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Tip Top (2017)

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 Swerve 'n' curve your way through summer's multiday expeditions and training rides at both ends of the day. Long sleeves provide shade from the sun and fend off early morning chills. A stand-up collar blocks excess rays while HyperActive™ fabric dries fast to keep you oh so cool.

▸ Features
  • Stand up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Long front zip for maximum venting.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • Wide contrasting cuffs for comfort.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with twin elasticised angle-pockets for on-the-go access.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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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.
▸ 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.

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Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
190 gm
▸ Video
▸ 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. 

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    RS
    08/03/2019
    Rosemary S.
    New Zealand

    Nice top and great customer service

    Didn’t think i could wear a long sleeve during a hot Nelson summer but the fabric of the Tip Top is fabulous, providing there’s a breeze blowing! If there isn’t then you just have to keep moving to create that ‘built in air conditioning feel… The fabric pils easily which is disappointing as I thought you guys would’ve engineered this out by now. You only get 4 stars as the bottom of the zipper digs into my tummy..no idea why you’ve cut the end off and made it sharp.

    BE
    02/03/2019
    Betty E.
    Australia

    My second Tip Top

    This is my second Tip Top which says it all! I loved the first one (2018 Limelight) and when the 2017 model was offered at a discount I didn’t think twice about buying another one. These are great long sleeved tops that keep you covered from the sun and also manage cooler mornings that turn into warm days - very versatile and easy care. Also true to size - all of my GE gear (except waterproof jacket that I deliberately wanted a bit larger for layering) is size S and fits well.

    DD
    25/02/2019
    Diane D.
    New Zealand

    Tip top Top

    Very pleased with this garment. Wore it in 35degree heat in the middle of the day last week. While I was hot it was bearable and knowing I was well protected from the sun was the biggest plus. Great exchange service when I ordered the wrong size by mistake. Diane D. Tauranga.

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