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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.
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    Filter Reviews:
      Greg D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Summer sun

      No sun with this Solaris, long sleeves and the hood, excellent.

      Steve B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great summer cover-up

      Waited and waited to get a silver Solaris having already enjoyed a light green one over summer. Well worth the wait. Great lightweight top and if you get the sizing right the hood will also go over your helmet for extra coverage!

      richard h.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great top

      I brought as wanted a more casual looking riding top. Functional, very comfortable and really well made. Great in the wind as blocks wind but still breaths.

      Bryan P.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Bought for an upcoming trip to Arizona and New Mexico. Tested on a recent week long trip. Very nice to wear and handled the heat well.

      Evan F.
      Australia Australia

      Two good

      Having attempted across several brands to find the ideal all day gravel/mtb shirt initially bought one in hopeful anticipation that the Solaris could be the unicorn I’ve been hunting. After a couple of wears to make sure it wasn’t novelty clouding my judgement, determined this is the ONE. So bought another.