Zip Tie

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Azure Blue

Choice of mad dogs and others hooked on zipping about in the midday sun. Long sleeves shade you from burning rays and fend off early morning chills. HyperActive™ fabric dries fast when you stop to regroup or refuel. Buckle up.

  Slim Fit - for a closer fit with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room.

  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Full-frontal 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.
  • Trio of elasticised rear pockets plus centre security pocket.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well prepared.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 220 gm

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.



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

  • 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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    Howard H.
    Australia Australia
    Zip Tie is zippy

    The Zip Tie is great a closer fitting top that I happily use without any base layers in the warmer weather. I have a Rock Lobster top that is a looser fit allowing me to put my Toaster underneath for those colder days.

    Jane S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great summer cycling top

    The Zip Tie is a comfortable and long lasting top that keeps the sun off your arms and neck and has excellent ventilation with the big zip. I like the rear pockets (good stretching exercise getting things in and out!).

    Aaron W.
    Australia Australia
    Does what it says and does it well

    I think it's my 8th jersey from GE, decided to get as large instead of a medium, like all my others. Great decision. Great jersey.

    Brian P.
    Australia Australia
    Zip tie cycling shirt, perfect for all conditions

    When its cold, ZT is warm, when its hot long sleeves keep the sun off, any intermediate days its just perfect. I wore out my previous example from overuse so I was glad when it appeared in the catalogue again. Ride on!

    Jody G.
    Australia Australia
    ZIp Tie

    Purchased for gravel riding in the Adelaide Hills, primarily to keep the sun off, without overheating, and I deliberately purchased a size up. Very comfortable and functional, as I have come to expect from Ge. My only gripe is that the zips are fine-toothed and stiff, and when done up towards the top cannot be pulled down with one hand while riding.

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