the house on cold days. I’d love to see it in other colors!
Thank you so much for leaving such a magical review of the Wilderness Expedition Women's Wool Vest - Expedition! Happy warm winter walking!