Berglar

87 reviews
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Azure Blue
Red Hot
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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.

 Slim Fit - for a closer fit with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac or gravel, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room.

+Features
  • Lightwave™ 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

  Weight: 280 gm

+Lightwave™ Merino
A bi-component summer-weight fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 19.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 150 gm/m2 and machine washable.
  • Composition: 46% merino; 54% 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 on your skin. However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Lightwave's polyester component repels moisture to reduce total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to help keep your cool.

+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.
+FAQ
▸ Why are Heatwave and Lightwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
  • Heatwave and Lightwave combine 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.
+Compare

  Berglar Neopolitan Rock Lobster B52
Pockets Three at rear One at hip Three at rear None
Front Zip Full length None 3/4 3/4
Fabric Lightwave™ Merino
Lightwave™ Merino
HyperActive™ HyperActive™
Fit
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XXL S - XL

+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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    BH
    24/12/2020
    Bill H.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Berglar top

    Very comfortable and nice weight.

    A Ground Effect Customer
    SN
    22/12/2020
    Stephen N.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Berglar Port Hills

    Well made, comfortable, multipurpose jersey. Works in warm to cool conditions. Soft Merino-Poly fabric is great against the skin. Full zip handy when needing to open up to cool down. I am 5'11, and slim. I first tried a medium size which was a bit loose and had too much front "Paunch" room built in for my taste. The small size is perfect for me. I can happily recommend this product.

    GV
    19/12/2020
    Garry V.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Gift

    Got this for a gift for a person in Invercargill, we are in Rotorua, as usual your service was great and product looking lovely. Have one of these and love li

    RD
    17/12/2020
    Richard D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great jacket!

    Loving my Berglar jacket. Works well for walking to the gym, riding the bike or walking the cat! Can’t say too much else apart from please buy and make this company more successful!

    LG
    06/07/2020
    Larry G.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Berglar

    Recently purchased one of these. very smart bit of kit and great fit. It is a bit lighter material than I was expecting but seems to work under winter jacket in 0 to 5 deg rides