Ground Effect Baked Alaska review

A sheep- and human-technology combo garment that we just love

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £58.00 RRP | USD $87.01

Our review

Multi-talented technical top with loads of neat features
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This is an old favourite that we keep coming back to.


It’s made from a merino wool inner/polyester outer material that’s warm and durable with a soft WindFoil front panel to block cold air. The close cut makes the most of both fabrics’ wicking abilities and the flat-stitched construction wins marks for comfort. You get a zip that reaches down to your navel and reflective trim, and you’ll love the extra little features like elasticated thumb loops and the emergency puncture repair patch sewn into a rear pocket.

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