Frosty Boy

178 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Charcoal
Ocean
Agent Orange
Size

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.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap and reflective trim.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 340 gm

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly 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.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+Thermostat
A non-windproof version of WindFoil™ - Thermostat™ is a lightweight, quick-drying 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
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Heatwave™ Merino 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.

+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 Toaster
Activity Urban & Tour Urban Mtb & Road Mtb & Tour
Windproof Full Full Front only None
Vents 2 at forearm - - -
Pockets 2 hand pockets Single at chest 3 rear pockets plus single at chest Single at chest
Hood No Yes No No
Hazard! Reflectivity Yes No Yes No

+Video
+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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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 repellent 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.
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    AM
    05/12/2020
    Allan M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Does what it says

    Kept me warm on recent Heaphy Track MTB ride in torrential rain and very cold conditions underneath my StormTrooper. Worked extremely well by itself too. I combined it with a Submerino, and can vouch that the layering system worked very well indeed. I stayed dry and warm.

    CF
    02/12/2020
    Carol F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Frosty boy

    This is for my partners. Christmas. It is the fourth one we have bought . The first two had the bold colour on the back and the two wide back pockets . The quality of the first ones were exceptional. The newest ones show more wear and tear especially if you wear a back pack

    FZ
    20/11/2020
    Frank Z.
    Australia Australia
    Frosty Boy

    Tried the Frosty Boy out on a few rides down to 0C and was warm and comfortable. Great fit and very good quality!

    NG
    06/11/2020
    Neil G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Toasty Boy

    I just bought the Frosty Boy going into the winter season here in UK. This garment is superbly made and finished per normal standard for Ground Effect kit. I was surprised how light and thin it was when it arrived, but the construction is spot on. For riding as the temperature gets down towards freezing it is perfectly judged, being warm enough but not too hot. The long front zip is ideal to regulate temperature. As others have noted, a way to make the sleeve cuffs fit tighter would be beneficial to stop cold air going up the arms, but this isn't an issue once warmed up.

    AV
    30/10/2020
    Alex V.
    United States United States
    Frosty No More Boy

    This is the only cycling item you'll need until the temps drop well below freezing. Frosty keeps you warm in the cold and even facing a howling wind. I may need to buy another one so I'm not out of luck while it's in the wash