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Silver available again in March 2024.

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.
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      Ron M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Solaris Riding Top

      I have two of these riding tops and find them excellent. Nice and cool for riding in hot weather and excellent protection from the sun.

      Steve B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top marks again

      Top marks again for this product, one of many that I have had from ground effect over the years. Just waiting on the availability of the silver version before buying another.

      Mike O.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Solaris Review

      As usual execlent craftsmanship. Modern good looking garment. Very happy. Cheers

      Jon M.
      Australia Australia

      Simply perfect

      I haven’t done an extended ride in the sun yet, but I trust Ground Effect to have got the sun protection right. Aside from that, this a very simple top (no zips or pockets) that is very comfortable. The under-helmet hood is a great addition, not just to protect your head but more importantly it gives 100% back (and sides) of neck protection. Lack of neck protection is my biggest bugbear in most cycle clothing. You just don’t WANT tropical sun hammering your neck all day. I can throw away my bandanas.

      Jonathan T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Awesome top

      I originally thought this top would be too hot but it's spot on for me. Love the hood which gives good cover for my neck even when it's not been deployed. Would definitely buy another one. Great quality.