Originally Posted by Yi Harr
Just got an email from On One about a special they're having on their long sleeved merino tops
. Reduced from c.€67 to c.€27. Delivery is around €6 though.
A few months back I was interested in an On One merino top so I tried to dig out some reviews. I found several positive ones and several that mentioned that the branded one, which I think is the one that you linked to, had shrunk significantly after a few washes. Of the small numbers of people that reported their experiences in one online thread it seemed like half of them had problems, the other half had none. Nothing definitive in that, unfortunately, but at 27euro it's an easier risk to take than at the RRP.
Incidentally, I have a Planet-X merino "jersey" that I've been using for commuting for a few months. It's been working out well for me but to my mind the quality of the merino wool itself isn't great (by comparison to some merino base layers that I have) and the fit is a bit "floppy". Though fine for commuting I wouldn't use it for a spin on the bike as the pockets I'd find useless (anything in the pockets would drag it all over the place) and when it gets wet it stays wet (not a problem if you remain warm of course but for a long spin I'm not sure I would). It's made with 250gsm merino wool, which makes it on the heavy side for any warm weather but fine for cold days. The website doesn't seem to say what weight of wool is used in the On One jersey, unfortunately. Niggles aside though, based on my experiences with the Planet X jersey 27euro for the On One jersey looks like very good value (for a commuting top).