I do not see the point of this jersey! In my opinion, a long sleeved wool jersey is something that would be worn when the temperatures are cooler, without the need for anything over it or under it. By cooler I mean 50-60F.
A few hours ago I decided to go for a midnight bike ride. It was 60. And since it was midnight there was no sun to provide warmth. I had only the jersey on my upper torso. As I walked the 50' from my backdoor to my garage, I could feel the cool night air through the jersey. I didn't even consider getting on my bike with only this jersey. I knew that at 20 mph I would be uncomfortable wearing only the jersey. Therefore I went back inside and put a sweatshirt on over the jersey.
I live in Buffalo, WY. I ride year round. I do 1 to 2 hour rides, several times a week, in Dec. and Jan. when the temperatures are below 40. I.e. I know about riding in cooler andor cold conditions.
I own a couple of older, long sleeved wool jerseys. They are constructed of much heavier wool material.
When I received the package containing the 2 Kucharik jerseys from BTD, I thought to myself that the package felt very light, and perhaps that BTD had only sent 1 jersey instead of 2. But no, the package contained 2 jerseys.
Due to the light weight of the jerseys, I doubted that they would provide much warmth. But I decided to give the jerseys the benefit of the doubt. Tonight I concluded that my initial doubts were confirmed.
The only reason I could see for purchasing a Kucharik long sleeved wool jersey, is if one wanted a wool jersey, with long sleeves, so that the sleeves would protect one's arms from the sun's rays, during rides on warmer days.
I would not recommended these jerseys for rides on cooler days, unless one uses them as a base layer. But then there is no need for pockets on a base layer.
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