The world of MUSA jerseys is surprisingly small for the US being the textile powerhouse it used to be. ANTHM is looking to change that with their made in Portland Merino Wool and Polyester blend jerseys for men and women. Their designs are minimal, with no loud branding or extra flair, perfect for the minimalist who wants functionality over flashy fashion. They make a short sleeve and long sleeve jersey for men and women at a price point akin to synthetic jerseys. Head on over to ANTHM Collective to check out their offerings.
Just because warmer months are coming, doesn’t mean you can’t use merino jerseys. The Cascada Venture Jersey utilizes a blend to keep you cool on warmer rides, while still benefiting from the comfort, fit, feel, and versatility of merino wool. Merino reacts to body temperature changes, absorbs and transfers excess moisture away, protects against UV radiation, is naturally antibacterial and odor resistant, is soft, hypoallergenic and does not cause itching. Available in Olive, Mustard, and Clay and in stock now at Cascada.
What a winter it’s been! It certainly caught me off guard, scrambling through my apparel drawers looking for ways to keep my extremities warm. One staple in anyone’s winter wardrobe are merino caps like the latest from Ornot. It even comes in OD green… See more at Ornot.
If you’re looking at options for winter riding gear, check out SNĒK Cycling out of Salt Lake City. Their offerings include wool caps, arm and knee warmers, as well as other cycling accessories. All of their apparel is made in the USA as well. Head over to SNĒK to check it out.
Using the same materials as their men’s longsleeve merino jerseys, Search and State designed a cut specifically for women. These cold weather pieces will fit perfectly in your current kit selection, are made in New York City and are in stock now. Check out more information at Search and State!
Search and State continue their line of merino cycling apparel with their B-1, a lightweight (because it has no sleeves, right?) baselayer meant to keep you cool in warm weather. These are made in New York City and come in one color: black. Check out more information at Search and State.
A few good merino crew necks are staples in anyone’s wardrobe. I’ve been wearing a sample of this shirt for about three years. It’s become a favorite shirt for riding, traveling and day to day wear.
The Sector is Mission Workshop’s 18.9 micron 190g/sm Australian Merino Wool crew neck and to give it an extra strong resilience, they spun nylon into the weave. Made in San Francisco and in stock now at Mission Workshop.
It’s that time of year. Time for lots of layers, specifically merino layers for on and off the bike. A piece of apparel like a merino henley will go the distance, offering you warmth and wicking whether you’re on a road ride or camping, base layers are one of the most versatile pieces in anyone’s clothing kit during these winter months.
In their pursuit of making the finest cycling apparel in the USA, Search and State has expanded their tech and lycra lineup to include a few choice merino options. The latest being this S3-Base merino base layer henley. $95, made in NYC and yes, it comes in black. See more at Search and State.
The Bosun was one of Mission’s favorite jackets and so when a relaunch was in order, they took the time for a little fine-tuning the tailoring. They updated the jacket to include a removable hood with zippered front hand warmer pockets, as well as cleaning up the fit. The new and improved Bosun Merino Jacket is constructed using 380 GSM Australian Merino wool that is spun with 2% lycra to increase stretch and durability. Wear it alone or layered with a rain jacket. Made in the USA, in limited quantities and shipping mid-February. See more at Mission Workshop.
There are a lot of misconceptions about merino wool, many of which are addressed here in this video by Patagonia, showcasing their new Merino Air™ baselayers. I’ve tried these products on and was really impressed with them. When it comes to bikepacking, camping and even travel, I usually wear as much merino as I can. It’s nice seeing the fabric pushed into a new realm…
Rocky Mountain reached out to local jersey manufacturers, Cima Coppi to create 100% merino wool short and long sleeve jerseys featuring their 1980’s throwback logo. They’re in stock now in small quantities, so hurry over to Rocky Mountain.
Merino wool by itself is one of the best materials for cycling, year round. Add modal, nylon and spandex to it and suddenly you’ve got a form fitting, durable and stretchy garment. Perfect for a base layer.
The Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayer is first and foremost that: a baselayer that stretches to your body’s contours. Yet add it to the Showers Pass jacket line and you’ll find the ventilation areas match up, allowing excess heat in areas where you sweat to be released, keeping your winter rides more comfortable. At least in your torso.
See more at Showers Pass.
Kitsbow’s made in Canada, merino wool Riding Tees are back in stock, now in new colors. Perfect for touring, MTB riding, cross riding and even off-the-bike afternoons. Mix in a set of arm warmers to keep you warm during winter dawn patrols. Merino is warm and naturally anti-microbial, so it won’t smell after a ride.
See more at Kitsbow.
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.
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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!