Berglar

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Grey Marle
Limelight
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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
▸ Video
▸ 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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    SD
    17/07/2019
    Stefanie D.
    Germany Germany

    Love it!

    I really love my new berglar shirt. It`s great for cycling on cooler days and warms me at the campground when I stay overnight. With the new full length-zip it`s even better than the previous models which I liked very much.

    RW
    12/07/2019
    Ross W.
    Australia Australia

    Berglar

    Commendably made, comfortable, does the job extremely well. Thanks.

    BW
    20/05/2019
    Bill W.
    New Zealand

    Berglar

    I'm always amazed how orders from GE always arrive the next day when things couriered from a lot closer can take a lot longer. When the Berglar arrived I wondered how warm it'd be as it wasn't as thick as I expected but I've been pleasently surprised. Just rode the Heaphy in a ripping Sou-wester and the Berglar with a thin merino singlet underneath performed really well in the cold. And for grunting up the hill, and when out of the cold wind, I could undo the full length zip to let out a bit of heat. I can see this top will get a lot of use

    BJ
    15/05/2019
    Bryn J.
    Australia

    Bergler

    I bought this fine looking top to take with me on my ride from John O Groats to Lands End starting the end of May. As I live in Perth there is not much need to wear such a warm top in Autumn. However I have tried it on one ride and it does the business. Keeps you snuggly but allows the heat to disapate. The zip is very handy for climate control as well. Highly recommend the bergler

    JM
    13/05/2019
    John M.
    New Zealand

    Grey Berglar

    Very happy with this top. It’s my go to cool morning MTB top. Came out well after an unexpected off. Well made!

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