Cheers, a good price anyway so happy to experiement.
I thought it’d be a pain but it really isn’t: I now keep all my woolens in zipped bags in my drawers. Better safe than sorry. It’s a tad American Psycho, but…
Anyone got a lead on merino t-shirts. Standard t-shirt cut but not cotton?
it is active fit, so maybe go size up...
Primino is very good
Decathlon make some in a regular fit, not 100% merino but harder wearing and dry a bit faster. I've got a couple and they are lasting well.
Finisterre, Howies and Rapha are my usual go to brands for high quality merino.
Alpkit sale feature on merino today.
Any suggestions for decent merino polos? My current crop are getting a bit threadbare. Preferably 100% merino (or a small amount of elasthane in a blend) rather than a polyester blend, which rules out e.g. current Rapha.
I don't have any of their polos, but my Isobaa Ts are rather nice and their polos are 100% merino.
Icebreaker, 4 years on mine (have 2) and still going strong.
Think they've got a sale on atm actually.
Howies or Shackleton?
Ta - I see SportPursuit have some, so may take a punt on that. I also remembered that I have an EDZ merino polo somewhere, and they still seem to be making them as well.
@miro_o hey wha happen?
My DHB Merino arm and legwarmers will need replacing before the weather turns.
I have had problems with the silicone grippers eating my skin when sweating, so if anything else exists I would be keen.
Would otherwise order same and be done with it.
I think the On One / planet X ones don't have any grippers - someone else can maybe confirm.
The amount of use I have gotten out of my 5 quid Planet X merino arm warmers is insane. Doubt I have any bike kit that’s even close to that level of value per km.
I’ve some Defeet merino knee warmers that are 12-13 years old and are still perfect condition despite being one of my most used bits of kit. Quality merino has huge longevity.
I was dissing the Howies LS merino, I went in-depth, ran out of time and then thought it better to write nothing-at-all if I’m not going to edit it to read accurately. Some days I feel more dyslexic than others :D
Basically ... Howies LS merino is bullshit for cycling IME.
Planet-x seem to be out of Merino base layers, anyone got a link to an alternative at similar price point? Mine have been eaten by moths which I thought was as likely as having my arm broken by a swan.
Distance buying - anyone recommend an online retailer that gives exact measurements of their garments? I'm thinking armpit to armpit, length from collar to base, and arm length. I'm trying to avoid doing the old buy a small, medium and large and having to send two or more of them back. Would normally go and hit a Cotswold shop and try a load on, but can't do that at the moment.
Looking for a long sleeve merino wool base layer basically. Got a cheapy poly one from Mountain Warehouse but it's gone bobbly and it's soooo sweaty.
These guys only give a range but seem very open to giving exact measurements if you contact them. Quality is very good (especially like their https://www.merinocountry.com/products/merino-alpaca-health-sock, made in Australia too.
When I rule the world, like the bond supervillain I am meant to be, the primary clothes measurement will be shoulder width, expressed in millimeters. Secondary measurements would be arm length, and thirdly the length from shoulder seam to hem. The photos would tell the rest, i.e. slim fit or loose fit.
And shoes should be sold in millimeters of inner space, heel to toe.
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