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Found. The missing piece of your summer velo-wardrobe puzzle. HyperActive™ fabric is oh so smooth against your skin and dries at warp speed after you work up a sweat.

▸ Features
  • UPF 50+
  • Elbow pad friendly three quarter length sleeves.
  • Raglan sleeve for a performance fit.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Single 'backpack-friendly' hipster security pocket.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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.

▸ Weight
140 gm
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▸ 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 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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    Fran R.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Stunning cycling top

    I love it . Always tricky buying clothing on line. Perfect fit. It is not clingy at all. I love the 3/4 sleeves. Can't wait to wear it in the warmer weather

    Dianne B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Jigsaw top

    Love this top as its is simple not to tight love the length of the sleeve mtb up in Northland so with a light merino underneath it makes for great for winter riding remove the underneath layer and should be great for Spring and Autumn

    Sheryl K.
    New Zealand

    Jazzy JIgsaw

    Happy with my 2 Jigsaw tops for multi day cycling trip in Italy. Comfortable and easy wash/dry. Like sleeve length, and varying colourway.

    Nathan Taylor

    Another great GE product

    Purchased this top for the better half since I’d just spied one for myself. Great top for the summer ride.

    Elizabeth H.
    New Zealand

    Love the Pocket

    Awesome comfy MTB top. Great arm protection for the stray, grabby blackberry bushes. Best part is the pocket for my keys and lollies!

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