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Flare

7 reviews
Colour
Silver
Treetop
Size

Repel solar flares on exposed all-day missions into the backcountry. Extra long sleeves and sun-hood block UV rays without the need for chemical sunblock, while the relaxed fit and lightweight UPF 50+ HyperActive™ fabric help you to keep your cool.

+Features
  • UPF 50+ HyperActive™ fabric.
  • Full arm and wrist coverage with extra long sleeves that overlap your gloves.
  • Simple cowl collar.
  • All day neck protection with a 3-panel sun-hood that easily fits over or under your helmet.
  • Hazard!™ reflective label out back.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 180 gm

+HyperActive™
A lightweight summer fabric packed with technology to keep you cool and dry as. The bi-component knit backs a sharp-looking polyester outer with a smooth layer of nano-charcoal polyester against your skin. Nano-charcoal disperses sweat to accelerate evaporation and is naturally anti-microbial to fight nasty smells. The fabric dries at the speed of light - great when reduced to hand washing on tour - and even performs its quick-drying magic in the wet under a rain jacket.
  • Composition: 75% polyester; 25% nano-charcoal polyester.
  • Weight: 139 gsm.
+UPF 50
HyperActive's UPF 50+ rating extends your no-burn time by 50 times over bare skin. Designs with a stand-up collar and long sleeves maximise protection from the sun's UV rays. Yank 'em up if it gets too stifling.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in Aotearoa | 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.

+Compare
  Tip Top Flying Nun Lozenge Flare
Pockets Three at rear
Three at rear
One at hip None
Front Zip 3/4 full length None None
Fabric HyperActive™ Lightwave™
Merino
Lightwave™
Merino
HyperActive™
Fit
Sizes 8 - 18
10 - 16
10 - 16 10 - 16
+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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant finish.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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
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      A Ground Effect Customer
      HW
      11/01/2024
      Heather W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      My two flare tops

      Firstly thank you for your speed delivery - always super efficient. I love both colours and enjoy wearing them when I ride my mtb. The love the long shelves as they protect my forearms from the sun, my main reason for buying the tops. Little disappointed that after one wear I can smell the underarms even though I wear deodorant. After a wash they smell & look great.

      SD
      31/12/2023
      Sue D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Flare Review

      Ground Effect you've done it again, as always a great item. I am an older rider and long days in the sun are a tad hard on the skin. The length of arms are great, fabric light and comfortable, loose fit and the hood I do use when on long sunny rides and pull it up over my helmet. Great coverage for neck, ears etc.

      RB
      01/12/2023
      Robyn B.
      Australia Australia

      Women’s Flare

      Love the green colour and the light material. I sized up for a casual fit and I’m pleased that the top is long enough in the body (as it appears to be short in the video). A nice low-key top for riding and hiking that doesn’t look like a jersey.

      MB
      29/11/2023
      Marie B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Flare

      Love this top - it is going to be perfect for summer. Lightweight and full cover from the sun. The colour is amazing which is what drew me to it in the first place. Really good quality, as expected.

      NV
      15/11/2023
      Nicole V.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Flare l/s shirt

      Great product Ground effect.. as per usual!!