Submerino

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Woolly underwear for keeping winter chills at bay. Throw the Submerino on under your Frosty Boy and discover the unrivalled properties of merino wool against your skin to keep you warm, dry and comfy. Dive dive.

+Features
  • Heatwave™ hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 230 gm

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A bi-component thermal fabric combining 51% merino wool and 49% polyester. Superfine 18.5 micron New Zealand merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 170gm/m2 and machine washable. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • 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.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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.
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+FAQ

▸ Why is Heatwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
  • Heatwave combines the comfort, warmth and low-odour properties of merino wool with the durability of polyester. Merino wool absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres like polyester or polypropylene. This makes it very effective in dealing with excess sweat - it is absorbed into the fabric rather than settling (and cooling) on your skin. The polyester component repels moisture which avoids total saturation of the fabric - helping it to dry faster. The strength of the polyester also maintains the shape of the garment and minimises wear 'n' tear and pilling.
  • The Baked Alaska, Popsicle and Hot Toddy are intended to be used as a stand alone cycle top in cool, as opposed to cold, conditions.
  • The Thermos, Ristretto and Submerino are all base layers - best worn directly against your skin.
  • The Median Strip, Berglar and Hoola are riding jerseys, with additional features including three rear pockets and long front zips. For use in both hot and cold climes and versatile enough to wear as an insulation layer in winter.

+Heatwave™ Merino vs InfraRed™ polyester?
  • Your base layer is a critical part of your clothing system in cold conditions. Its primary purpose is to move excess sweat away for your body to minimise the cooling effect of any dampness against your skin.
  • Heatwave™ Merino is sensational when you're on-the-go in cold, dry conditions. It keeps you warm by absorbing and dispersing any sweat, letting it evaporate faster. However you can 'overload' the fabric with prolonged use or in wet conditions. At that point it no longer has great thermal properties. So, an excellent choice while you're moving and expending energy, but can cause you to chill out if stopped for an extended time.
  • InfraRed's polyester fibres absorb almost no moisture - so the fabric dries considerably faster when you stop exercising. A moisture management treatment plus a brushed finish against your skin helps disperse sweat (but not quite as effectively as merino does). In addition the FarRed™ mineral print against your skin reduces 'far infrared' heat loss. A good choice in wet conditions and if you anticipate any faffing around on your ride, or on multi-day adventures when you need your clothing to dry overnight.
  • Heatwave™ has the additional benefits of the low-odour properties of merino wool. The FarRed™ mineral print also disguises smell - but to a lesser extent in our experience.

+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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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.

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    TT
    03/04/2020
    Tony T.
    Australia Australia
    Great Autumn to Spread wear

    Skin Dr advised a long sleeve top when riding. This works well for the Sydney Autumn weather for days around 20 degrees. If cooler in the morning I overlay with a vest. Very comfortable and wife says looks good. A good buy that will be used in winter and Spring as well as an underlay.

    SC
    06/03/2020
    Stephen C.
    United States United States
    Sub merino worth 10 degrees

    Picked up a Frosty Boy and Submerino for the US Mid-Atlantic winter and really dig them both. The Frosty boy over top of a short sleeve coolmax T is great down into the low 40F range, and is especially nice when the wind kicks up since the Frosty Boy don't care 'bout no wind. When the mercury dips down around freezing, adding the Submerino as a middle/base layer keeps me comfy. I'm 6'0" and 145lbs and for the Submerino, size L is great. It was slightly big out of the bag but once I ran it through the laundry, it snugged up just right. Not a lot of shrinking but some. For the Frosty boy, the medium is just right. Tried a size L but the sleeves were too long and the fit on the baggy side. Unlike the Submerino, the FB doesn't shrink.

    JH
    19/02/2020
    John H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Sub Merino - replacement after 9 years -( the stuff lasts well )

    I returned to ground effect to replace sub merino bought in 2011. The style then was a zip front with a high neck line and 100% Merino (I think label faded) They are still going strong and cut nicely to be able to wear on it's own. Sadly the replacement does not really compare - the fabric is now a mix of 47% merino 53% polyester and the neck line is now a low cut wide V neck which is not really attractive enough to enable wearing the garment on its own. Sorry Ground effect - perfectly usable garment just not as good as it used to be.

    GD
    29/01/2020
    Guy D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Awesome Baselayer

    Great quality product and looks smart too. They'll even send me some free socks if I share this review!! ;)

    PN
    11/01/2020
    peter N.
    Canada Canada
    Xmas gifts

    Sweet treat for gramps

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