Category Archives: merino
I know it’s hard to look at photos of a product online and determine its craft, or quality and thus, its worth or value. Especially with everyone and their mum doing outerwear these days. I’ve heard a lot about this brand, Café du Cycliste, but like you, I’d never seen it in person.
During my last trip to Melbourne, Malachi from Northside Wheelers had some pieces from the line in stock and it looked great. So here I am, saying that yes, indeed I believe the merino line is indeed worth the asking price.
See the full Café du Cycliste line here!
As I’m packing for Australia, I was going over some essentials and two things I always take with me are a rain jacket and a lightweight, merino pullover. When layered, the combination ensures dry, breathable warmth. I’ve been using the Faroe pullover from Mission Workshop since they first released it. It’s the best merino pullover I’ve owned in both fit and durability. Now, don’t be mistaken. A lot of people will say there are cheaper options, but those options use Chinese merino and are made overseas.
The Faroe is made from doubleknit Australian wool and is made in San Francisco, California.
Mission just received stock of the Faroe in this grey color. Pick one up at Mission Workshop and you won’t regret it.
I love the idea of a merino tie-dye tee and if I have faith that anyone can do it, it’s Outlier:
“It’s no secret that we think our pure 17.5 micron merino is a gem on its own and makes for the best damn t-shirt we’ve ever worn. So we took a little trip at the studio and hand tie-dyed a small batch of them using natural indigo to make the best damn tie-dyed shirt we’ve ever worn. Made in the Bay Area with New Zealand Fabric and hand-dyed at the Outlier Studio in Brooklyn. We hand-dyed a small batch of 30, and due to the nature of the process, each piece is unique.
A note about the dyeing process:
We took our Near White Ultrafine Merino T-Shirts, wrapped them up and immersed them in natural indigo dye. When the shirts are removed, the indigo oxidizes creating a permanent bond with the merino fibers. The shirts are then treated with a dye fixative, then washed with a special detergent to remove any extraneous particles and finally hung to dry in a sunny corner of our studio. Since they’re hand dyed, there will be variation in each of the patterns.”
If I could roll around in head to toe merino wool every day, I would. Well, maybe not pants, but still. The fabric is very addicting. Cedar Cycling’s new and improved merino tees and blended tees hit their shop today. I hear that real men wear pink…
We still have some stock in the PiNP x Cedar jerseys, too. So head to the PiNP Web Shop to scoop!
Since most of my products usually sell out within minutes, I made sure Cedar Cycling made enough of our collaboration Merino Jersey. We still have stock and after a lot of demand, are taking wholesale orders for shops.
Contact Neil at Cedar Cycling directly for wholesale or pick up one of these rad jerseys in the PiNP Web Shop. Everyone has been incredibly supportive and most importantly, very impressed with these!
Today, Mission Workshop launched their new merino wool hoodie, the Torre:
“The Torre is a classic casual hoodie made with a unique 380 Gram, 18.9 Micron New Zealand Merino wool reinforced with core filalment Lycra. Developed exclusively for Mission Workshop, this fabric results in an exceptionally durable garment that will be a staple for years to come.
Additional details include classic single welt handwaramer pockets, YKK zipper, a semi fitted hood and two concealed zippered pockets.
Made in San Francisco, California.”
Check out more at Mission Workshop.
Photo by Emiliano Granado
Complete your Outlier wardrobe with the new Megafine Merino socks:
“Built with 15.5 micron merino, the Outlier Megafine Merino Sock is likely the finest sock you’ll ever step into. Beautifully soft, breathable and temperature regulating, this high grade of merino is the best natural performance material we’ve sourced. It’s the equivalent of Super 160s wool, virtually unheard of outside of the world’s most luxurious suiting.
The Outlier Megafine Merino Sock, gentle yet tough, a dream on your feet. Available now on the Outlier Webshop in Black for $24.”
Cadence has a new Merino Wool Cycling Cap to keep your head warm this winter. You can never go wrong with Merino!