Tip Top

76 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Deep Marine
Limelight
Olive
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.
+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.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • Not all colours available in all size options.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 190 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
    4.7 Based on 76 reviews
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      EV
      27/11/2021
      Erica v.
      New Zealand

      Best bike shirt ever

      I love this shirt! Perfect length, light, easy care, a bit of warmth for cooler and windy days. I had one for years and lost it and had no hesitation in replacing it. I also use mine for Waka ama paddling, works just as well when I need a little extra warmth.

      LK
      26/11/2021
      Lynne K.
      Australia Australia

      Summer Daze

      Perfect for a quick blast on a warm night or for an extended bike trip where every piece of clothing is carefully considered.

      DW
      24/11/2021
      dale w.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Disapointing Fit

      While the sizing (size 18) is okay, the fabric 'clings' to all the extra bumps, making it not really fit to be seen in public. A more relaxed fit would be desirable, especially in the larger sizes.

      24/11/2021

      Ground Effect

      Hi there, thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear you Tip Top does not fit you the way you like it. If it has not been worn in anger and only tried on for size then feel free to pop it back to us for a refund. Pedal on, Ernie.

      JA
      26/10/2021
      Janine A.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Perfect top

      Wore this for 4 days on Otago Rail trail. Kept sun off me perfectly, and also cool when cycling as breeze wafts through. Great pockets on the back. Its quite long in the back, for me a tad too long but thats just my sizing. Long sleeves, had to fold back cuffs. Can't review long term use of course but seems robust. Love it. Can we have more clothes in the Deep Marine colour please?

      BS
      19/10/2021
      Bev S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Bev

      As usual quality wonderful. Top perfect for in between seasons in Covid Auckland.