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Model Tee

34 reviews
Jet Black

Favoured thermal wear for strutting your stuff on the catwalk or defending your body from plummeting temperatures. Lightwave™ Merino wicks hard work away from your skin. And just like the original, the Model Tee is available in any colour so long as it's black.
  • Lightwave™ 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.
  • Design & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 170 gm

+Lightwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 19.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight and machine washable.
  • Composition: 46% merino; 54% polyester.
  • Weight: 150 gsm.
+Man vs Wild
  • Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer.
  • Its natural fibres help fend off the big stink on multi-day epics.
  • Merino absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle on your skin.
  • However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Lightwave's polyester component repels moisture to reduce total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to help keep your cool. Ideal for going hard 'n' fast, and for wearing under your rain jacket.
+Hot 'n' Cold
Lightwave™ Merino regulates your temperature through a wide range of conditions. Delivering comfort in all but the hottest climes, as well as a thermal layer under a WindFoil™, microFoil™ or HydroFoil™ shell in winter.
+UPF 50
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.

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 Aotearoa | 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.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
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      Murray B.
      New Zealand

      Simply love the Model Tee

      I have 1 complaint, I want more... More GroundEffect branding colours. It's a Super comfortable merino Tee I wear it MTBing and casual. Highly recommend it.

      Ben J.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great top

      Great top, a bit thicker than your average merino so good for cooler days (might give it a miss in summer)

      Geoff H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Base Layer

      Great little acquisition as base laver under by winter layers or simply under short sleeve, light and wickable :)

      A Ground Effect Customer
      Richard M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Model Tee, the top for me!

      With the dip into Autumn it’s always nice to have a T shirt that is cool in the sun and takes the edge off the chill when the sun disappears. I wore a Model Tee on a ‘Round Banks Peninsula’ bikepacking trip and it was perfect. Merino is always good for away trips, as you can ride in it all day, and step out at night (even if it’s dinner for one in your tent). I might even have to get the grey version…nice one Ground Effect.

      Dan M.
      Australia Australia

      Model T

      Like the original model T this shirt will become iconic! Great fit and comfort and indestructible!