I'm resurrecting this thread because I've recently become a wool convert. I've heard about it, I've researched it, I got my mom to give me money for a jersey a few years ago but could never pull the plug and spend that MUCH money.
I recently connected with an old friend from school, thru FB, who's also a mtn bike rider. Ends up he swears by wool and send me a tshirt to try out.
I'm riding in an oversized tshirt in the middle of the FL summer heat and humidity. It doesn't feel any different from the technical fabrics that wick sweat, and this shirts wicks sweat, as well. The only difference, at the end of the ride, this shirt doesn't smell.
I take off the shirt at the end of the ride, hang it up, and in a few hours it's dry and ready to go again. AND IT DOESN'T SMELL. Normally after I ride I keep to myself until I can sneak out and change clothes, afraid that I'll offend with my....uh...naturally occurring BO. I swear to god the wool does not smell. It's like a miracle.
I've had my friends over at my house smell my shirt..."Hey...I just rode 3 hours in that shirt a few hours ago..."
I wore the shirt 6 times before I washed it. That may gross you out, but why wash it if it doesn't smell?
And my friend told me about this company..Icebreaker. They've got a sale going on that's about to end. I think you can pick up a T for $40+ ...got to tell you, it's well worth it.
(I'm not getting paid, I swear) Icebreaker.com
they're from NZ.
It's like magic. You ride hard, you sweat, you take off your shirt, dry it off, and go again the next day!