Stellar

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Intergalactic protection from solar flares while attacking the gravel or mastering the singletrack. Stellar's UPF 50+ fabric, stand-up collar and long sleeves ward off excess rays while HyperActive™ fabric dries fast to keep you cool.
+Features
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No rear pockets to clash with your backpack.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • No-elastic hem and wide cuffs.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 170 gm

+HyperActive™
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.
  • Weight: 139 gsm.
+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.

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Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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
  Tip Top Stellar Flying Nun Lozenge
Pockets Three at rear None
Three at rear
One at hip
Front Zip 3/4 3/4 full length None
Fabric HyperActive™ HyperActive™
Lightwave™
Merino
Lightwave™
Merino
Fit
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16
10 - 16
10 - 16
+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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 
+Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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.
    Customer Reviews
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      HC
      14/11/2021
      Helen C.
      New Zealand

      Great top

      Comfortable, light, dries quickly. Perfect for biking and running

      WD
      26/04/2021
      Wendy D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stellar

      Well fitting. Would have liked some back pockets. I have bought awesome tops in the past for GE, but was not sure about the fabric of this one. As I suspected the 'plastic' fabric is smelly. I would much rather have natural fibres that are not smelly in my clothing. Plastic pollutes the world!

      27/04/2021

      Ground Effect

      Hi there Wendy. Thanks for your feedback. We do a version with rear pockets - check out the Tip Top. Make sure you warm wash. Plus a line dry outside from time to time works well. We do a couple of Heatwave merino / polyester women's tops - the Hula, Lozenge and Hot Toddy. High-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Heatwave's polyester component repels moisture to avoid total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster and makes the fabric more durable. Pedal on, Ernie

      TP
      11/04/2021
      Tanya P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stellar

      Love the Stella top- great for those warm days. Wore it every day on the Alps2ocean- perfect:)

      AF
      26/01/2021
      Anne F.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stellar Top

      Great sizing and love the really light and airy fabric which made it so comfortable to wear. Would highly recommend

      TR
      25/01/2021
      Tracey R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Excellent quality gear

      Recently purchased jitterbugs shorts and stellar top. Both true to size and great to wear. Top has a loose fit but long at the back. Shorts comfortable.