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Submerino

Merino zip polo.
NZ$109
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Woolly underwear for keeping winter chills at bay. Throw the Submerino on under your Frosty Boy and discover the unrivalled properties of merino wool against your skin to keep you warm, dry and comfy. Dive dive.


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Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
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Front zip for temperature control.
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Seamless underarm gusset.
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Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
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'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
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WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
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Weight: 230 gm.
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Made by us in New Zealand.

Why is Heatwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?

> Heatwave combines the comfort, warmth and low-odour properties of merino wool with the durability of polyester. Merino wool absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres like polyester or polypropylene. This makes it very effective in dealing with excess sweat - it is absorbed into the fabric rather than settling (and cooling) on your skin. The polyester component repels moisture which avoids total saturation of the fabric - helping it to dry faster. The strength of the polyester also maintains the shape of the garment and minimises wear 'n' tear and pilling.

> The Baked Alaska and Popsicle are intended to be used as a stand alone cycle top in cool, as opposed to cold, conditions.

> The Ristretto, Model T, Robin Hood, Submerino and Hot Toddy are all base layers - best worn directly against your skin.

> The Median Strip, Berglar and Flying Nun are riding jerseys, with additional features including three rear pockets and long front zips. For use in both hot and cold climes and versatile enough to wear as an insulation layer in winter.

Washing Instructions?

> Try to avoid cold-water detergents, those with bleach, fabric softener or 'oxygen whitener'. Bleach rots natural fibres like wool. Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run. Fabric softener can do both.

> Warm machine wash, 40°C.

> Where possible look for a product with a neutral pH level (pH 7) to avoid damaging the wool. As a rule of thumb, product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.

> Wash colours separately.

> Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so drying on the line or hanging over the bedpost does the trick. Or use a dryer on a warm (not hot) cycle.