While at Interbike last month, we got to enjoy a fashion show, featuring volunteers from the industry modeling the latest clothing and gear. At the conclusion of the show, the vendors donated all of the goods for a silent auction, with all the proceeds going to Bikes Belong. I had pretty much been ignoring all of the wares on display, until Tracey came over to me in a flurry saying, "Kevin, Kevin, look, look, you have to see...!" Well, to what did my wondering eyes appear, but one of these fancy new Surly Merino Wool Long-Sleeve Jerseys, sitting right there on the auction table (along with a pair of DeFeet Wooly Bully socks)!
So, like that last thing I needed was another long-sleeve wool jersey in black, but the price was right, and it was for a good cause. Somebody had already place the minimum bid, so I jotted down my name and upped the ante by $10. Lo and behold, when all was said and done, I came out the winner! There was a women's model available, too, and wouldn't you know it, Tracey won that one!
Here's a comparison of the New versus Old Surly long-sleeve wool jerseys:
|OLD Surly wool jersey (front, beer not included) - half-zip, logo on upper arm|
|OLD Surly wool jersy (back) - three elasticized pockets, logo on center pocket|
|NEW Surly wool jersy (front)|
|NEW Surly wool jersy (back)|
- Zipper garage under chin
- Higher collar
- Heavier-weight material
- Thumb-holes for easy layering-over
- Single rear pocket with dual-zip openings
- Logo moved to lower left arm, plus on zipper pulls
Of course, it's still 100% Merino Wool for itch-free comfort, and will also be available in Gray. Suggested retail price is $149.99. I'll be showing it off tonight at the My Reasons To Ride Video Contest Award Celebration and Deagan's Bike Night. And, it works great for OTHER outdoor activities, too:
Also coming soon will be a Surly Hoodie in a wool/polyester blend in Black or Brown, $159.99.
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