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Merino Wool T-shirts anyone?
I finally broke down and bought an Icebreaker merino wool T-shirt (short sleeved).
I've got a collection of old "technical" t-shirts/jerseys for summer riding, ranging from a nearly decade old Gore Bike Wear polo shirt to a no-brand cheap shirt from last summer. They all stink. Some of them are decent right out of the washing machine, but even those will stink after first use. I'm thinking they'd have to be washed in gasoline to get the stink off.
So I thought I'll give merino wool a go, as I have relied on wool for a long time in winter clothing. Locally pickings were slim, lots more in the 'net of course, but I wanted to try the shirt on before buying. Amusing little detail about Icebreaker is, they have a "BAACODE" in each product that identifies four NZ wool stations that provided the wool for the batch your shirt was made of.
If this works out, I'm going to need at least a couple more. I've already checked out Rapha in UK - expensive but presumably very high quality. Some of their designs are also very understated, casual looking, which I prefer. Where do you buy yours?