Ground Effect Baked Alaska jersey review

Warmth without too much weight

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £58.00 RRP | USD $87.01
Ground Effect Baked Alaska Jersey

Our review

Classic all-rounder offering plenty of warmth for its weight
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We’ve grown to love New Zealand’s Ground Effect gear over the years, and the Baked Alaska is a firm favourite. It’s super-warm thanks to its Merino wool inner layer and polyester outer, which take care of wicking duties well.


On top, Ground Effect has used a laminated Windfoil fleece to keep off chilly winds. Add to this neat touches such as two large zip pockets, a long front zip, latlock seams, a tall neck and reflective piping, and the Baked Alaska is something pretty special.

Its warmth-to-weight ratio is superb, and it performs brilliantly in all weathers, apart from in the wet, when you’ll need an outer shell. 


The Heatwave Merino mix stays warm even when soaking wet, dries pretty fast and doesn’t stink after several days’ wear. It’s a bit itchy at first, but you’ll be amazed how much weather it’ll handle and stay comfy. You have to wait a week or so for postage but prices are excellent.

Product Specifications


Name Baked Alaska
Brand Ground Effect

Clothing Material Merino
Clothing Sizes Available L M S
Available Colours Black Green Orange
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Fastening Type 3/4 Zip
Sleeve Type Long-sleeved
Layer Type Mid
Description WindFoil fleece front deflects chilly winds. Heatwave hi-performance thermal bodywear combines a merino inner layer with a hard-wearing polyester outer. Long front zip for temperature control. Flat seams for enhanced comfort. 'Snug-as-a-bug' fit keeps the fabric against your skin to wick sweat away. Elastic thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps. Twin rear pockets with zips and Hazard! reflective piping. Secret tube repair patch. WhaleTail longer back for greater cycling warmth. Made by us in New Zealand.
Manufacturer's Description A hot 'n' cold top that propels you at the speed limit across the gap between summer and winter. Its WindFoil front takes the edge off a chilly headwind while the Heatwave Merino sucks sweat away from your skin to keep you dry and comfy. Wrap your meringue around that.
Weight (g) 313
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
No. of Pockets 2