Rock Lobster

133 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Limelight
Silver
Size

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 133 reviews
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    BC
    27/05/2020
    Bruce C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rock lobster

    Number two rock lobster!!!! Love it love the green colour. Keep on making fantastic cycling kit team!!!!

    CW
    20/04/2020
    Christine W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rock lobster top

    I bought this for my husband. He says its a great top, cool and warm. Washes well. Very comfortable, you hardly know you are wearing it.

    SS
    02/04/2020
    Shelley S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rock Lobster

    A great bike shirt that keeps y ou cool and protected from the sun, bought one each for husband and myself and love them

    VM
    12/03/2020
    Veronica M.
    Australia Australia
    Perfect cool sun protection for those hot sunny days

    Great sun protection from collar and long sleeves, yet stays fairly cool even on 37C days. Wears well so can be worn and washed constantly on our long 3-4 month European cycling trips and still shows no thinning of material by the end of the trip. Meets Ground Effects great quality specifications

    MG
    01/03/2020
    Michael G.
    Australia Australia
    Strong and reliable

    I have bought gear from Ground Effect for years. I do this because New Zealand made is strong, reliable and well designed and this applies to the Rock Lobster.

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