Catapult

3 reviews
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Colour
Azure Blue
Deep Marine

Enduro-style top for hucking tabletops, chasing Mum or Dad uphill and leading them down. Hyperactive™ fabric does magic things with sweat and fends off UV's.

+Features
  • UPF 50+
  • Loose fit and no-elastic hem.
  • Three quarter length sleeves.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 120 gm

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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.

+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. 

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    PD
    29/06/2020
    Patty D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great present

    Present for my nephew (turning 12) - he loves it, job done.

    EL
    03/01/2020
    Erik L.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great, durable kid's MTB top

    Purchased this top for our very active 11-year old and it promises to stand up to a bit of hammering. Very well-made and comfortable. Many thanks Ground Effect!

    GC
    28/11/2019
    Gillian C.
    Australia Australia
    Catapult

    This is a great kids enduro top - all the boys in the family have them and rate the length of sleeves in particular. Matches well with the kids baggies.

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