Popsicle

30 reviews
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Colour
Burnt Orange
Ocean
Grey Marle
Size

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 A hot 'n' cold top that propels you at the speed limit across the gap between summer and winter. Its WindFoil™ front takes the edge off biting winds while the Heatwave™ Merino sucks sweat away from your skin to keep you dry and comfy. Lickety split.

+Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • WindFoil™ softshell front deflects chilly winds.
  • Long front zip for temperature control.
  • Women's fit follows your curves 'n' swerves.
  • Flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
  • Integrated thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 230 gm

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A bi-component thermal fabric combining 51% merino wool and 49% polyester. Superfine 18.5 micron New Zealand merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 170gm/m2 and machine washable. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester
+Man vs Wild
Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer. It absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle and cool on your skin. However 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 to keep you toasty.
+Snug-as-a-Bug Fit
Heatwave™ Merino tops are intended to hug your body, ensuring the fabric sits against your skin to wick sweat away - keeping you dry and not chilling out.
+Hot 'n' Cold
As a single garment Heatwave™ Merino regulates your temperature through a wide range of conditions. Delivering comfort in all but the hottest climes. Yet it is versatile enough to layer under a WindFoil™, microFoil™ or HydroFoil™ shell in winter.

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WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

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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.

+Hazard!™
Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

+Composite Tops
For short trips in stable weather conditions, a Ground Effect composite top lets you travel light and fast with just a single thermal layer. These designs combine a WindFoil™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Heatwave™ Merino back. A long front zip for ventilation allows you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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    HM
    07/07/2020
    Helen M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Popsicle cycle top

    I got given this bike top for my birthday from my family. This top is amazing it is so so warm. I have ridden at the redwoods in Rotorua each time it was cool and wet the popsicle keep me very warm. My base layer was a short sleeve mons. I was just about to hot on one occasion but when you get under the trees and in the shade the popsicle was perfect. I would highly recommend this top. The fit is nice and relaxed I’m a size 12 and the women’s medium was perfect, plenty of room to put more layers underneath if you so wanted.

    GC
    20/06/2020
    Gillian C.
    Australia Australia
    Popsicle

    I own a range of GE stuff and this is now my new fave. I live in TAS and whilst all the mainlanders think it is cold down here, winter days are too warm for thicker tops when riding. The Popsicle is the perfect balance - push the sleeves up on the climbs and toastie warm windproof bit is tops on the descents. Snug but not too fitted so no one confuses me for a roadie.

    AJ
    20/06/2020
    Amanda J.
    Australia Australia
    Popsicle Review

    I love your clothing.. have been wearing it since I started cycling 15 years ago.. This is my second popsicle .. very warm and comfortable.. it also looks great.. the women’s cut is so flattering.. nobody does anything like it.. it’s a great gift too.. the girls love the fit, warmth, comfort and especially the durability..

    LB
    18/06/2020
    Lizzy B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    FANASTIC

    I love this cycling top. 110% recommend for Autumn, winter and spring riding !

    DW
    12/06/2020
    Dolci W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Popsicle

    Love my new bike top. Keeps me perfectly warm on my bike rides and has great back pockets. Can’t got for a ride without it. My only wish is that the arms were a bit longer.

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