Monday, 11 February 2013

The Vulpine Merino Jersey

Bicycle heroes and villains, MAMILs and froggers, messengers and roadies, lone wolves and righteous cyclists, yes everyone who loves their bicycle should now rejoice because I give you a cycling brand which offers simplicity and style without a spec of lycra to be seen! Yes, lycra  has been replaced with cosy, merino wool from New Zealand's finest sheep. Unflattering figure hugging apparel have been relegated in favour of classic, modern style and it's brought to you by the wonders of Vulpine.

Specifically I'm talking about some hydrophilic, antibacterial sheep action going on in the form of the VULPINE MERINO BUTTON JERSEY!

So here we are, the first piece of cycle apparel I have ever worn. Voted by Road CC as 'Women's garment of 2012', the button jersey sure is sleek with its modern shape offering hint of 60's charm.  I have been sporting this gem of a jersey through the cold, snowy commutes and the drizzly January rain and it is is proving to be wonderfully snug. Claiming to be exceptionally odour proof, I thought I'd put this antibacterial fabric through it's paces and wear it on one of my runs. Indeed there was not a whiff of a pong afterwards! (Please bear in mind that I am like the Queen and of course don't perspire).

Not only does it looks stylish and can go with many items in my wardrobe, but it also has a supercool pocket on the lower back which is a perfect size for a bag of my favourite Haribo Starmix sweets! The silicon waist gripper stops the jersey riding up and exposing the bits of flesh which rather look better hidden.

It's incredibly soft and comfortable to ride in and looks great teamed with a pair of jeans. Being available in either blue or black, I'm impressed that it doesn't come in any vomit-inducing, tacky colours  which the cycling world is strangely fond of. This is a garment which will will work all year round layered up in the winter, or teamed with some nice shorts in the summer. Indeed I am very much looking forward to what Vulpine will offer female cyclists in the future.

Social media wizards, Nick Hussey and Velo-City-Chic's, Jools Walker are the ultimate Twitter tag team and have worked hard promoting the Vulpine brand. If you haven't heard of them then pedal a little bit faster folks! Or pop along to one of the cycling fetes they are so good at organising (next one is in Manchester this weekend, 16th & 17th Feb).

This garment gets the Help! My Chain Came Off salute, well done Vulpine!


anniebikes said...

Oh my gosh,, from the front the style is spot on. But from the back, ugh, I have to admit it looks like a typical cycling jersey, which I very much dislike for the extra pockets/ layers of fabric. Long ago I gave up wearing cycling specific jerseys because I sweat like the dickens back there where multiple layers of fabric are strategically placed. But that's probably just me. I do, however, like wool or cotton t-shirts for odor control. Lycra lends itself to such a stink!

The shirt is very becoming on you.

Jemma said...

I don't mind the pockets, but then again I think this is the first time I have ever experienced pockets on a top so it's a bit of a novelty for me :-)

It's the first time I have ever worn merino wool and I'm in love with the stuff! I'm looking forward to wearing it next time I go on a mega big bike ride!x

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