The Superfine Merino fabric we use is 17-18.5 micron, 100% Australian grown, spun and woven.
Other key features of Merino are:
- Fully breathable.
- Natural thermally regulating – keeps you warm in winter AND cool in summer.
- Naturally anti bacterial and odour free.
- Flame resistance.
- Fully sustainable, renewable and biodegradable.
- Ethically grown, locally.
- Guaranteed 17 Micron, Superfine.
- Not blended with other, lesser quality wool.
- Machine washable.
- Excellent colour fastness.
For a more detailed explanation of Merino wool’s properties.
For all our shorts and bibs, the core measurement is physical waist size. If you don’t know what that is, you can:
1: As with shirts, check your formal/business pants which use ‘True’ sizing.
2: Measure your waist. Run a tape measure around your waist, at hip bone level – usually just below your navel. This will give you your ‘True’ waist size.
A note on waist sizing
Waist sizing is one of the most confusing as many people buy pants that are actually the wrong size!
We say this because many people buy jeans/casual pants a size too small. As the pants fit and don’t fall off without a belt, they assume this is the correct size. The reality though is all pants have what is known as ‘ease’ built into them. ‘Ease’ is usually a minimum of 5cm /2″ for jeans, that is added into the cut above the actual waist size. So someone with a 34″ waist may be wearing 32″ jeans because they fit snugly and don’t fall down, naturally assuming this is a good fit; but a 32″ jean with a minimum of 2″ of ease will be at least a 34″ physical finished waist, hence the perfect fit!
In reality jeans, and most casual pants, are meant to fit a little looser and incorporate the use of a belt, so a proper fitting 34″ set of jeans will measure closer to 36″.
A good way to see this is to measure your jeans. Lay them flat and measure from side to side, half way up the waist band. We bet that your jeans will be at least 2″ BIGGER than what’s on the label!
For best results and product longevity, we suggest the following care instructions:
- Use a gentle detergent, preferably a wool wash specific product.
- Cold wash for best results.
- Hang or warm machine dry. Hang dry is preferable.
- Do not bleach.
Bought some Breathe Vélo kit that you love but crashed hard and wrote it off beyond any level or wearability? We have you covered.
Our crash replacement program removes the insult from injury and offers you a 30% discount to replace what your crash took away. To qualify for the program, send us pics of your destroyed kit and we’ll assess if we can repair it or it needs to be replaced.