Something of a spiritual home for Pearson customers, the historic green swathes of Richmond Park lie a (very) short ride from our Sheen HQ. Established as a deer park by Charles I in the 17th century, large herds still graze its 2500 acres, sharing space with the local peloton that grows and shrinks with the seasons, flowing freely – and sometimes not – around its famous 7.2-mile loop. Been there? Well, now get the jersey, in the shape of this high-performance, midweight summer cycling staple.
Made from Sportwool, it provides exceptional moisture transfer and breathability. That’s thanks to merino wool (39%), a miracle fabric that is soft, lightweight and sustainable (it needs less washing), and extremely versatile. When you sweat, merino fibres hold perspiration without feeling damp against your skin. In cooler conditions merino traps air, which is then warmed by body heat, while excess heat is released as vapour. (Merino also absorbs UV radiation.) The jersey has a full-length zip and three sizeable pockets, including a zipped rear pocket, for stowing spares or a jacket. The arm features a Pearson Rose logo, while the inside carries an exclusive Richmond Park Laps graphic, courtesy of designer Rich Hall.