Rock Lobster

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Size Chart
Colour
Azure Blue
Limelight
Silver
Size

Avoid being boiled alive when the sun turns up the volume. The Rock Lobster boasts its own theme song for company, plus a stand-up collar and long sleeves for shade on those long exposed days on the road.

▸ Features
  • Stand up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • No-elastic hem for warm weather comfort.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with elasticised pockets for on-the-go access.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well prepared.
  • S and XXL sizes in selected colours only.
  • 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.

▸ 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
220 gm
▸ Compare
  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
▸ Video
▸ 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. 

Customer Reviews

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    MB
    15/03/2019
    Marilyn B.
    Australia

    Rock Lobster review

    As I have skin that doesn't like too much sun I prefer to ride in long sleeves summer & winter It is very difficult to find a long sleeved jersey that is designed for summer use, but the Rock Lobster is. Having ridden in it over the last few weeks I have found it to be excellent. The high collar protects my red neck while the breathable fabric helps to keep me cool. Having bought other Ground Effect products over the years I know they are not the cheapest but they are among the best.

    NP
    05/03/2019
    Nicky P.
    New Zealand

    Reliable Rock Lobster

    This would be my husbands third Rock Lobster, they wear well and have lasted him many summers of cycling.Got the fluro green this time so he stands out!

    MG
    28/02/2019
    Michael G.
    Australia

    Damn Good Gear

    I been buying Rock Lobster for years now and have found the quality fantastic. Strong seams, good UV protection and very breathable.

    MA
    26/02/2019
    Maurie A.
    Australia

    Rock Lobster number 4

    I have been using my 4th Rock Lobster for a few weeks now and I am very pleased with it. The slightly loose fit, collar and long sleeves are great during the long hot summer. I have worn out 3 previous RL over 10+ years. I wear them a lot, in fact my favourite top. Very comfortable in the southern au heat. The latest RL uses a new material that seems softer than the earlier RL and it seems to work very well and it is even more comfortable. No need for sun screen on the arms and the collar gives the neck protection. Still my favourite top.

    MC
    18/02/2019
    Michael C.
    Australia

    Rock Lobster

    I bought two of these on spec. Great jerseys! Love the loose fit and non-elasticised waist band, and the long sleeves. It absorbs and sheds moisture really well never feeling soggy and heavy.

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