Zip Tie

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Colour
Azure Blue
Limelight
Size

Choice of mad dogs and others hooked on zipping about in the midday sun. Long sleeves shade you from burning rays and fend off early morning chills. HyperActive™ fabric dries fast when you stop to regroup or refuel. Buckle up.

▸ Features
  • Stand-up collar for UV protection.
  • UPF 50+
  • Full-frontal zip for maximum venting.
  • Long sleeves protect your forearms from both the sun and the cold (how does it know?).
  • No-elastic hem for warm weather comfort.
  • Trio of elasticised rear pockets plus centre security pocket.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well prepared.
  • Hazard!™ reflective rear label.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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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.
▸ 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.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
220 gm
▸ Video

▸ Compare

  Zip Tie  Road Rage Rock Lobster  Stingray
Pockets Four at rear Four at rear Three at rear Three at rear
Activity Road Road Mtb & Tour Mtb & Tour
Sleeves Long Short Long Short
Fit
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XXL S - XXL

▸ 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. 

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    BW
    11/05/2019
    Brian W.
    Australia

    Very good quality

    This is the latest of 4 such tops I've bought from GE over the last 7 or 8 years. They've lasted really well, only one, the oldest, is due for retirement. I wear them in summer to protect the arms from (mainly NSW) sun, they're not too hot. They're very good quality and I like the minor changes in the latest one, including bigger back pockets with a separate zip compartment. Highly recommended.

    LW
    13/03/2019
    Leeann W.
    Australia

    Happy husband

    Great service, great product. Happy husband :) Perfect for Aussie conditions where the sun beats down, and a cover up is needed to avoid the sun's rays. Thanks Groundeffect.

    PW
    21/02/2019
    Phil W.
    Australia

    Zip Tie Jersey

    I am impressed with this jersey. Its cut is very good - i.e. it fits me very well and I appreciate the four back pockets - the one with the zip is where I store my millions.

    BW
    07/02/2019
    Bill W.
    New Zealand

    Zip Tie

    I have recently purchased a Zip Tie and find that it ticks all the boxes: material, design, comfort, wicking abilities and hopefully will test the wear of time. I am so far thrilled with it. Bill Woollcombe

    CF
    27/01/2019
    Chris F.
    New Zealand

    Zip Tie

    This is my husbands second zip Tie. His first one is still in excellent condition after biking the length of New Zealand but is always in the wash so he needs 2

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