New Singletrack Wool Jerseys

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After many different prototypes and much deliberation, Singletrack has finally come out with a new, premium cycling jersey.

We’ve teamed up with Schutt VR, British makers of fine jerseys, just over the hill (well, a few hills) from Singletrack’s Yorkshire offices to make our first long sleeve jersey for a good number of years. We wanted a smart, wool jersey that was a little different to those offered by other companies. It’s made of Drywool, which is merino that’s then been faced with a synthetic on the outside. This gives you the comfort, wicking and niff-free performance of merino on the inside, while allowing the fabric to dry quickly.

Feel that fuzzy felt flock lettering

The jersey features long sleeves and unique snap closure around the neck – nicer than a zip we reckon, and in keeping with the retro cream stripe across the chest. We’ve used fuzzy-felt style flock letters, spelling out your favourite magazine’s name. There’s also an embroidered, matching ‘ST’ ligature on the right sleeve and again on the rear pocket. There are three rear pockets, the middle one kept shut with Velcro, backed by a leather tab.

Leather tabs on Velcro rear pockets, reflective strip and embroidered logo.
A sleeve logo too (to match Mark's tattoo...)

Inside, apart from the front cream panel, the jersey is kept free from annoying seams, allowing the merino layer to do its work of keeping you cool (or warm if needed). The rear hem of the jersey features rubbery bobbles(tm) to keep it from riding up. Apart from that, the jersey is keep pretty loose and comfortable. Sizing is to fit the everyday rider – so slim enough not to flap, but nowhere near skin-tight. As mentioned, the jerseys are made in the UK by little old ladies, in the hills near the Singletrack offices.

Sizes are: Medium, Large, XL – (they’re sized non-skinny, so you should be able to wear your regular size and not have to go up one like most road jerseys)
Price is: £94.99 (Singletrack Premier Users obviously get a discount, to them they’re £84.99)

And they’re in stock and in the shop now. They’re in limited numbers, so don’t delay if you like the look of them.
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Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (24)

    looks a bit ‘design by committee’ – love that ligature badge tho

    More ‘designed with input’ – which meant that we kept all the internal seams to the minimum for maximum comfort (one reason we didn’t put a stripe on the back) and we did have to ask nicely to go for poppers over a plastic or more sympathetic (but sharp and chilly) metal zip.

    We’ve just sent the first one out so we’ll see what the feedback is like.

    OK, regarding the sizing, in the waterproof review last year you described the Pace as “almost beerbelly friendly”, which it isn’t really, so is the XL size here truly XL or an STW idea of XL?

    Tempted. Very tempted. Will it make me cool?

    Ideal for the cycling vicar in your life!

    Sorry, counldn’t resist.

    Hi missingfrontallobe – I reckon it’s probably an STW idea of XL. I’ve just measured one and it’s 56cm wide across the hem.

    The collar looks like it would be a bit awkward to do up with gloved hands? Otherwise looks nice 🙂

    Thanks Chipps, will measure some jerseys that currently fit, might be tempted.
    Will it make me a better rider?

    XL is fine for my 17 stones of love 🙂

    the jersey is really nice, verging on the too nice to ride in, the sleevs are long enough and overall the jersey has been fine in o temps with a merino base layer underneath

    Just in time for the cold weather, eh 😉

    Price seems fair for UK-made; Howies charge that for made in China.

    But will it shrink in the first wash..?

    @Steve, thanks for that, might accomodate my 17st then!!!

    mines just been through it’s first wash this morning and it’s still XL and still fits my XL arms so all is good

    They are a bit late in the season but factory issues meant they weren’t here for Xmas when we planned

    Wow, don’t they look similar to ‘Here comes the Belgians’ shirts.

    @MrSparkle That’s what I thought too. Is there more than one Belgian lurking here?

    Seeing the original Belgians jerseys prompted us to track down Schutt in the first place. Perhaps everyone needs one of each? 🙂

    I just can’t part with that many notes for a cycle top. Like the design though.

    But will wearing it make me ride faster? or should I wait for a red one to come out…

    so if you normally wear a small, where’s the love? 🙁

    @langy My Belgians jersey is a Schutt medium, and I’d normally wear a small t-shirt…

    Langy, I’ll find a skinny representative and make him try one on to check the fit.

    This first order was a very limited run, but if it keeps going as well as it has, then there’ll be a reorder very soon – and being made in Yorkshire, they SHOULD be reasonably quick…

    OI! Just cause you skinny don’t mean you wear a small.

    Don’t like the white collar, but the rest looks really good. Hmmm.

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