FAQ | Sizing

The charts are a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

> Fit for Purpose

Some Ground Effect designs have an additional 'fit for purpose' description to help guide your sizing choice.

  Slim Fit Closer fitting tops and jackets with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room. Also describes the Snug-as-a-Bug fit of Heatwave™ Merino bodywear. These tops are intended to hug your body, ensuring the fabric sits against your skin to wick sweat away - keeping you dry and not chilling out.

  Regular Fit Middle-of-the-road comfort for all-purpose riding. Not too tight or too loose - just right for most cyclists in most conditions.

  Loose Fit Big and breezy to match your attitude. Lets the breeze blow up your kilt and helps ease the transition from singletrack to café. The default choice when matching with baggy shorts.

> Unisex

XS S M L XL XXL
Height

154 - 164 cm
5' 1" - 5' 5"

163 - 172 cm
5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

169 - 178 cm
5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

175 - 185 cm
5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

183 - 191 cm
6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

185 - 193 cm
6’ 1” - 6’ 4”

Chest

84 - 90 cm
33 - 35"

91 - 97 cm
36” - 38”

98 - 104 cm
39 - 41”

105 - 111 cm
42 - 44”

112 - 118 cm
44 - 46”

118 - 122 cm
46 - 48”

Waist

66 - 72 cm
26 - 28"

73 - 79 cm
29 - 31”

80 - 86 cm
32 - 34”

87 - 93 cm
35 - 37”

94 - 100 cm
37 - 39”

101 - 115 cm
40 - 45”

Hips

78 - 86 cm
31 - 34"

87 - 95 cm
34 - 37”

96 - 103 cm
38 - 41”

104 - 111 cm
41 - 44”

112 - 120 cm
44 - 47”

114 - 122 cm
45 - 48”

> Women

WS (8 - 10) WM (12) WL (14) WXL (16 - 18)
Bust

88 - 92 cm
35" - 36"

93 - 97 cm
37" - 38"

98 - 102 cm
39 - 40"

103 - 107 cm
41 - 42"

Waist

63 - 69 cm
25" - 27"

70 - 76 cm
28" - 30"

77 - 83 cm
31 - 33"

84 - 90 cm
34 - 36"

Hips

89 - 95 cm
35" - 37"

96 - 102 cm
38" - 40"

103 - 109 cm
41 - 43"

 110 - 116 cm
44 - 46"

Unisex vs Women's Sizes

If you're struggling to find that certain something in the Outskirts™ women's range, then check out Ground Effect's standard range of unisex gear. As unisex items tend to be larger than our women's designs selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

> Kids

KS (8yr) KM (10yr) KL (12yr) KXL (14yr)
Height 125 - 134 cm 135 - 144 cm 145 - 154 cm 155 - 164 cm
Weight 22 - 27 Kg 27 - 34 Kg 34 - 40 Kg 41 - 47 Kg
Chest 66 - 69 cm 70 - 73 cm 73 - 76 cm 77 - 80 cm
Waist 58 - 61 cm 61 - 64 cm 64 - 66 cm 67 - 70 cm
Hips 69 - 72 cm 73 - 76 cm 76 - 80 cm 81 - 84 cm

If your child falls in-between sizes, it's best to go by height and weight.

> Socks

S M L
European 39 - 41 41 - 44 44 - 46
Men's 6 - 7.5 8 - 9.5 10 - 11.5
Women's 7.5 - 9 9.5 - 11 -

> Gloves

S M L

18 - 20 cm 20 - 23 cm 23 - 26 cm

Keeping your hand flat, measure the circumference around your palm at the widest point below your knuckles (excluding your thumb).

Pads

S M L XL
Knee 38 - 40 cm 40 - 42 cm 42 - 44 cm 44 - 46 cm
Elbow 26 - 28 cm 28 - 30 cm 30 - 32 cm -

Measure the circumference of your thigh 10 cm above the centre of your knee cap. Measure the circumference of your arm 10 cm above the pointy bit on your elbow.