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Royal Blue
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.
  • 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.

  Weight: 90 gm

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.



  • 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 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.
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      Murray P.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Good gloves

      Nice warm gloves, they fit well. Not the warmest I've worn but good.

      Richard L.
      Australia Australia
      Great gloves

      This is my second pair of chipolatas - the other pair is still going strong (one for the beach house and one for home. The fingers are sufficiently sensitive and flexible to not impede gear changing. Living in Melbourne, I find they work best in a range of about 7 - 11 degrees but I admit my fingers and toes seem to be very sensitive to cold. The pull on tabs located on the palm of the glove is a thoughtful addition. Finally, for the price, excellent value!

      Yvonne S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Warm as hands

      Bought the Chiplolatas as my very old cycle gloves just weren't cutting it. They are awesome and keep your hands nice and toasty for those chillier days.

      Phil T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      These are awesome. We both have a pair now and they are magic in the chilly Wellington winds

      Adam P.
      Australia Australia
      Awesome gloves, Saviors of circulation!

      It was -8 deg on the trails near Canberra. I looked down in disbelief at the unfeeling lumps of meat that I once referred to as hands. “This has to stop”, I thought, with the few neurons that I could rustle up to form a semblance of a thought, “who can deliver me from this daily nightmare of frozen appendages that render my fingers usunder with the constitution of a Coles frozen sausage tray?” At that moment, the clouds parted, and a vision appeared to my watering eyes. Three cherub-like faces, those of Fraser, Scott and Guy, shone down on me. Their telly-tubby faces radiated a warmth and grace that instantatly bought feeling back to my frozen sausages. “Get thee some chipolatas my child”, their celestial voice chimed in unison, the sound uplifting my spirit. I did, they were great, my hands are like melting butter on a sourdough crumpet and I will never look back.