Tip Top

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Azure Blue

 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.

▸ 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

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.

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 Stella Frenzy
Pockets Three at rear None Three at rear
Sleeves Long Long Short
Sizes WS - WXL WS - WXL WS - WXL
▸ Weight
190 gm
▸ 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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    Margaret L.
    Australia Australia

    fits bigger than the Ice Queen

    Great winter weight for Sydney and feels good as well. I first bought the XL as that was the size of my Ice Queen but it was too long in the tail & sleeves. (I was sitting on the pockets). The size down WL is perfect. Great work Ground Effect

    Iona H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great biking top

    Very comfortable top. Good length in sleeves and body. Fit accurate. Handy pockets. Breathable material good for summer wear where sunblocking features are important. Yet to test in extreme heat ( might be too hot). Also warm enough for spring and autumn in North Island. Loved the colour ( blue). Easy to wash. Overall happy with purchase

    Diana T.
    United States United States

    Great shirt

    I really like this bike shirt. I’m tall, and often sleeves aren’t long enough or the shirt is too short. Not this one - the sleeves and the body of the shirt are perfect! It’s got three pockets in the back, one with a zipper, and sewn into that pocket was a little surprise: a patch for a tube.

    Jayne C.

    Tip Top Hot Top

    It's a hot top to be wearing for summer. Beautifully soft and light. Full arm coverage allows you to almost throw away your sunscreen. Really only need it for the face now. The Azure Blue is such a cool colour, just like a tropical ocean. Wear this top on a hot day and feel like you're floating in a cool tropical sea. Get into it.

    Bradley S.

    a great cycling top

    Having been very happy with my other ground effect purchases, when the time came for a new cycle top I knew where to go. And it hasn't disappointed. It looks good, feels great and works well both when it's warm and when it's cooler. Can't recommend it enough. The fit is true to size too.

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