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Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. A colourful limited edition of our favourite winter Zig Zags.

  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 80 gm

Toasty Merino wool knitted sock with nylon plated to the outside for durability. Blended with elastic for stretch.
  • Composition: 42% merino; 24% elastic; 19% lycra; 15% nylon.


  • 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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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    Tania J.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Embers socks review

    Love them!! Bought one pair, my partner tried them on and ordered another 3. Both of us very happy, with warmer toes!

    Mathew M.
    Australia Australia
    Toasty Toasty Goodness.

    Any ride is made better by toasty toes, whether it be on the roadie or the MTB. So really these are the answer to any cold/cool weather riding. Great socks, well made, hard wearing, and a good length on the calf. Recommended.

    Yves L.
    Australia Australia
    Embers (Olive / M)

    cannot go wrong on these socks - I now have 6 pairs - the older ones going for 3-4 years and still holding up to the task. Top Quality as always

    A Ground Effect Customer
    Michael T.
    Australia Australia
    Embers rock!

    They keep my toes toasty warm. I wish I'd bought them at the start of winter.

    Edward B.
    Australia Australia
    Merino Sox

    Up to the usual std of Ground Effect socks

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