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PDW Guide Half Zip Sweater

Modern Classic Made for the Mountain and Knit with Premium Merino Yarns

Prometheus Design Werx introduces their Guide Half Zip Sweater for Fall/Winter 2022. Inspired by classic alpinist and mountaineering guide 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 reverse coil YKK half front zipper for easy core venting, 4-way stretch nylon twill fabric reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows, turnback type cuffs with thumbholes and zips up to a high neck 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 Guide Half Zip Sweater is a part of Prometheus Design Werx’s PRO-Line of technical apparel. Available in Charcoal Heather Gray with Black accents.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“Following up to last year’s CWO Sweater, the Guide Half Zip is directly inspired by classic alpinist and mountaineering guide sweaters before the age of polyester fleece. While the originals were also made with wool, they used standard yarns and were simply not nearly as comfortable as ours. We used extra fine, Italian merino yarns in 18.5 microns, which is soft yet rugged, insulates when damp/wet, no melt and no drip. Like the CWO 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 a reverse coil nylon YKK zipper, 4-way stretch nylon twill fabric reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows that would move as the sweater would move, and included turnback cuffs with thumbholes. The Guide Sweater is a style we created using uncompromising materials and old world craftsmanship, upgraded in meaningful ways, and inherently possesses the look of classic cold weather 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 what they use to a higher standard.”

The Guide Half Zip Sweater is available now for purchase at $229.00 via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

One Response to “PDW Guide Half Zip Sweater”

  1. Patrick Sweeney says:

    So, a zip-neck wooly-pully?

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