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Casual long pants.
NZ$159
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Sharp threads for tackling urban singletrack, crashing the curb and leaping down steps. Bulletproof construction combines with a genuine performance fit and staunch good looks... so you can pedal to work, park 'em under the desk and then slide out early to hit the strip.


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Non-padded 'Strictly Ballroom' action gusset for pedalling freedom.
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Combine with Underdogs mesh liner for increased performance.
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Easy-Rider stretch lumbar and hip panels.
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Smooth fitted waist with belt loops and zipped fly.
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Heavy duty Hi-Impact Plus fabric takes the knocks.
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Open hand pockets plus zipped rear security pocket.
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Contrasting bartacking for extra grunt.
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Articulated knees for unlimited pedaling freedom.
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microFoil™ lined knees for extra warmth.
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Turn-up concealed dome cuffs to avoid chain suck.
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Sewn in emergency tube repair patch, because you can never be too well-prepared.
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Weight: 400 gm.
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Made by us in New Zealand.

How should the waist fit on these shorts?

> These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.

Are these pants water-resistant?

> Nope. While they have no real resistance to falling liquid they are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out, and are extremely hard wearing.

Washing Instructions?

> All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach. The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. And bleach rots natural fibres like cotton, strips the dye and can also cause irritation. As a rule of thumb, product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.

> Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.

> Drying on the line or hanging on the bedpost is generally preferable to using a dryer. Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast anyway. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you must take your threads for a spin set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot.