Soft wool. I wear three layers in the winter, a base, a wool jersey, and a shell. I found I can handle a wide range of temperatures with this combo. This is a great jersey. Alone it will let the wind blow through it, but with a shell it is super warm. I will get another one.
I have an average build but I'm not a small man nor am I skinny. I need not have worried about the size because this jersey fit like it is supposed to. Love the red color, too. My last one was not nearly as nice as this merino wool and it shrunk after a few washings. This one is outstanding.
I bought my first 2 Kucharik merino jerseys for my hubbie & me to wear on the tandem. This is one of the few men's jerseys that actually fit (it's got a little stretch to the knit). The wool is soft & comfy and nothing beats merino for feeling dry even when you're sweating. I wash & dry (on ultra-low) my jersey. There may have been a smidge of shrinking with the first washing. I live in Dallas, TX. 40 degrees is our personal cut-off. (Stop laughing you Northerners!). I wear this jersey with 2 base layers (both lightweight merino - 150 gr weight). Unless it's really windy, this is usually sufficient. Love this jersey so much, I bought 2 more this year!
Wool is such a great winter jersey material, I'm not sure why we ever got away from using it. Sure, some of the new fabrics are lighter, but unless you are racing, wool will do just fine. This was my first experience with wool after trying the other stuff, and I won't be going back. These jerseys have three features which makes them stand out to me. First, they keep me warm in a wide range of temperatures and have been comfortable. I have ridden anywhere in the mid 20's to mid 50's with no problem. When coupled with my Showers Pass Elite jacket, I stay dry and warm. I do have to open up the zippers on each to adjust for the different temperatures, but nothing that I can't deal with. Second, it wicks away sweat better then anything else. I find this a big advantage when I have to stop for any length of time. Lastly, it does not stink after after you sweat in it. Also, it's nice to support an American company that is making an great product!
I've had my wool jersey for three years and it's perfect for the winter commutes when the temperatures dip into the single digits. Since it is wool, which means it breathes, I wear it as a base layer and add a couple more layers to block the cold air. I'm 6'4, 230 and the extra large jersey fits fine. I love it so much I'm buying another as backup. While one dries, I wear the other.
Well made, good fit, great price. Just a decent lunch pail wool jersey. Perfect for winter commuting. Its got some quirks, the neck is a bit tight on me with the zipper all the way up. It hangs a bit below my jacket. The fit is relaxed, which isnt perfect, but isnt terrible.
Big, deep, reinforced pockets. Half zipper is long enough to get real airflow when you need it. Not flashy or blazoned with logo mania. The wool is good, but not as soft as my old swobos.
But, it does the job, its built to last, its generally comfortable, its wool (which is the way to go imho), and the price cant be beat.
After spending a few months researching long sleeve wool cycling jersey's online and in stores I decided to go with this Kucharik jersey. The wool is thin and comfortable. I wear a medium t-shirt and the medium Kucharik fits me perfectly. You could easily pay 2-3 times as much for another brand wool jersey. I went with the Kucharik because it was reasonably priced, fits well and the pockets are easily accessible. My only minor complaint is that it isn't available in full zip (only half zip). I'll probably order another on in a different color as well.
I've been riding bikes seriously since the days that all that was available was, all-wool. This jersey is made like they used to be! Steel bikes have a unique feel, and wool clothing is in the same vein, along with leather saddles and shoes. Some things just work, and have no need to be improved. Get them while you can.
Essential part of 3 layer riding down to 0F. Perfect on it's own for high 40's to mid 50's. I wear it for almost every morning ride.
So comfortable I forget to take it off or just wear it as a shirt. It does fit loose, but it doesn't flap in the wind. Definitely worth the money.
I purchased this jersey to wear on a tour in Great Britain, where I expected cold and rainy weather. The weather was even worse than I thought, and I wore this jersey for most of the six days of miserable weather we encountered in Scotland. It was heavy with rain or sweat (when worn under my rain shell) but kept me much warmer than I would have been in my normal technical fabric jerseys. I was only able to wash it once during those six consecutive days, but it never became smelly. When it was not raining, it kept me comfortable without the need for a top layer. Great jersey other than being heavier than what I am used to.
I really like this product. For starters sizing is true to US standards. I'm 6',180 and always wear a large tee shirt. I found large was the right size with this jersey as well. When ordering clothing manufactured by the Italian designers (e.g. Santini and Campagnolo) I always go a size larger.
I like the length of this jersey as well for cool weather. It's longer then other jersey's I own and find the large rear pockets very accessible. If you're looking for skin tight this is not the jersey for you. On the other hand if you are looking for a comfortable fit with room for an additional layer underneath this should be considered. The quality seems first rate. I ordered it in orange and found that it is a bit duller then the Campagnolo jersey I own. This is the only small complaint I have. If you want Italian styling go Campy, if you want comfort and function consider this one.
I live in Chicago and ride in a temperature range of about 35 degrees to 50 degrees in the winter. I have worn the Kucharik jersey over a base layer, and under my Gore Element Jersey during the coldest temps. The Merino wool performs as you would expect, it is warm and stays reasonably dry. Quality is good. I was not real happy with the sizing, though. I am 5'11 and have a 41 chest and I bought a Large, which originally seemed fine. It is comfortable in the neck, the arms are generous, and the length of the torso at the back seemed overly long, so I was pretty sure the XL would have been too big. After a few months of wear and washings, but never put in the dryer, always dried on a rack, it seems like the length of the torso, at the waist has really shrunk. It barely goes past my waist now, and I feel like I have to keep pulling on it to get it down where I want it, but then it pulls at the neck. The three rear pockets are so high now I can barely get my hand up high enough while reaching around to access them, although I don't ever use them. In my opinion the garment would be better without them, the double fabric caused by the pockets creates a hot spot. I would not recommend this one. I would try to find another Merino Wool jersey with a better fit, less shrinkage. An XL would be too baggy in the chest, and too long in the arms. Kucharik boasts less than 5% shrinkage, but I think it is more than that.
Somewhat heaver than other mid weight jersey I own. I ordered a medium which usually fits me but this is much larger then that. I was hoping that washing it in warm water and putting it in the dryer would shrink it some but it didn't help.
Good quality construction and not itchy considering that it is wool.