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Do wool jerseys get itchy when you sweat?(8 posts)

Do wool jerseys get itchy when you sweat?Spinchick
Sep 6, 2001 10:48 AM
Now that it's getting cooler, I'm thinking about warmer clothes. I find wool normally to be itchy. Is it the same with the cycling jerseys?
Not good ones. Wool makes great undergarmets too.MB1
Sep 6, 2001 11:15 AM
The Rivendell Bicycles http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/ website has some nice info on wool. We ride year round the correct clothing really helps. Gortex cycling jackets, booties, gloves, tights and something to cover your head. For really good and inspiring information go to the Icebiker site. http://www.enteract.com/~icebike/index.html
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out, butSpinchick
Sep 6, 2001 11:21 AM
wool underwear???
I thought that was the basis of your Llama love.MB1
Sep 6, 2001 11:37 AM
I guess you didn't grow up where it was cold. I could tell you stories (we moved from Pago Pago to Waikiki when I was 7, I nearly died from those cold Hawaiian summer mornings).

Just think about this-Superwool makes the best socks and what part of your body is more sensitive than the bottom of your feet? (Please don't answer that in detail).

The important thing about wool is to get good quality. The cheap stuff approaches hair quality and a "Hair Shirt" has always been the standard for uncomfortable garments.

Wool will also last a very long time if cared for making the initial high cost for good wool more justifiable. BTW I hope like I am not always coming across as a tightwad, lately I just been paying attention to value.
Good in hot weather or just for cold?chris zeller
Sep 6, 2001 11:38 AM
I looked at the site. It seems to say that these are for hot as well as cold weather. Can't imagine that wool would be comfortable in the heat? Never worn one. Any experience?
WWW=wool wicks wonderfully. Thin wool for the summer. nmMB1
Sep 6, 2001 11:46 AM
you might be allergic toomoschika
Sep 6, 2001 2:59 PM
i can't wear anything with any amount of wool. i start to itch right away and may even get a little rash where my skin came in contact with it.
thank god for synthetics or i would have died in the first cold.
re: Do wool jerseys get itchy when you sweat?Me Dot Org
Sep 6, 2001 8:09 PM
Hard to find now, but the best wool jersey (IMHO) is Swobo. Swobo was sort of the Ben and Jerry's of bicycle clothing, a company run by guys with more heart than business sense. They managed to go out of business while making the finest wool jerseys around.

Their wool is so fine it almost feels like cotton (made in New Zealand). Perfect for fall rides. Ride with a pair of arm warmers and you can be comfortable over a wide range of temperatures.

Very hard to find on line now. Spokesman in Santa Cruz had some ( http://spokesmanbicycles.com/ )

...I'm not sure, but I think some other stores may have had Women's Jerseys - check around...