Hula

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 On and off road luxury for belting out the miles in warm weather. Odour resistant Heatwave™ Merino is cool enough to wear on all but the hottest summer days. Hula hoopla.

    • Heatwave™ hi-performance bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
    • Long front zip for venting.
    • 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.
  • 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

    Garment Weight: 180 gm
  • ▹ 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.
    • 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 Ecover, 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 repellent finish. 

    • Wash colours separately.


Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand


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SW
23/05/2017
Sue W.

You don't have to jump through hoops to own a Hula Top

I purchased two Hulas for a week long cycling/sailing trip in early May in Croatia. They were absolutely superb, stylish, great colours (blue & orange), quick and easy to hand wash and dry. Highly recommended!!!

BM
24/04/2017
Barbara m.

Double Hula’s!

I have two Hula’s - I like wearing merino, the back is long, the pockets really handy and they are very comfortable.

JB
17/04/2017
Jacqueline B.

Hula

Yep purchased this cycle top as loved the fabric in the long sleeve version. Currently wearing it for running and plan to run routeburn in it. Pockets very handy for food storage as easy to access on the go. ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️

VB
17/04/2017
Viv B.

very comfy -wore it on

very comfy -wore it on the A2O trail & ideal in all conditions. A nice long back for the wet days we had. Fabric is nice to wear by your skin.

JM
19/10/2016
Jan M.

Love my Hula

In need of a new Hula top. Super comfy and great for photos capturing the great landscape that is our NZ mountain bike trails