The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape, height and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. Measurements refer to your body not the garment. Jackets and baggies are sized to fit over under-layers - so you should be the same size in both. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.
This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.
Subliminal wind protection for mixing it up in the peloton or on the daily commute to 'n' from work. It weighs almost nothing and turns into itself to form a tiny bundle when not deployed in anger. Rear pockets provide quick access to tubes, tools and snacks, while hi-vis Bright Orange or Limelight lift your profile amidst traffic.
Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a water repellent finish resists light drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
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.
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in Aotearoa | 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.
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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant finish.
My first wind vest ever was the flouro one with the black fleece collar. It finally gave out so I bought this. Love the pockets, fit and colour. The only thing I don’t like is the rain coat feeling of the material
For riding in Far North Queensland's wet season a full jacket is like a boiler suit. This is where the Spectre takes over. A step up from the Vespa that I've had in my pack for years the Spectre absolutely wins. Yeah, the jersey sleeves get wet and some rain still dribbles in through the zipped-up neck but that's life. Got no problems with this one, thumbs up!
Quite a snug fit so had to exchange it for a larger size (many thanks to Ground Effect for exchanging it without cost). The vest is light and very comfortable to wear (my cycling often involves long, all-day rides). The number and location of the pockets make the vest very practical; the vest is still comfortable even when all pockets are used. The 'Napoleon pocket' (breast pocket) is very useful for the mobile phone or small camera (all vests/jackets should have one, I think). The colour adds to safety aspects. If a large enough size is purchasedf the vest can also be used over Winter-riding gear.