Not for racing, but for training for racing - or any other type of riding where flashiness isn't required, but ultimate performance is. Anyone will tell you 100% merino wool is the best fabric for an active body, regardless of climate. Not 95% merino wool, 100% merino wool.
100% merino wool occasionally gets small holes, but we didn't make this for clubbing. If it gets a hole repair it, don't return it. If you do, we will fix it and put it back where it belongs, on a back exploring the bush.