Västanede Merino Fleece Vest



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Merino wool fleece vest in beige/navy blue

Expected launch in February

In the Västanede Merino Fleece Vest we have not compromised on anything! This is a fleece vest in merino wool/tencel, knitted in Sweden with a collar and details of a woven fabric from Sweden made from recycled plastic. The fleece fabric is very soft and comfortable and a more durable alternative than traditional fleece. The vest is part of our wool collection Västanede. Wear the vest to and from the workout or for the warm-up or as a casual garment. The vest keeps you warm and dry and with its composition of the finest wool fibers, it is incredibly comfortable. The wool’s unique properties protect regardless of climate, as the wool’s special properties mean that it retains air. The wool thus becomes thermostatic. We usually think that wool warms, but the wool’s unique properties mean that it also protects from the heat. Therefore, this is an optimal garment for all seasons. Match nicely with, for example, Västanede Merino LS Navy.

  • 60% merino wool/40% tencel + details of 100% recycled polyester
  • Very soft and comfortable material
  • Designed and knitted in Sweden
  • Mulesing-free wool
  • ÖKOTEX Standard 100
  • Moisture transporting properties
  • Half zipper on front
  • Tight fit
  • Stretchy fabric
  • Air dry mainly
  • Wash separately in wool program 30 degrees only if heavy stains need to be removed


How to handle a wool garment:

A wool garment does not need to be washed in the same way as many other garments. To only air the garment is usually enough as the wool has self-cleaning and bactericidal properties. Have in mind that wool pimples and then you can use a wool comb to remove the pimples and the garment feels new and fresh again. If you have accidentally washed the wool garment at too high a temperature, there is an opportunity to stretch it slightly. Put the garment on a water bath (max. 30 ° C) with hair conditioner for about 45 minutes. Then gently pull on the garment so that it becomes larger. This may take some time, but the balm has an effect on the wool that can help. If you handle the wool garment correctly, it can last a very long time.

Merino Fleece Vest

This merino fleece vest is named after the region, Jämtland’s forests in the northern parts of Sweden, where a senseless running career took off. In the book Frontlöparen, the author Björn Lundberg writes about the runner Gunder Hägg who during the years 1938-1945 set 15 individual world records in the middle distance. Among Jämtland’s forests and mountains, in the small community of Västanede, the foundation was laid for this fantastic running career. On a farm near Västanede, Gunder Hägg was a farmhand at a young age and here he also received guidance from the farmer Fridolf Westman, who became his coach.

Between the work shifts on the farm, Gunder ran intervals and distance shifts among bogs and slopes in the beautiful but also physically demanding Jämtland landscape in the northern parts of Sweden. Regardless of the season, Gunder was out in the woods and trails and just like the farm’s former farmhand, Henry Jonsson, Gunder became a world class runner. At that time, the training was adapted to the environment and the season, which meant that there was also a lot of skiing for Gunder Hägg. Trail running was not in their vocabulary at the time, but it was already understood then that running in this kind of environment built both character and physique to run on the fast track during the summer months, where they even broke world records.

Merino wool knitted in Sweden

In the development of our new wool collection, we have been inspired by life as a runner in Västanede in Jämtland. The running in our Nordic climate, the seasons and not least the mighty nature in the north with the forest and mountains, are the basis for our first wool garments. The fabrics are very soft and comfortable and the garments are created to keep you warm without feeling clumsy. These are clothes for trail running but they work in many different environments and for many different sports. This is a merino fleece vest made of a fabric that we have knitted here in Sweden. The vest also have a woven fabric made from recycled plastics.  The vest looks great together with for example the Åsunden Insulation Tights Navy and the running gloves Åsunden Gloves Navy.

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