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Marine Blue

Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. A colourful limited edition of our favourite winter Zig Zags.

▸ Features
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ Merino-Nylon
Toasty Merino wool knitted sock with nylon plated to the outside for durability. Blended with elastic for stretch.
  • Composition: 42% merino; 24% elastic; 19% lycra; 15% nylon.

▸ Weight
80 gm
▸ 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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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    RAD M.
    Australia Australia

    Wearing them every day

    Safety boots (my choice for commuting as i can’t be bothered changing into different gear) can be a great environment for clamminess which is most unpleasant and even moreso in the office when on occasion I have been known to dry out & warm up my socks courtesy of the nearest heat emitting outlet. The Embers, thankfully, have brought an end to this practice, much to the relief of all concerned. Toasty warm!

    rob m.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Embers- typical GE socks.

    I have 4 pairs of these for a reason. Best socks going! Great colour also.

    JOHN A.
    Australia Australia

    Embers - great sox

    For comfort and warmth you can't go past Embers - terrific for bike and casual wear

    Andrea H.
    Australia Australia

    Great socks

    Great colour, got the green for me, black for my partner. Love these socks, perfect for winter, even better when they’re on sale!

    Fraser K.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Embers, the all week sock

    I wear my Embets a week at a time between washes. They don't smell or feel uncomfortable., are warm in the winter months.. I've put in long hours on the MTB or road bike and my feet have been warm and cosy. I'll be packing a pair of these for the SI half of the TA next year. If you don't own any yet get a couple of pairs.

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