Zig Zags

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Jet Black

Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. Slightly thicker than the Foot Soldiers with additional cushioning around your ankles. Mud and chain oil blends in with the laundry-friendly black cuffs.

▸ Features
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ Merino-Nylon
Toasty Merino wool knitted sock with nylon plated to the outside for durability. Blended with elastic for stretch.
  • Composition: 42% merino; 24% elastic; 19% lycra; 15% nylon.

▸ Weight
80 gm
▸ Compare

Lucifers Shindigs Zig Zags Foot Soldiers Toe Rags
Fabric WindFoil™ Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon
Warmth Windproof fleece Winter Winter Summer Summer
Style Ankle Calf Ankle Ankle Liner

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▸ 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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    Ian G.

    Embers & Zig Zags

    Loving my new GE socks. Comfortable for long rides, keeping the tootsies warm but nit sweaty and come through the washing well. Bought these as second round to my previous long wearing GE socks. Thumbs up team!

    J F.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Zig zags

    Recently purchased two sets. They are great for cycling as well for everyday wear with boots. So breathable I just love them. Really like the length of them as well.

    ian d.
    Australia Australia

    zig zags review

    Quality design and construct that mean a very comfortable and durable sock that works perfectly as expected. Typical clever and efficient product from GE as most/all their builds are. I bought them for road and MTB but .of course, use them for casual wear as well and there are no holes appearing after some constant vigorous work asked of them!

    Gary C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Zig Zag socks

    Awesome socks - highly recommended

    Chris S.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Zigzag socks

    These are fantastic socks and easily up there with the best! Price may seam high but once you wear them, it’s worth it. These make great winter socks for work, general use and of course the odd winter ride!

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