Tip Top

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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.

    • 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.
    • WXL size option, in selected colours only.
  • 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.

    Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. Most Ground Effect designs are unisex… jackets, tights and baggy tops generally fit both men and women equally well. However, fitted garments like cycle shorts and some tops are more gender specific so you'll find a women’s version in the Outskirts™ women's 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

    Garment Weight: 190 gm
    • 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 Ecover, 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 repellent finish. 

Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand


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RS
17/09/2017
Rowena S.
Australia

Tip top toured well

A good layer for frosty starts then good sun protection under the Aussie sun on recent Gundy to Gold Coast Cycling Queensland event. A few others spotted there sporting same!

JJ
16/07/2017
Julie J.

Great quality gear & well

Great quality gear & well know to last an almighty distance - usually 10-15 YEARS for me !! Also great easily approachable service if there are any queries, or occasional size / colour / not quite the right item , type returns. Thanks guys :heavy_check_mark:️

TC
25/03/2017
Theresa C.

Great buy

Great cutting and material. Do not feel too warm even if riding in hot summer days. Very good protection from sun.

JN
23/02/2017
Julie N.

Tip Top Sun Protection

Offers good protection from the sun & is cool to wear. No need to apply icky sunblock to my arms anymore.

AP
28/01/2017
Anne P.

Great summer top

It can be hard to find a good summer cycling top that keeps the sun off and keeps you cool. This top does that - its comfortable to wear, and the non elastic bottom sits much better than a tight fit. All round good top for summer