This New Zealand made vest is 80% Merino wool and 20% nylon. This fabric has been developed to give extra durability and insulation, without compromising the comfort and benefits of wearing Merino wool. It is straight-cut and features a stand-up collar, a double ended zip opening, bound edging to the neckline and centre front and has an 8cm wide ribbed insert running from the underarm to the hemline at each side. The inside of the collar also features this ribbed fabric. Both the shoulder seams and each side seam at the edge of the rib insert have narrow piping, adding extra style to the vest. There are also invisible, yet funtional, zipped pockets in the side seams. The hemline, armholes and cuffs are top stitched. You can gently hand or machine wash as instructed or dryclean if desired.