Middle-of-the-road luxury for backcountry warriors, tarmac heroes and retro-grouches. Odour resistant Heatwave™ Merino is cool enough to wear on all but the hottest summer days. Walk the line.
▹ Man vs Wild
Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer. It absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle and cool on your skin. However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Heatwave's polyester component repels moisture to avoid total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to keep you toasty.
▹ Snug-as-a-Bug Fit
Heatwave™ Merino 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.
▹ Hot 'n' Cold
As a single garment Heatwave™ Merino regulates your temperature through a wide range of conditions. Delivering comfort in all but the hottest climes. Yet it is versatile enough to layer under a WindFoil™, microFoil™ or HydroFoil™ shell in winter.
▹ More than Kiwi Made
▹ Why is Heatwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
I purchased this, along with some shorts, as my first ever 'cycling apparel' along with first ever purchases from GroundEffect. It was a great success on both counts. It's now been through the wash a dozen times or more as I've been out riding most days since I bought it and it's holding up perfectly. Will be buying a long sleeve version shortly for the impending Autumnal weather ;)
Riding everyday as I try to do, my cycle clothing has a number of functions. Keep warm, keep cool, wick, remain presentable for after cycle activities, and last. The ground effect crew make a very good merino blend cycling shirt that fulfils all of the above. Also its calm colour range and simple words carry one through. Having worn one when surmounting Col de Galibier I can assure you they wash and dry super fast and yet keep their colours over years of wearing. Worthwhile investment and comfortable to boot.
Retro with no visible allegiance to make or brand, soft on the hide and not clinging on the hot summer rides, and with a collar offering protection from the rays when in the drops this is the ideal summer jersey. Great design and quality GE.
First time for me in a Marino cycling shirt...and it's awesome. Super nice cut and fit. Feels nice against your skin. I wore my first one 14 days straight epic riding, now I have two of them (much to my wife's pleasure) Full length zip, back pockets, it's all there.
Received this jersey just as the hot weather was about to end and colder weather was about to begin, so had an opportunity to ride in temps ranging from 7C to 35C within the space of a few weeks. Needed a little help from arm warmers or an extra layer (as expected) in the lower range, but was really comfy as the mercury rose. Really like the ability of this mainly merino garment to wick sweat no matter what the temperature, without emitting the nasty odor common to synthetics. I'm very pleased with the style, fit and finish of this jersey, and look forward to acquiring more Ground Effect cycling attire!