Ground Effect Baked Alaska review

New Zealand has sheep to spare, so it's no surprise that the Baked Alaska is a woolly warmer. The Merino wool acts as a comfy, cosy inner face to a tougher polyester outer.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £58.00 RRP | USD $87.01
Warm 'n' wooly jersey from New Zealand

Our review

This is a super versatile and natural-feeling top at a baaa-gain price
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New Zealand has sheep to spare, so it’s no surprise that the Baked Alaska is a woolly warmer. The Merino wool acts as a comfy, cosy inner face to a tougher polyester outer.

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The result is a closefitting but easy-moving and natural-feeling top that never gets too sweaty, but stays warm, even when soaked.

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The fleecy Windfoil front panel stops wind chill, while the long zip, dropped tail, tall collar and even thumb loops on the long sleeves eliminate cold spots. Stretch in the fabric makes it an easy mover and it’s lasted really well through bush and bramble crashes. Twin-zipped rear pockets carry stuff securely and there’s even an emergency puncture patch sewn into the seam, which is a lovely touch.

Product Specifications

Product

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