Sweating it out on a backcountry epic or zooming around the hills on a balmy summer evening. The Stingray delivers hot-weather cycling performance without requiring you to squeeze into a body-hugging mobile billboard.
▹ UPF 50
▹ More than Kiwi Made
|Zip Tie||Road Rage||Rock Lobster||Stingray|
|Pockets||Four at rear||Four at rear||Three at rear||Three at rear|
|Activity||Road||Road||Mtb & Tour||Mtb & Tour|
|Sizes||S - XL||S - XL||S - XXL||S - XXL|
good top but liked the older Lycra material of about 10 years ago, material feels thicker and hotter. Noticeable on very hot days and holds quite a lot of moisture. Probably great for more temperate days but bought specifically for French Alps trip because of the zip back pocket, which is a great feature so you don't loose your wallet & phone. Also not sure about the colours had to go for blue as none of the others did it for me, I already have other blue tops...
My go-to when it's hot. Super comfy and keeps me cool. Love the colour as well as the collar on this thing.
A great mix of functionality without the banal designs. Like my last one will look great on video as I head OTB again.
I bought two Manta Rays back in 1998. They have had to be put out of their misery now as they have faded and frayed. They were excellent. To replace I bought a Sting Ray and I have to say this is the first Ground Effect product that I'm disappointed with. Originally GE used a fabric called InterCool which was a soft but hard wearing material that afforded protection from the sun. The Sting Ray is made with a material called Hyperactive which feels like most cycling shirts - thin and hard for want of a better word. It supposedly has a UV rating of 50, but it is not very opaque - the weave is quite open and I've burnt while wearing it. I honestly can't see this garment lasting more than a couple of years let alone the twenty that my Manta Rays did.
Hi Ernie. All good, great colour and fit. I bought a medium and my standard sizing is a small large or large medium if you get my drift. The medium works fine for me. One problem, the bottom of the inside of the zip, the metal clasp sealing the end noticeably rubs up against my sternum to the point of being irritating and I guess on a long enough ride may chafe. Any ideas how to deal with this?
Hi Derek, thanks for your review. We'd like to take a look at that zip. Can you email a pic or two to email@example.com and we'll get it sorted. Pedal on, Ernie