Kneecaps

55 reviews
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Jet Black
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Knee warmers to winterise your baggies or lycra cycle shorts. Put them on in the cold. Peel 'em off and shove in your back pocket when your motor warms up.
+Features
  • Fast-drying, 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino.
  • Gripper elastic at hem keeps them hitched up.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for night time visibility.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 120 gm

+Hotshot™ lycra
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine NZ merino against your skin with a tightly woven, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 38% merino; 46% nylon; 16% lycra.

+Hazard!™
Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

+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.

+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 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 colours separately.

+ 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
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      AR
      21/09/2021
      Andrew R.
      New Zealand
      Outstanding

      The most comfortable

      PA
      13/09/2021
      Paul A.
      Australia Australia
      Goods not yet arrived

      Hello Ernie, there seems to be an issue with delivery as the tracking with Fedex shows that the item is at Matraville in NSW and has been there since he 24th August, no other details are available. I have also received an email supposedly from Fedex stating that the goods have not been delivered because the delivery address is incorrect and to logon to their site to update the address. I know that the address is correct so I treated that email as SPAM. Is there anyway you can determine where the goods might be? Thanks

      CD
      06/09/2021
      Chris D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Kneecaps

      Excellent quality and very comfortable to wear, would highly recommend

      PW
      30/08/2021
      Paul W.
      Australia Australia
      Warm as

      Perfect combination with the lucifers on early morning rides. Easy to put them in the pocket once it warms up. And most importantly, they stay in place

      AP
      23/08/2021
      Anne P.
      Australia Australia
      Up to your usual standard.

      Tried out my Kneecaps for the first time today. It was cold and I usually would have chickened out but I wanted to see how good they are - and I was delighted. They are soft and thin but surprisingly warm and feel great next to my skin. In fact I soon wasn't aware I was wearing them at all and as they didn't ride up (or down) will have no excuse to not cycle in winter a bit more often.