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PDW CWO Full Zip Sweater

Modern Classic Made for Cold Weather Operations Knit with Premium Merino Yarns

Prometheus Design Werx introduces their CWO Full Zip Sweater for Fall/Winter 2021. Inspired by classic British outdoor and military sweaters, this style has been updated with soft, yet hearty, premium merino yarns and expertly knit in a substantial weight with a 2×2 rib. Other details include a 2-way, reverse coil YKK front zipper, two zippered hand pockets, 4-way stretch nylon fabric reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows, turnback type cuffs with thumbholes and zips up to a turtleneck height. To bring this highest caliber performance sweater to market, PDW partnered up with an Italian knitting mill that has been making extra fine knitwear for generations. With the rugged Dolomites as their backyard, this factory knows a thing of two about crafting world class sweaters for expert alpinists, mountaineers, and skiers.

The CWO Full Zip Sweater is a part of Prometheus Design Werx’s PRO-Line of technical apparel. Available in Alpine Heather Gray, and Heather Black.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The CWO Full Zip Sweater is clearly inspired by the traditional British outdoor and military knitwear, in particular the “commando sweater” from WWII. While the originals were also made with wool, they used a standard yarn, were rather scratchy and not the most comfortable. We quickly solved that issue by using extra fine, Italian merino yarns in 18.5 microns. This sweater is soft as it is rugged. We used over 2lbs of this premium yarn per sweater for a substantial weight to keep the user warm in cold weather conditions. From there it was refining and updating the additional details that went into this sweater. We used reverse coil nylon YKK zippers throughout, used a 4-way stretch nylon fabric reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows, that would move as the sweater would move, added 2 handy pockets to the body and turnback cuffs with thumbholes. The CWO is a sweater we created using uncompromising materials and old world craftsmanship, upgraded in all the meaningful ways, and inherently possesses the look of classic cold weather military and mountaineering wear. As in all of our apparel styles, it is the attention to details, premium materials, functional design considerations, and excellent quality of make that goes into everything we produce. This sweater is for those who set their sights for themselves and that they use to a higher standard.”

The CWO Full Zip Sweater will be available for purchase for $249.00 on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 at 12:00pm PT via their website,

2 Responses to “PDW CWO Full Zip Sweater”

  1. AbnMedOps says:

    I love it! Great looking functional upgrade of a true classic. But please, offer it in Olive Green! And maybe use the patch fabric to make shoulder pockets, and a zippered chest pocket? And maybe anti-abrasion lining inside the waist area, for concealed carry…At least as an Option.

    • Torch says:

      Triple Aught Design makes one in Sage/Olive Green. Chest Pocket, no shoulder pockets. Mine has lasted 15years.+