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Top Knot

19 reviews
Colour
Bright Orange
Ink

Made from Heatwave™ Merino, the Top Knot keeps your head nice 'n' cosy in cold weather while occupying minimal room under your helmet.

+Features
  • Heatwave™ Merino keeps your noggin toasty.
  • Double layer band for extra warmth.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 26 gm

+Heatwave™ Merino
A bi-component thermal fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 18.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Mid weight and machine washable.
  • Composition: 51% merino; 49% polyester.
  • Weight: 170 gsm
+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.

+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.

+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.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ 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
    4.5 Based on 19 Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      S
      17/02/2024
      Sam
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great little hat

      Great little hat. Fits well under my helmet and covers the ears well. Lovely and soft and kept out the weather on the A2O sidewinds and hail.

      M
      04/02/2024
      Martin SVG verified by SHOP
      United States United States

      Nice and snug and warm

      KV
      27/12/2023
      Kim V.
      Australia Australia

      It works

      Neat and fits under helmet nicely

      SM
      24/10/2023
      Stephen M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top Knot (Ink)

      Keeps the sun off my bald top.

      RM
      19/10/2023
      Rob M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      light and toasty in any conditions

      Warm in the cold, stays warm in the wet, thin and light so it fits easily under a helmet, bundles up small into an easily carried bundle. Its a great little beanie