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Snipers

Performance baggy riding shorts without liner.
NZ$119
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Sharp-shooting baggies for enhanced performance at the edge. The Snipers are stripped back with minimal pockets, generous mesh front-vents and slightly shorter legs than the Juggernauts or Supertankers. Making them cooler in hot weather, and less likely to mess with your landing gear. Combine with the Underdogs mesh liner for optimal off-road comfort.


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Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar with adjustable velcro Trim Tabs™.
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Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
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Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
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Combine with Underdogs mesh liner for increased performance.
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Security pocket with concealed zip.
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Mesh front-vents.
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Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch takes the knocks.
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Mid-length legs sit just above your knees.
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Secret tube repair patch.
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Made by us in New Zealand.

What's the difference in performance between baggy and lycra shorts?

> A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. Baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

What's the difference between the Juggernauts, Snipers, Double Happys and Supertankers?

> The Supertankers and Juggernauts are long - hanging around your knees, while the Snipers and Double Happys are 3-5cm shorter.

> All are loose fitting shorts made from tough Hi-Impact Stretch nylon fabric, densely woven to take the knocks. This stretch coupled with intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails. A stretch lumbar panel and HighRise rear overlap with your cycle top to keep you covered. No bare skin or lewd exposure.

> The Juggernauts are our premium baggy short. They come without a liner to provide greater versatility - call up a pair of Underdogs for those long days in the saddle, or winterise your Juggernauts by replacing the liner with a pair of Geronimos or Montezumas three quarter length shorts

> The Snipers and Supertankers also are without liner for greater versatility.

> The Double Happys have an integrated liner and moulded pad. Better value but a little less performance off-road than the Juggernauts or Snipers.

> The Juggernauts, Double Happys and Supertankers have a distinctly urban look - with the Supertankers especially good-looking both on and off the bike. The Snipers are more about pure lightweight performance and venting.

> The Juggernauts, Snipers and Double Happys all have adjustable velcro Trim Tabs to keep them hitched up.

> The Double Happys have mesh lined pockets that double as air vents when you zip 'em open. The Juggernauts have additional vents on the lower leg. The Snipers are the lightest and coolest of the bunch with just a single security pocket, mesh vents and shorter legs.

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.