VARS 50 - Short Sleeves Jersey Merino

SS Jersey Merino


A jersey with a self-assured, dynamic character

The strong graphic design of the VARS 50 accentuates its dynamic sporting lines. The contrasting colour trim on the shoulder line also highlights sleeves and rear pockets.

4 colours:

  • Red dhalia
  • Dress blue
  • York yellow
  • Abbey stone

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VARS 50 - Short Sleeves Jersey Merino
SS Jersey Merino

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The VARS 50 is a short-sleeved 100% sports cycling jersey in double jersey merino wool. It combines all the advantages of merino wool (a soft and comfortable moisture-regulating, breathing fabric) with cationic polyester (hard-wearing fibres and breathability).

The bi-component fabric goes beyond the soft-to-the-touch easy-to-wear comfort of merino wool, and meets the surge of interest in «noble» materials. By selecting this particular fabric and knit, we have produced a garment that brings an added extra to moisture management. You’ll feel the difference when you wear it.

Like the BRIANÇON 53, the VARS 50 has a shoulder line set forward and two side panels that also form underarms gussets, giving it a distinctive look, the mark of sportsmanship and elegance.

Available in several colours with contrasting trim on shoulder line, the jersey recalls Louison Bobet’s victory in the 18th stage of the 1950 Tour, Gap/Briançon (165 km) where he passed in blue, white and red, in the lead on the Vars Pass (2 109 m) then at the summit of the Izoard (2 360 m) before his brilliant win, pocketing along the way the Best Climber prize.

The band of stretch gros-grain ribbon is the distinctive sign that marks a victory won with panache.


  • Front zip with built-in concealer in collar 
  • Shoulder line set forward 
  • Horizontal gros-grain ribbon trim 
  • Side panels form underarms gussets 
  • Support cord concealed at waistline 
  • Key pocket, invisible zip on right side
  • Three «large volume» rear pockets 
  • Elastic gros-grain ribbon trim 
  • Stretch silicone non-slip inside band 
  • Central lower back reflective band 
  • Brand sign embroidered on chest 
  • «Louison Bobet» embroidery
  • Made in Italy


  • Blended knit: 54% polyester - 46% merino wool*
  • Reinforced support band: 73% polyester - 30% polyurethane

*Mulesing Free Certify


  • Machine wash at 30°C
  • Use delicate wash cycle 
  • Wash with similar colours 
  • Do not use whitening agents 
  • Do not machine dry 
  • Cool iron 
  • Do not dry clean

Why merino wool?

Merino is light, natural and soft against the skin. It will partner you on your bike rides whatever the weather or situation. Its insulation and breathability, together with its original antibacterial qualities, considerably reduce unpleasant sweat-related body odour, making it a pleasure for riding and a pleasure to wear. 

Louison Bobet® jerseys use an exclusive and innovative knitdouble jersey, manufactured in one of only two companies in Europe licensed by Woolmark®. A fabric that makes the jersey one of a kind in its category – and you’ll feel the difference when you wear it.

Why double jersey?

An exclusive, high performance two-component, the innovative knit effortlessly combines the qualities of merino wool with those of synthetic fabrics, with an inner layer of wool, soft to the touch and with its own intrinsic qualities, and a silky yet highly resistant polyester outer layer

Sizes guide

The VARS 50 jersey must be worn «close to the body» in contact with the skin, to fully benefit from the qualities of fine merino wool. We advise you to refer to the following table to make the right choice:

  • Shoulder line: measured distance arm falling between each outer end of the bones of your shoulders.
  • Chest circumference: distance taken around the body at the height of the chest.
  • Arm length: measured distance arm falling between the shoulder bone and the wrist bone.

In case you are between two sizes or you prefer a more confortable feeling, we suggest you to opt for the larger size.

J’ai enfin pu effectuer quelques sorties équipé de mon nouveau maillot Vars. La texture est très agréable à porter, très douce. Le maillot se fait rapidement oublier, la coupe tombe juste, [...]. Bref, il fait plutôt chaud en ce mois de juin, et je craignais un peu que le mérinos ne se transforme en étuve pour cycliste. Il n’en est rien, la laine régule parfaitement la température et évacue sans broncher l’humidité. J’ai pu faire l’ascension de quelques cols Pyrénéens et le maillot est imparable pour répondre aux différences de températures entre le sommet et la base.[...] À l’arrivée, le cocktail sueur/douche improvisée aurait pu se transformer en vestiaire de boucs question fragrance, mais là encore, je suis agréablement surpris par la neutralité olfactive du maillot. Bref, que du bon, même par temps chaud (voire très chaud), je me félicite de l’achat et n’endosserais pour rien au monde mon ancien polyester/élasthanne qui est, de plus, moins bien coupé.


Marque française, hommage à Louison, beau design, il n'en fallait pas plus pour que nous tombions sous le charme. Les maillots sont magnifiques, mélange de mérinos et de polyester. Très confortables, ils n'en sont pas moins sportifs. Et c'est beau... Qui a dit que les vêtements cyclistes étaient ringards ? Nous, on adore.


Nous roulons avec leurs produits depuis maintenant 9 mois et nous pouvons vous garantir que la marque maîtrise les matières, et notamment le mérinos, comme très peu savent le faire. Finis les chocs thermiques, les ascensions en surchauffe et les descentes avec la sueur qui vous glace. Les maillots LB ont révolutionné notre façon de rouler - à ce stade on peut réellement parler d’innovation - sans être transformé en panneau publicitaire.


Louison Bobet, un champion mythique des années 50 qui donne désormais son nom à une nouvelle marque de vêtements cyclistes d’une rare élégance.


Réalisé en laine mérinos, le maillot procure grâce à ses propriétés une bonne respiration, une régulation de la transpiration et un confort certain.


Le maillot est bien slim et tombe parfaitement.


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