Ground Effect Hot Toddy Hoody review

I wore the Hot Toddy for nearly two weeks straight while lightweight cycle touring

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £30.00 RRP | USD $99.00
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Our review

Fantastically good value merino-poly cycling top
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I wore the Hot Toddy for nearly two weeks straight while lightweight cycle touring – to test the Merino’s odour resistance… really!

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I know wool does amazing things to odours but even so, I was really surprised that this top held up to that much repeated wear.

I had it on while riding on cold mornings, under a waterproof in the rain and in the evenings at camp. It stayed warm and pong-free, even when it got damp from sweat.

The Heatwave merino/poly fabric (62/38) doesn’t dry as quickly as airy synthetic base layers, but it remained comfortable in a wider temperature range.

The minimal hood is a nice touch, and can be worn under a helmet for extra warmth, but it won’t be to everyone’s taste.

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I did find the material picked up snags quite easily, so take care around Velcro and brambles.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Hot Toddy Hoody
Brand Ground Effect

Elasticated Hem No
Hem Cinchcord No
Clothing Material Merino Wool
Clothing Sizes Available L M S
Available Colours Black Red
Available In (Mens/Womens) Womens
Shirt Type Zip