Kneecaps

50 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Jet Black
Size

This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.

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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    Filter Reviews:
      BB
      19/07/2021
      Braeden B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great Product

      Should have purchased these years ago , so much nicer having warm knees. Another quality ground effect product , highly recommend

      DM
      12/07/2021
      David M.
      Australia Australia
      CosyKnees

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      MS
      09/07/2021
      Mark S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Kneecaps do the job

      5 Star!!!! These are so comfortable and most of all they stay up without irritating your skin. I've started wearing them even when its not so cold because they just feel comfy!!!!

      JB
      02/07/2021
      Jo B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Kneecaps the bizz

      Won a $50 voucher for Ground Effects (first time caller ) bought a pair if Kneecaps... They are brilliant, legs are warm and snug biking and also on rogaines and out and about. Thank you

      AM
      26/06/2021
      Anthony M.
      Australia Australia
      Good for old knees

      Great for chilly mornings - helps the knees to warm up fast and stay warm. Best fitted before putting your shorts on. Take note of the sizing chart - it is accurate.