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Vespa

Ultra-lightweight windproof vest with mesh back.
NZ$79
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Speed-of-light wind protection for hammering the tarmac or commuting to the coal face. The Vespa is an ultra-lightweight, hi-visibility vest that scrunches down to nothing. Its mesh back lets the hard work escape, and aspirant Houdinis can wriggle in and out of it while cruising at the back of the bunch.


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Full length front zip.
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Mesh back for maximum breathability.
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Hi-visibility microFoil™ front deflects cold winds and helps you stand out in dim light.
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Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
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Weight: 110 gm.
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XS size option (approx. women's small).
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Made by us in New Zealand.

Washing Instructions?

> Ground Effect shells enjoy a warm machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach or fabric softener. The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage the Microfibre fabric. Bleach may also attack the fabric's coating.

> Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware. A specific sport wash like Grangers Extreme Cleaner or Nikwax Tech Wash (around NZ$30 from most outdoor shops). Any stubborn stains should be dabbed not rubbed clean. For grease spots you can use a degreaser like Swarfega. It's aggressive stuff though so take care - it might be best left alone as added character.

> Try not to wash too often. General wear along with washing will progressively remove the water repellent treatment on the outside of the fabric. This helps rain to bead and run off - and enhances the overall performance of the fabric. You can restore it after a wash by chucking your jacket in the dryer using a warm (not hot) cycle. This 'recharges' the water repellent treatment so it lasts a bit longer. When this trick no longer does its magic you can beef up the original treatment to some extent with a product like Grangers Extreme Synthetics or Nikwax TX Direct (around NZ$30-40 from most outdoor shops). Any stubborn stains should be dabbed not rubbed clean. For grease spots you can use a degreaser like Swarfega. It's aggressive stuff though so take care - it might be best left alone as added character.