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  1. #16
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    Beautiful!

    But so expensive!

    Are you charged duty on private packages too? Or just from those ordered from businesses?
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

  2. #17
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    This jacket, by Mountain Hardware, is not Merino, but is constructed the way you specified. And it is only 150.00.

    I've a lot of experience with Mountain Hardware. Over and over, their gear is the best.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

  3. #18
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    Thanks Sheila for the Mountain Hardware tip. I do really want merino though if possible. I haven't given up on finding it yet!

    It's not just tax, it's the Royal Mail - they've taken to adding an "international postage" surcharge to everything that comes in from outside the EU. I don't know if they do it with non-commerical parcels too - it can be hard to make that distinction sometimes. I could ask my sister (in Oregon) to send me something but hate to use something this expensive as a first attempt. Hmm. I guess I'm just not BRAVE enough to pull the trigger and take my chances, as it'll be such a major headache to sort out if it doesn't fit.
    Rebecca

    Riley - custom 2014 Enigma Etape
    Bridget - 2010 Surly Cross Check
    Lorelei - 1979 Puch Princess mixte
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  4. #19
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    I love Merino too Just thought it might be a little easier to get something less costly. (Patagonia makes something similar, found it somewhere on sale for 60.00 or so).

    That jacket you linked to is to die for.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 09-14-2011 at 11:45 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

  5. #20
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    UPDATE: found UK maker of merino cycling wear! Including jackets!

    I'm about to pull the trigger on this:
    http://www.embersmerino.com/merino-c...acket_p104.htm

    I just stumbled across Embers Merino (based in Derbyshire, England) and found it seems to be highly regarded by members of the YACF forum - which has a lot of long-distance/audax riders. So fingers crossed the quality is good. Whether or not it addresses the specific needs I have is another question. I'll post my thoughts once I've got it and have worn it for a bit.
    Rebecca

    Riley - custom 2014 Enigma Etape
    Bridget - 2010 Surly Cross Check
    Lorelei - 1979 Puch Princess mixte
    Astrid - 2014 Viking Bromley singlespeed mixte
    Lucy - bespoke 2012 Brompton S1L


    Visit my blog: velovoice.blogspot.co.uk

  6. #21
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    Looking forward to hearing what you think. I have lost my black merino base layer
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

 

 

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