Tip Top

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Deep Marine
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.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • Not all colours available in all size options.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 190 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.

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.

+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.

  Tip Top Stellar Flying Nun Lozenge
Pockets Three at rear None
Three at rear
One at hip
Front Zip 3/4 3/4 full length None
Fabric HyperActive™ HyperActive™
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16
10 - 16
10 - 16
  • 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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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.
    Customer Reviews
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      Lesley P.
      Great clothes, great service and great people.

      Superb service from the other side of the world. Clothes fit and wear really well. Love the customer service and efficient delivery.

      Helen C.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Tip Top review

      Love the Limelight colour in this Tip Top top, have been waiting for the next production for this color for a couple of weeks. Fits well for a size 14, true to body measurements recommended, with room for a layer underneath. Delivery as per stated overnight, pretty fantastic. Material slightly thinner than my last Flying Nun top in 2013, which is still going well. Flying Nun only a bit faded outside the back-pack area. I would love another Flying Nun but the Tip Top is the next best thing. Tip Top has all the features I was looking for: long sleeves, half zip, trendy looking, colour and back pockets. I would recommend the T.T. Thanks G.E.

      Valerie B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Tip Top Review

      This women’s cycle top is fantastic. It is a great length, fits perfectly, Uber comfortable and the zip pocket in the back along with 2 open pockets just perfect for keys, snacks, phone etc. it does exactly what the advertising says and is easy to care for. I love it and should have bought one years ago. Valerie

      Eileen Y.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Tip Top lives up...

      I bought this top for my holidays as I wanted to keep covered but cool and the top did not disapoint. At Wanaka Glendu bike park it was 28 degrees when we finished our ride and the top was worth it's weight in gold. Just be warned to take care with your velcro accessories as the top can get plucked by velcro. I turned inside out after a ride, in gear bag so that gloves etc don't pluck it.

      Catherine D.
      Australia Australia
      Size changed

      I purchased one of these tops in 2016. It was size WS and fit perfectly. The new sizing is not such a good fit eg arm length too long. Such a shame as I had to return the item