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Old 04-06-11, 10:43 AM
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ExOfficio tshirt vs bike jersey?

Anyone uses the very light ExOfficio tshirts for commuting?
They cost just about the same as a basic bike jersey....
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Old 04-06-11, 10:56 AM
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I generally save the jerseys for group rides or when I think the pockets would come in handy. Otherwise I wear various other shirts made of a wicking fabric.

Those look like they would be great for camping though.
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Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
I generally save the jerseys for group rides or when I think the pockets would come in handy. Otherwise I wear various other shirts made of a wicking fabric.

Those look like they would be great for camping though.
Great for cruise vacations too )
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I don't wear bike jerseys. But tee shirts ( long and short sleeve ) made of wool are fantastic on and off the bike. They wick so beautifully that I don't need to change when I get to work.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I don't wear bike jerseys. But tee shirts ( long and short sleeve ) made of wool are fantastic on and off the bike. They wick so beautifully that I don't need to change when I get to work.
what brand? smartwool?
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I don't know about ExOffico shirts but I got a couple of pairs of their shorts that are great for hiking or even just knocking around in the summer. Lightweight and comfy enough to fall asleep in.
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Details about the wool tshirts please.

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Originally Posted by wernst View Post
Details about the wool tshirts please.

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I buy these whenever I see them on sale for 50% off or more: http://www.icebreaker.com/site/icebr...mb_value=Black
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Originally Posted by truman View Post
I buy these whenever I see them on sale for 50% off or more: http://www.icebreaker.com/site/icebr...mb_value=Black
So they are OK in summer time as well?

Where do you buy them at 50%? Same site?

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Originally Posted by Veik View Post
what brand? smartwool?
I don't care which brand ... or I guess you could say "sheep" is the brand I prefer for base layers. ( Goats make better mid layers, though. ) A merino base layer should be about 100 to 150 grams per mm^2, and the wool fibers should be 17.5 microns* or smaller. Whoever can do this at a reasonable price, I'll buy from when I need one. I have a lot of Stoic wool tees, because they've been on sale a lot; I love each of them.

* At 17.5 microns and smaller, your skin can't feel the wool follicles as itchy or scratchy. As the follicles get bigger, though, the fabric feels rougher.
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Originally Posted by Veik View Post
So they are OK in summer time as well?
Yep. In August last year, during those sweltering first two weeks, I wore a long-sleeved wool tee shirt / base layer on a hike to Cascade Pass and back, which is about 8 miles and 2,000 vertical feet of ascent.

Wool pulls sweat away from your skin like a greedy sponge. Even in the summer, it feels wonderful. But this is another reason why you want thin base layers. Around 100 g/mm^2 is perfect; it adds almost no insulation, so it doesn't make you warm, just makes you not feel clammy. ( Plus, merino isn't all that warm. I've read that sheep wool is 1/8 as warm, per weight, as goat wool? )
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Excellent information, thank you!

I wonder if Stoic makes men's version.
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Originally Posted by Veik View Post
So they are OK in summer time as well?

Where do you buy them at 50%? Same site?

Thanks
I keep an eye on http://www.gearattack.com/ and geartrade.com, as well as REI outlet, etcetera. Last purchase, I bought 3 at @$35.00 apiece. I wear one just about every commute until the temps are in the mid/upper 80's, then I switch to a wicking poly fabric.

On my cross country tour last year, I took one merino tee, one merino longsleeve baselayer, one Champion duo-dry muscle shirt and a USMC jersey. Except on cold days, I wore the tee or the jersey while riding, the same tee the rest of the time and the muscle shirt while I did laundry. The baselayer was worn on cold days/nights.
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Originally Posted by Veik View Post
I wonder if Stoic makes men's version.
Yep. I love all of mine. But they're not on sale right now. They tend to mark old ones down a lot, so I'm not sure I'd pay full price. It isn't a bad deal, mind you; I just think patience might get you a better deal.



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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I don't care which brand ... or I guess you could say "sheep" is the brand I prefer for base layers. ( Goats make better mid layers, though. ) A merino base layer should be about 100 to 150 grams per mm^2, and the wool fibers should be 17.5 microns* or smaller. Whoever can do this at a reasonable price, I'll buy from when I need one. I have a lot of Stoic wool tees, because they've been on sale a lot; I love each of them.

* At 17.5 microns and smaller, your skin can't feel the wool follicles as itchy or scratchy. As the follicles get bigger, though, the fabric feels rougher.
Is the Stoic 100% wool? That's a great price for a wool tee.

I have one long-sleeved base layer that is only 20% wool, but even at that it's my most comfortable base layer and stinking is minimal.
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