Scruff

93 reviews
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Burnt Orange
Extra protection for your neck, nose and chin when Jack Frost turns the dial from playful to severe. Heatwave™ Merino fabric keeps you toasty and incognito.
+Features
  • Heatwave hi-performance thermal fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • One size fits all.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 48 gm

+Heatwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 18.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Mid weight at 170 gm/m2 and machine washable.
  • 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.

+Compare

  Black Hole Scruff Bandito
Fabric Hot Shot™
Merino
Heatwave™
Merino
Lightwave™
Merino
Weight 62 gm 48 gm 40 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 EcostoreEarthwise 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.

+Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
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      EC
      28/08/2021
      Elaina C.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Nice product, just needs sizing options

      Made from lovely material, I use my scruff to keep my neck warm on the cold days. Was also hoping to be able to use it over my mouth when riding particularly dusty roads. It's just a bit too big to be snug enough and warm enough around my neck and slips down. Be great to have sizing options.

      HT
      06/08/2021
      Hardie T.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Scruff

      A nice little touch that can make a huge difference on a cold day.

      GH
      03/08/2021
      Grant H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Just what I needed

      Perfect for commuting in Auckland on colder mornings and evenings.

      KS
      29/07/2021
      Katrina S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Scruff that doesn’t feel like merino

      Sadly purchased 2 of them for family, feels like light weight material. wind went thru it and moisture on the inside dampen the inside when over the face.

      TH
      21/07/2021
      Tim H.
      Australia Australia
      Scruff

      Excellent product. No more downdrafts around the collar. Just the ticket for freezing winter rides around the Southern Highlands of New South Wales where winter temperatures can drop below freezing.