Hoodwink

41 reviews
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Colour
Ocean
Size

Size L available mid September.

Deceive predators when delivering goodies through the urban forest with this street-smart hoodie. WindFoil™ softshell fabric blocks nasty drafts and drizzle to get you there in good humour. Big 'n' green rather than little 'n' red.

+Features
  • Three panel Thermostat™ lined hood.
  • Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Full-length front zip for temperature control.
  • No hand pockets for clean lines.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 400  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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Approved clobber for terrorising the city, cruising the highways or café surfing. Unfashion garments combine comfort on the bike with sharp looks for when you hit the pavement.

+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.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.

+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

+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
4.9 Based on 41 reviews
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    RW
    12/08/2020
    Rob W.
    Canada Canada
    Nice Fit

    Definitely designed for the svelt cyclist, which is great (if you're a svelt cyclist) seeing as most jackets are designed to fit everyone, which makes them drafty and cold. Built to last as always.

    SC
    03/07/2020
    Steve C.
    Australia Australia
    Great jacket, love the high neck

    Fantastic jacket. Great cut and colour. Was fantastic in Nelson last winter, now I'm in Sydney and a little too warm :) but still use casually. Hand pockets would be great

    TS
    10/06/2020
    Tracy S.
    Great for cold frogs

    I am always cold and the hoodwink was such a good buy. No regrets and so comfortable. I bought a men’s top as I don’t like my clothing to be too snug and I can’t fault it. Definitely worth every penny.

    S
    06/06/2020
    Steve .
    Pockets McGee

    Nice to wear, warm and a great fitting hood, but if you like pockets this may not suit. I should have read the instructions haha.

    08/06/2020
    Ground Effect

    Hi there Steve, thanks for your review. If you have not worn the Hoodwink for more than sizing and the pockets are a deal breaker then feel free to pop it back to us. The Draft Dodger loses the hood but gains a little extra venting and hand pockets if you wanted them. Pedal on, Ernie.

    JT
    04/06/2020
    Jarod T.
    Winter.....Pfffff

    The Hoodwink arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I live in Canberra, Australia and winter has well and truly arrived! I have taken this jacket out for a late evening and early morning ride with temps below and just above freezing. Coupled with a merino base Layer and mid layer I was very comfortable. I am an active commuter (ride-bus-ride) and the make of this jacket is perfect. I like its minimal style as it blends in with the crowd. Great work on a fantastic product!

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