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Old 04-04-11, 04:10 PM   #1
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Deal alert: merino cycling jerseys for $19 and $25

I don't wear cycling jerseys, so I can't say anything about how good these are. But I saw them while searching for a merino tee shirt, and thought of the retrogrouch commuter forum.

The mens' is $25 and the ladies' is $19. They have the same return policy as REI, except that you get stuck paying return shipping. Caveat emptor.
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Ordered. Thanks for the heads up!
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I'd get it if it didn't have those stupid looking stripes on the side. What the hell was the designer thinking? Did he/she get run over by a bike and saw the tire marks on their jersey and get inspired????

And the close up of the stripes shows that it is all bitmapped. Ewwwwwwwwww!!!!!! Digital Grossness. Doesn't the garment industry have anti-aliasing technology??? Well they should by now. It's freakn' 2011, get with the picture!!!

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too bad only xl size. Looks like it fits like a Mr Rogers sweater, not a jersey.
maybe the woman's will fit...
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Its not the most stylish offering, but its gonna be a great layer next winter when its -30!
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I'd get it if it didn't have those stupid looking stripes on the side. What the hell was the designer thinking?
Probably that's why they're marked down so much.

I don't mind ugly base layers, because they're hidden away by whatever other layers I wear - except in the summer. But I don't like cycling jerseys. Having something pushing into my lower back is no fun; it's a minor annoyance, but over a long ride, I don't want anything to do with it. So I wind up wearing the same (still merino) base layers on the bike that I wear hiking and kayaking, and then using cargo pants or panniers for my pocket needs.
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I've got one of those. It's really really nice, looks good, and does the job. Really can't complain for the $$$. It's more of a mid-weight sweater than a jersey, BTW.
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Mine arrived yesterday, pretty quick! Very well made, feels nice. It is definitely more mid-weight as nikwax mentioned. Nice and long too, it'll be a great layer when colder weather comes around again. Well worth the cost IMHO, no complaints. Thanks again OP for the heads up!
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Good reviews so far, so I went ahead and ordered one. Luckily I wear XL.
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Looks too warm for Florida weather, but it's a nice price.
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That's the thing about Merino wool- when it's cold it keeps you warm but when it's warm it breathes and keeps you cool. I have a short sleeve Merino jersey and it is easily the most versatile piece of cycling wear I own, except for possibly my Canari windbreaker.
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No thanks. I enjoy looking like a futuristic traffic cone.
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too bad only xl size. Looks like it fits like a Mr Rogers sweater, not a jersey.
maybe the woman's will fit...
Yea, I'd have gotten it if they had a L for winter use. Who cares what it looks like, it looks reasonably warm. XL wouldn't even fit under my jacket though.
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Sold Out.

Ordered mine in time, 21 were remaining.
If I had Popeye's forearms, it'd be a perfect fit....otherwise an excellent addition to my merino collection.
My wife said I should order a few more after I modeled it for her. (But I prefer Goodwill, SA, Savers, etc.: found another sleek 100% merino y-day for $8.)
Since I paid so much for the Cutter, this'll be more for off-the-bike use....I don't mind my $5-$10 woolies getting abused nearly as much.



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Looks too warm for Florida weather, but it's a nice price.
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That's the thing about Merino wool- when it's cold it keeps you warm but when it's warm it breathes and keeps you cool. I have a short sleeve Merino jersey and it is easily the most versatile piece of cycling wear I own, except for possibly my Canari windbreaker.
Doohickie is 100 % right. I wear merino shirts for strenuous mountain hikes in July and August. Merino pulls sweat away from your skin like a bone-dry sponge, and is probably more comfortable than cotton ( or any poly! ) when it's hot.
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I got one and love it. rode with it for the first time today. yes the XL sleeves are little long but all that means is that they cover my hands when pulled out fully - keeps me warmer if anything.

i like that it's long in the back - covers my butt
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Got one. It's an awesome sweater. I liked the site, too. I'll have to remember to keep an eye on it for cheap athletic gear. Thanks OP.
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I meant to post up... mine came in, too and it is just perfect. Love it.
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Had an unexpectedly cool morning, 40*F, and tried out the new jersey. A bit warm, worn under a light windbreaker, but it breathes enough that I didn't overheat. Best described as "toasty." This is a good jersey/jacket/sweater/whatever.
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I got one and love it. rode with it for the first time today. yes the XL sleeves are little long but all that means is that they cover my hands when pulled out fully - keeps me warmer if anything.

i like that it's long in the back - covers my butt
If it has orang-utan arms, try folding the sleeves back at the wrists?
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I just let them bunch up. I love the fact that when I'm stretched out over the bike, the sleeves are long enough to overlap gloves. That's gonna be awesome next winter. I'm 6'-2" and am not used to having sleeves that are more than long enough.
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I bought one based on this thread, and have worn it twice (including this morning's commute at 39* when I left the house). It's long in the torso and the arms, but it fits me great for its purpose.

When I ordered mine (I think it was 4/9?) it said 1 left. Thanks for the heads-up!
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