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Old 08-31-10, 12:12 PM   #1
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Any decent deals on wool jerseys / pants

As there is starting to feel a chill in the air. 46 this morning. I have been looking at getting a merino wool jersey. I have only looked at a few sites. I saw on Huck and roll an Ibex for $118 and Kona wool for $80. Are these the realistic prices for these sought after items? Or, are there better alternatives?

I remember last fall seeing a merino wool sweater at Costco ~ $20. Not sure how well these would work. But anyone who hase these I would appreciiate your input. I think I am going to give it a go and ride through the winter. I ususally stop somewhere in December and don't go back until about Feb / Mar.
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look on Sierra Trading post - their selections change all the time but they do carry wool cycling gear
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/sea...wool&N=9404287
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I really like these
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If it has to be a bike-specific jersey, choices are limited.

However, merino sweaters of varying weight are or will be readily available at discount stores like Target, Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall's for under $20. I get a few every year. Salvation Army, Goodwill and other resale stores are also good places to find a deal.
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I absolutely love my Oregon cyclewear jersey. They sometimes have specials. I bought mine last year for cheap because it was "butt" colored. (with a blue stripe!) Personally I'm not one to care about style and this jersey is the most comfy for all but the hottest weather. This and a wind shell gets me by down into the 20s.
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Performance cycle has some on sale according to the flyer I got yesterday.
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I find a lot of merino sweaters at thrift stores this time of year (I'm currently wearing an Icebreaker shirt I picked up last spring). You do need to check them closely, since a lot of them got donated because they were stretched out/shrunken/moth-eaten, but it still isn't too hard to build up a decent collection.

I've been looking at the Performance stuff, but a lot of ithem are blends (usually polyester), and most of them aren't really cycling specific (and so no better than what I have now).
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I absolutely love my Oregon cyclewear jersey. They sometimes have specials. I bought mine last year for cheap because it was "butt" colored. (with a blue stripe!) Personally I'm not one to care about style and this jersey is the most comfy for all but the hottest weather. This and a wind shell gets me by down into the 20s.
I'll second this. Buying more when I get some cash in the bank.
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I forgot about the thrift stores. I have two merino wool items from the Salvation Army from 3 years ago and still in very good shape.
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Merino bargains, eh?

That reminds me, it's the time of year to start hitting up the Goodwill's, SA's & similar.
Got some good 100% Merino stuff last year, $6.95 max price.
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Never thought of Goodwill. I will have to look them up. The price is right. Hope they have some.
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When you all talk about merino sweaters, what kind of fabric thickness are you seeing? I can't imagine anything thicker than a t-shirt working for me, regardless of weight.
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My jersey is medium weight. Breathes well when uncovered and very warm under a wind shell.
I have a slightly thicker sweater that I've tried but is too warm under a shell even in the coldest weather around the pacific NW.
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Mine are close to t-shirt thickness (and merino breathes much more freely than cotton, so they're cooler than you'd think). Half are sweaters, other half are long-sleeved collared shirts. I don't wear them much during the summer (unless it's cool and rainy), but they work well for fall/spring or as a base layer for winter riding.
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I have a descente merino jersey, the fabric weight is pretty light, maybe a bit thicker than an average t-shirt. I love it, but the pockets are getting worn out, I guess I've been stuffing too much in there.
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check out steepandcheap.com. They offer different deals all the time (one at a time until it runs out). tonight they had a short sleeve merino wool jersey for under $20 & right now they have what appears to be a merino wool loong sleeve shirt for $24 (it's something called bio merino i'm assuming it's wool)
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Good posts above! I'll add: http://www.geartrade.com. I've bought a couple wool jerseys there and paid something like $25 for a "$90" jersey. Happy with the site/transaction and the gear.
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