The Phantom

45 reviews
Size Chart
Agent 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 and sudden rain. High visibility Agent Orange option 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 hipster security pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • Full front zip with internal windflap.
  • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Hazard! reflective trim dazzles others at night.
  • Size Small in Agent 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 durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists 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 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 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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    Martin W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Great jacket get a lot of looks from other roadies always good products and great service.

    Peter W.
    Australia Australia
    Bright and Breezy

    Certainly bright, a necessity on the roads around here. Great in the early mornings up here on the far north coast of NSW as we embrace the start of winter. As Goldilocks put it ‘not to cold, not too hot, just right’. Not tested as to its shower proof ability as yet. Great fit and good length, especially in the arms, something I usually have trouble with. Indeed it scrunches up smaller than a Puggle missing it’s mum, I am refer to a baby Echidna.

    John P.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    He won't take it off!

    Bought for the son-in-law who has found it wonderful to wear: light, has its own pocket to zip up into, and keeps him very warm. The only problem is that my daughter has a Spook and he thinks they should be taking it in turns to wear orange when riding together!

    Graeme L.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    extremely happy with my phantom and great service thank you

    Clive T.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Phantom

    I've only been using my phantom for a month or so and in the cooler autumn weather. Its a great and very breathable windbraker and is certainly water resistant in short showers of rain. Very light and compresible which means you dont think twice in taking it along on the ride as a precaution against our delightfully fickle NZ weather conditions.

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