42x16ss wrote:King Boonen wrote:Tricycle Rider wrote:I think it's a nice jersey, but is it a pain to take care of in terms of laundering? (I'm thinking of my grandma's old, knitted wool sweaters - you had to hand wash them and then lay them out on a towel and shape them to air-dry, about a week later they would actually be dry. Heh.)King Boonen wrote:
Tricycle Rider, wool has a surprisingly wide temperature range, quoted at 10-27 Celsius for that jersey single layered. I've never ridden in temperatures that high but it is certainly fine in the low 20's.
Hats off to what sounds like a hell of a workout on a fixie, nonetheless.
Haven't washed it yet but I have washed other wool jerseys on a delicate cold wash and they have come out ok so I think it should be fine. I went for a a more relaxed fit so at worst it'll turn it into a race fit jersey...
Cheers, was great fun!
Surely that would itch? I've never had a true wool jersey, here in Aus there would be about 6-8 weeks at most where you could wear it
Surprisingly not and wool usually does irritate me. You can get merino wool baselayers cheap, I highly recommend you try at least one. I was sat in 23 degrees Celsius with no wind yesterday and it felt fine. I'd say I'd have the baselayer off you if you didn't like it and we were the same size so you can try one, postage might be a bit much though...