Our merino cycling jersey has literally been through the mill and back again, ridden throughout the Winter and Summer here and two tours (including the occasional involuntary dismount into thorny bushes) in the hills and heat of southern Spain.
So far it has more than lived up to our goal to produce something that is super comfortable to wear whatever the conditions. The design of the jersey has been influenced by body mapping research with key areas constructed to include breathable mesh panels in sweatier areas underarms and back. The only way to make this was with seamless circular knit technology. Luckily for us we found a UK based manufacturer who had the specialist machines capable of knitting yarn into a single continuous tube shape. This meant we could make body panels in one piece, without the need for any seams.
The circular knitting machines are also capable of varying patterns in the fabric as they knit too. This allowed us to create a jersey that had different weaves on the same panel and is precisely tailored to match specific parts of the body. Manufactured in fine gauge merino, our first jersey is a short sleeve version and we are currently testing a long sleeve one. Just need the cold weather now to give it a proper test!