Model Tee

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Grey Marle

Favoured thermal wear for strutting your stuff on the catwalk or defending your body from plummeting temperatures. Heatwave™ Merino wicks hard work away from your skin and unlike the original, this Model Tee offers more colour choices than just black.

  Slim Fit

  • Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Design & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 230 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.

Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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.

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    Paul B.
    Australia Australia
    Model Tee

    Wearing for the first time today...timely given the southerly buster that rolled in this morning. Very cosy. Great product and service as usual!

    Daniel J.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Can't take it off!

    Bought this as a base layer for commuting into work during the Dunedin winters, found that i just want to leave it on all the time! Very cosy, and comfortable, money well spent!

    Gwyn T.
    Australia Australia
    Model Tee

    The Model Tee is the perfect top for cooler riding weather. Better than a plain merino Tee Shirt, the lower cut back and the V neck are perfect for cycling. Stitching is tough so it'll last a while and the material is super soft but not itchy like some merio stuff can be. - my favourite riding top.

    Jeff L.
    Australia Australia
    Excellent Merino T

    Worked a treat on this morning's ride. Stayed dry even as I knew I was sweating! Just wondering if I should have gone with a small instead of medium, as fit is more like a T Shirt than an undergarment. Excellent quality - thanks Groundeffect!

    john b.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Model Tee

    Bought the Model Tee for winter riding along with the Frosty Boy and find it super warm with just the frost boy on top. Appears to be better quality and cost to the other well known merino brand out there. I still have other Ground effect clothing I bought 30 years ago and its still going strong. Speedy delivery also.

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