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Baked Beanie

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Scare your friends during Halloween or sneak in as an extra on a Vincent Ward movie. Made from 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino, the Baked Beanie occupies minimal room under your helmet while its WindFoil™ band with merino lining saves your ears from biting winds.

  • 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino keeps your noggin toasty.
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell band with long merino-lined ear flaps covers your ears to provide warmth.
  • Flat seams for less bulk under your helmet.
  • Reflective rear label for low light safety.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 60 gm

+Hot Shot™ Merino
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine merino against your skin with a tightly knitted, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie.
  • Composition: 28% merino; 44% nylon; 28% lycra.

WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.


  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation.
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run.
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellant finish.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
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      Sue L.

      Lovely and warm. Very comfortable.

      Lovely and warm. Very comfortable. Could be just slightly 'longer' to cover the ears

      Warren T.

      Beating the chill of winter

      We bought a couple of merino scull caps so we could get out and about in the chll of winter. These pieces of kit have made what was once something we had to endure into something we don't think twice about. An essential piece of winter riding gear. 10 out of 10.

      Richard H.

      Buyer beware

      Hat is very good at damping sound far too much for safe cycling use, I have been shocked that a company which seems to have a good name for cycle gear would produce a hat that deadens this sense which is so important when riding. It is most noticeable if you ride on rural roads where traffic is infrequent. Disappointed as apart from this it seems well made reasonably warm, but sadly not really fit for purpose.

      Kevin M.

      Baked Beanie

      love it. Great for our cold Victorian weather down on the Mornington Peninsula

      Russell C.

      Beanie review

      I bought one of these beanies and one of the merino beanies. Both are great. The only thing to consider if you're a baldie like me is this beanie will leave a fair bit of lint on your head if you haven't shaved for a day or two, the merino one won't. The merino one will also fit under a helmet a bit better if it's already a snug fit as it's a thinner material.