Merino Wool Underwear

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby Mick F » 9 Dec 2015, 8:06pm

Possum:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_br ... ew_Zealand
According to Wiki, there are only 30 million of them in NZ.

Less than half?
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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby al_yrpal » 9 Dec 2015, 9:13pm

70 million was what they told us when I was there in April. They may have been exagerating, but its still a lot of possums in a country of only 4 1/2 million people. I like their style using a natural resource. :lol:
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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby Paulatic » 24 Aug 2020, 6:27pm

*****Thread resurrection*****

Just over 6 months ago I bought 2 pairs of merino short type underwear with the purpose of cycling in them and a great weight saving over carrying padded shorts when touring.
They’ve been successful and I’ve not once worn padded shorts this year. Including 4 consecutive days recently.
However I’ve just seen two little holes appearing at the main contact point after only 6 months it’s a little disappointing.
Are there any recommendations for cycle suitable hard wearing underwear or maybe would a Merino blend be better?
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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby simonineaston » 24 Aug 2020, 6:54pm

They pop up at Aldi fairly regularly and are pretty good for the prices they go for. I don't think they super-warm, but they well-made & cosy.
EDIT: just been round my local Aldi and have to report that the outdoor goodies have largely been usurped by the Back To School gubbins... let's hope they open! :?
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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby mumbojumbo » 24 Aug 2020, 7:57pm

I get small sweaters at Charity Shops to wear next to skin,and larger ones for layering for insulation.Usually £3-5 but look for holes as delicate.

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby Mike_Ayling » 25 Aug 2020, 8:48am

al_yrpal wrote:I have a Merino Beanie that I bought in NZ . It cost £40, which sounds crazy, but its sooo good, sooo warm and it even resists wind! Its actually 40% Meino Wool, 40% Possum fur and 20% silk. Someone mistakenly introduced Possums into NZ and now there is 70 million of them - they are a pest whose fur the Kiwis are making into clothing. A jumper in this material costs £200 upwards. If you want something special treat yourself, you will not regret it.

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Possum blend socks are great too!

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Aug 2020, 9:08am

Worth a read and potentially asking the question re the wool production if you too are concerned:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulesing# ... ts%20flies.

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby merseymouth » 25 Aug 2020, 9:12am

Morning, Just one point - Do they sag like the old woolen cycle shorts did when they got wet? In a good downpour you'd have to watch that they didn't
sag into the chain-rings! :lol: :lol: :lol: MM

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby PH » 28 Aug 2020, 11:52pm

Paulatic wrote:*****Thread resurrection*****

Just over 6 months ago I bought 2 pairs of merino short type underwear with the purpose of cycling in them and a great weight saving over carrying padded shorts when touring.
They’ve been successful and I’ve not once worn padded shorts this year. Including 4 consecutive days recently.
However I’ve just seen two little holes appearing at the main contact point after only 6 months it’s a little disappointing.
Are there any recommendations for cycle suitable hard wearing underwear or maybe would a Merino blend be better?

I'm currently trying the heavily promoted Step One boxers, bamboo viscose (I understand the fact it comes from bamboo is almost irrelevant) with Lycra panels. Not done enough riding in them yet to have made my mind up, longest day today at around 40 miles, but it was all in short sections so not a good test. if the weather is OK, I'm hoping to try them on a longer ride midweek. There's a 30 day money back trial period, so you could always try them for yourself.
https://uk.stepone.life/pages/the-product

My last tour long enough to do laundry was a couple of years ago, I used rowing shorts, the sort like cycling shorts without the padding, worked well for me.

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby Paulatic » 29 Aug 2020, 7:49am

Thanks PH I hadn’t come across those in my search.
I’ve just ordered something probably similar to the rowing shorts arriving today.
I’ll be interested, as I’m sure others will, on an update as to how the step one are performing in 6 months time. They aren’t expensive if they last.
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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby mumbojumbo » 11 Sep 2020, 7:19am

Have been itching to make a funny remark but have dried up.

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear

Postby merseymouth » 11 Sep 2020, 8:19am

Hi there, Only one thing to bear in mind - To clean them you have to use a large "Baaaaaa" of soap! Might get fleeced by the price :roll: . MM