Model Tee

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Grey Marle
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.
  • 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.

  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 at 170 gm/m2 and machine washable.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester
+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.

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.

+ 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.
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      Murray B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Quality winter layer

      Love the blue.

      Sean P.
      Australia Australia
      excellent baselayer and casual top

      I have had several generations of GE merino baselayers from the original nylon blend in the early 2000s to this latest version. This is by far the best merino baselayer I have owned. They really have the blend right and this top is soft, non-scratchy, odour suppressing and a great casual design and ideal for hiking, cycling running etc. They really should be marketing this to the hiking community as it is the ducks guts for bushwalking'/tramping and travelling. The blend increases durability over 100% merino. Fit is non-fitted so size down for tight baselayer fit or wear your normal size for casual/mixed wear. Stitching and overall quality is high. I highly recommend.

      john b.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Modek Tee

      Great top for summer riding or as a base layer when it gets a little chilly Speedy delivery as always

      Allan M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Model Tee brilliant addition to my wardrobe

      Brilliant Tee for early / late summer or cooler summer days. Kept me cool and warm when I needed it to. Doesn't smell, so perfect for multi day use.

      Gary S.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Model Tee - Great Base Layer

      It just works. I have the long sleeve base layer and the Model Tee. This gives me all I need to choose a great base layer for whatever the temperature.