Jetson

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21st century garb for nailing the tarmac, exploring the backcountry or sifting around the campsite. The Jetson vest protects your torso from the wind and cold. Layer it over your riding top or under your rain jacket to boost warmth - or shove it in your pack as insurance against plummeting temperatures. Chest pocket lets you grab snacks on the fly. Zoom.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • WhaleTail™ cut keeps your back covered.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 250 gm

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, 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.

+Hazard!™
Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road 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.

+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.

+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. 

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
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      HT
      06/06/2021
      Hardie T.
      New Zealand
      Jetson over jacket

      Bought to replace GroundEffect's original over jacket bought years ago when they first started. The original is still in ok condition. But the new version is certainly and upgrade in technology/materials. I like layers that can be removed later in the ride. This jacket is perfect in every way, made for purpose, like all the other GrounfEffect gear. I've got lots of it and love it. This jacket is probably the most useful and therefor most used bit of bike gear I have, in summer as well as winter.

      RL
      04/06/2021
      Rostyn L.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Jetson vest

      Comfortable and very well made.

      VM
      24/05/2021
      Veronica M.
      Australia Australia
      Great lightweight winter wind break

      This is a new take on the thicker winter wind breaks being much lighter great for multi day treks. The one pocket does the trick although initially takes a bit of getting used to not having the back pockets. Totally wind resistant so does a good job at keeping you nice and toasty.

      RD
      11/05/2021
      Robyn D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Jetson waistcoat

      I bought this for my husbands birthday. He absolutely loves it. Warm, comfortable, a great fit and perfect as an extra layer (if needed) under his ground effect rainproof jacket. Recommend 100%

      LH
      09/11/2020
      Lynette H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Jetson Vest

      My husband loves his new vest