Baked Beanie

49 reviews
Colour
Charcoal
Ocean
Agent Orange

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Scare your friends during Halloween or sneak in as an extra on a Vincent Ward movie. Made from 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino, the Baked Beanie occupies minimal room under your helmet while its WindFoil™ band saves your ears from biting winds.

+Features
  • 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino keeps your noggin toasty.
  • WindFoil™ band sits half on and half off your ears, providing warmth while still letting you hear traffic and other noise.
  • Flat seams for less bulk under your helmet.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 30 gm

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A bi-component thermal fabric combining 51% merino wool and 49% polyester. Superfine 18.5 micron New Zealand merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 170gm/m2 and machine washable. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester
+Man vs Wild
Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer. It absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle and cool on your skin. However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Heatwave's polyester component repels moisture to avoid total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to keep you toasty.
+Snug-as-a-Bug Fit
Heatwave™ Merino tops are intended to hug your body, ensuring the fabric sits against your skin to wick sweat away - keeping you dry and not chilling out.
+Hot 'n' Cold
As a single garment Heatwave™ Merino regulates your temperature through a wide range of conditions. Delivering comfort in all but the hottest climes. Yet it is versatile enough to layer under a WindFoil™, microFoil™ or HydroFoil™ shell in winter.

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WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+Video
+FAQ
▸ Why is Heatwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
  • Heatwave combines the comfort, warmth and low-odour properties of merino wool with the durability of polyester. Merino wool absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres like polyester or polypropylene. This makes it very effective in dealing with excess sweat - it is absorbed into the fabric rather than settling (and cooling) on your skin. The polyester component repels moisture which avoids total saturation of the fabric - helping it to dry faster. The strength of the polyester also maintains the shape of the garment and minimises wear 'n' tear and pilling.
  • The Baked Alaska, Popsicle and Hot Toddy are intended to be used as a stand alone cycle top in cool, as opposed to cold, conditions.
  • The Thermos, Ristretto and Submerino are all base layers - best worn directly against your skin.
  • The Median Strip, Berglar and Hoola are riding jerseys, with additional features including three rear pockets and long front zips. For use in both hot and cold climes and versatile enough to wear as an insulation layer in winter.
+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

Customer Reviews
4.6 Based on 49 reviews
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    GA
    26/06/2020
    Graeme A.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Snug fit for the folically challenged

    Being a tad thin on the hair department, the baked beanie stops those brain freezing drafts and lets me keep warm and concentrated on frosty mornings. Nice one Ground Effect

    NM
    21/06/2020
    Nathan M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Nice and warm but too small and tight

    This hat is warm, great on frosty mornings. But it's just too small and tight. Doesn't fully cover the ears and gives me a headache when riding distances.

    22/06/2020
    Ground Effect

    Hi Nathan, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry the Baked Beanie isn't doing the trick for you. We have emailed you re returning it. Pedal on, Ernie

    PM
    21/05/2020
    Peter M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Baked Beanie

    The Baked Beanie does exactly what its meant too, keeps my head and ears warm on those cold winter rides. it is small and quite thin so does not feel bulky under your helmet , the merino keeps your head warm even though its thin. great product .

    ST
    13/05/2020
    Simon T.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Comfortable and effective

    Great quality beanie, fits comfortably under helmet and the wind protection is great.

    NF
    06/09/2019
    Neville F.
    Australia Australia
    Baked Beanie

    Great for those cool mornings, fits snugly, keeps the wind chill off the ears, and off the head - being a little older and I feel the cold, and wear the beanie most of the time (when it’s below 11C)

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