Lory Merino Top
With the Lory Merino Top, what you get is a most versatile piece of gear, which can be worn by itself or as a base layer. It is our idea of the perfect long sleeve. Comfortable around the house or whatever adventure awaits.
- (34%) Soft merino yarn sits next to skin and pulls away moisture while regulating temperature. And the (66%) polyester yarns are knit to the outside, facing the elements, delivering toughness and quick drying.
- Henley-inspired design includes a quarter-length snap closure and accented embroidery and seams
- Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
SIZECHART - LORY MERINO TOP
* SIZE CHOICE MAY DEPEND ON HOW YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR THIS GARMENT. IF YOU WISH TO WEAR AS A SHIRT, SIZE DOWN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE ROOM FOR LAYERS, SIZE UP.
**SLEEVE LENGTH IS MEASURED FROM CENTER OF BACK OF GARMENT TO END OF SLEEVE
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- base layer
I bought this to replace a Duckworth thin-layer wool-blend sweater I bought in Montana several years ago. So hard to find wool blends that don't itch! I took a chance and ordered my Lory top from you and I am completely happy. The silver-gray color (not sure what its true name is) is perfect and I must admit, one night I tumbled into bed exhausted and woke up in the morning to find I was still wearing the sweater over my T-shirt -- such a testimony to its comfort and lack of any scratchiness whatsoever. I will be splurging soon on my second one! As far as size, I'm pretty scrawny but I'm happy I got the Medium as I will always be wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath. It fits perfectly.
I love this shirt! I got both the women’s lory and the men’s escalator. Both are great for layering and wick moisture so well during sweaty rides. The women’s shirt has a wider more feminine neckline whereas I also like the longer hem and sleeves on the men’s. I wear each depending on how much coverage I’m looking for. Highly recommend both.
I wore this for the first time on a ride that started pre-dawn on Sunday morning with the temp in the low 20s(F). I was doing urban riding on paved roads (for this first run), but carrying an awkward 20 lb pack with not the best straps, that held my spotting scope, tripod, binoculars and other necessities (hot tea!!). I rode for over 2 hours and had two longer 10-20 minute stops in addition to a few shorter ones. I used the lory as a base layer with a light wool s/s jersey on top and a windproof cycling jacket. I was very pleased with the performance of the lory. While other parts of me got cold, my core stayed good under the lory, and I did not feel sweaty on those longer stops, and in fact stayed at a comfortable temperature. I also got no chafing from the pack straps, which was pretty surprising. Also, I was a little concerned by the reviews when I bought it, given that it said it ran small and my chest size is actually a bit bigger than was stated for XL. The shirt fit me fine though, without any obvious tightness. So, either they've changed the sizing based on prior reviews or chest size wasn't the issue. I am only 5'3" so would probably not notice any length/sleeve issues as far as sizing goes. As far as looks, I would be tempted to wear this shirt every day, as it's gorgeous! The only small disappointment that I had with the design was that the neckline was lower than I anticipated, which I thought might impact cold weather riding but really didn't. It would be nice to see this as a t-neck or zip-t!
The Lory is the perfect long-sleeve for fall riding, and will be a great base layer in winter. Wool is simply pure magic; it keeps you cool enough if you start getting warm, and warm when the air gets chilly. The material is not too thick, and currently I'm wearing it on it's own, or with a wind vest over. I am 5'10" but have a fairly short torso. I am wearing a size medium, and it fits nicely. It will be perfect for a base layer as it's pretty form-fitting. The sleeve length is nice and long, too! But, if you want something slightly looser, I would size up.
The fabric and feel of this shirt are excellent, but it runs small and the fit is odd. I wear a small in the women's Icon shirt, but in this top, the small didn't fit at all. The small was too tight in the arms and torso, and the medium is even a bit short on me as well (I'm average height). I think the sleeves would be too long if I went to a large. The front of the shirt is short, maybe because it's a cycling cut, but it makes it awkward to wear off the bike. Photos are of me in a medium (5'5, 140lbs)