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Tip Top

86 reviews
Deep Marine

Swerve 'n' curve your way through summer's multiday expeditions and training rides at both ends of the day. Long sleeves provide shade from the sun and fend off early morning chills. A stand-up collar blocks excess rays while HyperActive™ fabric dries fast to keep you oh so cool.
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • Wide contrasting cuffs for comfort.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with twin elasticised angle-pockets for on-the-go access.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • Not all colours available in all size options.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 210 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.
  • Weight: 139 gsm.
+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 size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+More than Kiwi Made
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.

  Tip Top Stellar Flying Nun Lozenge
Pockets Three at rear None
Three at rear
One at hip
Front Zip 3/4 3/4 full length None
Fabric HyperActive™ HyperActive™ Lightwave™
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16
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 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 repellent finish. 
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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.
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      Rachel N.

      Just what I needed

      Perfect for when it was a bit cool starting off but didn't make me too warm as the day progressed. Looked good too (always a bonus!)

      Fiona H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tip Top top!

      Love this top! I bought it to replace an older version that I have been wearing for years and is still going strong but just a little faded. I wear it all the time .. light weight top to wear in summer to protect from sun, also wear it in winter under jackets ... while cycling and also horse riding! Comfortable and great pockets for carrying stuff.

      Stephanie Z.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tip Top my new favorite!

      This top is perfect for hot days, I use it for hiking as well as cycling. The long sleeves and collar and SPF50 rating keep the sun off and that keeps me cooler and more comfortable. The fabric breathes really well. I've worn it a few times already. Plus it looks and fits great.

      Sue M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tip Top

      Great in the summer to protect arms & back of neck from the sun but cool enough for the breeze to get through. Love this top. Size is good too - not too tight around the mid-section & nice length of sleeves.

      Helen R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      So disappointed, so unflattering,

      Based on bust size I bought this top. It is incredibly unflattering - too clingy, the sleeves so long they go over my hands but the wrist size is too tight to push the long arms up. The top is far too long over my body and the fabric clings to every bump. Previously - I have good experiences with Ground Effect but OMG I would not ever wear this top and feel good about myself :(


      Ground Effect

      Hi Helen, sorry the Tip Top was the wrong size. As per our phone conversation we are happy to exchange or fully refund any unused kit so pop it back to us. Pedal on, Ernie