Mons Royal Wool Women’s Enduro VT Jersey

by | Oct 10, 2021 | Gear, MAIN SLIDER | 0 comments

WOOL IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND.

Or should be! Enter this little ditty: the Mons Royal Enduro VT Jersey ($100).  This is an all-season jersey that is feathery soft, lightweight, and has mesh side panels that make it perfect for hot weather riding.

The jersey has a flattering fit and is true to size.  I am 5’5″ and 134 lbs and the M is just slightly on the roomy side.

Great Divide Trail testing Mons Royal Jersey

The Great Divide Trail to Sublette Pass

The jersey was stellar on its first hot ‘n sweaty ride: a new section of the Great Divide Trail in Wyoming that climbs up to Sublette Pass.  We descended in the near-dark and the temp dropped. Did I get clammy cold?  Nope, that’s the beauty of wool ~ it keeps you warm even when damp.

This is also a great winter base layer for fat biking with my wool arm warmers. It may sound odd but I like having the option of a short-sleeved jersey for winter riding so that I can roll down my arm warmers on those glorious sunny Wyoming days.

There are only a few things that might be an issue for some:

1) the material is slightly see-through, but only in the gray/black version. This I discovered when wearing a pink sports bra. The bra is visible just a tad. I’m kind of over that sort of thing though.

2) the side pocket isn’t very practical.  It’s awkward to access and smaller than I prefer. I would rather have the traditional bike jersey pockets.

Mons Royal Wool Enduro Jersey

Summer riding in the Red Desert.

 

 

I would trade the one zippered rear pocket for traditional back jersey pockets.

Here’s the full description:

Merino Air-Con – A lightweight fabric for year-round use, Merino Air-Con is constructed from superfine merino fibers that are spun around a nylon core. This provides the next to skin comfort, breathability and odour control of merino with the durability of nylon. A touch of elastane provides ease of movement and shape retention.

Last but not least, Mons Royale has a genuine sustainability ethos that I can get behind.

P.S. Also available in Men’s.

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