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December2018 - Why Fe226 cycling jerseys are made of Merino


You think merino wool is the stuff of winter jumpers? Better think again!

Are you wondering why our cycling jerseys are made of 100% superfine Merino? We’d love to tell you why.


Fe226 wants to offer you the best performance and the highest speed on race day. This is why we re-thought and developed the tri suit and offered our AeroForce Suits that will help to unleash your inner beast. In training you should also be supported with the best equipment you can get. Being aero is nothing that counts in training, although a tight jersey might make you look like a professional cyclist. We, however, rather see you wearing a natural and truly comfortable product that supports your body while you are doing your best to get in an even better shape.

That is why we make all of our all year round cycling jerseys with Merino wool.

Merino wool is the remarkable result of millions of years of evolution. It is rich in natural properties that inspire not only us but also some of the world's leading clothing designers in fashion and sports. And its unique benefits flow through to the luxuriously soft and stylish clothing crafted from it. The Fe226 DryRide Bike Jersey is from 100% superfine merino which is:

Breathable - Merino fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air. So Merino wool clothing is extremely breathable and less prone to clamminess

Warm and cool - In contrast to synthetics, Merino is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot.

Static resistant - Because Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour, it tends not to create static electricity, helping it to drape beautifully and be less likely to cling uncomfortably to your body than other fabrics

Odour resistant - In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour which means less sweat on your body. Merino wool even absorbs the odours from sweat, which are then released during washing. You don’t have to wash it after every ride which is much better for your environment as well.

Stain resistant - Merino fibres have a natural protective outer layer that prevents stains from being absorbed. And because Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint.

Anti-wrinkle - At microscopic level, each Merino fibre is like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent. This gives Merino garments a natural resistance to wrinkles.

UV protection - Merino wool is much better at protecting you from UV radiation than most synthetics and cotton. So the whole family will be safer wearing it on sunny days.

Natural - Merino wool is grown year-round by Australia's 70 million Merino sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

Biodegradable - When Merino fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.

Doesn‘t that sound amazing? Agreed. But as soon as you tried it once you might rarely want to wear synthetics again if it‘s not raceday. Merino is so smooth and comfy, it’s slightly better than a second skin. Give it a try!

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