Jetson

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Size Chart
Men's Size Chart (Regular Fit)

  Regular Fit  

Middle-of-the-road comfort for all-purpose riding. Not too tight or too loose - just right for most cyclists in most conditions.

S M L XL
Height

163 - 172 cm
5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

169 - 178 cm
5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

175 - 185 cm
5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

183 - 191 cm
6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

Chest

91 - 97 cm
36” - 38”

98 - 104 cm
39 - 41”

105 - 111 cm
42 - 44”

112 - 118 cm
44 - 46”

Waist

73 - 79 cm
29 - 31”

80 - 86 cm
32 - 34”

87 - 93 cm
35 - 37”

94 - 100 cm
37 - 39”

Hips

87 - 95 cm
34 - 37”

96 - 103 cm
38 - 41”

104 - 111 cm
41 - 44”

112 - 120 cm
44 - 47”

The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

Colour
Charcoal
Size

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. Rear pockets let you grab tools and 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.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ cut keeps your back covered.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • 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.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
250 gm
▸ 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. 

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TB
26/10/2018
Tyrone B.
United Kingdom

Jetson and Rock Lobster

What is there to say other than Ground Effect make the best bike gear I have tried. The blue Rock is my favourite top. Superb.

MG
21/10/2018
Michael G.
Australia

Absolutely Necessary

The most useful bit of gear you’ll ever use. Very well constructed.

MC
19/09/2018
Muni C.
New Zealand

Essential kit

Wind proof front and warm all over. I always take this touring, even just for light weight overnighters. Great for cold windy rides to work also. Just don't sit down and turn you back to the cold southerly to have your lunch, cause the back ain't wind proof lol.

KH
03/11/2017
Karen H.
New Zealand

A fabulous addition to my cycling wardrobe.

I’m finding quite a few good reason to wear my Jetson and they don’t all involve cycling. While skiing in Queenstown in mid September it was the perfect layer and on early morning walks it provides a perfect barrier to the wind off the lake. I now have a twinset, I know how very retro, however, I now get to choose between the jacket or the vest so now I no longer suffer jacket envy.

AC
13/08/2017
Andrew C.
Australia

Meet George JETSON

WInter at the Gold Coast is not that cold so a vest is a regular wear. My new Jetson is as always well made and a perfect weight and function.

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