Tip Top

62 reviews
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Colour
Limelight
Plum
Size

 Swerve 'n' curve your way through summer's multiday expeditions and training rides at both ends of the day. Long sleeves provide shade from the sun and fend off early morning chills. A stand-up collar blocks excess rays while HyperActive™ fabric dries fast to keep you oh so cool.

  Regular Fit - middle-of-the-road comfort for all-purpose riding. Not too tight or too loose - just right for most cyclists in most conditions.

+Features
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • Wide contrasting cuffs for comfort.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with twin elasticised angle-pockets for on-the-go access.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • WXL size option, in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 190 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.

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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. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

+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 Frenzy
Pockets Three at rear None Three at rear
Sleeves Long Long Short
Fit
Sizes WS - WXL WS - WXL WS - WXL
+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. 
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    EW
    14/09/2020
    Emma W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great jacket

    I really like how light this jacket is, hardly notice it’s there yet get great benefits as a wind breaker.

    GM
    08/09/2020
    Gary M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Tip Top

    Great top as usual from Ground Effect.

    RW
    27/08/2020
    Rachel W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Tip-top

    Great top, only issue is the metal stopper on the end of the zip was super-scratchy and was irritating my skin. I have actually sewn a piece of fabric over it which has solved the problem.

    EP
    16/08/2020
    Erica P.
    Australia Australia
    Merino Zig Zag Socks

    The best socks ever! I wear them all day to keep my feet warm. I have rheumatoid arthritis, my feet are tender and painful so the right socks are crucial to be able to walk comfortably and keep warm. Zig Zags are prefect on all fronts (feet) :). Highly recommend them - 5 Star ++.

    PF
    31/05/2020
    Penny F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Tip Top review (plus Legs Eleven)

    I am very happy with my Tip Top which keeps me warm enough even at this time of the year with a merino layer underneath. I love the colour and the fit is perfect! I also purchased Legs Eleven for winter and they are toasty warm.

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