Frosty Boy

165 reviews
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Charcoal
Ocean
Agent Orange
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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

  Weight: 340 gm

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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.

+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.
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    RB
    10/08/2020
    Rupert B.
    Australia Australia
    Perfect

    I've worn this on a couple of cool (-2) morning commutes and it's perfect. You can definitely feel the difference between the windfoil and the fleece, keeps you warm without overheating.

    PD
    09/08/2020
    Paul D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Frosy Boy

    Decided to invest in some decent cycling gear this year, especially for those cold commutes and MTB rides. Love my Frosty Boy, its a great fit and keeps me toasty, and have recommended it to a couple of mates. Afterburner next!

    NW
    02/08/2020
    Neville W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Frosty Boy

    a well made garment, nice and light. would like to see the wind stop front come a bit further round. have previous garments which are decade old and still going. usual good promt service

    HM
    29/07/2020
    Helen M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Frosty Boy

    What a fabulous top. Perfect fit for my husband who is a medium so true to size. Very warm for those cold days the only top he will ever need. Great quality

    AM
    24/07/2020
    Anau M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Best Winter Cycle Jacket!

    This jacket has a number of great features designed/built into it. It is great at keeping the chilly wind out, when combined with either a short or long sleeve base layer. The high collar keeps out the cool wind. Zips are easy to operate when wearing gloves. Plenty of storage at the rear and most of all very warm and ideal to wear when riding in temperatures of between 1 degree to 14 degrees. The fit is also good! If there were to be any improvements made, it would be great to have a full length zip, which would make it quicker to get on, and larger or more reflective piping in strategic areas on the jacket. I recommend Frosty Boy to anyone looking for a well made winter riding jacket that will keep you warm and comfortable on the bike!

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