I really like wool gear. I have several different pieces and have been pleased with the performance of evey one of them. I bought this jersey and so far have been pleased. I will say that although I have worn it by itself, I think it would be better as a base layer with a regular jersey on top. It has gone through the wash okay although it has balled up more than other wool I have. In the end I would recommend it if you can find it on sale.