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The Phantom

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Bright Orange
Azure Blue

Gossamer-weight shell for superheroes leading the peloton or flying around the city. Tuck it in your rear pocket as insurance against cutting winds or an unexpected short burst off rain. High visibility Bright Orange or Limelight ensures you're seen scything through the traffic - important when saving the world from certain disaster.
  • Ultra lightweight, showerproof, windproof, breathable nylon fabric.
  • Stretch fabric and slim fit blocks chilling winds without any flap.
  • Zipped chest security pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • Full front zip.
  • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Hazard! reflective trim dazzles others at night.
  • Size S and XXL in Bright Orange only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 140 gm

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.
  • Composition: 100% nylon.

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.

+More than Kiwi Made
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.

  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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.
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      Hana N.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Phantom review

      I’m a woman, from Europe and my body shape is a little different from the average NZ female. I tried several of your women’s garments and they were invariably tight across the chest and too big over the hips. So this time I decided to try a men’s version and the chest-hips size was perfect!! However, the jacket is way too long both in the arms and body. Any chance I can get a refund? A credit would be no good as your tops don’t fit me and I’m really well supplied with your fantastic cycle pants, size 12, that fit me perfectly!

      Stephen L.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      The Phantom

      Great lightweight jacket, that keeps the warm air in and the cold air out. Folds into itself also, to a packable little bundle that fits easily in back pocket. Impressed with this item

      Carl R.
      Australia Australia

      Light fabric, great fit

      I've only used it once but the fit is good and fabric is light. And that's the point, it's an emergency jacket and for that it's compact size isn't a burden to carry around. Love the bright orange colour for poor conditions. I only wish it packed into its own pocket, but I found a small stuffsack to keep it compact. I never the quality would be good so that why I chose this jacket over other available online.


      Ground Effect

      Hi Carl, thanks for leaving feedback. Just a quick note to let you know that the chest pocket on The Phantom turns into itself to form a little stuff pocket. Hope that helps. Pedal on, Ernie

      Andrew S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great top

      This is my favorite cycle shell top and it stuffs down into almost nothing

      Michael H.
      Australia Australia

      Light as a feather

      Really happy with my Phantom jacket - bright orange. High visibility and weighs next to nothing, yet snug and warm. Thanks Ground Effect.