Scruff

86 reviews
Colour
Ink
Ocean
Burnt Orange
Grey Marle

Extra protection for your neck, nose and chin when Jack Frost turns from playful to severe. Heatwave Merino keeps you toasty and well covered should there be a 'stand and deliver' moment mid ride.

+Features
  • Heatwave hi-performance thermal fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Cosy, but not quite as toasty as the Black Hole made from Hot Shot™ stretch merino.
  • One size fits all.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 60 gm

+
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 18.5 micron New Zealand merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Mid weight at 170 gm/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.

+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.

+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
4.8 Based on 86 reviews
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    YL
    16/09/2020
    Yves L.
    Australia Australia
    Scruff (Grey Marle)

    great neck warmer for those early morning rides.

    AC
    18/08/2020
    Anna C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Snuggy Scruff

    We bought two scruffs when the weather got a bit cold, with the plan to wear them when we are biking. They are comfy and warm, without being scratchy. Really happy to have them in our very limited wardrobe space (living on a bus) and they double as a face mask :) Love supporting Ground Effect and Made in Aotearoa

    DF
    17/08/2020
    Duncan F.
    Australia Australia
    Handy bit of kit

    Have found the Scruff not only a handy bit of kit for keeping my face warm on cold rides, also works well for keeping my neck warm off-bike (teamed with my submarino).

    LL
    08/08/2020
    Leonore L.
    Australia Australia
    Scruff stuff

    I bought an orange Scruff to go with my love of orange and match my bike. Like every piece of Ground Effect gear, it does it's job perfectly and stylishly!

    BK
    18/07/2020
    Brian K.
    Australia Australia
    Warm and Breathable

    Great design, looks cool. Fits really well and does as advertised.

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