Long Black


Black sheep tee meets arabica for strutting your stuff about town or giving the bike park a wallop.

    • 'Retro' Ground Effect crema print on Jet Black tee.
    • 'Txt Bubble' Ground Effect print on Grey Marle tee.
    • Slim fit.
    • Garment by AS Colour - print by Ground Effect.
    • 100% merino -180 gsm.
  • Approved clobber for terrorising the city, cruising the highways or café surfing. Unfashion garments combine comfort on the bike with sharp looks for when you hit the pavement.

    ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 210 gm
    • 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.

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Clark B.
New Zealand

Lovin me new Long Black...

I scored myself a merino LB from Groundeffect and love it Turning out to be a new "favourite"...

Martin O.
New Zealand

ODonoghue. Long black rave!!

Got a big problem here, this Merino is such good quality I actually don't want to put it in the wash. The comfort is the best, and having sponsors brand subtle on the front has lead to some questions from customers like " what is ground effect",,,, blah blah. Oh by the way, this long black has been in work service rather than biking in the last week. Like the way there is no B O even after 2 days, Have already advised Ernie and Jo they are doing a great manufacture. The Chinese "ascolour" product is good. Am ordering a back up long black today

Rob B.

Long black

Nice comfy merino with a groovy retro look from the Ground Effect motif. The only downside is it was not made in New Zealand


Ground Effect

Hi Rob. Thanks for your review. All or our clothing aside from the Long Black, and Tees are made in NZ. Ernie

Nigel R.

Great product

Great for riding good support and warm

Tony P.

Long Black

A very classy merino top that fitted exactly as expected. Keeps you warm, looks cool and the natural fibre merino does not get smelly. Dropped one star as the merino was not quite the finest I have encountered, with an occasional hint of the woollen prickle, but that was straight out of the box, so will likely wear in and soften.