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Mt Borah Custom Cycling Shirt Quality And Style

Reviewing: Mt Borah Italia Cycling Shirt  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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Another beautiful cycling shirt in a highly visible color. The company allows small custom orders.

Hubby received this shirt for riding in a charity tour and raising over a certain dollar amount of money. It’s a really nice shirt for that kind of giveaway.

First of all it’s made of the fabric they are calling micro-poly. This is a 100% polyester fabric but with a small diameter yarn, and knit in such a way that it feels “buttery soft, ” according to the manufacturer’s description. I agree with that. It’s not scratchy at all. And for some reason it doesn’t seem to stink as much as regular polyester fabrics when they get sweaty. It is as stretchy as jersey, but snaps back better to its original shape.

This is a standard bicycling shirt with a snug fit, elasticized hem, dropped back hem, triple-pouch back pocket with elastic tops, small band collar, and an invisible zipper at the neck opening.

The tags are all printed on the inside of the neck band, so there are no fabric or plastic tags to make you itch. Seams are all commercially serged. They all seem to be even and smooth with no careless sewing.

Mt Borah is a sportswear company that allows you to design your own sportwear, say for a team, or as this shirt was, for a premium. There is no minimum order, so you can get a really nice custom product without having to order 100 shirts. They require 7 weeks turnaround time with 50% deposit. Rush orders possible for a fee. The web site is heavy with flash animation and is slow to load. But you can design your own sportswear, have your own artwork added, etc. through an interactive interface to choose colors of panels, fabrics, etc. You can also send them a sketch and have their design team put together a garment for you.

I see that this particular basic shirt design is called Italia.

Looked up their pricing guide, and have discovered that this was indeed a very nice gift prize. In orders of 75 or more they still cost $57.50 each. For orders of 6-12 shirts they are $77.50 each.

They boast that all their apparel is made in the United States. They are also a member of 1% for the Planet, an “alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet.”