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Road Rage (2017)

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Turquoise
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Race-ready garb without the sponsor's logo for caning the singletrack, nailing the bunch or privateers gracing the podium. HyperActive™ fabric wicks away sweat so you can retain your composure at high noon. Team it up with a pair of Exocets for the complete race twin-set.

▸ Features
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Raglan sleeves and multi-panel 'performance' fit.
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No-elastic hem for warm weather comfort.
  • Trio of elasticised rear pockets plus centre security pocket.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back.
  • Hidden emergency tube repair patch.
  • Made by us in New Zealand.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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A lightweight summer fabric packed with technology to keep you cool and dry as. The bi-component knit backs a sharp-looking polyester outer with a smooth layer of nano-charcoal polyester against your skin. Nano-charcoal disperses sweat to accelerate evaporation and is naturally anti-microbial to fight nasty smells. The fabric dries at the speed of light - great when reduced to hand washing on tour - and even performs its quick-drying magic in the wet under a rain jacket.
  • Composition: 75% polyester; 25% nano-charcoal polyester.
▸ UPF 50
HyperActive's UPF 50+ rating extends your no-burn time by 50 times over bare skin. Designs with a stand-up collar and long sleeves maximise protection from the sun's UV rays. Yank 'em up if it gets too stifling.

▸ 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
190 gm
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  Zip Tie  Road Rage Rock Lobster  Stingray
Pockets Four at rear Four at rear Three at rear Three at rear
Activity Road Road Mtb & Tour Mtb & Tour
Sleeves Long Short Long Short
Fit
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XXL S - XXL

▸ 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. 

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30/11/2018
Alister S.
Australia

My new Road Rage is just right!

Although not 'Hi Vis', the colour is very visible, the fit is just how I like it (not flappy, yet loose enough to allow a little air movement over the skin), it is long, so I can reach into the pockets easily, and it has a centre-back zipped pocket, for valuables. To top it off, other riders compliment me on my new GE Road Rage.

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