Ice Queen

71 reviews
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Colour
Ocean
Agent Orange
Size

Size WL available end September.

 Combat winter's freezing days with this lightweight, windproof pullover. Its silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you cosy while the WindFoil™ front and arms take the sting out of a chilly headwind. Yet the extra long front zip lets you control your temperature on the fly. One top that does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 300 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.

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Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

+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.

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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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    RC
    16/07/2020
    Rose C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Ice Queen

    Great to wear, comfortable, light weight, warm and love the colour. Would differently buy another one. Also really good service:) Love that they are made in NZ.

    AC
    16/07/2020
    Anne C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Ice queen wind proof top

    Awesome top,this is the third one I have owned..so warm and kepts the wind out,have found nothing else on the market that compares to this for the price and quality.would be great if there were a few more colours

    DL
    12/07/2020
    Dee L.
    Australia Australia
    Queen of the icy mornings!

    Absolutely love my bright orange Ice Queen jacket. Toasty warm when it needs to be, but once you get going and warm up the front zipper provides the ventilation you need to not over heat. Perfect! Bonus is that my adult children are happy I am visible night and day with plenty of reflective material coupled with the hi-vis orange material. Add a Legs Eleven tights, sparkler singlet and Chipolata gloves and I’m a walking advert for Ground Effect! Winning all round. Thank you

    NW
    11/07/2020
    Narell W.
    Australia Australia
    Ice Queen

    I really really do like my Ice Queen ;) A great piece of riding gear. Light weight, warm and stylish. I feel great . I convinced my husband to get one which is in the process of being made. Actually I love my Ice Queen.

    EW
    10/07/2020
    Emma W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great winter jacket

    Really like this winter jacket and as the front panel is an effective wind breaker have only needed a light merino top underneath

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