Scruff

65
Colour
Grey Marle
Ink
Limelight
Plum

Extra protection for your neck, nose and chin when Jack Frost turns from playful to severe. Heatwave Merino keeps you toasty and well covered should there be a 'stand and deliver' moment mid ride.

▸ Features
  • Heatwave hi-performance thermal fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Cosy, but not quite as toasty as the Black Hole made from Hot Shot™ stretch merino.
  • One size fits all.
  • 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.

▸ 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
60 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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 Based on 65 reviews
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    LG
    27/07/2019
    Linda G.
    Australia Australia

    "Scruff is the Stuff"

    Found the "Scruff" to help keep out the cold. Winter mornings in Armidale AUS can be brutal but the "scruff" neck warmer keeps the cold at bay.

    HP
    06/07/2019
    Helen P.
    Australia Australia

    Scruff

    Great warm scruff for the cold weather

    GT
    17/06/2019
    Greg T.
    Australia

    Scruff

    Warm and toasty on a Canberra morning, the extra 'bib' tucks down the front of the jacket nicely. Also great to tuck under the beanie to keep the neck warm in the open top sports car

    JW
    23/04/2019
    Jane W.
    New Zealand

    Great Scruff

    Fast dispatch, great product as always

    JK
    13/01/2019
    Jacqueline K.
    Australia

    Scruffs

    Cannot, sorry. The scruffs and black hole have gone to the snow with their recipients - will let you know how they went when I do.

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