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Azure Blue

Sweating it out on a backcountry epic or zooming around the hills on a balmy summer evening. The Stingray delivers hot-weather cycling performance without requiring you to squeeze into a body-hugging mobile billboard.

▸ Features
  • Stand-up collar to block UVs. Who wants to be labelled a red neck?
  • UPF 50+
  • Outrageously long front zip for turbo charged ventilation.
  • Regular fit and no-elastic hem lets the wind 'blow up your kilt'.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back when you're stretched to the max.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with elasticised pockets for on-the-go access.
  • Hidden emergency tube repair patch.
  • S and XXL sizes in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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.

▸ Weight
180 gm
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  Road Rage  Stingray
Pockets Four at rear Three at rear
Activity Road Mtb & Tour
Sleeves Short Short
Sizes S - XL S - XXL

▸ 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. 

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    Simon F.
    Australia Australia

    mediocre and cheap fitting

    mmm what can I say! Seriously underwhelming and almost sent it back to you. Cut is mediocre and I am a definite medium, 78 kg, fit fifty year old who cycles 100 km plus per week. Material is kind of budget compared to netti brand , plus no sticky edging on bottom hem to keep it from riding up. shape is a bit blah, hesitant to ever purchase again from Ground effect.

    Ground Effect

    Hi Simon, thanks for your feedback. You're welcome to email if you'd like to return your Stingray if it's really not what you're after. Pedal on, Ernie

    John B.
    New Zealand

    Kiwi Sizing

    I've been a Ground Effect customer for over 20 years. The Stingray is, like all other GE gear, very well made from quality material and, most importantly for me, it is sized and cut correctly for the Kiwi blokes shape.

    Caty M.

    Stingray bike top

    My husband is pretty fussy about the fit of his bike top, so I always get a Groundeffect for him on special occasions such as birthdays etc. It costs me a bit more, but he likes the feel and fit of the Stingray tops. It’s breathable and has a good size collar for added protection.

    Stu D.
    New Zealand


    Great summer top with a good feel next to skin like the good size collar that stops the burnt neck do roll with the next size up than normal not as clingy

    Carmen L.
    New Zealand

    Excellent Performance

    It fits well, it's really light, matches the bike!! Overall really pleased with the purchase

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