Rock Lobster

128 reviews
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Colour
Limelight
Silver
Azure Blue
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Avoid being boiled alive when the sun turns up the volume. The Rock Lobster boasts its own theme song for company, plus a stand-up collar and long sleeves for shade on those long exposed days on the road.

+Features
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • No-elastic hem for warm weather comfort.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with elasticised pockets for on-the-go access.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well prepared.
  • S and XXL sizes in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 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.

+WhaleTail™
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.

+Compare
  Zip Tie  Rock Lobster B52
Pockets Four at rear Three at rear None
Activity Road Mtb & Tour Mtb & Tour
Sleeves Long Long Long
Fit
Sizes S - XL S - XXL S - XL
+Video
+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. 

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 128 reviews
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    RW
    09/02/2020
    Robert W.
    Australia Australia
    Rock Lobster

    Best cycling shirt I've ever owned. Great for Australian conditions.

    BS
    05/02/2020
    Bruce S.
    Australia Australia
    Rock Lobster

    A great summer top for cycling. If I had a criticism it’d be the sleeves a perhaps 1.5cm too short but I often suffer this and my wrists are exposed. A bit of sun screen still needs to be applied. Otherwise very comfortable, cool, very useful.

    LS
    01/02/2020
    Lloyd S.
    Australia Australia
    2019 Rock Lobster

    Just had my first outing in my new Lobster. Very happy on the 40deg day with the long sleeves keeping the UV radiator in the sky off my arms. My old one had done admirable service until it didn’t agree with the bitumen at 30km/hr, but I believe the new breathes better than the old.

    KT
    20/01/2020
    Kevin T.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rock Lobster conquers all!

    My husband and I swear by these practical, hardwearing, stylish tops and have them in every colour. The Lobster is comfortable and protects you from scorching sun in summer and transitions into cooler weather with a windbreaker. My advice - if you only have one top this is it. Buy it and love it.

    DF
    17/01/2020
    Duncan F.
    Australia Australia
    Super practical and comfortable

    Keeping the sun off your body and back of the neck is a must in Australia and I know that with the Rock Lobster I’ve got this covered (literally). Also really comfortable to ride in. My first purchase of Ground Effects gear and already a convert!

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