Chapeau! Etape LS Merino Jersey Review

Chapeau! Etape LS Merino jersey

What they say: A high-performance, natural-fiber jersey that offers a more relaxed fit for those days when you want a riding, not racing, look.

What we say: Sportwool offers a great, natural-fiber alternative for cycling jerseys, providing good warmth, even when wet, and is quick to dry if you get caught in a shower.

The extra-fine Merino wool blend comes in five sizes and is a nicely regular cycling cut, ideal if you’re looking for a slightly more casual cut that doesn’t particularly compromise speed. Three rear pockets are spacious enough, while the middle one has a zipped security compartment featuring a water-resistant fabric to help keep precious things dry. A silicon gripper across the jersey’s hem helps to hold it firmly in place.

Conclusion: An attractive alternative to the man-made selection that loses little in performance.

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