Ignite

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Size Chart
Men's Size Chart (Slim Fit)

  Slim Fit

Closer fitting tops and jackets with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room. Also describes the Snug-as-a-Bug fit of Heatwave™ Merino bodywear. These 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.

    S M L XL
    Height

    163 - 172 cm
    5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

    169 - 178 cm
    5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

    175 - 185 cm
    5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

    183 - 191 cm
    6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

    Chest

    91 - 97 cm
    36” - 38”

    98 - 104 cm
    39 - 41”

    105 - 111 cm
    42 - 44”

    112 - 118 cm
    44 - 46”

    Waist

    73 - 79 cm
    29 - 31”

    80 - 86 cm
    32 - 34”

    87 - 93 cm
    35 - 37”

    94 - 100 cm
    37 - 39”

    Hips

    87 - 95 cm
    34 - 37”

    96 - 103 cm
    38 - 41”

    104 - 111 cm
    41 - 44”

    112 - 120 cm
    44 - 47”

    The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

    Colour
    Grey Marle
    Size

    Keep yourself fired-up when the day turns to custard. Unique InfraRed™ fabric against your skin wicks chilling sweat away while the FarRed™ mineral print reflects heat inwards for increased warmth and comfort.

    ▸ Features
    • Unique InfraRed™ stretch polyester fabric blends the thermal might of polyester with a magic FarRed™ mineral print to reduce heat loss and increase circulation. Toasty.
    • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
    • Full flat seaming and offset side seams for next-to-skin comfort.
    • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
    ▸ Tech

    ▸  InfraRed
    A thin, form-fitting stretch polyester base layer that enhances the thermal performance of any riding top. Brushed polyester fabric dries super fast while magic is performed by the FarRed™ mineral print against your skin - reducing 'far infrared' heat loss for increased circulation and comfort. 
    • Composition: 84% polyester; 16% lycra

    ▸ 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
    220 gm
    ▸ FAQ

    ▸ Heatwave™ Merino vs InfraRed™ polyester?
    • Your base layer is a critical part of your clothing system in cold conditions. Its primary purpose is to move excess sweat away for your body to minimise the cooling effect of any dampness against your skin.
    • Heatwave™ Merino is sensational when you're on-the-go in cold, dry conditions. It keeps you warm by absorbing and dispersing any sweat, letting it evaporate faster. However you can 'overload' the fabric with prolonged use or in wet conditions. At that point it no longer has great thermal properties. So, an excellent choice while you're moving and expending energy, but can cause you to chill out if stopped for an extended time.
    • InfraRed's polyester fibres absorb almost no moisture - so the fabric dries considerably faster when you stop exercising. A moisture management treatment plus a brushed finish against your skin helps disperse sweat (but not quite as effectively as merino does). In addition the FarRed™ mineral print against your skin reduces 'far infrared' heat loss. A good choice in wet conditions and if you anticipate any faffing around on your ride, or on multi-day adventures when you need your clothing to dry overnight.
    • Heatwave™ has the additional benefits of the low-odour properties of merino wool. The FarRed™ mineral print also disguises smell - but to a lesser extent in our experience.

    ▸ 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. 

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    • Reviews (12)

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    EB
    28/07/2018
    Ed B.
    New Zealand

    Great Baselayer

    I've had a few days using this product and a couple of things stand out. 1. I have a large and if ordering again I would probably go with medium. 2. The Ignite has a great next to skin feel, probably nicer than any merino. 3. When wearing the Ignite I feel a bit warmer than my merino. 4. Sleeves are plenty long enough so they don't leave exposed wrists when riding. All around a great product that I will buy again, the only thing approaching a con is it does get stinkier faster than a merino. GE it would be great to have some colour options, grey is a bit.......well a bit grey!

    JM
    18/07/2018
    Jamie Mathew 

    Ignite the ride

    Excellent for those cold and frosty mornings under my favorite long sleeve top.

    SG
    04/07/2018
    Sue G.
    New Zealand

    ignite shirt

    This is the best base layer I have ever had-toastie warm on freezing days-would buy again

    BP
    01/07/2018
    Brian P.
    New Zealand

    Great Top

    Used my Ignite top several times now. Its very warm & soaks up the perspiration well. Very pleased.

    GW
    13/06/2018
    Greg W

    Ignite Top

    A great top from GE, manages the cold whilst still keeping you warm and wicks away all the sweat no problem. Found when the temp warmed up I still didn't overheat with a Frosty Boy on top so no need to stop and strip.

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