Category Archives: merino
Fall is my favorite riding season, particularly because of the apparel offerings and layering options. There’s nothing like climbing for hours, stripping layers to descend in the brisk, chilly air wearing a favorite jacket.
With each year’s season change come new offerings from brands, one of which I’ve been really enjoying is Café du Cycliste. They just launched their fall / winter 2014 lookbook and it’s looking great.
See the 2014 Fall / Winter Lookbook at Café du Cycliste and their entire line at their web shop.
Also, see a few more photos below.
This ain’t your boyfriend’s tank top. This is a tailored garment, made from the finest merino wool and sewn in New York City. Outlier needs no introduction, but their women’s clothing does. Head over to Outlier to check out the latest garments.
It’s spring and when I go camping, I’m always bringing Outlier’s clothes with me!
These new Cedar Cycling standard short and long sleeve jerseys look amazing. I’m way into the color choices too. Stoked to see the women and men’s line taking off for this brand. Scoop up some Made in the USA goodness at Cedar Cycling today and check out more photos below.
Here’s a new company trying to bust into the made in the USA merino apparel scene. It’s a Kickstarter but if this brand makes it, I’ll be buying some gear. Now just make a crew neck!
Cedar Cycling is having a huge sale on all their made in the USA merino cycling apparel. This includes all jerseys! For $105 you can have your pick with free shipping. Not bad at all, especially for the ladies who want to snag one of those killer women’s jerseys.
Swoop at Cedar Cycling!
… Just so happens to be the simplest one and this time, it comes in an array of colors. Ultrafine merino wool, sewed in NYC and designed by Outlier.
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!