Neopolitan

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Size Chart
Colour
Ink
Limelight
Size

Multicolour indulgence for the bike park and after-match sorties to the icecream parlour. Heatwave™ Merino smells good and wicks away the hard work. Would that be one scoop or two?

Size L Ink has the 'Ground effect' text in white. 

▸ Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performan fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Elbow pad friendly three quarter length sleeves.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back.
  • Single 'backpack-friendly' hipster security pocket.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well-prepared.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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A bi-component thermal fabric combining 51% merino wool and 49% polyester. Superfine 18.5 micron New Zealand merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 160gm/m2 and machine washable. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • 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.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
200 gm
▸ 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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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    JS
    29/05/2019
    John Saxby

    First-rate: superb fit, finish and feel

    First-rate: superb fit, finish and feel. I wear this all the time - casual daily wear, cycling, yoga, etc. At the price, it's very good value and I'll probably buy another one. Wisht there were colours other than blue. That's entirely OK, but I'd like to see something with a bit more oomph, like burgundy or garnet, or forest green as an alternative to the blue. And, I'd pay a bit more for a version with a small collar at the back, tapering to the front.

    WF
    28/01/2019
    Warwick F.
    New Zealand

    Neopolitan

    As usual great product super comfortable and well made. looking forward to many great adventures in.

    DK
    03/01/2019
    Derek K.
    New Zealand

    Great riding top

    Finished riding 2 hours ago and still sitting here wearing my new top. Don’t want to take it off!

    MB
    20/12/2018
    Murray B.
    New Zealand

    Neopolitan

    This a really good shirt..warm in winter but not too hot in summer and the longer sleeves are great

    AM
    09/08/2018
    Andrew M.
    New Zealand

    Even better than the old one

    I have the previous long-sleeve Neopolitan which was my favourite winter riding jersey. I was gifted the new 3/4 sleeve version and it is even better, and is likely to extend use to 3 seasons.

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