Popsicle

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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.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 260 gm

+Heatwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 18.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Mid weight and machine washable.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester.
  • Weight: 170 gsm
+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.

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, 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.
  • Water repellent 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 size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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.

+Compare

  Ice Queen Popsicle Hot Toddy
Windproof Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Heatwave™ Merino back
Heatwave™ Merino
Front Zip 3/4 length 3/4 length Short
Pockets 3 rear
3 rear
None
Sizes 8 - 18 8 - 16 10 - 16

+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

+ 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
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      SS
      16/05/2022
      Shanti S.
      United Kingdom

      Wish I had got one of these years ago!

      The Popsicle has revolutionised my decision making of what to wear at that seasonal change time of year. The windcheater front in amazing and the merino means it's not too hot nor too cold - highly recommend

      LP
      08/04/2022
      Lyn P.
      Australia Australia

      Popsicle

      Great fit, great fabric. Can wear with or without an under layer. Good for cool mornings.

      OG
      23/12/2021
      Oliver G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Popsicle

      Lovely. Nice to wear.

      MV
      28/10/2021
      Mark V.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Perfect Popsicle!

      This is the second outer layer top I’ve bought from Ground Effect - the previous one lasted for many years but finally needed replacing with the newer version, called Popsicle. I love the windbreaker front panel that protects me from the wind chill as I head out on cooler mornings And the zipped pocked is just big enough for my large phone.

      DC
      03/10/2021
      Doreen C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Popsicle

      Bought a couple of months back, this top has been perfect. I don't get too hot, but it keeps that wind chill away from your chest