Chipolatas

322 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Royal Blue
Size
Windproof warmth for your digits on those chilly morning jaunts to work, or while out night riding your favourite singletrack. Reinforced palms provide extra protection for your mitts and ensure positive contact with your bike. Get 'em while they're hot.
+Features
  • Royal Blue gloves are BLACK with a royal blue cuff tab.
  • WindFoil™ softshell outer.
  • Add a thermal liner for extra warmth.
  • Multi-panel fit with boxed pre-curved fingers..
  • Fast drying, hardwearing synthetic suede palms.
  • Silicon screened prints on palm and fingers provides additional grip.
  • Reflective detailing.
  • Touch-screen sensitive finger and thumb tips for swiping left, or right.
  • Made for us in China.
+Tech

  Weight: 90 gm

+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.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+Video

+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 your gloves separately - the synthetic suede can cause havoc staining other clothing.
  • Air dry only - no dryers for these puppies.

+ 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
    4.7 Based on 322 reviews
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      PB
      18/05/2021
      P B.
      Australia Australia
      Nice Gloves

      Only worn once so far. Initial review: well made, warm at 0 degrees but did take 30 min for the fingers to warm up. Sizing was off. I did measure my hands using the size chart which was in the middle range of the corresponding size. The fit was tight. I would have returned but couldn't be arsed. I'm hoping a few more wears will stretch them out. Good value for money.

      PT
      18/05/2021
      Pete T.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Toastee

      Yeah these fellas are toastee warm on the frosteee morning ride to work!

      CD
      08/05/2021
      Chris D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Unsuitable for cold weather

      The gloves are well made but even with the additional purchase of glove liners they are totally unsuitable for cold weather. 5 degrees C or below and you'll need something a lot warmer.

      LD
      17/04/2021
      Leon d.
      Australia Australia
      Great Gloves

      When it sadly came time to replace my very old pair of Chipolatas, the natural replacement was a brand new pair and the latest version are terrific. Extremely comfortable and fit like a second skin.

      BC
      12/04/2021
      brett c.
      Australia Australia
      Great for frosty mornings

      Nice and warm. Fit well and still give enough feel for brake and gear leavers.