Ground Effect Slingshot summer top review

T-shirt like cycling top

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £35.00 RRP | USD $52.00
Ground Effect Slingshot

Our review

Good value, cool top, for more casual riding
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Testing for this New Zealand-made Ground Effect top coincided with something of a heatwave, and it performed very well indeed during some long rides on some very hot days.


The ‘intercool’ fabric has an inner polyester layer designed to wick sweat and a cotton outer to draw it out, and those Kiwi designers have clearly been earning their keep.

It doesn’t feel like most other cycling tops. If anything it feels more like a casual T-shirt, with a loose cut and a non-elasticated hem.

It does, though, have a three-quarter length zip and the obligatory three rear pockets, the central one larger and zipped, and containing Ground Effect’s usual emergency tube repair patch.


So, if you want a top to keep you cool but you don’t want to look too racy, you might want to check out this casual-looking Antipodean jersey. It’s available in sizes S-XL, and in two colours: Limelight (shown), and Burnt Orange.

Product Specifications


Name Slingshot (09)
Brand Ground Effect

Description Colours: Limelight (reviewed) and Burnt Orange
Clothing Material Cotton Polyester
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
No. of Pockets 3
Sleeve Type Short-sleeved
Layer Type Outer
Loose Fit Yes