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Merino Wool Jerseys

Old 08-26-21, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kanon25
Just find a tight fitting wool t-shirt in hiking section of an outdoor goods shop. For example Icebreaker or Houdini. But most of the retailers will have an own-brand thatís cheaper, probably 75% woool + 25 % Lycra at half the price of those big brands and probably a fifth of the price of an over engineered "wool cycling jersey" that usually includes zippers and vents that you donít need - wool breathes well and is a wonder material.
Agree, for the most part... except that the wool hiking T's usually aren't long enough, at least for me. Tall/thin means a T that fits tight ends up being too short*! And I've become used to the back pockets of 'cycling' jerseys. But at the same time, the 'regular' merino T's I have really are perfectly fine for biking- and I can also just wear 'em as a 'regular' T, which I can't with a bike jersey!

*edit- Though who am I fooling- I don't compete and it ain't really like a little bit of flapping T-shirt makes a bit of different on any of my rides....!
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62
I would never NOT even not consider not washing a merino top when bikepacking, touring, or backpacking.
??? Quadruple negative? Would you wash? Yes or no? I'm confused.
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