Model Tee

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Favoured thermal wear for strutting your stuff on the catwalk or defending your body from plummeting temperatures. Heatwave™ Merino wicks hard work away from your skin and unlike the original, this Model Tee offers more colour choices than just black.
+Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Design & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 230 gm

+Heatwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 18.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Mid weight and machine washable.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester.
  • Weight: 170 gsm
+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.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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.

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+ 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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      DM
      28/08/2021
      Dan M.
      Australia Australia
      Model T

      Like the original model T this shirt will become iconic! Great fit and comfort and indestructible!

      EB
      22/08/2021
      E. Bishop
      Australia Australia
      Model Tee

      Love my Model Tee. Warm, soft and very comfortable to wear. I will purchase more when my size/colour becomes available.

      AC
      07/08/2021
      Andy C.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great merino top

      Well constructed, good weight, good looking top.

      BM
      03/08/2021
      bryan m.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Model T is tops!

      This is just one of a number of my recent purchases from the great team at Ground Effect, and it is so good. I wear it over my Submerino and they are the perfect underlayers, either by themselves, or together on those cold days!

      JD
      13/07/2021
      Jon D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great active merino tee for winter

      I wear the Model Tee just about every day, perfect for my morning rides, walks or anything else. Absolute comfort no matter what the conditions and have found them very durable. Dunno what I would do without my Model Tee's?!