Popsicle

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 A hot 'n' cold top that propels you at the speed limit across the gap between summer and winter. Its WindFoil™ front takes the edge off biting winds while the Heatwave™ Merino sucks sweat away from your skin to keep you dry and comfy. Lickety split.

▸ Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • WindFoil™ softshell front deflects chilly winds.
  • Long front zip for temperature control.
  • Women's fit follows your curves 'n' swerves.
  • Flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
  • Integrated thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • 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.

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WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

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Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

▸ Hazard!™
Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

▸ Composite Tops
For short trips in stable weather conditions, a Ground Effect composite top lets you travel light and fast with just a single thermal layer. These designs combine a WindFoil™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Heatwave™ Merino back. A long front zip for ventilation allows you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
230 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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    EY
    08/11/2019
    Eileen Y.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Another great product

    This is a great top. Well made and a good fit. I did get a size WL size and I am a size 12 but needed that size to fit my hips. I love the pockets, the length of the sleeves and longer tail

    GB
    25/10/2019
    Gretchen B.
    United States United States

    Great prezy!

    I earned a few brownie points by giving my mum one for her birthday. She says: Love it! Keeps wind out as you spin along. Chilly day but was warm. Had my wool short shelved tee shirt on under. Perfect combo. Wool kept me warm on arms and back and was breathable so no sweat build up.

    LE
    16/10/2019
    Liz E.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Popsicle size S Oct 19

    Colour Ocean I was pleasantly surprised with as my first colour choice was unavailable in my size. The sizing is quite small, even for a S size. I am short shoulder to hip and arms usually an 8 or 10, but this garment was none too big especially if you try to wear with something under. Quality is great. Could do without pockets as I mountain bike. Size XS men’s would hv been a better fit but not made in that size So product is good but sizing and colour range could be better.

    KL
    08/10/2019
    Karen L.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Popsicle review

    I’ve only worn it once. It fits great, and looks good. The purple colour is not so good for visibility - unlike my previous popsicle which was coloured yellow. The true test of this top will be over time. My previous popsicle tops have got holes in the sides where my pack sits. A bit of reinforcement in that area may prevent this and make it a more long wearing top. The true test will be to see how the top has worn over 12 months of use.

    AH
    30/08/2019
    Aqua H.
    Australia Australia

    So good I wear it with a dress

    Absolutely love my new Popsicle. Thanks for bringing out great colours GE. This became a favourite because of its versatility. I wear it on the commute and then keep wearing it over a dress and leggings for the day.

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