Kneecaps

34 reviews
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Colour
Jet Black
Size

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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

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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 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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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4.9 Based on 34 reviews
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    LD
    08/07/2020
    Linda d.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Kneecaps

    Kept my knees nice and warm throughout the ride. Very happy with them. A nice fit.

    RW
    01/07/2020
    Rob W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    My knees are very happy

    In the cold winter I really like merino bike gear, especially if its also made by Ground Effect. After many years I finally admitted that my knees do get a bit achy and succumbed to some smooth as silk Kneecaps. I have tree trunk legs and since I had never worn knee warmers before, they felt a bit strange at first, but after wearing for a little while they became like a second skin, so I am glad I hung in there. I also discovered my thighs are slightly different sizes perhaps after breaking my leg years ago. The knee caps are really toasty on the bike and my knees are pretty comfy now. I like them so much I thought about wearing them to bed, but that might be weird? Well done Ground Effect...you've done it again!

    MB
    24/06/2020
    Michael B.
    Australia Australia
    Good stuff!

    Great product. Thank you!

    LB
    24/06/2020
    Logan B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Kneecaps

    Great product, warm, stays in place, not to bulky, definitely recomend

    RB
    21/05/2020
    Ralph B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Knee Cap

    Brought these for my hubby as he was complaining about aching knees. He’s a large in his other purchases so I got large in the knee caps. He reports that they are warm but fall down so are not really usable. Maybe should have got a smaller size.

    20/05/2020
    Ground Effect

    Hi there Ralph, thanks for your review. If the Knee Caps are still in new condition and unused then feel free to pop them back to us and we will exchange them for a smaller size. Pedal on, Ernie.

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