The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape, height and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. Measurements refer to your body not the garment. Jackets and baggies are sized to fit over under-layers - so you should be the same size in both. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.
This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.
Boosted solar protection for extended bike rides under the gap in the ozone. Extra long sleeves plus a sun-hood shield you from UVs, while the relaxed fit and lightweight UPF 50+ HyperActive™ fabric help you to keep your cool.
A lightweight summer fabric packed with technology to keep you cool and dry as. The bi-component knit backs a sharp-looking polyester outer with a smooth layer of nano-charcoal polyester against your skin. Nano-charcoal disperses sweat to accelerate evaporation and is naturally anti-microbial to fight nasty smells. The fabric dries at the speed of light - great when reduced to hand washing on tour - and even performs its quick-drying magic in the wet under a rain jacket.
HyperActive's UPF 50+ rating extends your no-burn time by 50 times over bare skin. Designs with a stand-up collar and long sleeves maximise protection from the sun's UV rays. Yank 'em up if it gets too stifling.
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in Aotearoa | New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.
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.
I recently wore the Solaris for the first time - a visit to Canberra entailed a cold start to a ride around the lake (late spring, but only 10 degrees!). The long sleeves were perfect for the ride, whilst the loose knit didn't get hot. I wouldn't want to wear it on a summer's day in my part of Australia but I can see it being perfect for autumn and spring mornings, and mid-day rides in winter.
I have only warn the Solaris a couple of times since I purchased it but it has definitely made a difference in keeping me protected from the UVs and not over heating as wore it on a 5 hour ride in the heat of the day at Rotovages recently 5 stars.At the beginning of winter my daughter’s brought me a new Frosty boy for my birthday.What a improvement on the original one I brought last century which I still wear on those not so cold mornings.The new one keeps all that cold air when powering down hill at high speed and was perfect for our early morning rides on the central Plateau this winter Didn’t need the storm trooper at all to help keep the cold wind at bay as we used to have to do with the old model.Another perfect peace of clothing from guys Thank you