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Boosted solar protection for extended bike rides under the gap in the ozone. Extra long sleeves plus a sun-hood shield you from UVs, while the relaxed fit and lightweight UPF 50+ HyperActive™ fabric help you to keep your cool.
  • UPF 50+ HyperActive™ fabric.
  • Full arm and wrist coverage with extra long sleeves that overlap your gloves.
  • Simple cowl collar.
  • All day neck protection with a 3-panel sun-hood that easily fits over or under your helmet.
  • Hazard!™ reflective label out back.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 210 gm

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.
  • Weight: 139 gsm.
+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 Aotearoa | 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.

  Berglar Neopolitan Rock Lobster Solaris
Pockets Three at rear One at hip Three at rear None
Front Zip Full length None 3/4 None
Fabric Lightwave™
HyperActive™ HyperActive™
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XXL S - XL

  • 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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant finish.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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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    Filter Reviews:
      mike y.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      at last the sun came out up north,great chance to try out the new top,worked a treat,comfy,kept me cool as well as warm when needed,a good addition to the kit.

      A Ground Effect Customer
      Lloyd J.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Another great product from GE comfortable and does all that is claimed

      Doug B.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Like the colour, comfortable to wear, and as usual well made

      Dennis A.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Solaris and Frosty boy review

      I have only warn the Solaris a couple of times since I purchased it but it has definitely made a difference in keeping me protected from the UVs and not over heating as wore it on a 5 hour ride in the heat of the day at Rotovages recently 5 stars.At the beginning of winter my daughter’s brought me a new Frosty boy for my birthday.What a improvement on the original one I brought last century which I still wear on those not so cold mornings.The new one keeps all that cold air when powering down hill at high speed and was perfect for our early morning rides on the central Plateau this winter Didn’t need the storm trooper at all to help keep the cold wind at bay as we used to have to do with the old model.Another perfect peace of clothing from guys Thank you

      Clayton H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Solaris top

      Bright colour to be visible on the road. Comfortable fit and saves covering myself in sunscreen. Early days but seems to fit the bill for summer riding.