Vespa

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Size Chart
Colour
Azure Blue
Limelight
Size

Speed-of-light wind protection for hammering the tarmac or commuting to the coal face. This ultra-lightweight vest scrunches down to nothing. Its mesh sides let the hard work escape, and aspirant Houdinis can wriggle in and out of it while cruising at the back of the bunch. Hi-visibility limelight option keeps you in the spotlight.

▸ Features
  • Full length front zip.
  • Silver mesh sides for maximum breathability.
  • microFoil™ front and back deflects cold wind and drizzle.
  • Hi-visibility Limelight option helps you stand out in dim light.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
  • Zip chest pocket for cell or shades.
  • XS size option (approx. women's small), in Limelight only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ microFoil™
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.

▸ 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
120 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. 

Customer Reviews

4.6 Based on 38 reviews
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    SB
    07/08/2019
    Stephen B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    new Vespa

    I was delighted to receive my new Vespa within three days of ordering It replaces a Ground Effect vespa which I have owned and cherished for 13 years!! Judging by the quality of the design and construction I anticipate the replacement will give similar Stirling service for many years!

    PM
    17/07/2019
    Philip M.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    I finally replaced my old

    I finally replaced my old vespa after 17 years of faithful service. I like the new pocket on the front. Works well

    BS
    03/07/2019
    Bill S.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Vespa

    The lightweight of the Vespa is great, on cool winter days its ideal to keep your upper body warm while riding you don't realise you are wearing it, and I like the fact its a fluro colour for safety Definitely recommend purchasing one

    NF
    02/07/2019
    Nora F.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Ground effect Vespa

    I purchased a size large and it is a generous cut up top-too big for me actually, but fitting around hips, so maybe a more specific woman’s cut could fit better. However, despite ill fitting, it performs well, pocket v handy, and feel safer with my high viz colour overtop of winter layer/s. The longer length is good too. Maybe a bright orange colour could be added to colour options? Thanks GE, my bi annual shop at your online store is always well worth it.

    JA
    23/05/2019
    Jen A.
    Australia

    Effective gear

    Light, visible, blocks wind without weight, fit is true to size, Another quality essential product from GE,

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