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Old 01-19-13, 01:55 PM   #1
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Which wool? 100%, or blend?

People say they wear wool, but don't mention the %-age.

I don't want to buy wool with a nylon blend or something that may leave me sweating on the bike.
Was wondering what blend, or no blend, is best to use.
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Old 01-19-13, 06:08 PM   #2
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People say they wear wool, but don't mention the %-age.

I don't want to buy wool with a nylon blend or something that may leave me sweating on the bike.
Was wondering what blend, or no blend, is best to use.
Merlino wool I think is from New Zeland. But I buy from Kucharic, the base layer. http://www.kucharik.com/
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Old 01-19-13, 06:25 PM   #3
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100% Merino wool.
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100% Merino wool.
This is what I wear, too...but to be honest, I'm not sure I can tell a difference when there's a little something else in there.
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A small amount of synthetic fibers can help stabilize and retain the shape of wool garments without affecting other properties of the fabric. Either way, fabric type won't prevent you from sweating on the bike. Wicking fabrics move the moisture from the skin, which can help keep you more comfortable.
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Merino comes in different grades; for base layer you need superfine grade. 100% wool is best for the finest grades. Lower grades of wool need some reinforcement from synthetics.
A plain T shirt style is good for winter.
My first merino T was made from lots of panels stitched together, it wore out at the heavy seams.
My current T shirts are thin, stretchy, flat seamed and have lasted about 4 years of heavy use. They are NZ made and easy to care for.
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