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Presto

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Wear under your favourite top or fly solo in search of the penultimate tan. 4-way stretch nylon lycra provides low impact support while full Lightwave™ Merino lining removes perspiration.


+Features
  • Lightwave™ Merino lining wicks perspiration away from your skin
  • 4-way stretch nylon lycra front panel delivers low impact support.
  • Wide elastic and Lycra binding for increased comfort and stability at speed.
  • Cut-away back lets you move and keeps you cool.
  • Reflective rear label.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 100 gm

+Shockwave™ lycra
4-way stretch nylon with a non-shiny finish. It's soft against your skin, yet is incredibly tough and dries quickly. Blended with 16% lycra to deliver body-hugging performance and durability.
  • Composition: 84% nylon; 16% lycra.

+Lightwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 19.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight and machine washable.
  • Composition: 46% merino; 54% polyester.
  • Weight: 150 gsm.
+Man vs Wild
  • Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer.
  • Its natural fibres help fend off the big stink on multi-day epics.
  • Merino absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle on your skin.
  • However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Lightwave's polyester component repels moisture to reduce total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to help keep your cool. Ideal for going hard 'n' fast, and for wearing under your rain jacket.
+Hot 'n' Cold
Lightwave™ Merino regulates your temperature through a wide range of conditions. Delivering comfort in all but the hottest climes, as well as a thermal layer under a WindFoil™, microFoil™ or HydroFoil™ shell in winter.
+UPF 50
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.

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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.

+Washing

  • 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
    4.7 Based on 57 Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      JT
      27/06/2024
      jan T.
      Australia Australia

      Presto

      Great top. Very comfortable, good fit and made well.

      BB
      06/05/2024
      Brian B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Presto and lady bugs

      Hi There -These were for my wife - That is a perfect fit and just as good as always! For both items.

      CL
      25/03/2024
      Christine L.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Didn’t fit well

      Not sure if it’s the sports bra or me but it was a strange shape and didn’t fit - was returned.

      AW
      21/02/2024
      Anne W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Presto

      Second one I've bought (lost the first one). Perfect for long-distance bike-packing in summer. Easy to wash and quick to dry. Comfortable and doubles as tog top.

      LR
      18/01/2024
      Liz R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Magic Mauve

      Love my new Presto tops in the fab new mauve colour. They've replaced my old blue Prestos I've been thrashing for nearly 20 years!