Berglar

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Steal a break to the summit in this all-mountain, all-conditions merino top. Perfect year round when worn solo, and toasty when layered under another top or rain jacket in winter.

▸ Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performance fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold.
  • Full front zip for maximum venting.
  • Chest and sleeve stripe with smooth flat seams.
  • Raglan sleeves.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well-prepared.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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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 160gm/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.

▸ 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.

▸ 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.
▸ Weight
280 gm
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▸ FAQ
▸ Why is Heatwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
  • Heatwave combines the comfort, warmth and low-odour properties of merino wool with the durability of polyester. Merino wool absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres like polyester or polypropylene. This makes it very effective in dealing with excess sweat - it is absorbed into the fabric rather than settling (and cooling) on your skin. The polyester component repels moisture which avoids total saturation of the fabric - helping it to dry faster. The strength of the polyester also maintains the shape of the garment and minimises wear 'n' tear and pilling.
  • The Baked Alaska, Popsicle and Hot Toddy are intended to be used as a stand alone cycle top in cool, as opposed to cold, conditions.
  • The Thermos, Ristretto and Submerino are all base layers - best worn directly against your skin.
  • The Median Strip, Berglar and Hoola are riding jerseys, with additional features including three rear pockets and long front zips. For use in both hot and cold climes and versatile enough to wear as an insulation layer in winter.
▸ 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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    MW
    28/11/2019
    Mark W.
    Australia Australia

    Summer sun riding

    I got the Berglar long sleeve jersey so that I wouldn't have to lather my arms with sunscreen when touring in the Australian summer sun. I have now used it for rides of 4 to 5 hours duration in temperatures in the mid to high 30s ambient and 44 on road without getting uncomfortably hot. The jersey gives a significant evaporative cooling effect to both arms and body and I don't have to worry about cleaning off messy sunscreen residue before setting up camp at the end of the day.

    TA
    11/11/2019
    Tim A.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    My new Berglar

    Hi The team at GE, your clothing is great and I am well pleased with my new Berglar, a little more form fitting so less slimming on me. So much so that my wife uses it all the time so have just ordered her a nice plum popsicle of her own. A rich purple colour which will stand out on a nice day but my be a little dark on overcast days will turn on lights . Good job, thanks, Tim

    HC
    10/11/2019
    Hayden C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Berglar

    Have worn the Berglar solo on three rides now and am really enjoying it. Keeps you warm on an early Spring morning and doesn't overheat you once the sun comes out. I'm 6ft and 77kg and the Medium size is just right for me - light and comfortable, without being either too tight or too loose.

    NG
    07/11/2019
    Nicholas G.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great for travel

    I mispacked for a trip to the US and didn't have much in the way of warm clothes. Fortunately, I had stuck my Berglar in my carry on bag. It was perfect - light, packs down well, stylish and keeps the chill out!

    AB
    17/10/2019
    Amanda B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    So far, so good!

    This top fit my wish list perfectly...I wanted a long sleeve merino top that I could wear in the summer time so I don't have to lather on the sunscreen. And, as an added bonus, it was a bright colour that can easily be seen by those pesky drivers that don't share the road well with others. I am usually a women's medium in the Ground Effect range but, as this top doesn't come in a women's version, I got the small men's and it fit perfectly. So far I have worn it on a couple of three day bikepacking trips and I don't notice any bad smells. Plus I can easily layer it with merino tops underneath if it is a bit cold in the morning and then I can open the zip in the afternoon when it gets hotter.

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