Cinzano Vintage Merino Wool Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
Vintage Cinzano Short Sleeve Wool Jersey
• T-Shirt cut
• Short zip
• 3 rear pockets
• Merino Wool
A replica of the magnificent Cinzano jersey produced in merino wool and acrylic for a durable and easy care. The product is as always “pure made in Italy” and handcrafted.
Join Team Cinzano! Become part of the unique Italian professional team that competed during the 70’s and 80’s! Made famous in the 1979 Oscar-awarded film “Breaking Away”, thanks to exclusive licensing between Pella and Cinzano, you can wear this historic ensemble today. The rare vintage cycling jersey will take you back in time to experience some of the best memories this sport produces.
Men / Women: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Child: 01, 02, 03
Merino wool is commonly used in high-end, performance athletic wear. Typically meant for use in running, hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling, and in other types of outdoor aerobic exercise, merino wool generally commands a premium over synthetic fabrics.
Several properties contribute to merino wools’ popularity in sports clothing.
Merino is excellent at regulating body temperature, especially when worn against the skin. The wool provides insulation, while still reaming breathable. It draws moisture (sweat) away from the skin, a phenomenon known as wicking. The fabric is slightly moisture repellent (keratin fibers are hydrophobic at one end and hydrophilic at the other), allowing the user to avoid the feeling sweaty.
Like cotton, wool absorbs water (up to 1/3 its weight), but, unlike cotton, wool retains warmth when wet, thus helping wearers avoid hypothermia after strenuous workouts (climbs) or weather events.
Like most wools, merino contains lanolin, which exhibits antibacterial properties. Merino is one of the softest types of wool available, due the finer wool strands.
Merino has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio compared to other wools, in part because the smaller fibers have microscopic strands of dead air, trapping body heat similar to the way a sleeping bag warms its occupant.