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Top Knot

27 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
    4.4 Based on 27 Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      NG
      01/07/2024
      Nicholas G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Superwarm and superlight

      Packs easily into your pocket and packs a punch in keeping your head and ears warm while riding

      SA
      03/06/2024
      Susanne A.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top knot

      Nice hat but a bit on the small size for hubbies head. Need a larger option.

      MS
      29/05/2024
      Mike S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top Knot

      I brought a Top Knot with a view to keeping my head and ears warm on a cold winter ride. The Top Knot does a great job of keeping you head warm, but if you also want your ears warm, I would suggest you do not buy a Top Knot. It simply just sits on the top tip of your ears, and works off them within a few minutes into the ride..

      RA
      28/05/2024
      Ray A.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top knot

      Keeps your Noggin warm... great

      SB
      22/05/2024
      Steve B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Beenie

      Great recommend to anyone.