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Swobo 753 Jersey - Short-Sleeve - Men's - 2010 BCS
Do not mistake Swobo's 753 Short-Sleeve Jersey for your average, wimpy merino wool top. A steady Hans-and-Franz exercise regimen and diet of gun powder and wrought iron keep the New Zealand merino sheep in top shape and their wool tougher wool of the steel variety.
- Merino 753 wool is lightweight, wicks moisture, retains warmth when wet, and fights odor
- Full-length zip for maximum ventilation
- Flatlock seams reduce irritation
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September 5, 2011
Got this on BT for a very good price, and while I haven't used it on the bike yet, I wanted to give my initial impressions on fit and finish. I can't say anything about the performance yet, but the fit is very slim. It's better "tailored" than other tight jerseys though. The arms don't bind, and the fabric doesn't bunch up in the stomach when you bend over. Perhaps it's the 77% wool content - as with high quality wool dress slacks, which are judged by the way they "drape," this jersey conforms to the body quite well.
I got the silver jersey, hoping it would be white based on the pictures, but in fact it's neither silver nor white. It's really grey. Not the most attractive color, but not terrible.
August 22, 2011
I wore mine for the first time, quite pleased with fit and quality. Was riding trails on my cross bike and the sleeve caught on a branch. I know it could happen to any jersey, but the weave of this fabric seems to be easily snagged and seems to want to unravel when it gets pulled. I'll try another one if I can get it on bonktown, but these jerseys will only be for road from now on.
July 28, 2011
No flashy graphics, boring colors, and... I love it. It's all about superior function, like the Smartwool Ph D socks. I have 11 road bike jerseys from 5 other companies, 100% synthetic and beautiful colors that I like a lot, but this odd blend of merino 77% and synthetic is far and away my best hot weather jersey. 98F today, humid, and with close fitting synthetic road jerseys, no matter how breathable they are, they still feel like plastic next to my skin. This merino jersey feels good, and way better than the others when I'm sweating. It is by far the most breathable of them all. It has the most progressive stretch and doesn't snag as easily as the synthetics. I am 200 lb, 44" chest, long torso and the L fits well for a snug fitting jersey. Would not fit if I was the least bit bigger in the chest. I recommend silver (really a light grey with dark red stitching and zipper) as it goes with any color and reflects more heat than the darker green. Swobo- please give this fabric some great colors/graphics and you would sell 10 billion of them.
June 30, 2011
Got this in the mail today, and I'm super disappointed. The construction seems pretty decent and the fabric weave looks nice and airy, but there are a couple of significant problems and I doubt this will ever get road tested. First off, the specs say it is Merino wool with no mention of any other material, but the tag clearly says "77% Merino Wool, 23% Polyester". I wish this had been mentioned in the specs, as I had thought I was paying for a full merino layer. Second, the sizing is off. I fit squarely in the medium category according to the sizing chart, and I'm definitely not averse to fitted clothing (especially for cycling), but this was just too tight. I could barely zip it up through the midsection, and I wear a 32 pant and have <8% body fat. Definitely size up, and I would probably avoid this altogether if you have even a little bit of extra bagge around the waist.