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Tip Top

98 reviews
Colour
Deep Marine
Limelight
Treetop
Size

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

  Weight: 210 gm

+HyperActive™
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.

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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 size 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 Aotearoa | 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.

+Compare
  Tip Top Flying Nun Lozenge Flare
Pockets Three at rear
Three at rear
One at hip None
Front Zip 3/4 full length None None
Fabric HyperActive™ Lightwave™
Merino
Lightwave™
Merino
HyperActive™
Fit
Sizes 8 - 18
10 - 16
10 - 16 10 - 16
+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 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 repellant finish.
+Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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
    4.6 Based on 98 Reviews
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      AG
      28/02/2024
      Anne G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Nice fabric, styled for tall people!

      Good lightweight fabric for summer riding and the lime green is nice and bright. I'm quite short and it's quite long in the body and sleeves. The pockets come lower on my back than other cycling tops I have.

      CS
      26/02/2024
      Chris S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great cycle top

      Good length ,like the back pockets .good weight except on really warm days .

      JB
      30/10/2023
      Jenny B.
      Australia Australia

      Good comfort and fit

      The fit is great and fabric very comfy. Back zipper pocket is too small, my Apple SE phone only just squishes in.

      JF
      18/05/2023
      Jenny F.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Light weight, comfy fabric

      Nice item, I like the long zipper to let steam out. Good back pockets.

      JP
      14/04/2023
      JoAnn P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tip top top

      Purchased 2 of these primarily for sun protection Comfortable and light weight I did size up for a loser fit