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Frosty Boy

Windproof winter riding top.
NZ$199
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Crawl out of bed and into Frosty Boy - then stumble out the door for a wake-me-up blast on the treadly. Silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you toasty while the WindFoil™ softshell front and arms knock the stuffing out of chilling breezes. The dinkum one-top-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast.


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WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
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Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
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Extra long front zip with integrated windflap and reflective trim.
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360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
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Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
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Single 'backpack-friendly' zipped hipster security pocket.
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WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
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Secret tube repair patch.
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Weight: 340 gm.
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Made by us in New Zealand.

Why use two different types of fabric on this top?

> For short trips in stable weather conditions, a Ground Effect composite top lets you travel light and fast with just a single thermal layer. These designs combine a WindFoil™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece back. A long front zip for ventilation allows you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

What weight is the fleece?

> The Frosty Boy and Ice Queen use lightweight, quick-drying laminated Thermostat™ fleece behind the arms and on the back of the garments. Ground Effect uses Thermostat fleece because of its excellent warmth to weight ratio. For cycling, low bulk is important - both when you're wearing the garment and when it's stashed away in your back pack or pannier. The advantages of heavier fleeces are mainly for sedentary types.

> In addition, our fleece is constructed from a knitted polyester face fabric with brushed polyester fleece on the inside, which results in a wonderfully smooth feel.

Is this top windproof?

> Yes - the front and sleeves are made from WindFoil which is totally windproof and highly breathable. This makes it an incredibly warm and versatile top - ideal for short winter blasts where you want to avoid carrying additional keep-warm layers. Add the body-hugging Ristretto, Thermos or Submerino as a base layer to increase warmth and enhance moisture management.

> Even though the WindFoil is breathable, it won't actually stop you sweating and because its windproof, you lose the cooling effect of the air rushing past as you ride. So you can overheat a little when your work rate climbs but pulling down the long front zip and yanking up the sleeves provides a surprising amount of ventilation.

What's the difference between the Draft Dodger, Frosty Boy, Toasty Pie and Ice Queen?

> The Frosty Boy and Ice Queen both have WindFoil fronts and arms with a lightweight, quick drying laminated fleece. A long front zip for ventilation allows you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions

> The Draft Dodger and Toasty Pie are made up entirely of WindFoil softshell. The full-length front zip offers the convenience of a jacket - no battling with your helmet as you try to yank it over your head - creating a commuter's dream garment.

Washing Instructions?

> WindFoil garments enjoy 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. Bleach and fabric softeners may attack the WindFoil laminate. 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.

> Be sure not to wash with socks, fluffy towels or flannelette sheets. Lint clings to the fleece and your top will suddenly look very old.

> Wash inside-out to resist pilling.

> Line dry if possible - a warm (not hot) cycle in the dryer if you must.