Customer Reviews Of:
Dale of Norway Vinje Sweater (For Men)
Closeouts. A weatherproof knit in a flattering masculine cut, Dale of Norway's Vinje sweater is designed to perform on the slopes in fine or inclement weather. The three-layer Knitshell combines Dale of Norway's proprietary water-resistant yarn and a new technology that allows the traditional Gore Windstopper® membrane to be adapted to wool.
Reviewed by Inline Sk8er from Florida on Monday, January 13, 2014This is listed as a sweater, but its warmth and physical weight are more typical of a coat. it's red piping on black is quite stylish, and the size L that I ordered is every bit as snug fitting as the STP picture suggests Don't know about the water-proof claim since I have not been caught in the rain wearing it yet. Still also have to learn about the wind proof liner. Supplemental inner and/or outer layers are needed below 45 degrees. If this is representative of Dale of Norway craftsmanship, I'll be looking how I can fit their other products into my wardrobe.
Reviewed by OCULUS from Rensselaer, NY on Monday, December 9, 2013One of the earlier posters here said he reached into his dark closet and mistook this for his leather motorcycle jacket…I snorted at that description (having several leather MC jackets that weigh a ton because of their thick protective leather), but now, after wearing this yesterday at a cold, downtown "Victorian Stroll" I'll agree, whole-heartedly. This jacket is so dense and hefty that it could be mistaken for a MC-grade leather jacket.
Similarly, it is cut and styled beautifully, with red piping running up the torso edge that is VERY flattering. Dale knows what they are doing when it comes to engineering and designing wool goods…far more sport style and functionality than silly "Italian style." My closet is full of STP's Dale wool zip sweatshirts and they too have a clever chevron design at the waist that, like this red piping, visually hides a bit of a tummy--very clever and even more flattering design.
This jacket is very warm and fits like a glove, but has enough stretch to make it a First-Choice Piece--enough so that I just returned an equally expensive (MSRP) Italian Georgio A. winter-lined sport coat in favor of this.
At this price, it is truly a steal; don't hesitate and it is American sized. (I'm a 46L and this XL is perfect).
Reviewed by xneumanx from I hogan on Wednesday, November 20, 2013Best everyday jacket. I'm 6'1 and 190 lbs. xl fits. Warm at temperatures of 25 degrees. May be the best product I ever bought from STP. I wear it everyday.
Reviewed by Minn Mo from Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, October 1, 2013More like a well tailored warm coat. The Gore Windstopper membrane makes this comfortable in a range of weather conditions.
Reviewed by Dr. Bob K. from MD on Saturday, September 14, 2013This is really more of a jacket than a sweater. It's stiff, heavy, and has a full liner. I think of a sweater as a middle layer that insulates but doesn't necessarily protect from abrasion, high wind and water. This garment has a tightly woven wool outer shell with a waterproof inner membrane. You would probably not layer this under a shell, and the included hood is rather bulky. Reaching into my closet in the dark for my motorcycle jacket, I lifted this one out by mistake. The quality is excellent and the design is good. It has the left-handed Euro zipper that some folks object to, and it's not a two-way zip, the kind that helps mobility when you need to bend. I haven't tested it it in the rain yet to see if the membrane stops water, and i've yet to try it in extreme cold, but all indications so far is that it will perform well.