Frosty Boy

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Colour
Charcoal
Ocean
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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.

▸ 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

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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.

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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.

▸ Weight
340 gm
▸ 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

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▸ 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.

Customer Reviews

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    GR
    18/06/2019
    Glenn R.
    New Zealand

    Frosty boy lives to its name

    Very happy with this purchase. Tested as soon as it arrived. The wind foil chest kept me safe from the chilly southerly wind. The zip is perfect for temperature regulation on the trail. Snug fit and handy rear pockets. Best of all the sweat gets wickd away in no time. Perfect for my night rides in the forest and early morning winter rides. Matched with a merino top underneath. Wish I had brought one years ago !

    DB
    17/06/2019
    David B.
    New Zealand

    Frosty Boy

    Purchased Frosty Boy for those cold and windy days and it seems to work really well helping keep your core warm. Pockets are well positioned for your essentials.Excellent top and well made.

    SC
    11/06/2019
    Steve C.
    Australia

    What Frost

    I bought the Frosty Boy to replace a very old Baked Alaska that had finally worn out. I wanted something that offered more warmth around the shoulders and arms for bikepacking in the mountains. The Frosty Boy fits great, feels nice and sure keeps the cold away. I am sure it will be my warmth blanket for many great adventures over the next decade.

    HW
    19/05/2019
    Heather W.
    New Zealand

    Not frosty anymore!

    Bought this for my husband. He finds it very comfortable and cozy. Initially the sleeves appeared to be a little long but when riding they are perfect. A must have in the wardrobe!

    SM
    18/05/2019
    Steve M.
    Australia

    Frosty Boy

    Great jacket really high quality and very warm. Temperature range that it is great from is from about 2 or 3 degrees up to about 14 degrees Celsius anything above that and it is too hot. I am not a fan of the colour. It is **** I would prefer black or blue. Great zip and pockets so functionally a very good jacket which is what you expect from Ground Effect who always produce awesome gear.

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