These limited edition track jackets were inspired by the 1960 Canadian National Team Jersey. Available exclusively at Mariposa Bicycles. The jerseys are featured in the fine National Film Board film, 60 Cycles: a short documentary on the 1964 twelve day, 2400 km race, in the Gaspe countryside, the Tour de Saint Laurent.
Inspired by the 1960s Canadian National Team Uniforms
- 100% merino wool
- Full zip
- Available in Long sleeve and short sleeve versions, Size range: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
- Fit: Standard North American.
- Washing instructions: Hand wash with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Please read the following care instructions in order to ensure that your Merino wool garment lasts a long time. FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS and you will also learn a lot about modern Merino wool.
1) DETERGENT and MACHINE WASHING
- USE IVORY SNOW LIQUID or POWDER detergent for wool or similar. You can find it at all major grocery stores. It’s endorsed by the Woolmark Co.
- DO NOT USE a hyper-aggressive detergent like Tide, Arm & Hammer, All, ERA, or any other laundry detergent on Merino wool. It is not made for wool and it will destroy the garment. It contains enzymes that breakdown the wool fibers. Way over the top and too harsh. *** Fair Warning. ***
- WASH IN COLD WATER on DELICATE WOOL CYCLE in machine
- Since wool doesn’t hold odor, you only need to wash your jersey after five or six Our wool is “Total Easy Care” treated and machine washable, but some machines have a center agitator and this can cause holes due to twisting. Front loaders without agitator are the best.
- Make sure zipper is up.
- ONLY WASH THE MERINO WOOL GARMENT BY ITSELF, OR WITH OTHER SIMILAR COLOR MERINO WOOL GARMENTS.
- NEVER wash your Merino wool garment with jeans, t-shirts, etc.
2) HAND WASHING (Jerseys are delicate machine washable, so hand washing is not necessary, but can be done).
- An alternative to machine wash is to Hand Wash your garment.
- Use a small amount of IVORY SNOW liquid or powder in cool or lukewarm water in the sink basin. GENTLY swish the garment in the COLD water and squeeze repeatedly.
- When hand washing, DO NOT RUB THE WOOL AGAINST ITSELF!
- Drain the soapy water and refill the basin with cool water. Rinse garment thoroughly.
- DO NOT wring garment to remove water. Press the garment against the sink to squeeze out the water. You can repeat this step twice, or as needed.
- After most of the water is pressed out, lay the garment on a towel and roll it up and press hard again. The towel will absorb the remainder of the water in the garment.
- Lay garment flat on a towel to dry indoors, away from light.
- DO NOT hang outside in sunlight.
- DO NOT hang a wet jersey on a towel rack, hanger, or clothesline (the weight of the wet jersey will STRECH it out).
- To dry a jersey fast naturally, one can lay jersey flat and put a book in the bottom of the jersey to prop it up. Point a small fan toward the inside to fill the jersey with air. It can dry in about 30 minutes. Best to turn jersey over and place business cards in each pocket and point the fan so it blows in and dries inside of pocket.
Since this garnet is made with high quality Merino wool that is treated for machine washing, colour permanence, and it is super soft, you want to keep it away from clothing moths. Always store the garment in a sealed Ziploc bag in a drawer that is used often when not in normal use. Why? Clothing moths hate light and they really hate movement. So, you should keep the garment in a sealed bag in a drawer with clothes that you access daily (t-shirts, underwear, jeans etc), the movement is unattractive for moths and reduces greatly any potential of damage. Moths are also attracted to sweat. Storing an unwashed wool jersey raises the risk.