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Frosty Boy

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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-jacket-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry conditions.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 410 gm

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+Thermostat
A non-windproof version of WindFoil™ - Thermostat™ is a lightweight, quick-drying and breathable laminated fleece with a water repellant finish. Constructed from a knitted polyester face fabric with brushed polyester fleece on the inside. Its hyper-soft finish makes it delicious to wear against your skin. Yum. Thermostat has an 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. 
  • Composition: 100% polyester
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.

+Composite Tops
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™ softshell fleece front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Lightwave™ Merino back. Some designs have a long front zip for ventilation - allowing you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+Compare

  Draft Dodger Hoodwink Frosty Boy
Windproof Full Full Front & sleeves
Fabric WindFoil™ front & back 
&  Thermostat™ sides
WindFoil™
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
Front Zip Full length + 2 forearm vents Full length Full length
Pockets 2 hand plus large rear Single at chest 3 rear plus single at chest
  Baked Alaska Astro
Windproof Front only Front only
Fabric
WindFoil™ front &  Lightwave™ Merino back
WindFoil™ front & Lightwave™ Merino back
Front Zip 3/4 length None
Pockets
3 rear
Single at chest

+Washing

  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • 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 rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run.
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like 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.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellant finish.

  • Be sure not to wash with socks, fluffy towels or flannelette sheets. Lint clings to the fleece on the inside of your top making it age before its time.
+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
    4.8 Based on 262 Reviews
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      SE
      12/07/2024
      Sabine E.
      Australia Australia

      Great jacket

      This is the first Ground Effect top I have purchased, I have been wearing their knicks for years though When the jacket arrived it looked classy, was beautifully made and appeared to me to be much better than other jerseys and jackets I had purchased over the years The fit was good. I am 88 kilos and 186 tall and purchased a large I have now had the jacket for a couple of months in South Australia where it has been cold. I wear a merino vase layer under the jacket and it has done the job extremely well and it just feels nice to wear The jacket just gets thrown into the wash with other cloths and comes out looking good. The jacket is not the cheapest I have ever purchased but in my opinion is worth every cent and I have no disappointments The service I received was good and postage was relatively quick. If you are reading this review you need a new jacket. Spend the money and get one of these. You will not regret it.

      JG
      11/07/2024
      James G.
      Australia Australia

      Frosty boy

      It’s been a great jacket for these cold mornings in Melbourne

      SH
      11/07/2024
      Scott H.
      Australia Australia

      Frosty boy

      I like the frosty, but I don’t love it - it is very warm, certainly, but a bit bulky - I had an earlier version that didn’t have the same lining and was just as effective. This version is a bit of an overcoat. Obviously designed for NZ winters. Once the temp is over about 10 degrees I have to unzip.

      GR
      27/06/2024
      Gerard R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Frosty Boy is still Frosty - in a good way

      Over 10 years since my last frosty boy and it is just as good as it ever was - some new materials and colours but same warm and comfy performance - you can't go wrong for cold or even not so cold mornings.

      R
      01/06/2024
      Ray
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Still going strong after 15+ tears

      I'm not exactly sure when I bought my 1st generation Frosty Boy, but it was definitely pre 2010 andit's still doing its stuff on my early morning doggie walk.