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Intergalactic protection from solar flares while attacking the gravel or mastering the singletrack. Stellar's UPF 50+ fabric, stand-up collar and long sleeves ward off excess rays while HyperActive™ fabric dries fast to keep you cool.

  Regular Fit - middle-of-the-road comfort for all-purpose riding. Not too tight or too loose - just right for most cyclists in most conditions.

  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No rear pockets to clash with your backpack.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • No-elastic hem and wide cuffs.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 170 gm

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.
  • Composition: 75% polyester; 25% nano-charcoal polyester.
+UPF 50
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.

Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in 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.

  Tip Top Stellar Lozenge
Pockets Three at rear None One at hip
Front Zip 3/4 3/4 None
Fabric HyperActive™ HyperActive™ Lightwave™ Merino
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16 10 - 16
  • 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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 repellent finish. 
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Anne F.
New Zealand New Zealand
Stellar Top

Great sizing and love the really light and airy fabric which made it so comfortable to wear. Would highly recommend

Tracey R.
New Zealand New Zealand
Excellent quality gear

Recently purchased jitterbugs shorts and stellar top. Both true to size and great to wear. Top has a loose fit but long at the back. Shorts comfortable.

Chris C.
New Zealand New Zealand
Great as usual

Bought for my mother in law, who has told me how good the shirt is. Nice and bright aswell so she can be seen

Ruth P.
New Zealand New Zealand
B52 for him, Stellar for her

Purchased these cycling tops in colour 'Limelight' for our commute. Both him and her are very pleased with them :) great colour and fit. Very visible colour. Long sleeves provide protection from the sun and also good for cooler spring mornings. Light weight and not bulky so can layer under a wind breaker - makes these tops versatile. Long cut and regular fit without pockets looks good and is comfortable to wear. The polyester fabric wicks moisture but gets a bit smelly so just ordered another Stella Limelight to see her through the week.

Cheryl M.
New Zealand New Zealand
Stellar top

Love the top, wear it for hiking, running and biking. Does start to smell a bit after three days hiking though but was easy enough to rinse out and get dry. Love the weight of it as well.