In fact, it turns out wool has the widest comfort range of any natural fiber in the world. It's incredibly comfortable in both warm and cool temperatures, equally as durable and is immensely better than polyester at wicking away your sweat.
Whether your cycling heroes include the likes of Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi or the great Eddy Merckx, or you just want to be more comfortable on your next ride, we recommend checking out these nine retro wool jerseys that don't require a DeLorean and a flux capacitor to purchase.
Lucifer Criterium1 of 10
Some might wince at the idea of riding down the street with Lucifer across his or her chest; others might think this is the coolest thing ever. Inspired by an actual cycling team that called Buenos Aires home, the jersey's unique font and bold color scheme could very well make you ride like a bat out of hell.
Salvarani2 of 10
The great Felice Gimondi—unequivocally considered one of the greatest cyclists of all time—wore this exact jersey on his way to claiming the Road World Championship in 1973. Now you can wear it on your metric century...in 2016.
Pella3 of 10
Pella makes some of today's greatest cycling kits. While the Italian brand has plenty of technologically advanced clothing in its sport and racing lines, they also see the benefits of all-natural wool. This jersey, while sporting the semi-vintage date of 1980 on its chest, harkens back to a much earlier time.
Bianchi4 of 10
No one should be bashful about riding down a busy street on a turquoise Bianchi wearing one of these sweet jerseys. The Ferrari of bikes, if there's a cycling company that has legions of eccentric, devoted fans, it's the oldest bike-making company in the world.
FAEMA5 of 10
FAEMA is an Italian espresso company from Milan, but cycling fans might recognize the name as the principal sponsor of Eddy Merckx's team from 1968 to 1970. The Cannibal would win the first two of his record-tying five Tour de France titles wearing this jersey. While it won't give you Eddy's legs, it will give you his looks.
Molteni6 of 10
FAEMA was there for Merckx's first two yellow jerseys, but his final three titles were with Molteni. Of all things, Molteni was an Italian salami manufacturer, and while we can't comment on their salami-making prowess, their team was one of the most successful in the history of professional cycling.
Belgium, 19747 of 10
Parked between the cycling bastions of France and the Netherlands is Belgium, a cycling juggernaut of its own. Home to Merckx, Firmin Lambot, Tom Boonen and the great Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgium has amassed 18 Tour de France titles—second only to the host nation. Whether you're Belgian or not, one shouldn't scoff at celebrating their amazing achievements in the sport.
Wolf8 of 10
Who wouldn't want to ride with the word "Wolf" across your chest?
This classic jersey pays tribute to a 1949 Swiss team founded by two novice cyclists who just wanted the opportunity to race in the Tour de Suisse. Long story short: they got the opportunity, and one of the brothers shockingly won the renowned stage race.
Cinelli9 of 10
A Portland hipster could easily sport this Cinelli jersey to a coffee shop and no one would think twice, but that would be missing this jersey's point. Like the sweet rides this classic bike manufacturer makes, despite its good looks, this jersey is made for the road.